Book Review: Me Being Me is Exactly as Insane as You Being Youーby Todd Hasak-Lowy

 Me Being Me is Exactly as Insane as You Being You

Paperback, 656 pages

Published: April 05, 2016 (First Published: March 24, 2015)

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Ratings: 2 Printsprint 2


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Darren hasn’t had an easy year.

There was his parents’ divorce, which just so happened to come at the same time his older brother Nate left for college and his longtime best friend moved away. And of course there’s the whole not having a girlfriend thing.

Then one Thursday morning Darren’s dad shows up at his house at 6 a.m. with a glazed chocolate doughnut and a revelation that turns Darren’s world inside out. In full freakout mode, Darren, in a totally un-Darren move, ditches school to go visit Nate. Barely twenty-four hours at Nate’s school makes everything much better or much worse—Darren has no idea. It might somehow be both. All he knows for sure is that in addition to trying to figure out why none of his family members are who they used to be, he’s now obsessed with a strangely amazing girl who showed up out of nowhere but then totally disappeared.

Told entirely in lists, Todd Hasak-Lowy’s debut YA novel perfectly captures why having anything to do with anyone, including yourself, is:

1. painful
2. unavoidable
3. ridiculously complicated
4. possibly, hopefully the right thing after all.

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(a short book review)

This may not be the worst book (because for me Playlist For The Dead is) but I don’t like it. I really don’t.

This may be the first time I ever read a book that is written in list, but I know I’ll like a book when I see one. This one is different. The descriptions may be catchy or interesting, but the inside? Eh, not so much.

The book started well and fine, but in the the middle part it gets boring. It’s like the story has no goal to tell at all. It’s like a normal life of a person with a broken family and has no story to share but the fact that the person’s dad is gay.

I’ve been in a reading slump for weeks and I am not liking the fact that I feel like switching the book. It’s not the best, really. You can read it for yourself and share your thoughts with me.

Even though I didn’t get to finish the book, I think I still won’t like it. Gah I am really disappointed.


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Let’s talk about Me Being Me is Exactly as Insane as You Being You and how disappointed (or not) have you been about reading this book.



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