Thursday, May 12, 2016
Book Review: "Thanks for the Trouble" by Tommy Wallach
I have heard next to nothing about this book, but was fascinated by the cover and bought it on an impulse. I know, it goes totally against my focus to #readmyowndamnbooks but I had to do it. (Another confession - I bought another book too.) But let's not dwell on that, okay? What's done is done.
Back to the book. I really enjoyed this! I kind of read it with a feeling of wonder, honestly. Zelda is quite the unusual character in the most excellently unreliably sense. Do I believe her story - who she is, where she's come from? Is she another one of Parker's stories? He is an aspiring writer after all, and we get to read some of his short stories too. And what's this? A Latino main character who's story is NOT all about his being Latino - he is just Latino. (period) Fantastic.
I really enjoyed the writing as well. I have honestly meant to pick up last year's We All Looked Up, but haven't gotten around to it yet. Sorry. I'm really going to have to now though. There were passages in here that I had to read twice just because I loved the way the idea was being expressed. That honestly doesn't happen all that often with me and YA literature. So, yeah, I'd give this one a go if I were you.
Thanks for the Trouble
by Tommy Wallach
Simon & Schuster, 2016
Source: Purchased New