Lame-o love story
I must admit, I enjoyed this book. I’ve called books gateway drugs in a previous post. And this book falls into that category. It was delightful to read. Granted, throughout the book I criticized it: poor choices…poor dialogue…poor love story. Did all of those flaws stop me from reading the book? No. Did they slow me down? No.
Will I stand on the rooftops and proclaim this the best book I’ve read in the past week? Heck no. But did it keep me entertained? Yes, yes it did. Is it currently introducing young teens to the sci fi genre? Yes, yes it is. Will those teens go on to read other books? Hopefully, oh hopefully.
So, do I recommend this book? I’m going to be a little ambiguous about this. I think that if you are able to read books without getting caught up in flaws (as long as they’re not tooooo big) and you want some light hearted reading for a couple hours, this could be an option. Then again, I could recommend some much better easy reads that you will probably enjoy more. So maybe, read it if you want. Like it for what it is: a simple story with a simple (albeit predictable) plot line.
Spoiler alert: The best part of this book was the dog. I’m not even kidding. But as you know, in books, dogs die. Not. In. This. Book. Finally a book where the dog lives.