Everything about this book works: the punchy sentences, the illustrations dispersed throughout and the strong cast of secondary characters which are more realistic than other books primary characters.
The self-effacing but loveable main male character, who is saddled with the nickname Wingeris a fourteen year old Junior living at a private school for the rich and the troublesome. He plays Rugby, has a crush on an older girl and has a bully for a roommate. I don’t want to divulge much more because part of the thrill of this book is the slow steady stream of story.
This will be the book that everyone is talking about and it reads to me like a movie so I’d be shocked if a film version of the book isn’t also on the horizon. Don’t take my word for it.
Critic A.J. Jacobs of The New York Times compared Smith to John Green and said that Winger is, “…smart, poignant and entertaining.”
and the book received a coveted starred review in Publisher’s Weekly in which reviewer Sam Bosma calls Winger “…an excellent, challenging read.”
(Andrew Smith at the TLA Texas Tea)
All this to tell you that you can read the book FREE for four days only!
So go get and read it with me! Let me know what you think of it and I’ll be back next week with my full review.