So good. That's almost all I can say about The Great American Whatever. The two previous books I've read by Tim Federle have been more middle school aged, and this one is definitely more teen appropriate. I laughed, I cried. It was amazing. My only regret is that I read this before it came out so I didn't get to here the author narrate the audiobook himself! Note: Always LISTEN to Tim Federle's books. Always.
My rating: 5 stars
Summary from goodreads:
Quinn Roberts is a
sixteen-year-old smart aleck and Hollywood hopeful whose only worry used
to be writing convincing dialogue for the movies he made with his
sister Annabeth. Of course, that was all before—before Quinn stopped
going to school, before his mom started sleeping on the sofa…and before
Annabeth was killed in a car accident.
Enter Geoff, Quinn’s best
friend who insists it’s time that Quinn came out—at least from
hibernation. One haircut later, Geoff drags Quinn to his first college
party, where instead of nursing his pain, he meets a guy—a hot one—and
falls hard. What follows is an upside-down week in which Quinn begins
imagining his future as a screenplay that might actually have a
happily-ever-after ending—if, that is, he can finally step back into the
starring role of his own life story.