Series: Winger #1
Author: Andrew Smith
Format: Hardback, 429 pages
Rating: 4 stars
Time to Read: 2 days
Recommend it?: yes
Goodread's Bio: Ryan
Dean West is a fourteen-year-old junior at a boarding school for rich
kids. He’s living in Opportunity Hall, the dorm for troublemakers, and
rooming with the biggest bully on the rugby team. And he’s madly in love
with his best friend Annie, who thinks of him as a little boy.
the help of his sense of humor, rugby buddies, and his penchant for
doodling comics, Ryan Dean manages to survive life’s complications and
even find some happiness along the way. But when the unthinkable
happens, he has to figure out how to hold on to what’s important, even
when it feels like everything has fallen apart.
hand-drawn info-graphics and illustrations and told in a pitch-perfect
voice, this realistic depiction of a teen’s experience strikes an
exceptional balance of hilarious and heartbreaking.
i picked up this book because i knew it was just a light read, about a
14yr olds way of dealing with girls and school. For 425 pages it was
soooo good. i love every minute of it. i loved all the drawings and i
laughed at parts and cringe at others, like when he got his stitches!
then the last 14 pages!!!! WHAT THE HECK!!! you can't write this funny,
not serious in any manor book, then just throw that bull at me in the
last few pages!!! ah! seriously you needed to add like 200 more pages
after that event!!
All that craziness aside, it was a great read. it was quick and funny and i liked every minute of it!