Hello my fellow little munchkins. How are you all doing? I am completely exhausted right now. I woke up at 4 in the morning and have been up since then. Like I am 1000% gonna pass out in the next couple moments. I am so glad that I am going to be on break for the next two weeks because otherwise I would not be able to make it through school at all in any possible way.
If you don’t all know I am a junior in highschool so it’s kind of the year of death before next year and honestly the ideas of doing everything for colleges just really hit me. Like, getting my SATs, ACTs and then I am going to have to write the essays and hopefully find a college or two that I will enjoy.
Anyways, enough of my ramblings, why don’t we get into this book review?
Author: Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Publishing Date: July 16th, 2019
According to GoodReads, ” In this hilarious follow-up novel to the New York Times bestseller I Hate Everyone But You, long distance best friends Ava and Gen have finally made it to the same time zone (although they’re still over a thousand miles apart).
Through their hilarious, sometimes emotional, but always relatable conversations, Ava and Gen are each other’s support systems through internships, relationship troubles, questionable roommates, undercover reporting, and whether or not it’s a good idea to take in a feral cat. Please Send Help perfectly captures the voice of young adults looking to find their place in the world and how no matter how desperate things seem, you always have your best friend to tell it like it is and pick you back up.”
Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo, I read this book.
It was one of the first books that I have read in awhile and I was very disappointed.
I read this book first fo all thinking that it was just a standalone and only once I was done did I realize that it was a second book to a previous one. I was going through many comments on the first book and I was able to understand why I was so disappointed with this book.
First of all I do like how this book is centered around friendship however I don’t care for how it was portrayed. It seemed that when one of the characters was having a bad day and wanted to lean on their friend that the other completely either didn’t care or was too busy. I can understand the too busy part, however that only happened a max of one time I believe in this book. Due to the other friend not caring about the other it caused them to get angry and snap but then when they had something going on they would go to their friend and the whole situation would start all over again. The relationship between the two main characters almost seemed borderline abusive in the ways that they treated each other.
There was a cheating situation that was brought up within the story which while heavily prevalent in todays society was saddening within this story especially with how one of our main characters while taking part within the relationship between this woman and another man was still treated like shit afterwards. Pardon my language.
I liked how it was told by two different characters point of view but while reading the book I did get confused on who was talking to who due to some formatting within the texts that they were sending each other being having extremely small character icons to signal who may have been who. Due to that it took me a little while more than I would have liked to get into the book, it also didn’t help that I was reading the second book while never reading the first book like I mentioned earlier.
However, I would like to say that I did really appreciate the anxiety, bi-sexual and polyamorous representation. But, one of our main characters in this story was actually mildly homophobic (Ava) even though her best friend Gen is from what I gathered reading bisexual and even took part for a split second in a polyamorous situation however was treated terribly in the end by the couple, which you can read in the paragraph above.
All-in-All while this book could’ve had the potential to be a good book it fell short to do the weird formatting, and the lack of depth (ava) and kindness within this characters towards each other.
I give this book a 1/5 stars
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Tell me what you thought about this review? Have you read this book or the first book? Have you read anything else by the authors? Do you think this book is up your alley or not?