4.75 Highlighter Stars
This will be short. Cause I’m irritated, homies.
This was so good.
See how my “So’s” up there ^^^ just got bigger, bolder, more italicized, and more underlined?
Here, I’ll even throw in a picture.
THAT’S how fucking good this was.
Be still my beating heart, what an awesome lead.
Seriously, the Page brothers are just truly the cat’s pajamas.
I’m sorry, that cat looks fucking ridiculous.
And has something odd going on in the catummy area.
But I digress.
I liked Ash a lot too.
I mean, how could I not?
“She was hands down the strangest woman I had ever met. The jury was still out on her sanity, and her social awareness might as well have been nonexistent. She simply said whatever-the-hell thought was passing through her brain at the moment her mouth opened.”
For real though.
I even loved the plot format. Unlike Fighting Silence, we didn’t have to go through the whole “start here” but then “five years earlier” rigmarole that acts as the bane of my reading existence.
The whole journal/highlighting thing with the Heart Breaking Work of Staggering Genius (A book I DNF’d so fast a few years ago it probably generated wind)…super cute.
And the way Flint relentlessly pursued Ash?
However, once again, Martinez ended this book in SUCH a fucking depressing way, it straight killed some of my joy.
And made me all book-ragey.
It’s like someone suddently pissed in my ice cream.
Which is a win for nobody.
And for that I knocked off a quarter star.
So take that, Joy Killer.