Source: Brooklyn Public Library Kindle edition
Start Date: 22 March 2020
Finish Date: 26 March 2020
- On the bright side, I thought the narrative voice here was more energetic and in the moment than it was in Emergency Contact.
- On the not so bright side – I couldn’t stand the narrator as a person. And I couldn’t stand his love interest either. They were both awful. I get that this is a redemption story, and for that you need to have a redemption from something. But somehow that has led to about 80% of the book having an absolutely unlikeable narrator.
- What’s with both this and Emergency Contact having the resolution / redemption coming from parental love?
- I’ve been in the narrator’s place of skiving off from applications or even checking my own grades because of depression. And even then I found him unlikeable. Maybe that’s the point – to show that his buildup of his girlfriend as a distraction from his life is making him a complete fuckup. But it made the book such a drag to get through.
- For teen romance redemption arc done right, my favourite is the Ruby Oliver books.