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The Man Who Ate the 747 by Ben Sherwood
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Aug 01, 2011

it was amazing

This book brings out everything I love in Ben Sherwood. I looked it up after reading The Life and Death of Charlie St. Cloud which I loved! This book is an adorable love story that has some intense heart breaking truths which saves it from being too happy go lucky. JJ Smith is the face of any guy that looks for greatness but fails to see what is right in front of his own face, his dorkiness and tendency to quote world records makes him perfectly imperfect. Wally is probably one of the most romantic characters in modern literature, choosing to eat a plane for a woman, you can't help to fall in love with him. Willa the female that is fought over in this novel has an amazing level of spunk that makes the girls out there love her, no damsel in distress here. But her mix on of vulnerability and toughness is so refreshing. The whole premise and some of the scenes may seem campy but it is so loveable and an adorable picture of small town life, it will make you laugh, cry and cheer. I absolutely recommend as a feel good read, no it won't win a Pulitzer but it truly illustrates love

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