by John Green & David Levithan
purchased or swapped or something…
I picked this book up because I needed something with less stress because I was feeling horribly anxious. Funny. This book is filled with stress and teen angst and fights between friends yet, it wasn’t stressful (for me) to read. I don’t know if it is because I have already been through all that high school drama or if I just can’t empathize that well with Green and Levithan’s intellectually sassy teen boys or what. But it was an extremely enjoyable book to read. However, I gave it to my mom and it didn’t grab her, so she simply handed it back. The book made me laugh, shake my head and nearly head to the dictionary (dang smarty pants emo-goth-wrinkley jeaned kids).
This book is about acceptance of who you are (gay, straight, fat, thin, boy, girl etc), telling the truth and communication. What is funny is that these kids are smart, but they don’t know how to communicate at all. So book smarts does not equal knowing everything! As a teen I thought I knew everything too – ha! There is unrequited love, friends, young love and lots of smarty mouthed kids. I enjoy that, the dialogue may make me feel dumb but they certainly make me snicker.
4 stars holding the chains for two swings, sit down and swing with me so we can fly through the air together while singing show tunes as loud as possible.