This book is written in a series of "poems" by each character. I did not know this when I first ordered the book. It is a very quick read, but the story line is good.
I just got this in the mail through PBS yesterday and had no plans whatsoever to read it any time soon. I only ordered it because I happened to see it available.
I hate the cover so I'm questioning myself as to why I picked this up so soon. The only reason I can come up with is that I haven't read anything in verse since Fallout came out.
So, I started this very morning and finished this very afternoon. And took numerous breaks in between. So it's a very fast one.
The chapters were sort of confusing for me. One minute a character would be speaking about everything else and then all of a sudden it totally switches up to someone talked about that character. I don't know that I've ever read a book that did that before. I'm fairly positive I wouldn't want to read another book like that but I will admit that it did kind of work here. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't slightly annoyed though.
I loved how realistic it was. Even the parts that we would wish with all out hearts would not be realistic were realistic. The horrific part with Al at the last party - however much we'd like to hope that could never happen - it could. And, in this world, it probably has. :(
Wild pulled this off in a very realistic way which I appreciate very much because this isn't the sort of book that can go any other way. I'm going to see what other books she has to see if any spark my interest.
The ending was the least realistic IMO although not so much as to drastically affect the story. Everything ended far too nicely if you ask me.
My favorite author for books-in-verse is still, and always will be I think, Ellen Hopkins.
the text format is set up like poetry . the story does not read as a novel