Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Before We Go Extinct by Karen Rivers - OPTIONAL

Rivers, Karen Before We Go Extinct, 250 pages. Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers, 2016. $17.99. Language: R (10 swears, 7 ‘f’);  Mature Content: PG-13 (drugs and self harm); Violence: PG-13 ( Describes suicide in mild to extreme detail).


After watching his best friend, The King, fall off a skyscraper less than a month ago, JC goes mute and only talks to people through text in French. He now has to go live with his dad he barely knows for the summer in Canada, while his mom is on a business trip. JC is always thinking about a girl named Daff that he and The King were friends with and both liked more than just friends. After The King's death Daff becomes something she's really not. Something JC always repeats is “Je regrette tout” to Daff whenever she texts him and she started learning French just so she could talk to him. 

I personally thought the book was repetitive and got kind of boring after awhile. It always repeated The King's death and the experience of what it felt like. The characters started to get boring because they really didn't do much. 

HS-OPTIONAL 8th Grade Student Reviewer BF

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