I was a chump at least 4 times reading this book. So what? So what? You probably were too.
Here are the stats on that:
1 time when that kid gave him the Joe Pepitone jacket when he was moving away.
1 time when Douggo stopped by the paper mill and I realized his dad had kept the money and baseball and hadn't said a stupid word to him about it.
1 time when the boss at the paper mill gave him that bomber jacket.
And one other time that I can't remember but you can probably figure it out for yourself.
If you are paying attention you'll see I didn't exactly take stupid notes.
There was a point where I was mad at Jenny for picking this book and making me read it. I think it was the part where stupid Lucas came upstairs and beat up Doug and took his Joe Pepitone baseball hat. Yup. That was exactly when. Like I wanted to be all depressed. But Doug had already grabbed me by my stupid heart and that was that. I was glad I read it and didn't even care it made me act like a chump. The parts that got me good were the ones where the smallest actions made the biggest differences. It made me realize that the little things I say or don't say to people can impact them. Young artist. Mamma's Baby.
I loved the writing style. If I could trace my finger over it and copy it like Doug did with the Arctic Tern I would in a second. I have a feeling it's a lot harder than creating stability or movement in a sketch though A lot harder.
I am so glad I just read Jane Eyre a month ago.
Fantastic book. I loved it. So what?