Author: Owen Matthews
Release Date: March 3rd, 2015
Date Read: September 13th, 2014
Point of View: Single (Adam Higgs)
Writing: Third Person | Present Tense
Setting: Oklahoma (?)
Genre: Young Adult | Contemporary
In a Nut Shell...
A fast-paced story about a high school nobody trying to be one of the popular kids.
Note: Due to rather mature situations (sex & drugs, though not graphic or anything, but still), this book might not be suitable for those below 16.
Advance Reader Copy provided by HarperTeen
When I first started, I was little shocked because there were 371 chapters. But it turned out to be a quick read (for a book with over 500 pages, anyway) because some pages had only one line. Some were even shorter. Like, just one word.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. The pace and the storyline exceptionally good and it took me only a few hours to finish the book. I just couldn't stop reading because it was really interesting finding out what Adam had to do to be a somebody. It was kind of fun reading how Adam trying to be one of the popular kids and what a mess he had made.
As I mentioned above, I really loved the storyline. The snowball effects and all that. It was really captivating because from one scene to the next, I found out the causes and consequences of Adam's plan. How it benefited him and how it backfired. What started out to be such a harmless plan became something massive. A complete mess that I knew the ending wasn't going to be all that pretty for Adam.
The writing was also very nice in my opinion. At first I thought the chopping sentences were kind of weird, but as the story went on, I became to enjoy the way the book was written and the story as a whole. I loved how the author kept the story interesting by giving just enough information at the right time.
All in all, I really had a blast reading this book. It was a fast-paced story with nice and intriguing storyline, and interesting characters. The ending was well-done and I loved the message. Better than I had expected.