Friday, October 2, 2015
Book Review: "Stand Off" by Andrew Smith
Oh, my - Ryan Dean - I've missed you so much! I didn't even realize how much until I started reading just the first few paragraphs. This book is the perfect sequel to Winger, which I highly recommend as well. I am so thankful we got to see how Ryan Dean comes back from what happened last year. He's just such an endearing character. I mean he's hysterically funny, kind of an asshole and has his head in the gutter 90% of the time... but he's also a little bit broken and has a very good heart.
Besides Ryan Dean and Annie, there are only a handful of returning characters - mainly Seanie and JP. But Ryan Dean's new roommate - Sam Abernathy - and their relationship is just too much. I was laughing so hard at Ryan Dean's entire living situation, and how he talks about it.... so funny!! Sam provides more than just comedy though, and it is a possible little insight into what freshman year might have been like for Ryan Dean - except I don't think Ryan Dean was ever exactly like Sam. At all.
I could go on and on... but trust me, this is awesome. But read Winger first, if you haven't already. Trust me.
by Andrew Smith
Simon & Schuster, 2015
Series: Winger #2
Source: Purchased New