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What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
This is neither an advice book for teenagers nor a story with an interesting narrative. the characters are predictable and deadly boring
What could Nick Hornby have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
come up with a punch line or drive the story to a less obvious conclusion
Would you listen to another book narrated by Nicholas Hoult?
yes he is very good
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
I dismissed this book when it first came out because I thought (from the blurb) that it was just a book about skateboarding, but it's really about teen pregnancy. I really got into it and listened to it in one 6-hour sitting. I could relate to Sam, even though I'm 35 (older than his mother!) and really enjoyed the 'magical' element to the story as well. The narrator did a pretty good job, but I did have to speed him up a bit as he had the habit of pausing too long between sentences, particularly during conversations. Speeding him up didn't help much to be honest because the gaps just made it sound very choppy, but I got over it as time went on and I got into the story.
14 of 16 people found this review helpful
this is not my usual kind of book genre but I got on sale and absolutely loved it.
would recommend this book and the narrator did a great job too.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful