09 May, 2012

Narrative Loserdom: From Journal One by Ryan Collins




The last book that I had read in a journal format was “The diary of a Wimpy Kid”. And I had enjoyed it thoroughly. So, my expectations were high even though I realize that it’s not fair to compare the two.

This book is a journal of a teenager named Justin Taggart. Like any average teenage boy, his narrations include about school, homework, friends, money, work and yes of course, girls! He has an exciting life and he seems to have an affinity for getting into trouble along with his best friend Adam. Then there is this girl that he is ‘in love’ with but feels that she is unaware of his existence.



The idea that a teenage guy would maintain a journal is somewhat unusual, but it was just a ‘party’ to read it! The best part of this book is that it is very true to life and something we can relate to. Also, Justin’s (or should I say Ryan’s?) sense of humour is simply great. I laughed aloud almost throughout the book. It is pretty well written.

What I didn’t like was that the entries were too far apart towards and Justin’s relationship with Sterling was very abrupt.

Overall, this is a well written and fun read.



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