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Elliot Allagash by Simon Rich
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Jul 04, 11

Read in July, 2011

I bought this book at Barnes & Noble and now I do not even want to look at the back of it to see how much it cost, simply because I was so disappointed that I am certain to regret the purchase. I found it in the Best New Paperbacks section, and from reading the blurb, I was under the impression that it would be a darkly funny adult novel that was about high school. Such things exist, and it is likely that that is how the shelvers classified it upon placing it in that section.

But it was shelved incorrectly. Elliot Allagash is a middle-school read, certainly nothing so advanced as high school, and so far from being an adult novel that it made me laugh. The characters are achingly one-dimensional and nothing happens that cannot be prepdicted fifty pages away. My reccomendation to someone who is wondering if this book is worth the effort? Go see a movie.

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