Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Review: I thought this book was just OK. The plot was kind of intriguing when I first picked up this book and although I did enjoy it I wasn't all that amazed. The plot was entertaining and I finished this book pretty quickly. What I liked the most was really seeing Bret change over the course of the book. Although he did a few things that were kind of stupid he was able to learn from what had happened. The plot wasn't very action packed or fast paced but that's what made it better. It was a realistic story of a guy who doesn't fit in with the crowd.
The thing that really stood out for me the most in this book was the characters. Every single character, whether I liked them or not, was very detailed and real characters. Even the ones who didn't have that much of a part were still awesome. I think that really made the story of Bret's struggle even better. If the characters had fallen flat I wouldn't have liked this book nearly as much as I did. Despite this I didn't really like any of the characters all that much. but i guess if the were all amazing it would have taken away from the premise of the story a little bit.
I would reccomend this book to anyone who wants a simple look at the life of a high school misfit. I thought this book was good and fairly enjoyable. i'll be curious to read something else by this author.