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on January 7, 2012
This book sucks.
Okay, that's really rude. I'm sorry. I just read this book and thought to myself, "Wow, this person has probably never had a conversation with a real person. Maybe Tom Hanks's character in Cast Away wrote this book, since, you know, he's spent years talking to a volleyball."
I'm not even going to go through the trouble of opening the Kindle app on my iPhone to find the places where the dialogue, both interpersonal and internal, is just weird, but I vaguely remember a line where the narrator calls someone a "big mean meanie" or something like that.
And then there's a weird scene where her coworkers throw water on her so she looks sweaty and she can seduce her boss, who is inexplicably a teenager. I had to get a work permit when I was their age, and I'm pretty sure I wasn't allowed to manage anyone.
Oh, and what about the weird scene where her coworker tries to get her drunk? I'm in college. I can taste alcohol in a drink. I can taste alcohol in ice cream, for crying out loud. This protagonist is WEIRD.
Now, before anyone says I'm outside of the demographic, I read young adult fiction almost exclusively (not ashamed about that either) and have been doing do since I was ten. I'm from the twilight generation and the Harry Potter generation and the Hunger Games generation and I'm just saying, young adults deserve BETTER than this.
But hey, free lit is free lit.