Ahhh, so this is what a John Green book in third person is like, eh?
What the actual hell.
I've always been SUCH a sucker for John Green books, gushing over the witty and not super girly girls like Margo and Alaska, and the somehow nerdily sexy guys full of teenage angst. However this book just didn't do it for me.
What sucks is that it could've been a badass book. It totally fell flat though.
It's almost as if the characters weren't fully developed. I never quite felt as though I had a connection to them. There were also moments where I had no clue who was saying what..was that Lindsey? Or wait no maybe Colin, oh crap it wasn't either...it was Hassan.
There were also times when the scene changed awkwardly and I was totally unaware that the scene had changed. For instance at one point Colin, Hassan, and Lindsey were in the kitchen talking then all of the sudden Lindsey shouts 'Left here!'. Like...WHAT. THE F*CK. Did you get a truck into the kitchen, or are we on a road now? Damn these kids and their teleportation skills.
I also was really peeved when the narrator mentions Katrina to be super hot with massive boobs, but only hot in a super bleached teeth anorexic way. Hmmm....generally speaking girls who are suffering from anorexia usually don't have massive boobs because well when they stop eating as much *poof* goes the tatas.....and generally girls can't get boob jobs till they're over 18. But then the narrator goes ON to say that this is Colin's least favorite kind of hot. So waaaaiiiiit a minute here, is she hot or not hot. WTF.
Also I feel like this was almost an unfortunately flat attempt at being similar to The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime....which was phenomal and about a child prodigy and also had footnotes as well as an appendix......
I would've stopped reading shortly after beginning but A) I got the book as a Christmas gift, B) I hate starting and not finishing a book, and C) I seriously thought this shit would get better.
The book has a decent message, but there could've been a better way to relay it.
Let's hope this is the only John Green book to dissapoint.
2 stars from me :/