08 August 2013

Freakboy; Kristin Elizabeth Clark

FreakboyFreakboy by Kristin Elizabeth Clark
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I've said this before: books in verse don't really do it for me. Still, I did get through this despite the format (and when I say format, I'm not just talking about the verse but also that it was often in shapes, or with italics that spell out an additional message).

Plot-wise it was mixed. Angel is the strongest character, Vanessa the weakest. Brendan's confusion about who/what he is or could be is poorly served by the format. Instead of a continuous internal monologue and reaction, getting a fuller picture of him and his questioning would have been far stronger.

As an addition to the GLBTQC* collection, this is not as strong as, say, I Am J but it wouldn't be a bad buy.

ARC provided by publisher.

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