Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Narrative Loserdom Review
Reading Level:Young Adult
First book in a possible series
Justin Taggart doesn’t know anything (about being a loser). He likes girls and plays sports and has some friends. Unfortunately his fear of rejection outweighs his ability to deal with these well. Mostly there’s Sterling, the girl of his dreams who knows how to stop his heart by not knowing he likes her. Another thing is trying to get money with Adam, who’s rich anyway so it’s more about hanging out. As for Justin, he makes ends meet by mowing people’s yards with Adam, and sometimes by breaking into vending machines and selling late-night cable programming to peers (also with Adam). But it’s not like he doesn’t feel bad about it, since Jesus died for his sins. School is pretty terrible with all the work and practice, but there are a few people there worth mentioning. Anyone who picks up his journal will be in for something, if they feel like getting through a lot of grammar and spelling problems. They’ll probably end up seeing that they shouldn’t have looked at it anyway, because this is someone’s private anthem of girls, grass, and loserdom
This was a very interesting book. It didn't really have much of a plot. It was basically the rambling of a 16 year old teenage guy. At first it was entertaining and kept my attention because he was writing basically everyday. Around the middle it started to get kinda slow. What he was writing was still interesting but he wouldn't write for like days. So that slowed it down a little.
Narrative Loserdom is a curious book about the everyday life of Justin Taggart. It was written as journal entries. The most interesting part for me was all his different jobs. He went from a lawn guy to stealing cable to selling late night tv programs along with the rare breaking into vending machines. Another part I really liked was his obsession with Sterling. Justin is kinda a creeper. Adam was pretty cool too. His odd obsession with adult videos was very interesting. I didn't really understand Justin and Adams relationship. They didn't seem to like each other very much but they were still best friends. Overall I really liked this. Its hard to explain why I liked it.I just did.It was entertaining and isnt something I would normally read.4/5 Stars