Hmmm. My third road trip book in a row. What can this mean?
Strengths of this book over Going Bovine: Hassan and Colin are real friends who are actually likable. They find their lives worth living and, therefore, this reader finds their story worth following. As of p. 128, I am hoping Green will give us more of Lindsey and Hollis, though. They are, by far, the most interesting characters in the book! It’s clear there’s more than meets the eye with these two.
Favorite passage so far:
“Dude, you’re such a geek. And that’s coming from an overweight Star Trek fan who scored a 5 on the AP Calculus test.” (p. 109.)
I enjoyed this surprisingly sweet book. Green’s use of math was interesting and unusual, and that always wins a star from me. The footnotes were pretty distracting at first but then I got into them. They are worth the time moving your eyes to the bottom of the page — You’ll miss good stuff if you skip them.
I especially liked the idea that you can let go of past perceptions of who you are, you can decide what matters to you and go in that direction.