My rating: 3 of 5 stars
As reviewed by A Guy Who Has Not Had a Cigarette All Day And Really Really Really Hates, Well, Everything
This story is about a kid. Nobody likes him, then he saves a puppy and for some reason everybody likes him.
This book is giving an unrealistic image of life to children. If everyone hates you, then that’s just the way it is going to be. You may find happiness in one thing, one great thing that makes you happy and makes you feel good and lets you walk outside of the job you got shoveled into for a miserable 15 minutes every couple of hours then boom! They will take that thing away cause some people think that by being near you they themselves will lose happiness if you are happy. Everyone is a bunch of horrible monsters.
Oh, yeah, I forgot, he saves a puppy! That’s really freakin cute. Shows the kid is not a horrible monster. Great. That’s the best most of us will live up to: not being a horrible monster. Good job. Now every kid that reads this will put animals into harmful situations and expect to be rewarded for speaking up. Some of those kids won’t succeed, though. Little Puddin’ might get run the hell over.
Then the kid runs away from home. Gets into prostitution. Gets crabs. And nobody will give a crap until he starts smoking then they beat that kid until he does not care about anything anymore. Metaphorically.
Jesus, now the guy three doors down from me is smoking in his bedroom. Camels. Touche, universe.
Thanks, um... Non-Cigarette Smoking Man
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