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Tilt by Alan Cumyn
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Dec 13, 2011

it was ok
Read from January 30 to 31, 2012

To read the original review along with others, go to http://www.myteenreads.blogspot.com

Stan is your average sixteen-year-old guy. He wants to make the JV basketball team and has a huge crush on Janine, who is supposedly "tilted" and a "gwog" (aka a lesbian). He lives with his mother and his younger sister, Lily ever since his father abandoned them when Stan was young. His father shows up one day with Stan's half-brother and things get confusing.

I really don't have a lot to say about this book. The characters weren't well-developed and just average. The plot was a little confusing and bland. I felt like the book didn't even reach a full conclusion, and could have continued on for longer.

The way the author wrote bothered me a lot, because pretty much every sentence was a fragment. Example: "Especially if Feldon was gone." Another thing I noticed was how the author wrote in a passive voice (we just learned this in English so I'm an expert lol).

There wasn't anything really special, and I can't think of anyone to recommend this one to. The only positive thing I can say about this is that Stan was likable and there were a few humorous parts. You're probably best off skipping this one. 2 out of 5 stars.

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Quotes Katsumi Liked

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“Sometimes solutions seemed to come out of the air.”
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“The male penis. What other penis was there?”
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“Sixteen-year-old boys were lousy lovers.”
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“Maybe when you die, that's when you learn how to use your tail and your fins," Feldon said. "You can go up to the top and have lunch.”
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“Maybe better not to say it. To just let the world fall to bits around them in the most delicious ways.”
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01/30/2012 page 55

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