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I read this book because I had seen the authors perform improv and thought they were had great timing and wit. However, my 17 year old started reading it as well and it made fir great discussions at home. It was a lot of fun to read and even more fun to share!
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I have to take a page out of a friend's book and rate this book as 5 stars just because I can easily recommend it to literally anyone. It is just that entertaining of a book.
This book bucks all the cliches we've grown used to. So much so, that I honestly can't tell if it is supposed to be an adult book or a YA book. I guess that means it is actually a book for all ages that all ages can, and will enjoy.
Our two plucky heroes feature your typical bleach blonde cheerleader and your typical high school nerd. That's where the typical stops, while the starting point may be cookie cutter, the evolution and character growth of Davey and Scott is second to none. And can I just say how absolutely pleased I am that there is no love subplot between the two? In fact, they hate each other.
As this is the third book I've finished this year that is about multiple dimensions, I can only assume it is the current fad. With that in mind, this one is so far the best of the three. It is entertaining with its real feeling characters. Characters that don't break your sense of disbelief or anything.
Additionally, there are a great many references in the book that cover anything from World of Warcraft to the Kardashians. Frankly, I doubt I even caught half of them. Now the alternate realties are all on the silly side, but that just shows you that the book doesn't take itself too seriously.
What it boils down to is that you have two main characters that could easily be the reader in a quite realistic manner. Then these characters that you can relate to are put into completely absurd situations, but have to use real world logic to get out of them. No shenanigans, no magic powers, just ingenuity or running like a coward.
You will laugh at all the jokes, but if you stop to think about it, you will get so much more from this book. I recommend it to any and everyone.
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