Thanks for the Trouble by Tommy Wallach

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Synopsis:

“I’ve got some questions for you. Was this story written about me?”

I shrugged.

“Yes or no?”

I shrugged again, finally earning a little scowl, which somehow made the girl even more pretty. It brought a bloom to her pale cheeks and made sharp shelves of her cheekbones.

“It’s very rude not to answer simple questions,” she said.

I gestured for my journal, but she still wouldn’t give it to me. So I took out my pen and wrote I can’t on my palm.

Then, in tiny letters below it, I finished the thought: Now don’t you feel like a jerk?

Parker Santé hasn’t spoken a word in five years. While his classmates plan for bright futures, he skips school to hang out in hotels, killing time by watching the guests. But when he meets a silver-haired girl named Zelda Toth, a girl who claims to be quite a bit older than she looks, he’ll discover there just might be a few things left worth living for.

Review: 
A very long time ago I read We all Looked Up and I loved it, in fact I think that the review for it is buried in the archives of this long forgotten blog. When I saw this at my library I was shocked that I hadn’t even known that Mr. Wallach had written another back.
This book was so interesting and the first book I’ve read in many many months. The premise is very interesting and really intrigued me. Zelda and Parker were great characters. They both had a lot of depth and unresolved issues. I mean we readers all know that when people have deep unresolved issues it makes them better characters.
The writing was darkly satirical and humorous whilst still evoking a heck ton of emotion which is an A* for Mr. Tommy Wallach. I enjoyed watching the story s it evolved and both of the characters fell more and more in love.
The only bad point was that I felt it took too long to get to the end even though I didn’t want it to end. I felt that the problem which the whole story was about wasn’t coming fast enough. This book is really just a fairy tale and I guess that’s why everything seemed to beautifully finished but I really wanted a cliffhanger.
I give this beauty of a book 4/5 stars and highly recommend you  read it!
Thanks for stopping by!

Books I’ve Got This Year! 📒

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Hello Younglings, I’m back with some bookish nonsense! These are all the books I’ve got in the fist months of 2016.

So here goes the list:

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Peter Pan by J.M Barrie
I bought this on Amazon as a treat for myself, it has stunning illustrations and beautiful fold out activities.

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Star Struck by Jenny McLachlan
Whisper to Me by Nick Lake
The Leaving by Tara Altebrando
All of these were sent to me by Bloomsbury Publishing, thank you, you wonderful peoples.

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Head Over Heels by Holly Smale
This was sent to me by Harper Collins Children’s Publishing. Thank you very much.

The Martian by Andy Weir
This was given to me by my wonderful friend Luke, whose mum got sent two copies when she ordered it on Amazon.

The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
I bought this for myself because I loved the book so much and wanted to re-read it before The Glass Sword came out.

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The Maze Runner Series by James Dashner
This was bought for me by my parents as a present which was lovely and I love them all so much.

The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
This is actually a signed copy and I love it to bits!

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Thanks for Reading! Let me know which covers you love in the comments… ♥

The Hour of The Bees by Lindsay Eager

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How did I get this book? It was sent to me by the lovely people at Walker. Thank you 🙂 🙂

Synopsis:

Things are only impossible if you stop to think about them. . . .

While her friends are spending their summers having pool parties and sleepovers, twelve-year-old Carolina — Carol — is spending hers in the middle of the New Mexico desert, helping her parents move the grandfather she’s never met into a home for people with dementia. At first, Carol avoids prickly Grandpa Serge. But as the summer wears on and the heat bears down, Carol finds herself drawn to him, fascinated by the crazy stories he tells her about a healing tree, a green-glass lake, and the bees that will bring back the rain and end a hundred years of drought. As the thin line between magic and reality starts to blur, Carol must decide for herself what is possible — and what it means to be true to her roots. Readers who dream that there’s something more out there will be enchanted by this captivating novel of family, renewal, and discovering the wonder of the world.

Review:

I loved this book! It was really hard to get into at first but after about a hundred pages or so I was so deeply invested.
This story has great running themes. The meaning of family. The importance of staying true to your roots. Letting your imagination pursue whatever it wants.
I loved all the characters, especially Serge who was by far one of the funniest. Every character was well developed. They all had unique elements that they brought to the story making it an interesting read.
It was written really well. The writing was beautiful and lyrical with subtle humourous undertones. Which was really great to read.
I loved the stories that Serge tells Carolina, and partially I think that’s what kept me so interested.

I rate this book 4/5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐/⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ . I highly recommend you pick this book up when it comes out in March.