Date Released: September 5th 2011
Pages: 273 pages
Date Read: June 24, 2012
Source: Giveaway Won
Meh. This book was just meh. After reading The Duff I had really high expectations for this novel. The Duff was genius, I loved it so so much, and Lysistrata is my favorite comedy of them all, as a matter of fact, it was the only comedy I ever liked in High School. When I saw this book was a re-telling of Lysistrata, I was thrilled, when I saw who the author was, I was jumping with joy, when I finished reading it, I was so disappointed.
First, I thought there would be a lot of fun boy v. girl episodes (like in the novel Girl V. Boy), and there weren't. Second, I didn't like Lissa, which is a problem when you consider she's the main character and that the book is told in her point of view. I was constantly exasperated with the way she acted and even though I thought the writing was good, at parts I just found it really hard to keep going due to my low patience for Lissa's behavior.
The book on itself wasn't really bad, but I had a picture in my mind of how it would be and well, it failed to be what I hoped for it.
Cash was really cute, thumbs up for him, I really liked him and he seemed rational, Randy was a douche and overall it was also a funny story. If you liked The Duff, you should give it a try, maybe you'll enjoy it.
My review of The Duff.
“I'm serious. They'll call me a pussy."
"And if you help them, I'll call you a dick. So no matter what you do, you're going to be some form of genitalia.”