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[Review] Adulthood is a Myth – Sarah Andersen


Book Title: Adulthood is a Myth
Author:     Sarah Andersen
Number of pages:  109


adulthood-is-a-myth-sarah-andersen-book-coverThis book is for the rest of us. These comics document the wasting of entire beautiful weekends on the internet, the unbearable agony of holding hands on the street with a gorgeous guy, dreaming all day of getting home and back into pajamas, and wondering when, exactly, this adulthood thing begins. In other words, the horrors and awkwardnesses of young modern life.

(re: Goodreads @ Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen)

Should this book be picked up? the tl;dr review:

– A comic for the awkwardness in all of us…or if you just want a laugh
– While wholly relatable; some may be geared more to females
– See the sample images in review for a taste of comics

Initial Thoughts

I don’t know how I found myself to be reviewing this book but here we are.

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[Review] Tell Us Something True — Dana Reinhardt


Book Title: Tell Us Something True
Author:     Dana Reinhardt
Number of pages:  208


Tell Us Something True - Dana Reinhardt - book cover Seventeen-year-old River doesn’t know what to do with himself when Penny, the girl he adores, breaks up with him. He lives in LA, where nobody walks anywhere, and Penny was his ride; he never bothered getting a license. He’s stuck. He’s desperate. Okay . . . he’s got to learn to drive.

But first, he does the unthinkable—he starts walking. He stumbles upon a support group for teens with various addictions. He fakes his way into the meetings, and begins to connect with the other kids, especially an amazing girl. River wants to tell the truth, but he can’t stop lying, and his tangle of deception may unravel before he learns how to handle the most potent drug of all: true love.

(re: Goodreads @ Tell Us Something True by Dana Reinhardt)

Should this book be picked up? the tl;dr review:

– A story about the human connection and second chances
– Marked a humour but has only sparse moments of wit
– Male protagonist is annoying AF. Half of the plot is him trying to win his girlfriend back while juggling a new Manic Pixie love interest
– The end can be seen as abrupt and unsatisfactory re: the protagonist’s overall growth

Initial Thoughts

I’ll wave my Canadian flag and say “at least I tried…”

Disclaimer: I received an ARC of True Letters from a Fictional Life from Indigo.

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