Monday, June 18, 2012

This One Time With Julia

This One Time With Julia
David Lampson
224 pages
Publisher: Razorbill
Source: library

You can read the Goodreads summary here.

This isn't the first time Alvin's disappeared.  Joe and Alvin are twins and when Alvin disappears leaving his distraught girlfriend Julia behind, Joe and Julia travel to her hometown in Tennessee where Joe gets his first job ever, falls in love, and gets to know Julia's dysfunctional family.

This is going to be a short review because I really didn't like this book.  I liked that it was short, I was able to read it all in one night and honestly if it had been longer, I probably would have given up on it.  The first thing that struck me was the awkward dialogue.  It sounded so forced.  I thought for awhile that maybe Joe had some sort of mental disorder and when it was finally explained that he had ADD, it made a little more sense.  But really, everyone in the book (with the possible except of Cecily) didn't seem quite right.  I've never read a book before with so many - how do I put this? - psychologically stressed characters.

One star.  Don't bother.  If you're really curious, borrow a copy from the library.

12/12 complete!

1 comment:

I enjoy reading each and every comment, thanks for leaving them!

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.