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It's well crafted, well written, funny and interesting.
Mitchell conjures this sense with such ease that Jason is a completely believable character, even as his thoughts reveal a remarkable sophistication.
I'm really just stunned at how good this novel is, and how bad most contemporary fiction seems when compared with Mitchell's work.
A disappointing lack of a real ending. Feels very autobiographical. Very few surprises here. The writing is engaging, but there is not much of a "journey" here and I found... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Drew
Different from other David Mitchell works as it focuses on one year in a single teenaged boy's life. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Lindy Lou
Very interesting and entertaining. The English teen argot is a bit hard to follow sometimes.Published 14 days ago by Tony Moore
What a great book! Brought back adolescence with a brilliant edgy clarity. David Mitchell doesn't pull any punches. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Zoia Bologovsky
One of my favorite David Mitchell books. A great story about how it feels to be young and just beginning to feel out the contours of the adult world.Published 1 month ago by R Estrada
Perhaps not, or perhaps it just depends on the age in question. Yet adolescence is the big question. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mariah MacKay
This was an entertaining book, but with the same strengths and weaknesses as a well scripted and acted made for TV movie. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Tony Covatta
LOL, that's the fun part. Getting the truth isn't important, it's the boys experience of it. Very profound about secrets. Read morePublished 1 month ago by David J. Klein MD PhD