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The Half-Life of Planets by Brendan Halpin
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Jul 11, 2012

it was ok
Read from July 04 to 11, 2012

In a way, this book is admirable for how accurately it portrays some aspects of being a teenager — the aimlessness, the confusion, the tendency toward violent mood swings and acting without thought and thinking of other people not so much as people, but as backdrops and scenery in your own dramas — but that accuracy makes for a bit of a slog as far as reading. A younger reader probably would get a lot more out of it, but for myself, this was a difficult book to slog through, given that I didn't much care for either of the rather selfish, caught-in-their-own-brains protagonists, and I really wasn't remotely invested in whether they kissed at the end. I was reading this for a writing project, or I would have just put it down a third of the way through. YMMV.

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