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If Nick Hornby had a metalhead little brother, he'd write a book as clever, music-drenched, and observationally direct as this, Christopher Krovatin's rock-solid PUSH debut, now in paperback.Boy listens to lots of loud music and hangs with his friends. Boy meets girl. Boy falls dippy-happy-scared-as-hell in love with girl. Friends meet girl -- and aren't impressed. Girl meIf Nick Hornby had a metalhead little brother, he'd write a book as clever, music-drenched, and observationally direct as this, Christopher Krovatin's rock-solid PUSH debut, now in paperback.Boy listens to lots of loud music and hangs with his friends. Boy meets girl. Boy falls dippy-happy-scared-as-hell in love with girl. Friends meet girl -- and aren't impressed. Girl meets friends -- and isn't impressed. Boy meets big dilemma. Boy plays music even louder. Big dilemma meets big, complicated resolution.With humor and heartfelt observations, debut author Christopher Krovatin strikes some very loud chords about life, love, sex, and friendship....

Title : Heavy Metal And You
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ISBN : 9780439743990
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Number of Pages : 192 Pages
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Heavy Metal And You Reviews

  • Caitlin Hoffer
    2018-11-19 08:09

    Wow. I love this book. I want to recommend it to all of my heavy metal friends. I want to recommend it to every high school boy that walks into the library. I want to recommend it to everyone who was once a high school boy.For all that, the writing can be hard. Not because it's bad, but because it sounds so genuinely like how a high-schooler with too much emotion and not quite enough outlet sounds. It's written in emotions and lyrics and pangs. It's delicious. It is one of the few things that has ever made me miss high school, wishing I was a better friend, wishing I had known who I was just a little me. It makes me wish I knew who I was now, just a little bit more. And it makes me want to rock the fuck out.

  • Beth
    2018-12-06 05:03

    The jacket looks like a classic metal CD - black with blood red heart ensnared in barbed wire, lettered in a combination of gothic looking font and italic script. I agree with Alissa's summary and assessment -a self-defined metalhead that identifies himself through his favorite music he falls for a straightlaced preppie girl who falls right back. Familiarity breeds contempt and Melissa naively thinks she can change the things she doesn't like about her man. Who is Sam if he isn't a metalhead with all the trappings the self-imposed label entails?Strong characterization makes standard teen stereotypes into real people. I loved the brief length, energetic voice and allusions to many metal songs and bands. Knowing exactly what the author is talking about adds to the story, but a teen reader can substitute his or her own fanatic obsessions (rap, fashion, a favorite television series) to understand how Sam finds himself through this genre of music. The mix CDs Sam creates as works of art for his girl would serve as a great introduction to this often misunderstood genre; it's too bad a CD wasn't included with the book!The most brilliant thing about the book (and I am not sure whether to credit the college student author, the art designer, or a smart editor) is the incorporation of symbols for "play," "rewind," "pause " and "fast forward" into the narrative to indicate present situtation, a flashback, and a aside. The reader can immediately tell from the graphic when in the story he is. It's a clever and dramatic clue that completely fits the plot and character.Language, an applaudable discussion of whether the couple is ready for an intimate physical relationship, and recreational drug use are laced through the pages but serve to further the plot and develop the characters, as do the occasional lewd and crude off-color remarks that are laugh out loud funny. The identity-defining theme and issues of support and abstinence meet teen development needs - magic words to keep this title in your library collectionHEavy Metal and You will be popular because of the young author, graphic cover and msot of all for it's authenticity: this is what the adolescent male voice sounds like.A fantastic debut novel and quite possibly the best effort to date birthed from Scholastic's edgy PUSH imprint, Krovatin is one to watch.

  • Trevor
    2018-11-13 23:54

    Personal ResponseThe book, Heavy Metal and You, are easily relatable. There are a few things that I could not relate to at all such as: Sam's use of drugs and him having a girlfriend.My general reaction to the book is shock of how there are a lot of similarities between me and the author such as: a strong passion for metal, the kinds of friends we have, and our opinion on the public.Plot summaryIn the book, Heavy Metal and You, the main character, Samuel Markus, finds love in Melissa Andrews. Throughout the story, Melissa tries to change Sam while Sam tries to retain his passion for heavy metal music. Near the end of the book, Sam and Melissa have a fight and Sam thinks Melissa is cheating on him.CharacterizationSam is a broody, teenage, metalhead with a kind personality but quick to anger. Melissa is a teenage girl who has a few friends and is new to the school. Irish is one of Sam’s closer friends who is an alcoholic and drinks until he throws up. Brady is one of Sam's first friends when he first came to the new school.Impact of settingThe setting of the book is in New York City in the 1950s. This affects the story with new styles becoming more popular, such as metalheads wearing spikes. Another thing that happened during the 1950s, was the amount of nightclubs that were in effect in a larger city.RecommendationI rate this book a four because it lacks content to make it more interesting. I would recommend this to young adults 14 and older because of content that involves excessive alcohol consumption and suggestive themes.

  • Caroline Åsgård
    2018-11-18 02:59

    I usually don't review books I haven't recently read, but this books kind of means a lot to me, so I'll make an exception.I was around 13 or 14, where I found this in a bookstore in the Philippines (I'm actually there now, and I am now almost 19, and I even remember which shelf I found it in in the store!), assuming it was some kind of non-fiction guide book, and I think I bought it right away without even caring.So it was about a young boy who loves music, who falls in love with a girl. I could relate to him a lot, and I enjoyed the story - And I would read it again and again for years to come.I like Krovatin's writing style, a little autobiographical, and the little play, stop, rewind buttons to indicate when events occured in Sam's life.This books also got my young mind into the very music I love today! I was particularly excited to read about the Norwegian bands Sam explained to his girlfriend, the very genre I love the most today.I'm also going to tattoo something similar to the cover art, maybe even within the next two weeks, while I'm still in the Philippines!

  • Myss-Syckness
    2018-11-27 07:05

    OMG.First of all, This is definately on my top 5 favourite books.Ever.I loved the allusion in this novel,and when I read it I could really relate to the characters.I need to own a copy of this.I really want to read Venomous, if Krovatin made it as good as Heavy Metal And You.Unfortunately, my library sucksss. :'(

  • Susan Gottfried
    2018-12-07 06:01

    I’d told myself I wasn’t going to do it. I wasn’t going to grab any books I saw in the library, no matter how tempting they were.Which, of course, explains why I walked out of there with a copy of Heavy Metal and You, a 2005 novel written by Christopher Krovatin while he was a student at Wesleyan University.His age shows, and not in a bad way. Heavy Metal and You rings with the authentic voice of a teenaged boy, trying to figure out who he is and what it’s all about.That’s pretty much the entire plot. Sam meets Melissa, asks her out, and falls head over heels, only to find out she doesn’t like his friends, he doesn’t like hers, and she’s trying to change him in ways that, fundamentally, he’s not thrilled about. He likes going out and getting drunk and stoned and stupid with his friends. And okay, he realizes cigarettes don’t taste that great, but darn it, it should be his choice if he wants to smoke or not, not hers.If anything, this book reminded me a bit too much in tone and voice of Nick and Norah’s Infinite Adventure, a book I loved the first time around. Not so much when it feels like I’m reading a rehash, which is really unfair to this particular book. It should be able to stand on its own. An interesting note is that Nick and Norah co-author David Levithan is thanked for being an editor and friend. Coincidence? No way!As a work of Rock Fiction, this stands up – and so does what, for me, was the penultimate scene. It is so achingly real, it transported me back to my own youth.Melissa, wanting to experience Sam’s world, had joined him at a general admission Deicide concert. This probably wouldn’t have been my first choice to expose a newbie to the scene, but Sam was so over the moon with his woman that it’s easy to forgive him this slight – and the one that comes next.Hyped on the music, the adrenaline, the possibilities, and the scene, Sam grabs Melissa’s hand and pulls her into a very rough mosh pit. They are separated and by the time Sam finds Melissa again, she has been thoroughly traumatized.Anyone who’s been in a situation where someone is a willing participant in a world that is ridiculed by most will relate to Sam and his headlong enthusiasm.It’s the best part of the book.Heavy Metal and You. Recommended, just for that one scene.

  • Alissa
    2018-11-23 08:11

    Metalhead Sam meets Mary-Sue Melissa and it's love. Things go well at first. Then things begin to fall apart. Small things at first: Melissa wants Sam to give up drinking and smoking and join her in the "straightedge" lifestyle. Fine, he does it. Then it's Sam's friends she doesn't like. She tells him they're a negative influence and flips out when he spends time with them (she feels he is choosing his friends over her). Then it's the way Sam dresses. And finally it's the Heavy Metal music Sam loves so much... Soon Melissa shows Sam a completely different side to her personality than the one he fell in love with. Sam has a tough decision to make. Even if it means ending things with Melissa.The verdict? This book rocks! And a rare and decidedly unusual romance written from the point of view of the guy. Sam and his friends are relistic, flawed, well-developed characters (I know from the first-hand experience of being the girl who is one of the guys that guys really DO speak and act like that). Also, I like how the story doesn't just present teenage love (or love in general) in a the rosy, warm-and-fuzzy, one-sided way many of the more girlie books do. Rather, it shows the dark and messy side of this emotion. It shows how it can make the afflicted crazy enough to compromise their values. It screams a warning as loud as Slayer song played at top volume what can happen if those compromises go too far. And, what's more, it speaks of the importance of being true to yourself. All in a humorous way, of course. You'll also learn quite a bit about the genre of metal. Always a plus to a music buff.I'd recommend this one to both guys and girls.

  • Kathryn
    2018-12-12 05:18

    The front flap of the book says "if Nick Hornby had a metalhead little brother, he'd write a book as clever, music-drenched, and observationally direct as this." And a more true statement could not be made about this book. Enter the world of grunge, death metal and hard-core alternative music. Sam Markus comes from a good family, goes to the right school and has all the privileges of his favorite literary hero Holden Caulfield, but he also has a harsh past that turned his life upside-down. Luckily, he found an outlet for his anger through heavy metal. After Melissa, the straightedge girl of his dreams, walks into his life, Sammy knows he is in love. But Melissa, his friends and his music seem to clash, and Sammy doesn't know who he is or even who he wants to be anymore. Heavy Metal helped him overcome his past, yet he isn't sure if the music is enough to help him figure out his present. With an intelligence that is astounding for such a young author (Krovatin was only 20 years-old when the book was published), this book hits home with themes of acceptance, sex, drugs and self-perception. I loved reading this book. Even with its dark and sometimes violent overtones, I found myself wanting to understand Sammy and his music as well as make some mixes of my own.

  • John Jorgensen
    2018-12-09 07:14

    characterization Sam is the main character in the book whose life is being told. Melissa is Sam’s girlfriend. Irish, Brent, Pudgy, and Jamie were all of Sam’s friends who he hung out with.plot In the beginning of the story, Sam is introduced to heavy metal . Once Sam meets Melissa, He tries to get her to enjoy heavy metal with him. Throughout the story, Sam and Melissa enjoy heavy metal together and enjoy each other's company. setting and impact This story takes place in Manhattan, NY during the late 90’s. In this book it talks about Central Park, which is in Manhattan, so to make the story true it had to be in this location and time frame.who and why I would recommend this book to any High Schooler who is interested in heavy metal. This story is great for a person who can see similarities between their life and the story. If someone can relate their life to the story, it makes the story more interesting.

  • Maria
    2018-12-08 02:00

    "Heavy Metal and You " by Christopher Krovatin started out as a very good book . This book is about a boy named Sam and what happens to him over the course of a few months. Sam falls in love with a girl who is nothing like him , her name is Melissa. Sam does many things for Melissa , like quitting drinking and smoking . He even stops hanging out with his best friends . Sam introduces Melissa to his world of heavy metal and she introduces him to her world of preppy , which brings out a side of him she never seen or likes . Many unexpected things happen at the end of this book . This book got me a little annoyed because i didn't like how Melissa was trying to change Sam into a different person , but if you like clingy love stories this book's for you .

  • Martinet
    2018-12-12 05:00

    Nothing spectacular, but quite enjoyable. The voice of the main character is very appealing and I got fond of him quickly. Seems pretty clearly autobiographical, but that's OK. I don't think I went into this book with the realization that it was a YA novel (was expecting something more like Steve Almond's work, I think) but I do like YA so it didn't bother me. (I may pass it along to my stepdaughter once she gets to the point where she's interested in novels about relationships.) I also hadn't realized until I was finished that the author is the son of Anna Quindlen, whose work I've enjoyed for years. Looks like he inherited some good genes.

  • Brittanie
    2018-12-09 00:56

    This book was just as amazing as I expected. It's the story of a boy who listens to heavy metal but still has all the hopes, fears, and dream of any other teenage boy. This kid has heart and uses it to express his love for Slayer, Children of Bodom, Satyricon and any other black metal act you can think of.This book is great for fan of these bands because you can really relate to the character and what he thinks about his music and his life. It's great to read a book that looks at the normalcy of this type of person's life, where so many books give "metalheads" a negative feel.

  • James Hoch
    2018-12-06 05:02

    This book was crazy. The book had three themes; Heavy metal, Love, and friends. Samuel tries to fit all of these things into his life at once, but he runs into problems along the way, like dealing with Melisa's friends and quitting drugs. The book had a lot of raw language and drug use throughout it, but it drew an acurate picture of what it's like to deal with these things. I'd recommend this book to teenagers who like rock music and even people who like romance books.

  • Mattie
    2018-11-20 05:51

    This book is a reminder to not judge people so much based on appearance, but to really get to know who they are. In relationships all too often we try to change each other instead of loving that person flaws and all. It's sad really. But you have to be yourself no matter who tries to make you into something else. It's an empowering inspirational message.

  • Desiree Roe
    2018-11-15 02:13

    This book was a great, but pretty predictable read. I recommend this book to the high school reading level because it contains a lot of detail in the drug and alcohol departments. It deals with love and hate, a lot of hate. In a book about sex, drugs, and violence there is a nice balance of friendship, honesty and realization. I was impressed with this book because I didn’t expect I’d like it.

  • Casey
    2018-11-27 02:16

    I will always love this book. There is nothing more to say.

  • Mauoijenn ~ *Mouthy Jenn* ~
    2018-11-13 06:02

    This was such a cute book. I liked it. Where were all the boys like this when I was in high school?? A quick little read.

  • Sue
    2018-11-21 06:51

    Definitely a book I would keep at a high school level - lots of underage drinking, smoking, drugs, and mild sex. I related to the story of two very opposites coming together and enjoying being together but it causing conflicts in other aspects of their lives. I even knew some of the bands and songs (at my advanced aged!)

  • Nicole
    2018-11-28 05:08

    This is probably one of the best books I have or ever will read. Blew my mind. Had me laughing the whole way through while simultaneously feeling for the characters. I miss living a world where I still have more of this book to read.

  • Austin Hammond
    2018-11-27 07:05

    I just finished reading the book “Heavy Metal and You”, By Christopher Krovatin. I thought it was a pretty good book. I didn’t mind reading it. The book is about a teenage boy named Sam who is obsessed with heavy metal He lives in new York in an apartment building . His favorite band is Slayer. Sam ends up running into this girl named Melissa and ends up falling in love with her, or so he thought. Sam and Melissa’s friends did not approve of them dating because Sam and Melissa belong to two different social groups witch towards the end of the book they figure out when they break up. In the book it talks about how much Sam really loves Melissa, problem in the story is Melissa tried changing Sam like making him go straightedge, which Sam’s friends didn’t like. At the end of the book them breaking up ends up being a good thing for Sam and he get accepted back in his group of friends.The Main Character in the book “Heavy Metal and You” is Sam. Sam is a teenage guy trying to figure out where is place is in this messed up world. Sam is different than a lot of the people his age. He’s the guy who dresses in all black and wears spike bracelets and studded belts. He is proud of who he is and is one of those people that isn’t going to conform to what society thinks he should be. Sam has a really strong love for heavy metal music.Another important character in the book is Melissa. Melissa is this really preppy girl who makes herself seems like a nice girl. Melissa is Sam’s girlfriend. They go out for awhile until she starts getting him to change a lot. As the story progresses you start to see who she really is. She’s very two faced and to self absorbed.The setting didn’t really impact the book a whole lot. This could have happened in any time period. I would give this book a 3-star rating. It was a pretty good book, it never got boring. I wish they would have talked about the other characters a little bit more so whoever’s reading this book would have a better understanding in why Sam and Melissa dating was such a huge deal. I would recommend this book to highschooler’s and young adults. I would not recommend this book to anybody younger it has a lot of swearing in it.

  • Yanice
    2018-12-11 03:21

    Although I'm not that much into heavy / death metal like Christopher Krovatin (and with him the protagonist) is, I did enjoy all the musical references in the book and even picked up a couple of songs for my IPod collection.What I picked up for my life was the essence of this book. Don't let someone change you into something you're not, even if / because you love this person that much. Growing and changing with each other is good, forcing someone to adapt is not. There is and will always be differences between people, which are what make relationships interesting and worthwhile. But it can happen, like it did in the book, that the differences are too big and the expectations of a person don't meet reality. It could have ended really cheesy (Melissa and Sam find a way to unite the two different worlds they love and life happily ever after) but I’m so GLAD it didn’t end that way, because love stories rarely do. All the characters feel like they indeed could be real, which enabled me to sympathise / suffer / cringe and laugh with Sam and his friends. Luckily I read this book at home because I repeatedly shouted at Sam or Melissa and had to put the book down to cool down a bit. Usually, I don’t really get that involved with a book but because Christopher Krovatin is able to capture the feeling of being a teenager that well, it was impossible not to get all worked up while reading. The fact that he let the book be narrated by a.) a male and b.) a metal head makes it a really unique and interesting love story. It is really refreshing to read the male side to this whole love business for once and is a huge advantage for the author who can relate the most to people like him.I would give this book a 4.5 but as I can only give full stars it gets half a star more which it does actually already deserve for the rant against hipsters and the very cool play / pause / stop / rewind etc. icons that add to illustrate Sam's huge dependence on music.

  • Josh
    2018-11-22 03:09

    My favorite character in “Heavy Metal and You” would have to be the main character, Sam Markus. He would be my favorite character because he is like every single guy who has a girlfriend and a group of friends, and im sure most guys can relate to him. Sam is a hardcore heavy metal fan, and also loves to smoke, drink, and just party period. Soon he meets his girlfriend, Melissa, who he absolutley loves. So, Sam is then left with the choice to either choose his lover, Melissa, or his best friends. My least favorite charcter in the book would be Melissa. She is my least favorite charcter because she tries to change Sam into something he is not. In my opinion I think the author wrote this book because he maybe went through the experiences Sam had went through and wanted to express his feelings through the book. What kept me reading the book would be the events Sam went through, and how I can relate to some of the things that Sam did I also did. I did not have a portion of the book where it captivated my attention because all events in the book captivated my attention and I could not put down the book. I was not able to predict the ending because there were many twists and turns in it, and I also did not want to predict the ending. If this book were made into a movie I think the actors, Johnny Depp, and Megan Fox should play the roles of Sam and Melissa. I felt many emtions in the book such as happy, sad, and amusement. “Oh, so you’re a straightedge?” That would be my favorite line because that’s the first time I have seen someone else use that word other than me, and it is also an inside joke with my friends. I would recommend this book to young adults mostly because they will most likely relate to it, but it is a fun book for adults also.

  • Shanna
    2018-11-14 00:16

    This book was basically the equivalent of Avril Lavigne's "So Complicated". Ok, yeah, there's validity in and truth in the whole not wanting to be a "fake" and dealing with a relationship where you feel like you have to behave differently with that person. These things rang true for me. But the book deals with it in such a cartoonish way, it makes all of the characters and their problems completely unrelatable. The dialogue is clunky and all of the characters are completely over-the-top versions of the prep/outcast stereotypes. The female protagonist, Melissa, is the exception to the rule, but only because her character is at first indie and cool and then spends the rest of the book (approx 90%) being a bitchy princess that wants her boyfriend to change everything about himself. The seemingly inexplicable transformation defies the cookie cutter diagram that all the other characters fit into, but only because you spend most of the book figuring out if there are two “Melissa” characters or if we are indeed supposed to believe that a major personality change could happen so quickly. Overall, I would say that there are better YA books that deal with the same subject matter. The one thing that was neat about the book was the use of stereo button icons to signal when the story was shifting in time. Like the rewind button signaled a flashback, the pause button allowed for a narrator aside, play moved the plot forward, etc. This was probably the most interesting part of the book as a whole.

  • Jared
    2018-11-26 07:16

    “Heavy Metal and You” is about a teenage boy who is going through life like any other teenager. He goes to school and hangs out with his friends. Latter he starts to kind of drift away from his friends and all he has known because he meets a girl and falls in love, but eventually gets his heart broken. The main character of the book is Sam or Sammy. He is the one whose world gets turned upside down all for a girl. Mellissa is the girl who tries to change Sam to make him more suitable. Brent and Irish are Sam’s two best friends. They are the ones who try to help Sam realize what he is doing, but he never listens to them. The book takes place in New York in modern time. There is a lot of commotion throughout the book. Both Sam and Mellissa live a fast life which puts a lot of stress on them. They come from two very different lives Sam escapes his life through heavy metal music, and Mellissa is a more preppy girl or high class. When it comes down to it they both realize that what they are doing just can't happen.I would recommend this book to anyone age 13 and over because there are some parts in the book that a younger audience may not fully understand. I rate the book five out of five stars.

  • Tony Erney
    2018-11-15 03:52

    1) I read the book Metal and You by Christopher Krovatin. This book is about a high school guy who falls crazy in love with this girl. His friends aren't impressed with her. The girl wasn't very impressed with his metal friends either. The main character is put in a huge delema with a very complicated resolution. Read it and see what happens.....2) i rate this book 5 stars. It really makes out what it would be like for a guy to fall in love with a girl in high school especially if he was into metal music. very humerus.3) “I’ve fallen for one girl too many who’s wanted some variation of who I am and only that. It eats you alive.”Just a guys funny way of way of knowing we really like a girl but dont know what to say to them sometimes.4)In class we watched the movie the big fish and in the movie there was symbols and in this book there is lots of symbols. For example Metal music makes him think of the girl eventually.5)I would recommend this book to people who like realistic reads. People who like to read about stories that could possibly happen in reality or maybe in their own lives.

  • Malana
    2018-12-10 04:21

    If you like cheesy romantic love stories, Heavy Metal is the one for you. This book is about two completely opposite teenagers who fall in love. The boy enjoys heavy metal rock, while the girl loves horseback riding and the color pink. They attend different High Schools, but they are still very close. They have their ups and down that every other teenage relationship has, but they tend to make it through. The boy, Sam Marcus, is very open with his girlfriend, Melissa. The only thing stopping their love is their opinions of the others friends. Even though she is a prep, she seems to take interests in the things he likes. She tries to be open to heavy metal music, because she finds the things he tells her about it fascinating. Sam has never been open to anyone, never tried to express himself to anyone, but when Melissa showed up he tried to express his feelings to her. To show that Sam that Melissa was interested in heavy metal rock, she asked him to take her to a concert. To find out what happens at the concert you must read this book. This book is no ordinary love story, but it allows you to explore a heavy metal boy’s mind of a preppy girl.

  • Talulah Kumquat
    2018-12-07 05:11

    I wanted to love this book. I did not. The writing is okay, but the plot is dismal and slow-paced. The women in the book are flat and one-dimensional. Aside from the main character, none of the characters are particularly well-fleshed out. I kept reading, expecting something to happen. Nothing did. Maybe it's the difference between YA that was published in 2005 and YA that is published in 2014--which, based on this novel, is huge. I suspect the only reason this novel was published is because Pulitzer Prize-winner Anna Quindlen is Christopher Krovatin's mother. She clearly got him a gig as an intern for David Levithan, and I'm going to guess that Levithan had a huge hand in making the book readable because I could smell him all over the prose.It shocked me to discover that Krovatin has two other books under his belt. Either Quindlen's fame and fortune have served her son well, or his game has improved dramatically. Sadly, I was not moved enough by Heavy Metal and You to find out.

  • Ashley Sarchet
    2018-11-22 04:17

    I love Sammy Marcus. And I love Chris Krovatin. I will admit, I read this when I was a teenager. An awkward, angsty teenager. And maybe this book is my The Catcher in the Rye, best read before your 18th birthday. We've all been Sammy. Loving the things you love. Finding friends. Trying to survive high school. Getting into a fight with your friends because of your boyfriend/girlfriend. Losing yourself. Chris writes Sammy with so much grit and hope. He took that poor girl to a Deicide concert. He gave up cigarettes and booze for her. (view spoiler)[ But in the end, he had to let her go, because she was compromising him. In an era where we're taught to fight for the ones who love us, because they are more important, Sammy chose himself. While many people may think that selfish, I thought it was beautiful. He chose his identity. And he gave me the strength to choose mine, even if it was just as a high schooler.(hide spoiler)]

  • Amanda
    2018-11-26 07:17

    I really like this book. Its about a boy who mets this girl and falls for her instantly. He falls for her so much he ignores all his friends to be with her. None of his friends like her because he ditches them for her. She is the type of girl who listens to quiet soft music. When he listens to heavy metal. She told him she would go to a heavy metal concert with him. She ends up liking it and wants him to burn her cds with heavy metal songs on it. Well they hang out with her friends and she acts completely different and he is not so happy about that one. Well one day he saw her and one of her guy friends and she was more confortable with him. So Sam wants to know why. Sam gets to the point he wants to leave her. When he builds the confidence to leave her she cries infront of him and tells him she loves him and does not want to lose him. So he decides to give her one more chance. I think this is kinda like my life. Almost all of it like it. Just that I do not act different around my friends. Im sure this book will realte to other people as well.

  • Davey Hamilton
    2018-11-26 08:13

    This was the first book of the year that I was reading on my own time and not as a school assignment. I never read unless I was told to. When I found it I liked the cover and the title of it. When I started to read it, I really enjoyed it. The way the plot went together made it not boring to read. It felt like there was always something happening. even when it was just Sam talking about random stuff. he talked about the right way to make a mixtape and it took a few pages to describe how to do it. Id recomend this book to anyone, im not much of a reader but this story had me hooked till I finished it. Im going to look into more books from this author and see what I can find.