I read a pretty awful review of this one and was hoping that I'd think differently about it after reading it for myself. I failed. I made it to p...moreUm. No.
I read a pretty awful review of this one and was hoping that I'd think differently about it after reading it for myself. I failed. I made it to page 100 or so and just gave up. In its defense, the premise of the story was a good one but the narration got to be preachy and hard to follow. If the author had decided to actually do first-person narrative for the teens, it would have been easier to digest.
Basically, Gin, the school sexpot has decided to throw a rainbow party. Each girl wears a different shade of lipstick and give the boys oral sex. The idea is that at the end of the party, each of the boys will have a rainbow "down there" from the different lipsticks.
I was prepared to be shocked and challenged, but I really just felt sorry for all of these kids. They seemed to not understand what it was they were feeling about sex itself, or the after-effects a party such as this one could result in. As someone who was once a teen, and who works with teens, I thought this was a bad representation of how they actually think and interact. Some of these teens were more stupid than confused, and I've found that real teens are a lot more cunning and thoughtful than these guys.
I skipped ahead to the end and was completely unsurprised by the ending, and the decisions made. I don't think I'll try this one again, but I'll be on the hunt for a similar story that is executed a bit better.(less)
For people who enjoy dream-like, modern-fantasy, stream of consciousness type writing, this is perfect. For me, not so much.
I truly wanted to like thi...moreFor people who enjoy dream-like, modern-fantasy, stream of consciousness type writing, this is perfect. For me, not so much.
I truly wanted to like this book, since so many people had told me how amazing it was. I found it odd and tiresome. The characters were interesting enough, but I had a hard time keeping up with them long enough to get a real idea of what was going on. Perhaps I'll try this book again one day, but for now, I'm just glad to be done with it.(less)