Olivia Munson Munson itibaren Horsington, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire LN10 5HH, İngiltere
** spoiler alert ** I read Smiles to Go by Jerry Spinelli which is a fictional book about a pretty normal teenage boy who gets hung up on the decay of a proton. The main character’s name is Will Tuppence. Will is a freshman in high school. He has two best friends, Mi-Su and BT, and an annoying little sister named Tabby. The conflict of the story is Will and reality. He still can’t comprehend the fact that the proton died. Why does that matter, though? That’s such a stupid conflict. All Will is interested in is chess, skateboarding, astronomy, Mi-Su and monopoly. It gets really boring and really uninteresting. At the end, Tabby takes Will’s skateboard and gets injured. Where does that ending even come from? It was so obnoxious. I thought the quality of writing was pretty dreadful for this book. He couldn’t relate to the writer at all. Who has heard of a chess-playing-star-loving-skateboarding-super-geek? Last time I checked, no one has. I chose this book because it was by Jerry Spinelli and I loved Maniac Magee. I disliked this book because the lack of excitement, and that the author poorly connected to the reader. If you compared this book to Maniac Magee, it’d be like comparing the 2003 Detroit Tigers, who were 43-119, to the 2001 Seattle Mariners, who were 116-46. Yeah, that’s how bad Smiles to Go compared to Maniac Magee. I would not recommend this book but I would recommend any other books by Jerry Spinelli.