Title: Fly On The Wall
Author: E. Lockhart
Publication: November 13th 2007 by Delacorte Press
Format: Paperback, 192 pages
Source: Personal Purchase
From E. Lockhart, author of the highly acclaimed, New York Timesbestseller We Were Liars, which John Green called "utterly unforgettable," and the uproarious and heartwarming Ruby Oliver novels, comes the fast-paced and hysterically funny Fly on the Wall.
At the Manhattan School for Art and Music, where everyone is “different” and everyone is “special,” Gretchen Yee feels ordinary. She’s the kind of girl who sits alone at lunch, drawing pictures of Spider-Man, so she won’t have to talk to anyone; who has a crush on Titus but won’t do anything about it; who has no one to hang out with when her best (and only real) friend Katya is busy.
One day, Gretchen wishes that she could be a fly on the wall in the boys’ locker room–just to learn more about guys. What are they really like? What do they really talk about? Are they really cretins most of the time?
Fly on the Wall is the story of how that wish comes true.
-Synopsis from Goodreads
Thoughts in General:
Fly On The Wall was such an unexpected treat. I honestly entered into the flow of the story without any prior idea about the plot and I am so happy that I did it. I wasn't expecting to be this enamored over this novel.
The main character, Gretchen Yee might seem like the typical loner artist type but her voice was purely entertaining. Her stream of thought totally hooked me at the very beginning and it lasted till the very end. She's so frank and I find her vivacity really refreshing. There is still angst in her tone, but she delivers it in a fun way, unlike some YA characters with the same situation. The character development was simple, straight-froward, and was done well.
The plot was really simple yet whacky and I like it very much. It is truly whimsical and I strongly agree that you shouldn't put much into the details of the book. There are gaping holes in regards to plausibility, but to me that made it even more enjoyable.
There were certain stuff that were discussed in great detail that I don't get to read from any other YA novels and I felt that the candid undertaking of it all made this addictive.
Fly On The Wall deserves a...
It has been a long time since I was sucked in a story like this. Highly recommended.
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