Read over the tracks by Anna Green Online


The first volume of The Heart Rate of a Mouse trilogy.In the summer of 1974, musician Ryan Ross embarks on an exhausting tour in support of his band's breakthrough album. He finds himself struggling to live up to the pressure and expectations of sudden fame in the chaos of endless shows and interviews. As her juggles his dissolving band, lying best friend, and short-livedThe first volume of The Heart Rate of a Mouse trilogy.In the summer of 1974, musician Ryan Ross embarks on an exhausting tour in support of his band's breakthrough album. He finds himself struggling to live up to the pressure and expectations of sudden fame in the chaos of endless shows and interviews. As her juggles his dissolving band, lying best friend, and short-lived love affairs, he heads down a dangerous and self-destructive path, letting himself want one person he can't let himself have....

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over the tracks Reviews

  • Helena Vila killjoy
    2019-05-23 09:53

    Words can't describe all the feelings that reading this gave me. Haven't read anything as intense since Dead Poets Society. Even if you don't like Panic! At The Disco or Ryden, I recommend it 100% because it's an amazing story very well written. A warning: Before you realize it, it will have got into your bones.

  • Megan Hamilton
    2019-04-30 08:37

    Pitying you.

  • Jo
    2019-05-18 05:29

    Okay.. fuck me! I never, EVER thought I'd read a fanfic and love it THIS MUCH!I have a different opinion than others regarding fanfics. I have nothing against it but personally, I don't like reading them. I want canon things, when I crave more and more of a book I crave canon, not just several versions of other people's imagination (I have my own, and it's great but not enough, because I want canon.) Does it make sense? No matter. Regarding fanfics I have the canon problem and the "using real life people" problem, which was the case with this one but... fuck me sideways. This was seriously brilliant!I'm seriously in love. It didn't bothered me like I thought it was going to. I love Panic! At The Disco songs but besides that and knowing the names of current and ex band members, I don't know anything. Perhaps that helped seeing this as not a fanfic about real people but like an actual novel, because that's exactly the way I see it. Or perhaps I'm just inexperiente. The writing was really good, I couldn't stop. The characters are full if personality and that what I most love about it. This wasraw.I have no other word for it. All the anger, the world that it portrays, the sex! (It has been a while since reading sex scenes had such a strong effect on me. Seriouslyhot!)I'm amazed. I really am. Really, really. Oh and I know that considering the year it's set in and all of that this was to be expected but fuck!MAJORhomophobia trigger warnings. It was maddening.

  • Renee Ross
    2019-05-14 05:48

    I'm done. I'm done. I love this and hate it at the same time, it was the best thing I've read in my entire life. I'll never be able to enjoy reading the same way again. It was worth it, every second. Wish I could read it again not knowing what happens. Wish there was more. Glad it's over. I'll miss you.

  • Halla Jourdan
    2019-05-21 06:43

    Personal Opinion:This book was exceptionally well written and although I only just finished this series, I am seriously considering reading them again. This was not like any other book I've ever read, it had more substance, as if the author was telling the story simply to tell it, even if there was not an audience. I was up way later than I should have been for somewhere around 3 days because I could not do anything except wonder what happened next, to but it into perspective I ate, breathed and lived for 'THROAM' for awhile there. I had so many emotions towards the story, I laughed, cried, laughed some more and was on the edge of my seat with suspense. Summary:It was the summer of 1974 and Ryan Ross was part of the biggest rock groups of the time, 'The Followers' and being the lead singer was not all that it was made out to be. Although Ryan is getting slightly fed up with all the fame, 'The Followers' are going on tour for their new record 'Boneless'. the North American tour 'Jackie, Me, and This Lady' is beginning, but one of the roadies quit, leaving them in need of someone in a short amount of time. One of the roadies who has been with the band for years offers to see if his friend will take the job, and to the luck of the band, he does. Before the bus leaves, everyone is introduced to each other; Ryan Ross: The Lead Singer, Brent Wilson: the bassist with a sour attitude, Joe Trohman: the Guitarist who thinks he's the most important member, Spencer Smith: the sweetheart on the drums, Pete Wentz: the stingy managerWilliam Beckett: RoadieAndy Hurley: RoadieZack Cloud Hall: Roadie presumablyBrendon Urie: The newest roadieAs the bus begins to leave, the guys are all talking about girls, and when asked about having a girlfriend, Brendon says hes "Too cute to settle down, besides he's interested in men" and that is when everything begins to go downhill, the guys on tour excluding Ryan and William- make never ending gay jokes and look down on him for he sexuality, and they decide that his sexual orientation must not get out to the public, so they keep it under the radar, but still mess with him for it. Ryan has huge stage anxiety and drinks excessively in order to cope with the huge crowds every night, but even alcohol can not settle his nerves. Brendon was always carefree and nonchalant about virtually everything in his life, although nobody really knew anything about him except for his first name and his looks. Over the next few weeks, Ryan finds himself irritated by his band-mates constantly, and slowly he grows friendlier towards Brendon, who everyone on tour seems to pay no attention to. Ryan finds himself growing curious about Brendon, what his story is, where he is from, and any little secret that he can extract from Brendon's brain, however, Brendon's brain has a lock, and the key is long since gone. When on tour, the guys always pick up groupies, and they happen to come across a well known roadie in the music industry by the name of Aubrey. Ryan picks up on the look of recognition on Brendon's face when he sees Aubrey, and later he asks Aubrey if she knows Brendon and she tells him how he grew up as a Mormon in Utah, in the same neighborhood as her, and that his last name is Urie, and one day, he just disappeared and nobody had ever seen him again. A few days later, Ryan calls Brendon by his last name, which leads Brendon into freaking out at Ryan, not knowing why he knew his last name, and Ryan quickly lied and said that William must have said it. a few moments later Ryan and Brendon are staring at each other when this thing happens, something that Ryan would have never imagined to happen in millions of years, Brendon kissed him, and to his complete surprised he did not push him away, and even kissed him back. quickly after what he was doing had set in, he pulled away and hid in the bus, completely ignoring Brendon for days afterwords, after all there was no chance he was gay. A few days later, Ryan's girlfriend who he tries as hard as possible to avoid when hes on tour, shows up and Ryan pretends to like her and even tries to love her, but the emotions simply are not there, and they are not something he can force. Brendon is getting obviously fed up with Ryan and Keltie's overly affectionate relationship on tour, and Ryan realized that's what he wanted the whole time, to make Brendon jealous, but immediately scolds himself for those thoughts because he is not gay. Brendon decides to confront Ryan about the fact that he's only trying to make him jealous, and Ryan says that he's not, and that him and Keltie are in love, even though he could not even convince himself of the fact, and Brendon tells Ryan something that he immediately regrets, about how Keltie is cheating on him with Brent, and Ryan freaks out, and locks himself in the bathroom refusing to talk to anyone, and Pete decides his best bet is to send Brendon in to coax him out to do the show, because honestly Pete was just a money hungry jerk who should not have been trusted to manage a famous band. Brendon gets into the bathroom and tries his luck; he kisses Ryan, and to his pleasant surprise, Ryan kisses back, and they continue doing other things that i'm not going to put in here. Ryan returns to the guys, he is not mad anymore, and hes mainly calmed down. The guys were surprised to say the least but did not question him, not wanting to taint his suddenly chirpy mood. everything goes good for a few more weeks, then Brendon and Ryan end up banging and Ryan is still convinced he is in fact, not gay. He does not regret liking Brendon, however when he goes back to his hotel room he turns on the TV and sees an anchorwoman shoot herself in the head, and thinks its a sign from God, that he should not be with another male, so he proceeds to ignore Brendon for a few weeks. When the band is in Utah Brendon and Ryan go out for breakfast, which was Ryan's ingenuis idea because he missed Brendon, but what Ryan does not know is that this is the town that they are currently in was Brendon's hometown. Ryan needs to get a new pack of cigarettes because he is out so he goes into the gas station but Brendon refuses to go inside with him, and it is soon apparent why Brendon refused to enter the store, because he ends up freaking out and going inside to see Ryan anyways and that's when Brendon sees his dad, and his dad sees him, and his dad ends up punching him and Ryan has to pull him out. When Brendon is safe from his father, Ryan demands to know what all happened, and as they sit in a park Brendon explains how his father discovered he was into guys, and that growing up in an extremely religious Mormon household meant that being homosexual was a huge sin, so his dad ended up abusing him to the point where he had many broken bones and once they were all in casts, Brendon ran away, all alone making his way to San Francisco at the young age of 14. Ryan sympathises Brendon and he realizes he does want to continue his fling with Brendon, no matter what his conscience was telling him. A few weeks later Spencer who is acting really shady catches Ryan and Brendon together and freaks out, but does not tell anybody. everything seems to be going well and Brendon and Ryan are finally starting to show signs of truly caring for each other when Joe also discovers Ryan and Brendon's huge secret, but Ryan does not realize that Joe was snooping around and found out until the next day when there is a crew and band meeting called and Joe exposes the scandal to everyone. Brendon is harassed and Ryan turns bitter towards him, resenting him for something that was not fully his doing, and eventually Brendon decided to leave the tour. When they were is San Francisco finally Ryan jumped at the opportunity to bring Brendon his things so he can try and talk some sense into him and get him back, because after all he was a lonely shell of a man without Brendon there to cheer him up all the time. When Ryan found Brendon and talked to him, he was close to having a nervous breakdown, and he tried to get him back. Ryan even offered him an actual relationship, no more just fooling around because that is what he thought Brendon had wanted, but in the end his proposal was refused, because he was not trustworthy enough for Brendon, no matter how much he tried to be a better person for him, he always messed up and in the end it came back to haunt him. Ryan left Brendon with sadness radiating off of him into the busy street and went back to the venue with a broken heart. He climbed on to the bus showing no sign of the emotion that was filling his head, and he offered to drive. He drove down the highway that was damp with water as thoughts ran through his mind, and he was unable to concentrate on the task that he was supposed to be doing: driving. He saw the headlights in the dark and realized he was on the wrong side of the road, but continued on anyway, until the bus crashed into the car, and with that, he was done being part of the Followers. Recommendation: I think anyone with a heart would fall in love with this book. Mainly the target audience would be those who spend their night life on Tumblr stalking bands because that is how I found this and i was not disappointed. Lastly, anyone who is a fan of Panic! at the Disco would love this book very much.

  • Ashley
    2019-05-19 09:49

    I'm writing this at 5 A.M., and honestly, the awful cliffhanger leaves me wanting to read more.I am a sick human being.--Now that I've had time to sleep this off, (aka tossing and turning for a couple hours whilst obsessing over the book)I'm going to write an actual review on this.When Ryan wasn't running in circles about his sexuality, his character was arrogant, self-centered, and felt entitled to extreme seniority. This is often a common trait among young rock stars, and was no exception to the character of Ryan, concerned only with his music, girls, alcohol, drugs, and maybe a boy by the name of Brendon Urie, but I'll get to that later.Ryan was often a quite difficult character to read, portraying his life like he always had a black cloud above his head. I'm in no position to shame him for this, thus I am not a rock star, and I don't have the entire world obsessing over me, but Ryan's never ending complaining got old fast. He never took the time to enjoy how much he had while things were still holding together, loosely, at that, but it was better than what the band had become. While at the same time his never ending whining was met with some pretty bad scenarios, causing Ryan to be the glue that held the band together, juggling everyone's skeletons while trying to keep his own in the closet. Ryan was easily the character who had the most to lose, being the lead singer of the band with his love life including two different people being at stake, along with all of his friends. In a sense, Ryan was the most engaging character at times, but then the most crucial to understand. Under all the drugs, alcohol, and the heterosexual facade he displayed, Ryan was a complex person, trying to figure himself out whilst being smothered beneath everyone else's wants first. This gave him hardly any time to figure himself out, and when he did have the time, he made progress. Moments where Ryan was alone were the most beneficial, but once people Brendon or Jac were added to the picture, Ryan lost his train of thought and was set back to square one. Brendon, on the other hand, was someone with a more troubled history. Early on he knew from past experiences that people wouldn't accept him for who he was. Brendon was undoubtedly the most understandable character in the book, looking for love in a not-so subtle manner and being determined to stand his ground if someone were to insult him. It's completely coherent why Brendon acted the way he did when Ryan acted out on him, since Ryan knew all of his deepest secrets, and used them against him in the end (which, sadly, was a habit of Ryan's).In a nutshell, Ryan doesn't know what the hell he wants, and Brendon does, but as expected, their love story hasn't unfolded yet, seeing that there are two more books in the series.Overall, this was a great book. I read it all in one sitting, admittedly crying at 5 A.M. when I completed it. The series has me so hooked that I'm currently running on a few hours of sleep, desperate to dive in and finish the whole series today.

  • Jem
    2019-05-06 03:34

    This is my third reread of the series, but for the first time in several years. Years on, THROAM is still able to rip my heart out, sew it back in, only to yank it out once more. The writing is phenomenal, and the characterization is always my favourite. Time hasn't made this book any less amazing.

  • sammy
    2019-05-11 09:53

    I don't read much fanfic anymore, but I hear about this one all the time online, and now I know why. Put simply, The Heart Rate of a Mouse is incredible. The writing style is stunning, the plot is captivating, and the characters are believable and interesting without falling into cliches. You don't even really need to ship Ryden IRL to enjoy THROAM; I could read this as a regular novel, with no previous knowledge of Brendon and Ryan, and love it all the same.

  • Kaylie
    2019-05-19 02:39

    SO GOOD. The main character is so, so believable that he makes you want to either kiss or kill him at times. Or both. The writing is gorgeous; I immediately fell in love with it.

  • Shannon
    2019-04-30 06:31

    this so isn't my fourth re read ..pfffft

  • Carminex3
    2019-05-11 02:34

    The pain is beautiful. So fucking well written. Beautiful.

  • Jennie
    2019-05-21 07:39

    1. HOLY SHIT THAT WAS GOOD2. Ryan is such an asshole to Beebo3. But ppl said he gets better in the future books so..4. A bit too much sex for my taste but what I like about it is that it's not meaningless. The sex actually furthers the plot, shows character development etc. It's not just random "writing sex for sex's sake."5. Book 1 is basically Ryan exploring his sexuality, trying to convince everyone including himself that he's Straightâ„¢ even though he likes Beebo, is attracted to him and stuff. Lol you ain't straight, Ryan! Stop calling yourself straight!6. Did I mention that Ryan is SUCH AN ASSHOLE?? Sometimes I feel for him but sometimes I just hate the way he treats Beebo (and everyone else) so much that I want to punch him in the face.7. The plot is sooo good. Some foreshadowing here and there, a lot of interesting stuff going on - a real page turner.8. FEELS OMG

  • Laurie
    2019-05-16 04:24

    This fucking book omg. I finally got around to reading this yesterday and I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN. My fucking heart, I haven't felt this way about any book in so long and it's not even really a book. I literally felt my chest constricting countless times while reading this. I was already a massive pre-split Panic! fan, but holy shit I can't even breathe. I need to finish this series ASAP, on to book two...

  • Jade
    2019-05-02 03:39

    I don't think I'll ever be over this book and I want everyone to read it whether they know panic! at the disco or not. I feel the hurt and anger of ryan and brendon and every emotion they share. Anna Green's writing is phenomenal and I look forward re-reading throam many more times in the future

  • Ashley
    2019-05-01 02:53

    Extremely well written - I was hooked upon reading the prologue. The star of this book/series would definitely be the character development. It does have some themes that some people might not want to read, but I personally loved it. The plot does get a bit repetitive though.

  • Leigh Ann
    2019-05-14 07:30

    Honestly, I'm just so glad this is on Goodreads, so I can get credit for reading it. XD

  • Sanrika Rana
    2019-04-28 09:53

    This made my ryden heart cry so much, iT'S SO BEAUTIFUL. GOSH.

  • megan
    2019-05-24 06:48

    i don't know why i read this. i like panic, but not enough to justify having read this

  • Julia Dolinish
    2019-05-15 07:53

    Wow god I've been meaning to read THROAM since it was being updated regularly and finally started and just WOW omfg this story. Amazing. Sucked me in like crazy.

  • Ryan
    2019-04-25 07:28

    I'll admit, when I first decided to buy the physical copy of this book I was a little ashamed since it's a fanfiction about two band members but HOLY. CRAP. I was so surprised when I actually read it. It completely transcends the fanfiction aspect. THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN BOOKS I'VE EVER READ. I can't even tell you how many time I've cried while reading this series. You can really feel what Ryan is going through and Green really makes you feel it. I love this series. Even if you have no idea who the characters are based on, this is a fantastic read. I really like how everyone in this series is a real person, though, because it made everything so much easier to picture (with much help from Green's incredible writing). I love this book.

  • Shahd Anwar
    2019-05-08 04:48

    I've already started the first chapter in Vol.2 but I knew I had to write this here before I drown myself again into this amazing series, but I guess that pretty much sums up how I feel about this book. First things first, in my opinion, I don't think this series can even be classified as fanfiction, it has its own entire story and characters that only share names with real people. To me it's an entirely separate story. Spoilers ahead.It's just one of those books that you know that after finishing it, no other book will manage to top its place for a really long time. I really think I haven't read anything this heartbreaking or emotionally draining since Tfios and that's saying something. And it's not just the love story, it's everything else as well; the character development, the plot twists that seem to pop out everywhere making you unable to put the story down. Most importantly, at least to me, is that I can't say how much I loved not-liking Ryan at first. I think that books now miss that point a lot. Every character is written now (or at least every lead character) to make readers want to be or be with him/her. Ryan was defiantly not the guy I wanted to be or be with and that, to me, was incredible. It reminds me so much of Holden Caulfield in Catcher In The Rye, not character-wise but writing-wise, and I love that. Also, to manage to write him this way, especially that it was a first person type of narration, is just baffling to me. I adore the idea that it also still managed to make me, as a reader, care about him while still knowing what a horrible, self-centered, egotistical person he was at least at first. The story is really heartbreaking (I really can't think of any other word to describe it) and I loved every part of it. Brendon didn't deserve any of the awful things that happened to him, and Ryan didn't deserve how good of a person Brendon was. Ryan needed that reality check when Brendon finally left, he needed to know that he didn't have the right to treat him that way and to finally confess how he feels and stop being so confused. But the way he reacted was not what I expected, man, I had no idea the heartbreak would cause him to do that..I actually felt very sorry for Spencer for most of the book; trying to juggle his secret family and their sorry excuse for a band with his friendship with Ryan on top of everything else must've been like hell. He was trying so hard to be there for everyone that I really have no idea how he managed to stay sane for most of the first half of the book. I even found myself forgiving his his homophobia knowing what a different world the seventies were. I hope he gets to work things out with his family and Ryan too in the second book. I don't think I'll be able to take it if his relationship with Ryan ends the way it did in real life. Those two just break my heart almost as Ryan and Brendon themselves.Also, I just want to add a tiny fangirl moment, throughout reading, I couldn't help but keep plying Panic!'s new songs; House Of Memories, Golden Days, and The Good, The Bad, and The Dirty, in the background. It's true that they broke my heart even further as I read, but they seriously make the perfect soundtrack for this book, especially The Good, The Bad, and The Dirty.

  • Camille
    2019-05-09 06:29

    I've been a P!atD fan for years, yet I only heard about this fic just now, like what's with the THROAM hype all about and that they're actually selling this fic as books(!!!) now, etc., because back then all I wanted from this band was new music. Now, I've decided to relive my pop punk phase as this fanfic hungry adult that I am.1)I only read selected AU fics because I like the ones close to reality better, because it's hard for me to give the characters new roles and personalities when they're far from who they really are, 2)I rarely read multichaptered fics because usually plots and character buildup bore me, so I'm more of a one-shot or pwp person, and 3) I don't read multi-chaptered AU fics because, c'mon, if I can't finish reading the books I'd want to read, do you think I could waste my time on a longass fic that I'll surely give up midway? But I did this time. There was a blackout a few days ago and I had nothing to do, so why not? I gave it a go, since I was in a Ryden mood anyways. And it was one of the best decisions I've made in my life.At first, I was completely clueless on what's going on, and felt like I'd be dropping this anytime soon. But it wasn't long till things got interesting and since then, I had a hard time putting it down.I know this has been said a thousand times before but the fic REALLY is well written, that I don't even see it as a fic while reading it because you could actually treat it as a book. The pacing wasn't rushed, and there were hardly any dragging parts at all. Don't get me started with the sexy times because hehe those parts were wonderfully written as well, and they all happen in the right times and in the right mood, because some fics just throw them in whenever they one to.The setting was just perfect, since in the 70s you can throw in a lot of conflicts, plus it was the days of sex, drugs and rock and roll, so this would be the best setting with the kind of plot it has. And you know that the writer's that good since she was able to mix real facts and AU stuff in that well, that you couldn't whine how OOC the characters areand shit. Like, I always imagine Ryan as some cutesy, awkward dork (who's def a bottom) and I wanted him that way in the P!atD fics that I read, but now I'm starting to like THROAM!Ryan, who's all arrogant and angsty (and dom), and I'm getting used to that.I'd like to give a further review and add more praises to this, but I'm not done with the story since THROAM has 2 more volumes, so yeah, so far this is all I've got to say: this fic is beautiful enough to convince me, a multi-chaptered AU fic hater, to read this.And lol, when I was about to reach the end, for some reason, Trade Mistakes start playing in my head, and wow the song fits. Go try it.

  • Levi
    2019-05-02 06:33

    This is one of my all time favourite books. Though it is fanfiction, I personally feel like it can be read just as a novel on it's own.Anna Green has a wonderful way with words. She writes Ryan as a vastly complex person. He's angry and cruel, but still he has hope and dreams of a better future. Clouded by pessimism, he often stumbles and this is his greatest fault. She creates tension between Ryan and Brendon, despite the former constantly declaring his heterosexuality - which is one of the novel's few let downs. The selfishness and raw anger between them drags on, yet you keep reading, mainly because there are moments where they have hope. Ryan is tragic. Half of his hardship is self inflicted, but when it isn't it shows just how harsh the life of a musician can be. The confusion with his sexuality might be realistic to some people. To others it might simply annoy. The sex scenes are graphic. However they aren't badly written, certainly better than a lot of published erotica. The first person perspective might be off putting and the untamed language can take away any meaning in these scenes. The visceral nature of it, to me, was what made them.Plenty of trigger warnings can be used in regards to THROAM. Especially this first book. Ryan is suicidal and makes constant references to it. The drug use, though not as graphic as it could be, is potentially disturbing. However, it is the characters that really drive this story. The plot may be weaker than you want, but the characters and their relationships are strong. Ryan and Spencer's fraught friendship being my personal favourite. Though the band members in this might not be what you know them to be, this novel is worth every minute. Even if you don't listen to any of the bands the characters are taken from, I recommend this book highly. The Heart Rate of a Mouse: Vol. 1 Over the Tracks is a novel which I would recommend to everyone.

  • Riley Ferguson
    2019-05-26 09:37

    This was such a good read. I usually don't bother with the longer fics, they tend to be a little bit annoying and not worth finishing but this is one of the good ones. I love Panic! At The Disco, through every era. I don't like to read fics about the bands where everyone has true to real life personalities. The way this was written did a good job of taking the real life counterparts and separating them from the characters. The story in general was always interesting and around every corner there was a new point of interest. From Ryan and Brendons first meeting to Spencers Secret Marriage. The band is a complete mess but the music is good and they continue to tour despite all the mess they have to live with. Also I just really loved Brendon in this. In real life I love him too, but he can be a bit egotistical and more resembling THROAM Ryan. THROAM Brendon was such a sweetheart and the amount of hurt he deals with throughout the story broke my heart. I may be biased because I love P!ATD but I'd say read it. It's cute and heartbreaking. basically it's great.

  • justine
    2019-05-16 04:48

    I've never been one to read a lot of fanfiction. I just didn't. THROAM was a game changer. The characterization was so in-depth and detailed. Ryan and Brendon (and even smaller characters like Spencer or Joe) felt like fleshed out, multidimensional people and not simply caricatures of their real life alter egos. I fell in love and got my heart broken and felt pain and anger and hope and sorrow along with the characters. It takes a brilliant author to affect me so much with their words. I also love the idea of a story set in the 70s. I love historical fiction but never cared much for this decade. Boy, was I missing out! I love the whole aura of this era: Everything feels warm, and different. Like the world is on edge, getting ready for a major transformation. In summary: This book wrecked me.

  • Eleana
    2019-05-23 07:25

    I checked this out purely because I found a cute edit on tumblr and then I ended up falling in love with this story and I don't know what to do with all the feels. The whole story is just kind of awesome and funny and really moving and heartbreaking at times and the characters are so fun to read about. The fact that it took place in the 70s added to the whole story.I liked Ryan as a narrator more than I expected I would. He's kind of a little shit and somehow manages to ruin everything several times but I still like him and wish him the best ya feel??So anyway yeah the ending was horrible because I didn't have wifi and I couldn't get the sequel and yeah...all good now. Looking forward to the rest of this series

  • Laura
    2019-05-01 09:43

    ok, I'll be honest. I already read all of THROAM few years ago, back when anna posted volume three chapter by chapter. Those were my bandom days, and I loved THROAM with a burning passion. Now, four years later, I decided to re-read it, to see if it was just me being young and impressionable or if even without my bandom-obsession the story keeps being really good. spoiler: it is. Now, I'm not one to glorify fanfiction as literature or whatsoever, but this one guys. THIS ONE. This ruined all other fanfiction for me, I realize that now, because I kept searching in other FFs what THROAM had. You don't have to know who patd are, what ryden is, you just have to open this goddamn ff and be amazed. (and be prepared to cry a lot)

  • Taylor
    2019-05-14 07:36

    this was one of the more beautiful books i've read in a long time. it kept me hooked the entire time. i couldn't put it down. while some of the characters, like joe and brent weren't very interesting, ryan and brendon both had incredible depth and complexity. even pete was given some depth. i was actually surprised by the fact that it kept me on my toes. the best part for me was that ryan, our protagonist, wasn't really that likeable most of the time, even though it was easy to empathize with him. most of the time i wanted to punch him in the face, which i loved, because he was so conflicted and his character made the book for me. i'd definitely recommend this to everyone.

  • Hanna-Lee Harjono
    2019-05-24 03:48

    THIS IS THE BEST THING YOU WILL EVER READ IN YOUR ENTIRE LIFE.I'm not even kidding holy shit.I don't ship Ryden or listen to Panic! that much either, but damn the story is f***ing amazing. Speaking of f***ing... ;) I honestly cannot get over how fricking amazingly well written this whole book/fanfiction is. Anna Green, I worship you.I recommend it to anyone who isn't against lgbtq and is of mature age. Obviously the main demographic who will read this is teenage girls, but, well... I wonder what a straight white male would think of this...

  • Kim
    2019-05-26 07:40

    heeeel anders dan andere boeken, dus vond ik wel een keertje leuk. Alleen als je dit boek gaat lezen, moet je sommige stukken wel overslaan, want dat is echt getailleerd op een onderwerp waar je niet zoveel details van wilt weten.