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BOOK REVIEW: THE TRUTH ABOUT THE MOON AND THE STARTED by Brian Jacobson

Review copy provided courtesy of the author.
After losing both parents in a car accident, Shane drops out of high school and passes his days prank calling strangers. One day he accidentally calls an elderly man named George Thurman that kicks off an obsession, and leads to exceeding strangeness.

This is going to be a bit of a contradictory review, and I'm still not entirely sure what to think of how I felt about this one even though I enjoyed it. So let's dive in!

I had a hard time getting into the story in the beginning, mostly due to the narrator being such a little shithead. It was entirely intentional, and I like an unlikeable protagonist, but sometimes you're just not really in the mood for it, and I ended up taking a two day reading break. The pacing felt a bit odd to me as well, so much time was spent with Shane and his equally crappy friends, and somewhat ok girlfriend pulling rude, dumb pranks before things actually started happening. Then things start getting a …

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