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Monday, March 21, 2016

Doesn't compare to his Alsaid's debut novel

Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid

Never Sometimes Always          

By: Adi Alsaid

Genre: YA realistic fiction

Pages: 320

Published: 2015

Read: March

2 out of 5

I experienced the opposite feeling with this book than I just did with my previous read, The Steep and Thorny Way.  I considered Alsaid’s Let’s Get Lost one of my favorite books and this one doesn’t even come close.  Maybe my expectations were too high, but either way I was disappointed. It started out with a good premise, but quickly came extremely unrealistic and very predictable.  Two best friends, Dave and Julia, who are mere weeks away from graduating high school set about completing a list of tasks they said they would NEVER do. Although some are funny, some just don’t make sense – building a tree house in the school yard large enough for several teens to sit OVERNIGHT; organizing a scavenger hunt in just a few hours with the ENTIRE school orchestra. The characters were one-dimensional and it bothered me that while
the parts of book were written by only one character’s view it was written in 3rd person. I believe I would have connected with the characters more if written in first person.    

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