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You and Me and Misery
Gin has recently accepted that she is a lesbian. She also may just remain a loner for all of eternity. Meanwhile, across from her in class, Johnny is battling life at school and at home. His day-to-day life consists of a heavy dose of bulimia, self-hate, and abuse from his father. The two loners come together, connected by shared misery, but can they admit how much they ne ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published February 1st 2020 by West 44 Books
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I really have to stop reading modern poetry. I find that the style is the same with every poet and the stories run together and do not stay with me. I think this book touches one some very important topics and I think I really would have enjoyed it if it was not in verse. I think it would have done better as a solid story. I would have enjoyed it more that way. It isn’t a bad book; the format ruins the story. If it had been done as a regular book it probably could have gotten five stars.
You and Me and Misery is a hi-low novel in verse, told in alternating perspectives. The book touches on bulimia, grief, and struggling with identity. The novel handles difficult subjects with appropriate sensitivity, but I lacked connection with the characters.