Author: Shaun David Hutchinson
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: January 20th, 2015
Date Read: September 5th, 2014
Point of View: Single (Andrew Brawley)
Writing: First Person | Present Tense
Genre: Young Adult | Realistic Fiction/GLBT
In a Nut Shell...
Emotional story with a nice pace and interesting characters.
Advance Reader Copy provided by Simon Pulse
In general, I thought it was one great book with so many emotional scenes that I couldn't help weeping when I was reading. It was heartbreaking that Andrew had to go through such a loss.
One thing I really liked about this book was the relationship Andrew managed to have with the patients and the nurses. I liked that they cared for one another and the thing Andrew did for them melted my heart. It was absolutely touching reading about the love and supports.
Andrew loved to draw and he created a character called Patient F. I actually liked the drawings, even they were kind of gross and I'm totally not into gross stuff. It added an intriguing element to the story as a whole. However, I didn't exactly get the last part of the comic where the story of Patient F was concluded. I probably need to read that part again. Anyway, it was pretty cool in general.
The storyline was well-developed, and adding the characters with various type of personality, it left this book with no dull moment. I loved every character. Some made me laugh, while some did make me cry.
The ending was better than I had hoped for. I serious liked the drawings in the end that illustrated the life Andrew was going to live after all the stuff he had been through. It was really sweet and emotional.
In short, it was a well-written book about tragedy, bullying, relationship and friendship.