Guys. You know how I said I’d read the Jason Reynolds book about two months ago? I was completely wrong, because I read THIS book in September, right before I saw him on his book tour. I’m backlogged THREE MONTHS in reviews.
I’ve mentioned polarizing authors before, and I can think of few who invite fights more readily than a mention of Jonathan Safran Foer. I cannot think of a single person who is indifferent to him—you either love him or you hate him. For the record, I really like his writing a lot. My favorite is still Everything Is Illuminated. It’s rawer and less polished than Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, but there are moments of clarity and truth that just seemed less filtered and gimmicky than ELIC. That said, I was curious to see how Here I Am stacked up. I also had a bit of a time crunch, since The Chancellor and I got tickets to hear him speak about it. I finished with about a week to spare—thank goodness! Full review found here. I do snark on white-boy lit a bit, so yay!