Monday, 7 January 2013

Fly On The Wall by Emily Lockhart

I don't know if I liked this one.

A girl named Gretchen at an art school has a crush on a boy called Titus. She wishes she could ask him out but she's nerdy and finds boys so mysterious, and she wishes she could be a fly on the wall in the boys' locker room to see how boys work. Her wish comes true. Like, literally, she turns into a fly.

This books main selling feature is that it's funny, which it is. It's got a sort of, crude, awkward humour but yes , it's humorous. The main character is slightly annoying but ultimately relatable. The book is short and an easy read.

Other than that, there's not much else. The characters, including Gretchen, don't seem to have a lot of depth. They all have issues and personalities, but there's not really time to look deep. I wasn't a particularly big fan of the writing style. The main bulk of the text was alright, but Lockhart has certain writing mannerisms which are annoying and repetitive.

It wasn't bad per say, but Fly On The Wall was not as good as I'd hoped.