Upon cracking this relatively small book open, I thought:
Marshall is a corrupt town in Nebraska where Dru and Gina, two teenagers, live. Dru and Gina are very much in love and plan to leave the town as soon as they can....more
It begins with the average lives of two young people who have fallen in love- although, in my opinion, the author should have created a more developed relationship in the beginning (have the two be dated longer before the story begins)- and they both are headed off to college soon. Their strong connection is undeniable, and the characters are very well portrayed. When tragedy strikes, the two are on the run. The tragedy that oc...more
Honestly, I regret the moment that I picked it up and though, "oh this should be interesting." NO. This was the MOST poorly written trash I have ever read. I walked into this book with an open mind, but seriously this book was a pile of poop. Take this for instance:
*spoiler alert, spoiler alert!*
When Gina gets raped for the first time, it is WAY TOO DESCRIPTIVE. It doesn't even give you that stunned and frightened feeling you should get when ready about som...more
By Jason Myers
Everything seemed like it was going as plan for young lovers, Dru and Gina. Dru was the all-star wrestler with a dark family past and Gina was a average teenager that fell in love with bad boy Dru. However everything seem to change, the day Gina did not attend Dru's wrestling match. Confused and bothered, Dru went to confront Gina, but only to find out the tough truth that put these couples at risk for their lives.
Dead End is a heartbreaking graphic book that woul...more
It's about 2 teenagers who are in love and they run into trouble with a rich boy who has a crazy powerful father. I shant disclose any information but I can say that the book isn't "lovey-dovey" and it's not for the faint of heart in a sense if you're looking for a happily ever after. It's heartbreaking and tragic when you read it and your heart breaks for them because everyone wants a love story...more
I think "Dead End" is Myers most powerful book so far. The love between the characters is undeniable. The way they react in the situations make me question how I would react. Everything was so raw, unedited, uncensored, and beautifully written. The metaphors, word choice, pacing, and plot made it an amazing book.
The story was so original, too. The thing about Myers is that he is ALWAYS original. I am amaz...more
The other book is full of unnecessary pervasive sex and swearing. The rape scene actually didn't bother me more than it should; instead I found the supposed love scenes took me from the story. There is this beautiful sensitive emotional scene and then it is just downgraded by endl...more
I also respect the author for tell a different type of story, his type of story. There needs to be books that are considered "out there" to satisfy certain ignored readers. I also enjoyed the multiple perspectives, and sequ...more
The writing was just vulgar and bad. How is it that this was even published? Theirs really nothing good about the writing. The characters are not fully developed, the pl...more
Published by Simon Pulse, I suspect this was chosen because it would get young adult readers' attention. Yes, it does.
Can I put this book in the hands of one of my students without a warning about some of its content? No.
Do I realize some of my students would gobble this up? Yes.
Once I got past the "soft porn" descriptions of sexual encounters, there was a plot of teen lovers in way over their heads and out of control....Lots of angst...but real life terri...more
Pg 3: "WHOA. This is a young adult book?! O_O
Pg 4: "Ew, dude! Not necessary!"
Pgs 6-7: "Not loving the dialogue here."
Pg 8: "Really? Again?"
Pg 11: "Son of a bitch. You used the F word. And I don't mean 'fuck'."
Pg 12-13: "Whatever."
Pg 14: "Seriously?"
Pg 15: "Nope, we're done here."
Okay so the characters were horrible. I forgot who was who. They were that one dimensional.
The R O M A N C E was probably the worst part about this book. I wouldn't even call it romance. I'd call it violent sex and bogan hillbilly love. That's what I'd call it. They swear for no reason. It's like:
Oh, sweetheart I love you so much...more
I have read all 3 of Myers' published books, and while I usually enjoy his writing, I was a bit disappointed by this novel. I am not usually distracted by vulgarity in books, but if you are not comfortable with it, this is not the book for you. Myers uses a lot of curse words and describes very violent scenes in all of his books, and Dead End is no exception.
The plot had a lot of promise, especially when it was concerned with political corruption, but I found the mushy, "lovey-dovey" moments be...more
he graduated high school, he moved to San Francisco where he studied
film at the Academy of Art University. It was there, after taking a
Screenwriting 3 class that he met and studied under the inspiring instructor
and author James Dalessandro. James helped Myers grasp the value of
having great s...more