Thanks for the Trouble by Tommy Wallach

25532845

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!
Advertisements

I’m Back!!! (+ Book haul)

Hello! I’m back, and I’m so sorry I’ve been gone so long. Stress and other personal things brought me to a very low place and I finally feel well enough to start reading and writing reviews again. I have a ton of books to review and read so stay tuned!Welcome To Nowhere by Elizabeth Laird

What Light by Jay Asher

A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard

These books where sent to me by the lovely, very helpful people over at McMillan Books. 
Barefoot On The Wind by Zoë Marriott

The Last Beginning by Lauren James

Thank you to the adorable kind people over at Walker Books.
The Women in The Walls by Amy Lukavics

This one sounds super interesting, so thank you very much to Simon and Schuster for sending me this as a surprise!
Thank you very much for reading!

Books I’ve Got This Year! 📒

image

image

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:

image

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.

image

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.

image

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.

image

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!

image

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