Ha-ha! I now know I read wa-a-ay too much m/m :D
Boys are getting ready to go watch Rocky Horror Picture show.
Rob says: "Wait, Max still isn't downstairs? It's almost quarter past eleven..."
And what do you think I saw when I read this sentence? "It's almost queer past eleven."
I almost died laughing at myself :D
I loved - loved - the way the book started.
An offer of a pretend relationship, a quick (but lingering) kiss from a straight stranger, sadness, laughter, hurt, comfort, giggles, a promise of a revenge. It was fun.
But somehow along the way the book turned into a sex scenes marathon and a parade of cheating characters. Married and singles alike (except for the MCs, of course) slept around like no one's business, tho to be fair, always off pages. Brides and grooms alike were abandoned at the altar left and right. Left and right.
- I don't mind cheating characters, but this was way over the top :/
- GFY. A warning: do not dive in thinking it's the theme of this book. Tristan's sexuality and his past are complicated.
- Instalove. I didn't mind it here either. Two people, no strings attached, having fun and falling for each other head over heels in less than a week. Been there. Happens.
So, skipping all the sex and the cheating pandemic, this books is a pretty decent read: 4.25 stars.
Taking into account all the sex and the cheating pandemic, this book was overwhelming: 3 stars.
PS All of you who enjoy sex scenes, please, disregard my rating.
In the second Junie B. Jones book, the Jones family welcomes a new member: an unnamed baby brother. But Junie B. isn't exactly pleased about this new development... until her grandmother calls the infant "the cutest little monkey [she] ever saw". And Junie B., of course, is thrilled to have a monkey in the house.
What the book boils down to is a short, humorous story that attempts to teach children the different between figurative and literal language. Children in on the joke will likely find Junie B.'s misunderstanding hilarious, and children who share in her confusion will (hopefully) learn something. And given the "bringing home a new baby" element—which I imagine will continue in the next book of the series—it might also be a great way to get a young child ready for their own new brother or sister.
Definitely recommended for young fans of the humor genre, though I suspect it's a better reading experience for those children with a strong enough grasp of the English language to recognize that Junie B.'s "authentically childish" speech pattern is part of the humor.