on March 29, 2016
Quinn Roberts is a sixteen-year-old smart aleck and Hollywood hopeful whose only worry used to be writing convincing dialogue for the movies he made with his sister. Of course, that was all before—before Quinn stopped going to school, before his mom started sleeping on the sofa…and before the car accident that changed everything.
Enter: Geoff, Quinn’s best friend, who insists it’s time that Quinn came out—at least from hibernation. One haircut later, Geoff drags Quinn to his first college party, where instead of nursing his pain, he meets a guy—okay, a hot guy—and falls hard. What follows is an upside-down week in which Quinn begins imagining his future as a screenplay that might actually end happily—if, that is, he can finally step back into the starring role of his own life story.
Tim Federle’s beautiful YA debut is laugh-out-loud sad; a wry, winning testament to the power of old movies and new memories, one unscripted moment at a time.
This little book packs a large punch. I am in awe of the vivid imagery and language throughout this novel. I love the voice of our main character Quinn. The entire time I was reading this book I could truly imagine him sitting in front of me telling me a story about his life. Which oddly enough is how Quinn sees his own life is as a story as another one of his screenplays. I love the fact that he is very much a character that you find yourself empathizing with and I I honestly feel as though I have been in the depressed state that he finds himself in throughout the novel. I think the way this book deals with hard hitting topics while still not taking itself too seriously is masterfully done and I will now be hunting down all other books that this author does.
Verdict: I loved this book so much and it hit me so hard in the feelings, I would recommend this to everyone.