Smackdown Books 2019

Piecing Me Together
We Are Okay
Hello, Universe
Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow
The Marrow Thieves
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives
The Poet X
Children of Blood and Bone
Far from the Tree
Long Way Down
The Goat
Amina's Voice
Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess
The First Rule of Punk
24 Hours in Nowhere
The Astonishing Color of After
Obsessed: : A Memoir of My Life with OCD
Train I Ride

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Inside Out and Back Again vs The Fault in Our Stars

It almost seems a bit sad that when I read through the postings for the two texts, poor little Inside Out was definitely left out in the cold.  However, this adventure in reading is about great stories, and Inside Out cannot compare to The Fault in Our Stars.  I echo what my co-readers mentioned - lack of depth in narrative and character development.  I wanted more from Lai, but it never delivered.  I am glad I was able to read the book; it was a lovely way to spend an hour on a Sunday afternoon of Spring Break.  But John Greene outwrites Lai through his humour and pathos; any book that makes me both laugh out loud and cry I have to send forward.

Onwards and upwards to the Stars.


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