30 Day Book Challenge: Day 11
Day 11 – A book you hated
Fair warning: This will be a rant. If you liked this book and are easily offended, I suggest you skedaddle.
This book. I just – Ugh! It was terrible. The characters, while occasionally witty, were irritating overall. Throughout the book I wondered how in the world it could have gotten published. And it just seemed to fly by far too quickly. I have nothing against fast-paced stories if they explain everything and don’t make the characters seem like idiots. So basically if they’re not like Witch and Wizard. I really wanted to like this book. Really. I’d been so excited to read it, and Patterson is one of my Mom’s favorite adult authors. I’d been planning on reading tons of his books. This was a terrible first book to read. Then there’s the issue of the length of the chapters. Why so short? Also the lack of description in this book just left me confused, tired, and upset. Ever heard of show, don’t tell? You’d think with the amount of telling he did, Patterson would at least explain a few things. But no. I’m left with just a sliver of information regarding the New Order, Witches and Wizards, the kids at Garfunkel’s, the separation of Free Land and the New Order, etc. I’m the type of person who enjoys explanations, not being stuck in the dark. This book was under-developed. The characters were dull AND dumb. I also felt that Patterson was trying, and then failing. In just about everything. Relating to teens, using humor, building suspense, character development. Just all of it. Ugh. It’s so bad.
Gah. Anyway, it was terrible, so all I can say is don’t read it. Also, here is a screen shot of the goodreads shelves I put this book on, in case you don’t understand my hatred for this book quite yet.
I guess that if something like Witch and Wizard can get published, then why can’t something I’ve written, eh? Yay, morale boost! You’re welcome!
P.S. I hope I didn’t offend anyone.
P.P.S. I have nothing against James Patterson. One day, when I’ve gotten over the atrocity that is this book, I’ll probably pick something else of his up and will, most likely, thoroughly enjoy reading it. For now, though, it is too soon, too soon.