Firstly, the strikethough. Half the novel was written like this a...moreWow, this book was a bit of a trainwreck.
There are a few things I need to point out.
Firstly, the strikethough. Half the novel was written like this and for the most part it seemed pretty random. I almost dropped it on the first page, because it was just that annoying.
Secondly, oh my god, the angst. Do you remember that part in New Moon, where Edward dumped Bella, and she was just this depressed mess for months? Yeah, well, Evan is like that, but permanently, and for no reason that I can discern. He's just angsty for the sake of it. And it is so fucking annoying.
Thirdly, in the acknowledgements, Levithan says that Jonathan Farmer, the guy who did the images, would send him a picture, and then Levithan would write the photo into the story. Neither he, nor Farmer knew the outcome of the story. And it shows. The novel has a disjointed feeling to it, and you can tell that it wasn't properly planned out, or even thought out.
This novel could have been so much better. It just feels like a hipster's wet dream.(less)
Oh my. This is just wow. (view spoiler)[A very hard-hitting story about an abusive relationship between a naive teenage girl and a manipulative psycho...moreOh my. This is just wow. (view spoiler)[A very hard-hitting story about an abusive relationship between a naive teenage girl and a manipulative psycho. (hide spoiler)](less)