Thanks for the Trouble by Tommy Wallach
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This had a bit too much of the "manic pixie dream girl" in it for my tastes, but I know some teens will eat this up.
Parker Sante (yay for diverse main characters!) hasn't spoken a word in years and eventually you find out why. It doesn't help that his mother is in denial and that he uses his lack of words as a reason to not have close friends. When he befriends an intriguing young woman in a hotel restaurant, she sends him on a whirlwind of a weekend. Of course, he falls in love. Of course, she "saves" him. But there is some magic thrown in there, too.
I didn't love this one as much as I loved We All Looked Up, but he's still an author I will keep reading. Great authentic male protagonist! Call me crazy, but I wanted MORE magical realism in this one!
I received an electronic advanced readers copy of this title from the publisher through Edelweiss. The book is to be published 2/23/16.
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