Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Nothing leaves me feeling...messed up.

Wow. I haven't written a review in a while but this book deserves a response. I had no idea what to expect. When a 7th grade student stands up and walks out of class shouting about the meaninglessness of life, the shock of it all leaves the other students stunned. Each day after, he sits in a tree in front of his house shouting out to passers by about the futility of all they do. Things go crazy when the other students try to show him just how wrong he is.

This book left me as stunned as it leaves most readers. I like the book a lot. I don't like it because it made me laugh, or cry, or feel happy or anything remotely so. I liked it because it made me feel. It made me think and feel and twist my face and squint my eyes as I helplessly watched this whole thing play out. I wanted it to stop but it wouldn't and so neither could I. The best art won't leave you even after you leave it behind. This book needs to be on the read list for all YA readers. It is a book that is definitely not about nothing and will most likely leave you feeling something.


  1. You make me want to read this book so badly. It is so rare now to find a book that simply makes you feel in YA. It is all about love, romance and mystery, but at some point, we have to remember that writing is an art. I'll read it that's for sure.

  2. It's a quick read starts out pretty philosophical but hang with because it's worth it.