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Sunday, May 24, 2020

The Extraordinaries by T.J. Klune ARC Book Review

The Extraordinaries (The Extraordinaries, #1)

Disclaimer : I received an Arc in exchange of an honest review

This book was a let down for me in certain ways, I loved other books by T.J. Klune, in the adult side of his writing. And couldn't wait to see how he wrote young adult, unfortunately I did not love it as much as I enjoyed his other work. The writing style was there and while the story was funny, it did not have the 'je ne sais quoi' that I have come to love from his other works.
This is not to say that there weren't some amazing characters, because the father in the story in my opinion was the real star of the show and totally stole the spotlight from our main character. The father-son relationship was delightful to read.
The novel was funny and quirky, I also loved the way fanfiction was incorporated into the story.
It had great LGBT+ and ADHD representation which was nice to see/read, what really let me down is how Nick and some of the characters often acted in way that made me question their age, it was too childish at moments in my opinion.
Overall this was a good book that dealt with some heavy dark deep stuff while also having a good portion of light and funny stuff which created a nice read.
I recommend this especially for the younger YA and middle YA readers mostly, for the older readers be prepared for some issues in the book that can be cringy.
This was in between a 3 and a 4 stars but more on the lower side.
so 3.4-5/5 stars

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