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Sam & Ilsa's Last Hurrah by David Levithan
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Actual rating: 3.5 stars

Initial thought: I think Sam & Ilsa's Last Hurrah is one of those books that can leave one baffled about what's the point of it all? Set in the course of a day (afternoon to night), there's not a lot that can happen, especially if the setting is a singular house. Plot-wise, Sam & Ilsa's Last Hurrah did suffer, I think. Still, it's the people and relationships, the exploration of place and identity, and the uncertainty about the future that makes you want to linger in the present which carry this book. I found these explorations rather poignant, even if the characters were rather off-kilter. Sadly, the epilogue reduced my enjoyment of the book because it didn't add much to what I had learned about Ilsa and Sam in the preceding 20 chapters.

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Reading Progress

February 12, 2019 – Started Reading
February 12, 2019 – Shelved
February 12, 2019 – Finished Reading

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