Where I End and You Begin
This book was well written with descriptive words but made me very uncomfortable. The way Preston Norton draws a painting with his words is phenomenal. He creates vivid images that make you feel like you are watching a movie.
The book is geared toward ages sixteen and above due to adult language. The swearing was over the top and unnecessary. Being only eleven years old, this book had way too much information about sexuality. I was a bit frustrated by all of the pop references because I was too young to get the majority of them. I had to look them up as I read the book, which slowed me down in my reading. If I were in my twenties or thirties this may be a perfect opportunity for the author to communicate his thoughts with the reader.
I wanted to read this book because of how they switched bodies because I am a fan of the movies Freaky Friday and Swapped. I felt the author was really trying too hard to focus on Ezra Slevin and Wynonna Jones’s sexuality and gender fluidity. I would have enjoyed a story or journey without the confusion and weirdness of that. I liked the cover illustration and thought the title went well with the content of the book.
The author built up the characters well and made you see exactly who they were. For example, he made it clear that Holden was extremely crass and Ezra Slevin was a mostly friendless, anxious, and neurotic insomniac. And has a huge crush on this girl named Imogen. And then there’s Wynonna, who has blue hair and makes Ezra’s life miserable… but then they switch bodies.
|Page Count||416 pages|
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