I don't read, but I do like libraries. I like order, and libraries are all about order. Every book has a place. It's quiet, too: no music. p.99I can't think how to say it nicely so I'll just say it. This book is a mindf*#k. I knew it was going to be before I started, but I had not contemplated exactly what that meant until I got to the end and was gasping at the sheer enormity of this book; the audacity, the craziness. If you haven't read it, I highly recommend that you do.
I'm not sure what to say because I really don't want to spoil anyone. This book would be no fun otherwise. Well, a little fun, but it wouldn't be the same. I am weirdly a fan of unreliable narrator books which is funny because they are no fun in real life. But I digress. Micah is a piece of work. I felt so sorry for her, but at the same time, I almost couldn't stand her. Larbalestier did a brilliant job of writing an almost sympathetic unreliable narrator. She did a brilliant job of making me believe multiple things at once and of convincing me each and every time that she was telling the truth. A-maz-ing.
*My opinion for everyone who has read the book which contains SPOILERS (highlight):
I think the whole book was a lie. I'm not sure about what Micah and Zach's relationship was, but I wonder if they were in a relationship at all. I think she killed him and is in prison and that the whole thing is what she wished would have happened. Because I think she did love him, maybe as a girlfriend, maybe as a stalker and that her parents abandoned her in prison, but her biology teacher visits her.
I recommend The Basic Eight by Daniel Handler if you like this book. I recommend it no matter what in general because it is equally as brilliant.
Hogwarts: Defence Against the Dark Arts