(I love it cos the Reader is everything I dont want as a Reader and points out why I and others like BA. The reasons why people hate the book are the same reasons why people, dare I say, love the book)
What an interesting read! I don’t think I’ve read a book like this in a while. Very enjoyable.
The book begins in the present, then goes through an “autobiographical” presentation of the main character’s life. Character names are different and humorous. Situations are unique and funny. Because the reader knows how the book ends, it is interesting to see how the author gets there. And then just when I thought I knew what was going to happen, something different happens.
The actual writing is a little different and there are a few weird spellings – I attribute it to the voice of the main character who is largely uneducated. Because it is in her voice, therefore her writing, that’s where some of these spellings and odd ways to say happen (another way to say it is that the author is truly writing in his main character’s voice).
This book held my attention all the way through, I wanted to see how it played out even though I knew what would happen, and I laughed at many things. It’s a love story, it’s an “autobiography” of growing up in a strange family, it’s a story about confidence and standing up for what you believe in, and it’s all very quirky. Go for it and read it!