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Any Other Night is told from the point of view of a teenage boy, Ryan. Even this was refreshing and done well. I find that 99% of the books I read are from a girl's point of view because usually, the ones told by a guy are full of action and not the kind of book I'd usually pick up! So it was nice to have a boy talking about every day life and realistic problems. Ryan loses his best friend, Michael, in a car accident and blames himself for not being able to stop it. This book follows Ryan's journey through his grief. We see him trying to come to terms with losing his friend while trying to make up for what he sees as his failures.
While the relationship between Emily and Ryan is intense and central to the story, it's not overpowering and there is a lot more going on in the book than just that! Ryan gets caught up with some serious business involving a girl who Michael used to be with. From this we see how genuinely nice Ryan is and how committed he is to always trying to do the right thing. While he tells himself he's just doing it all out of guilt, you can tell he's truly interested in just helping out and hates to let people down. I really liked that about him and found him to be a likable protagonist and very easy to relate to and feel sympathy for.
I didn't find Emily as likable for a lot of the book but as it goes on, we learn more about her and see why she acts the way she does. Ryan and Emily really don't know what they're doing in life and it's interesting watching them try to navigate their way through a whole bunch of crazy situations! I loved the writing in this book. It flows well and Ryan's voice is so distinct and believable. It's very easy to get caught up in the story and the emotions of the characters. I also don't think I saw any formatting or typing errors which is always a plus!
Overall, reading Any Other Night was an enjoyable and unpredictable experience. I would certainly recommend it to fans of contemporary YA novels and I can't wait to see what else this author has to offer in the future.
You can get the gist of the plot by reading the synopsis. The story is told from Ryan's point of view; I always enjoy when the male character has a strong voice in the story and Ryan was no exception. I really like Ryan's character and even though he is a boy, it is very easy to identify with him and his angst and tribulations. Michael was more than Ryan's best friend; he was like a brother, being raised almost together by the Mill's housekeeper and his death leaves Ryan feeling guilty and responsible. At the same time Ryan's relationship with Emily starts to develop into something real and new for both of them.
Ryan is such a good person. He is really good with kids and almost acts as a father figure to his little sisters. He is also loyal and loving and tries to do best he can at everything he does. Emily is a very smart girl that brings out the best in Ryan. As a gentle warning I have to let you know that the book contains non-explicit sexual scenes and other sexual content, it also talks about drugs.
Overall the characterization is well developed. We learn more about Michael from the times he is remembered by Ryan. Ro (the housekeeper) is a good influence for the kids and tries to do her best to fill in for their absentee parents. Chrissie is a riot and Jonathan is a good friend too. Ryan's parents are not exactly bad people but they do have their priorities all messed up.
The setting of the story is very interesting since it takes place in LA and at the heart of Hollywood royalty. This opulent lifestyle is what the stuff of dreams, but the Mill family has the same problems as other families do; lack of communication and time together as a unit. The plot is simple and well carried out. The pacing of the story is good and the writing flows very easily. Ms. Pfeffer is a great story teller; her writing in Any Other Night is bursting with felling and at the same time very funny and realistic. The ending was kind of open, as we don't know what the future holds for Ryan and Emily. I think this story lends itself for a sequel (*hint*)
Any Other Night did not disappoint!
Written in the POV of a guy, Ryan, Any Other Night is an emotional, funny and heartbreaking read. A lot of times books written by women in a guys 'voice' don't get it right. Either the guy is somewhat girly, or they swing the other way and make them perverts to illustrate that they are guys. Not so with this one. Ryan is a believable, likeable character who you get to see grow up and mature throughout the book.
Any Other Night is well written, with a bare minimum of formatting issues, and little to no spelling/grammar issues, which was refreshing.
There's plenty out there on the plot, so I won't get into it too much. After Ryan's best friend dies in a car accident Ryan feels responsible and decides is up to him to take care of Michael's unfinished business. The ensuing story is a rollercoaster of emotions. There is a love interest, Emily, who I didn't find particularly likeable. She seemed immature and selfish, but I had to keep reminding myself that she is only 16. Her reactions are actually pretty spot on, even if I didn't agree with them.
There are so very many plot threads in this book, it could have easily gotten bogged down, but the author weaves them together skillfully and in the end my only disappointment was that it ended!