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You Don't Know Me by David Klass
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Mar 14, 12

Recommended for: All people.
read count: 1

I don't give five stars lightly. This book was phenomenal. David Klass is a true artist.

John struggles. He struggles with his absentee father and his dead-tired mother and his abusive stepfather-to-be. He struggles with his tuba solo in band class and his romantic dreams of Glory Hallelujah. Most of all, David struggles with reality.

That's the most fascinating aspect of Klass's masterpiece: John's narrative. Throughout the novel, John gives ridiculous metaphors: his sleeping frog of a tuba, or the goat who sits next to him in algebra class. However, the way Klass presents John's dialogue- that he talks to his locker and makes stories of his tuba-frog, makes you wonder, "Is this real for him?""Does he believe what he is saying here?" It's crazy and fun, and the book is HILARIOUS I promise.

Be warned, I've had multiple people tell me it's "weird" when I got them to read it. But I love it.

So yeah. Read it.

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