Today marks the end of the readathon. The goal was low, as you can see in my previous post, but I managed to do it! I've read both books in a day or two each, so though they might not be my all-time favourite, I clearly enjoyed them!
I've wanted to read Winger since September and I'm so happy I finally did. The ending of this book absolutely killed me and just for did, I have to give it four out of five stars.
It's not five stars because I really didn't like the main character. He was very typical in a sex-driven, close-minded 14 year old boy way, but luckily he made some progression throughout the book. In this case, I really think the main narrator is really just too young for me to relate to, but everything else in this story was amazing. JUST READ IT FOR THE ENDING. That's all I'll say about it.
The Art of Being Normal
This book was a bit more tricky for me. It's a two-person narrative from David and Leo, which meant that it took me longer than usual to get into the story. I'm used to that by now, I always struggle with more perspectives, and towards the middle of the story, I liked both David and Leo. I couldn't put it down for a good chunk of time, but the ending kind of let me down again. So I guess this really was a roller coaster ride. This book is so important, because it deals with transgender teenagers - and it does it really well. The topic is handled delicately, yet realistically and I think it's really important that teens have access to books like this. However, the plot just wasn't always my thing.
How did you do in this readathon? Did you finish your goals?