And if I can't connect to the characters, how am I supposed to connect with their story? There's only one thing I liked about this book: it was electrifying. Jimmy turns out to be at the hospital where Cam is under medical treatment, turns out he was alive just very badly beat up. It kept me enthralled enough to actually finish it instead of putting it away and forgetting about it but still. The whole thing happens in one night and it is so crazy. He convinced Jimmy to drive them to the party, agreed to Cam's drug deal, then runs and leaves him for dead after the crash dumping the supplies in the most unlikely of places. If everything goes as planned, they will all get what they want. It would be in the present then go to before and then go to after and then present again and it was starting to become annoying.
I felt excluded from being able to understand what was going on because I'm not American, and I don't know squat about New York and the New York City c I don't feel like I can justify any rating I give this book, because while I didn't like it, I don't think it really deserves a one star rating. There was the jock, the nerd, the know it all, the conscientious girl, the dealer, and the crazy party crasher. There was the jock, the nerd, the know it all, the conscientious girl, the dealer, and the crazy party crasher. It was an odd book. What in the world did I just read? These are all humourous character traits and perspectives on their own, but when put together, they become muddy and shallow. Lerangis' has that on-the-edge writing style, and that made me enjoy the book. It wasn't all that serious or life-changing but it provided solid entertainment, which is just what you need some days.
Jimmy and Byron make it out fine, but Cam was bleeding and under the moose. There was the jock, the nerd, the know-it-all, the conscientious girl, the dealer, and the crazy party crasher. I honestly felt like an outsider reading this book. The book I read is realist fiction. The police come and try to get them.
Here we have the story of six people who's Friday night has just taken a turn for the worst. After the acting gig, Lerangis took up the work of freelance copy editing and was involved in this profession for around 8 years. In addition to that, you never really get to know any of the characters outside that night. And in one night, plans don't go the way they're supposed to be, creating an impossible messed-up series of events. If she didn't want to be involved, she should have, and could have left Waits' bag where he'd easily find it.
Then there's Byron, the know it all. Some are drive by lust, others by greed. On their way to a house party, Jimmy and his friends, Cam and Byron, have an accident in which Cam winds up unconscious. . I agree that profanity, sexism, racism, and even weird grossness can succeed at contributing to the worldbuilding of a novel, but the worldbuilding should not distract. What was even going on.
Also, knowing that kid will not be safe without her, she brings them underground with her too. Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed. Driving without a licence, and assuming Cameron is dead, Jimmy and Byron flee the scene. I thought this story was very intriguing. There was one character who seemed to have some more depth than other and that was Waits. But I did think he could have possibly fleshed some parts out more like the characters and some plot lines. Some are driven by lust, others by greed.
The characters just weren't very personable, and I couldn't connect with any aspect of them. Sorry, it just wasn't for me. He has also been awarded the Schneider Family Award by the association for depicting the artistic expressions of disability experiences for adolescent and child audiences in one of his books. It had it's flaws but none of those detracted from the reading experience and so I give it a great rating. The problem was resolved by them running away form the cops. Did not win my heart. It just clearly wasn't for me, obviously, which is sad because I'm open to any sort of plot and any sort of characters and any sort of style of writing.
Then we step back in time to Waits. Like trying to combine the energies of The Godfather with The Outsiders and just making a mess. To mean she seemed to just be a stand in character for Byron. They think it is going to be a fun-filled experience. I really didn't like her. It had alot of acion in every chapter,suspense,drugs,money,possible murder,and car wrecks. I recommend picking up your own copy because it will keep you enthralled from beginning to the very end.
Jimmy,Byron,andCam getin to a car accident and think Cam is dead so they put his body in the front seat. Some are driven by lust, others by greed. The story of this one crazy night is told in third person while following 5ish different perspectives. I also loved all the drama the characters managed to get into with this book from car crashes to running from the cops everything that can possible go wrong was present at some point. On their way to a house party, Jimmy and his friends, Cam and Byron, have an accident in which Cam winds up unconscious. Im having trouble rating this book, because I was disappointed.
Though it was almost a bit too much thrown at you at times. I read it as an in between book where my brain didn't have to think or get real into anything. This book was told from the point of view of many diffrent people. And finally, Cam, the connect. Jimmy,Byron,andCam getin to a car accident and think Cam is dead so they put his body in the front seat. There are 3 teens in the car and some are a tad bit drunk and there's one that's driving without a license and they're all under-aged.