- File Size: 1980 KB
- Print Length: 218 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1549839756
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: October 28, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01M2B0XOJ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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Punk was young and attractive and spoke fluent English and Italian. In the beginning of the story it is apparent that Punk had problems with substance abuse—when she woke up with facial injuries among people and circumstances she couldn’t remember from the party and night before.
Punk was employed at a London banking security firm “Cropdor”. In the position she held she was required to remember and change up to 5 passwords. Punk also served as a customer service representative for the Italian base. Unhappy with the company rules, the constant stress and surveillance, the job had nothing to do with her professional goals or creativity wanting to write poetry. Punk’s co-workers a 19 year old Nympho, Y2, Y3, XS, Gypsy Guy, and Y35 took 17 minute “speed lunches”. Without warning, Punk was fired by her supervisor who Punk called “Scar”.
Without a paycheck, Punk was forced to return to her hometown: “A Place Without a Name.” There she encountered her mother’s criticism and disapproval. Punk decided there might be more excitement and opportunity in Italy. Blurry doesn’t go into much detail about Punk's line of work in Italy—perhaps as “hostess” in a hotel that catered to wealthy clientele base. It was in Italy that Punk’s addiction began to spiral out of control in a race to the bottom, as her new Italian/English friends stood by helplessly, full of love and concern sincerely wanting to help in any way possible.
While Blurry writes impressively of the symptoms of mental illness/disorder and addictive character and personality-- It wasn’t enough that Punk’s friends Puzzle and Bunny loved her so much and wanted to save her. The constant unrelenting negativity of Punk’s attitude was just too much, her character became so unlikeable, it was nearly impossible to feel any sympathy for her. There was also a noticeable lack of detail, connective elements, and plot development in the storyline. ~ 2.5* FAIR.
For me, the book is a bit slow to get started and I struggled to attach to the lead character. There is a lot going on which becomes a bit overwhelming at first but I settled in after a while and went with it. Through some raw language and sensitive situations, Punk tells her story and her desire to be a better person. As a reader, I empathize with that especially since she is a teen and that stage of life is hard as hell. The author does a great job of showing her struggle.
I will say that this is not really my usual genre. But, I found some real genuine pieces of today's society within the pages of this book. Which to me is so sad but such is life. It is a journey through the eyes of a girl that has had some hard knocks and how she chooses to deal with the life she is presented with.
The Author has an original voice that some will find fascinating. Very powerful journey
(I got this copy from the author. This, is my honest review.)
At first, the book is a bit slow to get started. I wasn't sure I'd like the character of Punk at first (though I loved her by the end.) There are a lot of details, which becomes a bit overwhelming at first. I wasn't exactly certain where the story was going, so it took a bit for me to get into it. This book expresses passion through language and touches on sensitive topics. It's geared for more of the adult reader.
I was intrigued by the way the author created the character. So many writers want you to love their heroine, but she uses the character of Punk as a symbol almost. There is good and bad. In describing Punk, she describes London, and vice versa. It's such an original perspective. Punk accepts her own character flaws and knows she needs to be a better person. As a reader, I empathize with that. I think the author does a great job of using emotion to show all the shades of a teenager's reality. At points, I had to laugh and high five Punk, with her take no crap attitude. Other times, I wanted to cry with her as she faced the challenges of finding herself.
I'll admit, I was a bit skeptical about reading this book at first. It's not really my usual genre. But, I found pieces of myself in the main character. And I think most readers will find bits of themselves as well.
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