Reader: Lillian B.
Title: Me Being Me Is Exactly as Insane as You Being You
Author: Todd Hasak-Lowy
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pub Date: 03/24/15
Top 25: Yes
Convince us to read the book: The characters are well-developed and though extremely unique, very relatable. The general format (each "chapter" is a list of things that has to do with what's going on in the main character's life) is very interesting and adds to the painfully awkward charm of the book.
Memorable or Forgettable: I felt a strong connection to many of the characters. Also, I don't read a lot of realistic fiction/coming of age novels, but I really enjoyed this book.
Cover: Well, the book itself is very thick. Like, Harry Potter thick. I guess that caught my attention.
Age Range: 14 through 15
Quality: 5Q - Hard to imagine a better book
Popularity: 4P - Broad general teen appeal
Annotation: Darren needs to escape. With his brother in college, his parents divorced, and his Dad out of the closet, his life seems way out of control. So he decides to take a little road trip.
tags: coming of age / lists / ya lit