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.
With 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.
Filled with 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.
My Review: 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!