Thursday, September 04, 2014
The F*** It List, by Julie Halpern
The result is a story that meanders along through the year as Becca goes through treatment, Alex and Leo struggle to figure out what they want. Surprisingly, the List itself doesn't play much of a role in the story. There's a lot of death and also a lot of sex (the first masturbation scene is on page 57, if you're looking for it!). Neither the death nor the sex really did much for me, as there isn't much emotion behind it. Some of that flat emotionless delivery v is the cynical dark attitude that Alex carries with her, but mostly it is the lack of investment that the storyteller conveys. A functional story, but it doesn't really add much to the genre.