Saturday 3 April 2021

FLY ON THE WALL by E. Lockhart


Fly on The WallFly on The Wall by E. Lockhart
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I didn't plan to read anything new today. I just wanted to go through my thrift-store finds and see what books worked and didn't work for me. But, after picking this one up, I couldn't put it down.

Gretched Yee attends the Manhattan School of Art and Music. A school where everyone seems so unique but she feels so ordinary and alone. Mostly, she spends her time drawing, reading comic books and watching people without really seeing them. The day she wishes she was a fly on the wall, her life takes a very unexpected turn...

OMG. I loved this very unique and quirky book. Not only was it interesting because Gretchen's voice and the writing style were so addictive, but the turn of events were really unusual. In the best way possible.

Gretchen's a teenager who feels invisible and ignored and when her parents announce they're getting a divorce, it affects her deeply because she has a hard time letting go of things. Add the fact her best friend keeps avoiding her, that she can't be honest about the boy she has a crush on and wishes she understood boys even just a little bit.

It's not until her very own Metamorphosis, comic book transformation episode strikes that she's able to see what's really going on around her. This is when she realises she's not the only uncertain person with issues, and that boys are just like girls but different. And I loved this very quirky approach.

This book turned out to be a lot of things: interesting, unusual, intriguing, sad, happy, peculiar, even romantic, and all about how important it is to be yourself and follow your heart's desire.

Oh, and it was a lot of fun too!

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