Dill has had to wrestle with vipers his whole life at home, as the only son of a Pentecostal minister who urges him to handle poisonous rattlesnakes, and at school, where he faces down bullies who target him for his father's extreme faith and very public fall from grace.
The only antidote to all
this venom is his friendship with fellow outcasts Travis and Lydia. But
as they are starting their senior year, Dill feels the coils of his
future tightening around him. Dill's only escapes are his music and his
secret feelings for Lydia neither of which he is brave enough to share.
Graduation feels more like an ending to Dill than a beginning. But even
before then, he must cope with another ending one that will rock his
life to the core. @goodreads
THIS. FREAKING. BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
loved it sooooooooooooooo much. It broke my freaking heart and gave me
joy and broke my heart some more. It's just so wonderful! And the feels
in this book are beyond what I can say in my pitiful little review. All I
know is if you have been meaning to read this book and have been
putting if off, READ IT - you just might find it as wonderful as I did.
main characters are, Dill, Travis and Lydia and I love them so much!
They are some of the most awesome characters I have read in awhile. Dill
is the son of the crazy, snake, preacher man. Travis is a fantasy book
fanatic whom you can not help but love. He goes around in with his
dragon necklace and his staff and is constantly reading his favorite
author's books. And Lydia is the one that has the money with a father as
a dentist and I think her mom was in real estate. Either way, her
parents are wonderful people, the boys parents, not so much.
preacher father ends up in jail for reasons. And Dill's mom doesn't
even want Dill to finish his last year of high school or go to college,
because of reasons.
Travis has a really sweet mom but a jerk for a father. He's a drunk and he's always calling Travis names etc.
runs a very popular blog (<---I wish I did) talking about any and
everything. She's going to go to college and make something of herself.
The boys, not so much, but they finally came up with their own plan. And
poor Dill has a crush on Lydia but don't want to tell her. It all
eventually comes out when other things happen. And Lydia made me laugh
hysterically many times while reading this book! (thank you, Lydia, I
Dill is also a brilliant singer/songwriter/guitarist.
much as I loved these characters and this book, there were some parts
that just ripped my heart out and threw it on the floor.
really have nothing else to say about it without giving out spoilers. I
had all of this stuff I wanted to say while reading it and I should have
written them all down. I would have like to put my many feels in the
book, but then again, I would have had to add spoilers and I don't like
to do that unless they are mild. There is nothing much mild to this
I hope many more people love this book as much as I did
and I cried a few times and laughed a few times. The perfect book, okay .
. . not so much the crying because I'm tired of crying in books!
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