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Thanks for the Trouble This one is definitely not for me yikes I m also not a fan of the author s behaviour or seemingly romanticising of mental illness and suicide So pls be careful going into this.It s pretty tropey with the larger than life girl sweeps into unsuspecting hopeless broken boy s life and FIXES HIM in a glorious rush of surreal amazing activities I just don t like it Mostly because the girl character will usually views herself as PERFECT and RIGHT and doesn t really care about her actions towards This one is definitely not for me yikes I m also not a fan of the author s behaviour or seemingly romanticising of mental illness and suicide So pls be careful going into this.It s pretty tropey with the larger than life girl sweeps into unsuspecting hopeless broken boy s life and FIXES HIM in a glorious rush of surreal amazing activities I just don t like it Mostly because the girl character will usually views herself as PERFECT and RIGHT and doesn t really care about her actions towards others view spoiler Zelda did not AT ANY STAGE plan to be part of Parker s life She absolutely lead him on and let him get attached to her, and gave him things and had sex with himdespite 100% planning on jumping off the bridge And she made HIM fix up HIS life, but hers was the good way She was justified He was not I HATE THIS Every time I read a book that does it another is Say What You WillI get so angry and frustrated hide spoiler Also what genre is this Is it contemporaryor or or paranormal Zelda claims to be immortal But otherwise it s a very contemporary sounding feeling novel.So the story is narrated by Parker, who has mutism and he communicates with writing in a journal He meets Zelda at a hotel and tries to steal her money, and she takes his notebook and BOOM they end up together for the day She says she s immortal and going to kill herself at the end of the day so Parker decides to convince her to live Which is a premise I really likeif it hadn t have had the immortal part in it It just threw me.I really liked Parker He was absolutely adorable and I loved how his mutism was handled He knew sign language, but mostly he communicated with writing No one got after him for his mutism he hasn t talked in like 5 years But handled so so well I loved how sweet and self depreciating his humour was and HE WAS JUST A NICE GUY.Zelda though I would not have got on with her in real life, let s put it that way She was VERY over the top and lavished things everywhere and honestly justified everything she did with the dismissiveness of someone who believes they re never wrong I m irritated.The storyline itself was mildly entertaining They eat a LOT of food yummmm and they go all over the city, visiting museums and cinemas and gardens It s not dull.But the ending no It is a very open ending andthan a little unrealistic and played into a ton of harmful tropes and thoughts view spoiler After ALL THAT HAPPENED, Zelda killed herself She jumped She forced Parker to fix himself and then she jumped and I justno I don t even know what message this sends Plus the chapter after, Parker didn t even seem to CARE He was all like and that was like a nice 2 days of my life, but moving forward Plus can you HONESTLY expect to get into an Ivy League school when you have a criminal record, barely attend school, and have abominable grades Idek because I m not American, but after all the other books I ve read where they re busting their guts to get into school, this felt unrealistic hide spoiler The storyline frustrated me too much and I disliked Zelda and all she represented, because it was so so problematic And the book literally romanticises suicide So I m out Ack This was just my cup of tea. It s been a while since I read a book in a day I actually ended up enjoy this waythan I expected It was a quick fun read with some serious topics mixed in there The female character can definitely be seen as a manic pixie girl but it still worked for me Also I enjoyed the short stories that were included throughout the book Worth the read 4.5 stars Love is the exception to the law of diminishing returns This book is like a breath of fresh air It s so different from anything I ve ever read This book follows 17 year old Parker who is a mute thief, and he also happens to be Latino In order to communicate he carries around a journal with him at all times, and he also enjoys writing stories in his journal One day, while thieving at a hotel, he comes across Zelda, a silver haired girl who is immortal and doesn t age She has a hug 4.5 stars Love is the exception to the law of diminishing returns This book is like a breath of fresh air It s so different from anything I ve ever read This book follows 17 year old Parker who is a mute thief, and he also happens to be Latino In order to communicate he carries around a journal with him at all times, and he also enjoys writing stories in his journal One day, while thieving at a hotel, he comes across Zelda, a silver haired girl who is immortal and doesn t age She has a huge stack of hundred dollar bills and he steals them from her, but then he realizes he left his journal at the hotel so he has to go back Parker and Zelda instantly form a bond and Zelda tells him she plans on jumping off the Golden Gate bridge I love the way the first chapter is written in third person, as if Parker was trying to write a story about his life from third person, and then he changes his mind and it changes to first person This story is written so beautifully, and I love the way Parker views things and writes about the world Like the way he talks about his parents loving each other They loved each other like the ocean loves the shoreline eating away at it, little by little, day after day They loved each other like the sunlight that makes the plants grow, then scorches the leaves and bakes the moisture from the earth It s so beautiful Also, I love how this book also talks about how there is a fine line between rightness and wrongness, which is something I think about a lot I love the way Parker writes about it Rightness and wrongness are slippery concepts I mean, some things are obviously shitty and some things are obviously nice or noble or whatever, but between the two goalposts of black and white, between punching a baby in the kidney and donating a kidney to save a baby, there s a freaking football field worth of gray area It s just so honest and beautifully written I couldn t have said it better myself.I also really enjoyed how this book explored the idea that we lose the ability to be happy as we age It reminded me a lot of Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock in that way Parker s voice and ideas were very similar to Leonard Peacock and they have a similar view of society How doing something for the first time is always going to be happier andmagical than doing it again any time after that And as we get older and we experience fewer things for the first time, it automatically makes us less happy It also mentions this again when he says When change loses its magic, then there in t really anything left to live for The most exciting part of living is looking forward to the future and changing in one way or another, but in Zelda s case she has an everlasting future that s never ending and she gets to watch all her loved ones die over and over again and watch history repeat itself I love Parker s humor and his charm, he is just so sweet and I want to give him a hug I also really enjoyed his short stories that he wrote throughout the course of the novel They are so creative ad whimsical and fairy tale like I especially loved the second one, about the boy who can smell death and fell in love with a silver haired girl I also loved the presence and atmosphere of San Francisco in this story I think Zelda is also a very thoughtful and interesting character, and I enjoyed her interactions with Parker I especially liked when she said Why does anyone fall in love with anyone I don t believe we each have some single special person waiting for us out there, if that s what you re getting at I ve been in love too many times over the years to buy into that old canard It sa question of timing you know As if we all have these elaborate locks inside our hearts that are constantly changing shape, and every once in a while, someone happens along with the perfect key Love is nothingthan a fortuitous collision of circumstances I strongly believe in this idea too and I just loved the way this was written, and the way she thinks I also loved her metaphor about what it s like to age when she talked about the art gallery painting How when you are born, and you are standing closest tot he canvas and everything looks so big and overwhelming, then as you grow older and gain perspective you step back and see the bigger picture, but then as you keep aging hundreds of years you get further and further away form the canvas and it loses its magic the canvas representing life in this metaphor I just love this metaphor and I think it s so beautiful This is just a very raw, real book about thoughtful, interesting characters that got me thinking It got me thinking a lot about life and why we do what we do I loved Parker and Zelda as characters, but I love the way this book makes me think evenThat s the reason why I enjoyed it so much, because it s very thought provoking and makes me think about things like what s right and what s wrong and what is love anyway, and what makes a life meaningfulI loved it view spoiler I was sad to see Zelda jump off the bridge and kill herself at the end, but I also appreciate the fact that it was very realistic and just because she has a few happy days with a young boy doesn t mean she s magically going to be cured I m happy Zelda encouraged him to go to college and help him get over his Father s death and put his Mom in her place when it came to her alcohol problems and her ability to take care of Parker I also love how the entire book ended up being a response to an essay question and it totally reminded me of We Are The Ants in that way hide spoiler I previously read We All Looked Up last year and I wasn t a huge fan of it, but I remember really enjoying Tommy Wallach s writing style He writes very beautifully so I knew I wanted to give this book a chance and I am so glad I did This is the first book I finished for this years booktubeahon, and I am so happy I chose to read this book I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys coming of age stories that really make you think I m just going to pretend that this is my first read of 2018 and not An Enchantment of Ravens because it s definitely my first 5 star read WHY AREN T MORE PEOPLE RAVING ABOUT Thanks for the Trouble I m not sure how a short book of 200 something pages managed to make me want to rethink what I m doing with my life That rarely happens to me as I mof a go with the flow type of person and don t mind life punching me in the face sometimes I m also not a long term planner, I only make I m just going to pretend that this is my first read of 2018 and not An Enchantment of Ravens because it s definitely my first 5 star read WHY AREN T MORE PEOPLE RAVING ABOUT Thanks for the Trouble I m not sure how a short book of 200 something pages managed to make me want to rethink what I m doing with my life That rarely happens to me as I mof a go with the flow type of person and don t mind life punching me in the face sometimes I m also not a long term planner, I only make plansin my head instead of writing ish down like normal and organized peoplewhen I see fit For that, I ve never really thought of goals for the present future and that s fine The one constant thing in my life that I like to keep is how grateful I am for anyone and anything that comes my way So anyways, whoever is shaking their head and or getting confused by now I HAVE A SOLUTION FOR YAH Go and read this book like right now The only thing that you need to know before going into this is that it s not your typical boy meets girl and boy falls in love with girl story The writing is just stunning and there s a nice twist to the story telling aspect The rest will take you by storm Aaaaaand for those who plan to give it a go if you tell me you finished reading this book without feeling anything towards these characters then are you even human I m just kidding I ve been wanting to get to this book ever since I heard about it last year so I really hope that it won t disappoint me currently reading it for the 24 Hour Readathon that my friends and I are hosting feel free to join 3 This is definitely one of those books that are a fun and enjoyable and adventurous read but somehow where most people finish it in a sitting it kinda.lost my interest than once NOT TO SAY IT ISN T A GOOD BOOK, BC IT DEFINITELY IS I just.idk So this book is about a boy who has developed mutism since he was a child after a traumatic accident But the boy is a fluffy marshmallow cupcake who is also a writer and the cutest thing since stuffed animals Basically I love Parker A LOT So th This is definitely one of those books that are a fun and enjoyable and adventurous read but somehow where most people finish it in a sitting it kinda.lost my interest than once NOT TO SAY IT ISN T A GOOD BOOK, BC IT DEFINITELY IS I just.idk So this book is about a boy who has developed mutism since he was a child after a traumatic accident But the boy is a fluffy marshmallow cupcake who is also a writer and the cutest thing since stuffed animals Basically I love Parker A LOT So the book is set in a very easy going, slightly sarcastic tone and that definitely clicked with me right from the start He was just your average teenager Or a little above average, actually A solid seven out of ten Maybe a B B on a good day, in the right light, taking the most forgiving possible position on his too thick eyebrows and his weirdly prominent dimples when he smiled and his slight butt chin.Fuck me This is turning into a disaster, isn t itI laughed really loudly at that Anywho, so the writing is easy and humourous, the characters are interesting enough so where s it lacking you ask I will answer with everything else Idk if this is just me, but I felt like the majority of the book was the characters going on a wild goose chase per Zelda s desires only for the book to end in a very predictable manner Or maybe it was just predictable to me but idk I saw it coming from the start And then it just made the whole book seem frivolous, like we were just reading through filler to get to the real conclusion And it really felt like filler to me after a while, I was growing bored really quickly yikes And Zelda was a GOOD female lead but she was also tiring like really tiring Like I barely read for 10 minutes straight without getting exhausted by everything she was She s basically the perfect example of a manic pixie dream girl ikr who would have thought I d ever use such language and I just couldn t take her seriously there I said it But that s not to say I didn t enjoy it bc it definitely was a fun read with deeper than expected undertones Its just not a memorable book in my honest, humble opinion So for sure pick it up if you re looking for something fun and fast and easy It just didn t make me rethink my life or squeal like a toddler who is high on sugar that s what classifies 5 star reads for me if anyone was wondering 3 stars I ve got some questions for you Was this story written about me I shrugged Yes or no I shrugged again, finally earning a little scowl, which somehow made the girl even pretty It brought a bloom to her pale cheeks and made sharp shelves of her cheekbones It s very rude not to answer simple questions, she saidI gestured for my journal, but she still wouldn t give it to me So I took out my pen and wrote I can t on my palmThen, in tiny letters below it, I finished the thought Now don t you feel like a jerk Parker Sant hasn t spoken a word in five years While his classmates plan for bright futures, he skips school to hang out in hotels, killing time by watching the guests But when he meets a silver haired girl named Zelda Toth, a girl who claims to be quite a bit older than she looks, he ll discover there just might be a few things left worth living for ❴Read❵ ➲ The Maranaw Torogan Author Abdullah T Madale – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk finally earning a little scowl [PDF / Epub] ✎ Seven Hills Away and Other Stories ☂ N.V.M. Gonzalez – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk which somehow made the girl even pretty It brought a bloom to her pale cheeks and made sharp shelves of her cheekbones It s very rude not to answer simple questions ☉ [PDF / Epub] ☆ Walong Diwata ng Pagkahulog By Edgar Calabia Samar ❤ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk she saidI gestured for my journal ✸ The New Girl (Gabriel Allon Epub ✻ Author Daniel Silva – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk but she still wouldn t give it to me So I took out my pen and wrote I can t on my palmThen ❮Read❯ ➳ Gabryel Honasan (Stallion, Author Sofia (PHR) – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk in tiny letters below it ✾ As They Spoke to Me kindle Epub ❂ Author Puneet Singh – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk I finished the thought Now don t you feel like a jerk Parker Sant hasn t spoken a word in five years While his classmates plan for bright futures [Reading] ➰ Nakatanim na Granada ang Diyos ➸ Rebecca T. Añonuevo – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk he skips school to hang out in hotels ❰PDF / Epub❯ ✅ Mate Me [If You May] (The Millennium Wolves, Author Sapir Englard – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk killing time by watching the guests But when he meets a silver haired girl named Zelda Toth ❴Read❵ ➱ Pula Ang Kulay Ng Dugo at Iba Pang Kwento Author Brigido C. Batungbakal – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk a girl who claims to be quite a bit older than she looks ❰Télécharger❯ ➵ Le Nouvel ordre sexuel Auteur Christian Authier – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk he ll discover there just might be a few things left worth living for 4.5 I don t know why I decided to read this book, but I was thoroughly engaged by this 17 year old, reclusive high school boy who stopped speaking after his Colombian father died in a car crash But Parker writes So he s a mute Latino who plays chess and writes stories Not exactly Mr Popularity He skips a lot of school, and his mother is a bereaved flight attendant who drinks heavily To stay dry for the required 12 hours before flying, she stokes up on Bloody Marys for breakfast if she s got 4.5 I don t know why I decided to read this book, but I was thoroughly engaged by this 17 year old, reclusive high school boy who stopped speaking after his Colombian father died in a car crash But Parker writes So he s a mute Latino who plays chess and writes stories Not exactly Mr Popularity He skips a lot of school, and his mother is a bereaved flight attendant who drinks heavily To stay dry for the required 12 hours before flying, she stokes up on Bloody Marys for breakfast if she s got a night flight Parker is raising himself and has resorted to petty crime pickpocket stuff hanging around hotels Attractive, silver haired Zelda is ripe for the picking, having left a wad of cash momentarily on her breakfast table, and Parker is quick to make off with it but has to go back sheepishly for his journal, which he s left behind.He carries it with him, not only to communicate, but also for his writing He has an imaginative view of the world, and Zelda is a bit intrigued She isn t quite the teen he and we first thought, and he s not able to fool her the way he fools his mother and therapist This is a coming of age story with a twist for which you will be asked to suspend disbelief I did so gladly, Zelda s effect, first on Parker and then on Parker s mother, is interesting, but likewise is Parker s effect on her He may be an innocent, but he s insightful His parents loved each other, but his father was a disappointed author with a temper As Parker put itThey loved each other like the ocean loves the shoreline eating away at it, little by little, day after day They loved each other like the sunlight that makes the plants grow, then scorches the leaves and bakes the moisture from the earth As he and Zelda explore San Francisco, he lets us into his head a bit and she opens up the world for him Before Zelda, there were things he never thought of He likens it to when he was little and his dad took him fishing in Alaska Parker got a bite, played the line to hook the fish with people cheering, and then, they went quietI d lost the fish And you d think I wouldn t have given a shit I mean, so I didn t have a fish, right Who cared One minute earlier, I hadn t a fish either But somehow, that one minute of struggle had transformed the very concept of not having a fish, from something that didn t matter at all to something that mattered a whole lot If I d never met Zelda, well, that would have been one thing I m glad I met both Parker and Zelda Wallach tells a great story Many thanks to him, to NetGalley and to Simon and Schuster Australia for the preview copy from which I ve quotedQuotes may have changed in the final version Parker Sant hasn t spoken a word in five years While his classmates plan for bright futures, he hangs out in hotels, watching the guests But when he meets a silver haired girl named Zelda Toth, a girl who claims to be quite a bit older than she looks, he ll discover there just might be a few things left worth living for From the celebrated author of We All Looked Up comes a unique story of first and last loves. At hotels, you are an actress Absolutely You can do what you want Go where you want I love my home too But I love to arrive in a hotel They have books, chocolate, food I put things in the little refrigeratorSonia RykielTommy Wallach, a Brooklyn based writer and musician, pens his next entertaining and captivating young adult novel, Thanks for the Trouble that explores the friendship shared between two young souls, although one of the souls claim to be older than the looks, in a ho At hotels, you are an actress Absolutely You can do what you want Go where you want I love my home too But I love to arrive in a hotel They have books, chocolate, food I put things in the little refrigeratorSonia RykielTommy Wallach, a Brooklyn based writer and musician, pens his next entertaining and captivating young adult novel, Thanks for the Trouble that explores the friendship shared between two young souls, although one of the souls claim to be older than the looks, in a hotel on a Halloween night, over a journal filled with funny and thought provoking stories written by one of the souls SynopsisI ve got some questions for you Was this story written about me I shrugged Yes or no I shrugged again, finally earning a little scowl, which somehow made the girl evenpretty It brought a bloom to her pale cheeks and made sharp shelves of her cheekbones It s very rude not to answer simple questions, she said.I gestured for my journal, but she still wouldn t give it to me So I took out my pen and wrote I can t on my palm.Then, in tiny letters below it, I finished the thought Now don t you feel like a jerk Parker Sant hasn t spoken a word in five years While his classmates plan for bright futures, he skips school to hang out in hotels, killing time by watching the guests But when he meets a silver haired girl named Zelda Toth, a girl who claims to be quite a bit older than she looks, he ll discover there just might be a few things left worth living for Parker Sant , the high school senior, has opt to be mute and silent after his father s tragic death five years ago Parker s favorite place to hangout while bunking school is a fancy hotel, so just like a normal day on a Halloween, while hanging out at San Francisco s Palace Hotel, he gets the rarest opportunity to lay his eyes upon a beautiful silver haired girl Unfortunately, taking advantage of the girl s carelessness, Parker steals her purse, on the other hand, this girl finds Parker s only precious possession his journal, where he writes short stories Well, after this, they become acquaintances and start hanging out in the hotel, while sharing their dreams, Parker through writing stories and the girl, who introduces herself as Zelda Toth, and as per her, she is nearly 250 years old Little did they knew, that they would be entering the world filled with the raging teenage hormones while exploring one other s dreams and also one another s bodies This story is basically Parker s answer to his college application form, where he narrates about Zelda and her frozen age for the last hundred years and about the changes she brought upon his life So the readers are in for a treat as they will experience a story within a fictional world of the author Yet once again, the author ardently pens this story that provokes the thoughts of the readers about life and opportunities, be he she a teenager or an adult The writing is very articulate and the author have layered his plot with a myriad of intricate descriptions Moreover, the visual imagery of all those honest moments shared between the two characters is strikingly portrayed in the book The pace is really quite moderate, as there are stories withing the main story line, that are eventually unwrapped by the author The narrative style islike skeptical, proverbial yet catchy and entertaining and has the power to behold the attention of the readers until the very end.The author has yet again broken from the stereotype high school characters, instead reflects his characters with realism, rawness and honesty The main protagonist as well the second central character, both, are laced with enough flaws and it feels like screwing things up is like their middle name Peter is funny and traumatized from his father s death, but the way he evolves and opens up to this girl and the possibility of exploring a new dimension of life is simply amazing and thoroughly believable, thus making the readers rooting our for him till the very end Zelda s character has so many layer, and while unraveling each layer, the readers are bound to feel intrigued towards her realistic demeanor The rest of the supporting cast are also quite well drawn and will keep the readers interested all through out this book.The love story between Zelda and Parker is hot and sexy as the readers will feel the heat through the pages of this book The author has depicted their relationship with passion yet keeping it cute, and the readers can easily feel it with depth Mind it, this love story is not at all PG 13, instead its intense and true.In a nutshell, this book will arrest the minds and hearts of the readers all through the 276 pages, as the author laces his story with honest characters, real life issues and in depth layering.Verdict For the fans of realistic YA this is simply a must read Courtesy Thanks to the author, Tommy Wallach s, publicist, for providing me with a copy of the book, in return for an honest review.


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About the Author: Tommy Wallach

I m a Brooklyn based novelist, screenwriter, and musician I wrote We All Looked Up a New York Times Bestseller and Thanks for the Trouble My newest book is The Anchor Sophia, first in a trilogy set in a future North America which, for asteroid collision related reasons, has regressed to 19th century technology levels oil lanterns, covered wagons, whiskey used as anesthetic, etcAs a musician I ve released an EP with Decca Universal Records, as well as a companion album for my first novel I also makes music videos, including one that was exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum I currently reside in LA, where I am developing my books as TV shows and movies, so I can make enough money to afford kombucha, spin class, and my Scientology membership fees.Consider buying me dinner.