Nothing

Nothing

Book - 2017
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Charlotte and Frankie think their lives are much more boring than the teen novels they read, but when Charlotte decides to write about their experiences, they realize much more is happening than meets the eye.
Publisher: New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062668233
0062668234
Branch Call Number: YA FIC
Characteristics: 212 pages ; 22 cm

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zoeythekat
Feb 25, 2019

I really enjoyed the narrative voice and the concept of "this is what life is really like for a teenager: not all that much happens." The characters were likable and they had a nice, affectionate friendship.

While it may ring true to how many teens perceive the world around them, the sometimes judgmental and sometimes dismissive attitudes with which the narration viewed the main characters' classmates was sometimes problematic. It would have been nice if the characters at least had to confront these biases to some extent, as the piece stands the characters never question whether there is anything wrong with dismissing their peers as fake or annoying or weird, and so readers have no reason to challenge those behaviors within themselves.

I enjoyed the "nothing really happens" premise, but, I don't think it would hold up for a longer book.

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sonianazar101
May 04, 2018

sonianazar101 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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