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Full disclosure: I love shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel and iZombie. I love comic books. But, I don't think you have to be a fan of the genre to appreciate this book. Mike is just an average guy. He has his friends and he has his problems. Even in a high school populated by "the chosen ones," Mike and his friends are special - because the truly love one another. Sometimes courage just means you're strong enough to live your life and help others live theirs.
This book was beautifully written. Heartfelt and funny. Extremely well narrated, too. The narrator had subtly distinct voices for the characters, and (blessedly) did not try to pitch his voice to read the female parts. I hate that. Instead he made his own voice a bit softer and smoother. It gave an impression of femininity without being weird.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Some really great character development for this size of a book.
Really great friendships and brother & sister relationships.
I thought this book was going to make fun of the YA/Fantasy/Adventure genre and it did but in a respectful way that still makes you feel sympathetic to those characters.
The main character I felt was really relatable and he had a great journey throughout the book.
Very satisfied, so far this might be my top book of 2016.
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