Today, I’m going to be writing a book review for the book Me Being Me is Exactly as Insane as You Being You by Todd Hasak-Lowy! I recieved this book for review from Simon and Schuster Canada for an honest review.
A heartfelt, humorous story of a teen boy’s impulsive road trip after the shock of his lifetime—told entirely in lists!
Darren hasn’t had an easy year.
There was his parents’ divorce, which just so happened to come at the same time his older brother Nate left for college and his longtime best friend moved away. And of course there’s the whole not having a girlfriend thing.
Then one Thursday morning Darren’s dad shows up at his house at 6 a.m. with a glazed chocolate doughnut and a revelation that turns Darren’s world inside out. In full freakout mode, Darren, in a totally un-Darren move, ditches school to go visit Nate. Barely twenty-four hours at Nate’s school makes everything much better or much worse—Darren has no idea. It might somehow be both. All he knows for sure is that in addition to trying to figure out why none of his family members are who they used to be, he’s now obsessed with a strangely amazing girl who showed up out of nowhere but then totally disappeared.
Told entirely in lists, Todd Hasak-Lowy’s debut YA novel perfectly captures why having anything to do with anyone, including yourself, is:
3. ridiculously complicated
4. possibly, hopefully the right thing after all.
I really enjoyed this book!
I personally loved making lists and this book was full of them! I was really touched by his story. Family issues have never been impacted by major family issues, but it was very interesting to see a different point of view. Personally, this book was a very big eye opener to me. Although, this book was a little bit slow for me, but overall it was well paced.
Since this book is full of lists, it was a very quick read for me, although it looks HUGE. The cover is really cute and I really like it. The writing style is (ofcourse) very unique with all of the lists. Some of the lists did not relate to the story, but it made the book even more interesting to read as you can learn more about him.
The characters are really interesting and great! I especially liked to learn more about the mother and her back-story.
I really loved this book and gave it 5/5 stars!
I hope you guys enjoyed this book review!
Thank you to Simon and Schuster Canada for sending me an ARC for this book! Be sure to grab your copy now!’
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