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Pitter Patter of Little Thoughts

If I had an addiction, it would probably be books. All kinds of books. There is almost nothing better than curling up with fuzzy pillows, warm blankets, a mug of hot chocolate, and of course a book to fall into. Trying to get a full account of all the books I've read in the past - and also trying to be more diligent about documenting the books I read nowadays (and reviewing them). Thus, all current books I read will be reviewed, and all books I've realized I read in the past will not be reviewed unless I read them again. Also trying to expand my palate in books and genres. There's nothing I love better than a recommended new book in a different genre that surpasses my expectations. Feel free to leave a recommendation ^^

Currently reading

A Tale of Two Cities
Charles Dickens, Stephen Koch
Full Tilt - Neal Shusterman Blake goes on a paranormal roller coaster theme park to save his brother. Each ride reveals something hidden inside the rider's heart and mind. But he has to survive seven rides before dawn arrives.... can he do it?

Ridiculous question, because of course he will since it's a YA book.

I was interested in the premise and what each ride would reveal, but all of them were fairly straightforward without that many quirks or twists. It was a decent read and fairly quick, but it didn't really push the boundaries of anything. It wasn't exactly scary, not exactly feelings-evoking, not quite feel good, it was just very flat in a lot of areas.

The character growth and change occurred a little too quickly - shoved in between each ride, I think. The dynamic between the characters didn't really have any depth. Seems like the whole book is an excuse to portray roller coaster rides as something deeper and meaningful.

Two stars because it was okay. I didn't hate it, but it wasn't that great either. I wouldn't really recommend it to anyone unless you are super bored and you like Shusterman's other books. But really, read something else.