Sunday, September 28, 2014
Sex & Violence by Carrie Mesrobian
It's been a long time since I started and finished a novel in the same day that included an 8-hour shift at work.
THE BOOK IS THAT GOOD.
And it's different from so much of the other YA out there in two major ways: it's first-person male POV, and it's not a love story. It is so much more than that, because it takes two things, sex and violence, and it shows how they are both completely separate, and yet inexplicably intertwined.
I absolutely loved the narrator's voice. So very matter-of-factual, and yet sharp, observant, and funny. He doesn't get bogged down in self-pity and misery. He doesn't lament endlessly about the situations in which he finds himself. He just kind of (forgive the cliche) rolls with the punches and adapts as best he can.
READ THIS BOOK RIGHT NOW.