February 10, 2016

#Review of The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle & #Giveaway via @simonschuster

The Great American WhateverGenres: Young Adult, GLBT
Pages: 192
Source: Publisher
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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 Annabeth. Of course, that was all before—before Quinn stopped going to school, before his mom started sleeping on the sofa…and before Annabeth was killed in a car accident.

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—a hot one—and falls hard. What follows is an upside-down week in which Quinn begins imagining his future as a screenplay that might actually have a happily-ever-after ending—if, that is, he can finally step back into the starring role of his own life story.

Described as “a prolific scribe whose breezy wit isn’t bound to a single genre” by the Huffington Post, Tim Federle writes books that range from internationally bestselling cocktail recipe guides to award-winning autobiographical novels for young readers. Federle’s debut novel, Better Nate Than Ever, was named a New York Times Notable Children’s Book of 2013. The book’s sequel, Five, Six, Seven, Nate!, won the Lambda Literary Award. His nonfiction books for adults include Tequila Mockingbird (called “a gem” by Buzzfeed and featured as a clue on “Jeopardy!”) and Gone with the Gin: Cocktails with a Hollywood Twist—called "*the* cocktail recipe book for film buffs" by Entertainment Weekly. Tim’s first novel for young adults, The Great American Whatever, will be available March 2016, and has received starred reviews from Booklist and Kirkus, who called it "A Holden Caulfield for a new generation."

Honestly, I really did not like Quinn. He seemed way too self-absorbed for me. But I did feel bad for him because of what he went through. It was an interesting story line with okay romance.

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I haven't read a book that I didn't like. Sometimes though I stop halfway and forget about it -_- not beacuse I didn't like it but because I get suckered into another book. I really need to get rid of that habit lol.
-Dihmar C.

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