Hilarious, snarky and crudely unapologetic
This book was loads of fun. Jay Baker is a relentlessly sarcastic teen who finds incongruous humour in anything and everyone. Even with his parents on the verge of getting a divorce, Jay managed to veer away from an almost certain woe-is-me teen angst. In fact, it was almost as if Jay wouldn’t allow himself or the readers go down that alley. Jay Clark (author) will not let you feel any other emotion but mortification. Readers can count on his snark and ill-timed puns to see all the ways that they need him: a refreshingly honest, in-your-face teen who had no single pretentious bone in his body. Among the drones of perfect characters populating the YA books, he is just what we need to cleanse our palate.
Based on the low rating on Goodreads, I’d say this book is wholly misunderstood. But I understand why. Jay Clark didn’t shy from keeping it real. He used the “R” word rather generously. And some may even feel like there was too much of obnoxious humour in here. Not for me. I started this book right around bed time. I’ve never felt more uncomfortable holding my laughter in than I have reading this book.
My rating: 4 out of 5 Stars