Somewhere around the halfway mark, the characters stopped being real people and became literary characters. By the 80% mark, they were beating me in the face with their literary characterness.
You know that kid who tries too hard with the jokes, trying so hard to be accepted? That's what this book was to literature. <i>Please see a deeper meaning in me, </i> the book begs. <i> I'm not just another coming of age story.</i> Sorry, but, yeah. You are. Sadly, the book would have been really fantastic if it had just toned itself down a little bit.