The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle (2016)

Rating: 3.7 Stars25663382.jpg

High School Hollywood dreamer Quinn Roberts is still reeling from the car accident that killed his sister.  Coming to terms with his sisters death, and his own sexuality, his best friend drags him out of hibernation to live his life for what it is now, not what it was.
One of the things I enjoyed about this book was the tone. There was a lot of really hilarious internal dialogue, comparisons, and explanations. There were many times that I found myself stopping and chuckling and appreciating the lines inside Quinn’s head. The romance story was cute, but it felt weak. I could have liked more development in that portion of the book. Quinn’s rocky emotional journey through dealing with his sister’s death is a solid one. There were a few twists and turns that I really found compelling.

There were however a few moments where the story felt as though it was sagging that could have used  a bit of a pick me up.

I’ve not read anything from Federele, and I’d totally consider reading something else by him.

Recommendations: Definitely 13+ There are a few scenes in here that are a little more advanced in their suggestive nature. If you like a darker realistic genre, this might be for you.

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