Author: Andrew Smith
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pub Date: 05/14/2013
Top 25: No
Convince us to read the book: I over all like the humor and the writing style, but the plot is mundane, except the end and a few parts where the main character gets drunk. The other parts were just the main character wondering whether or not he should like the hot girl or the real one.
Memorable or Forgettable: It was a boarding school / juvenile delinquent book that shouldn't have happened.
Cover: No. I dislike photo covers with real people on them. I read it because other people said it was good.
Age Range: 14 through 18 and up
Quality: 3Q Readable
Popularity: 5P Everyone wants to read it
Additional Comments: Don't read it.
Annotation: Ryan Dean West is a whiny, 14-year-old senior in a boarding school for bad kids. The whole book is him whining about his life, but then everything turns out all right. (Except for the fact that the only good character in the book gets killed!)
tags: contemporary fiction / realistic fiction / coming of age / sports / boarding school story / humor / ya lit