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Noah Can't Even

Noah Can't Even

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His dad disappeared years ago, his mother's Beyonce tribute act is an unacceptable embarrassment, and his beloved gran isn't herself anymore. Maybe if he struck up a romantic relationship with someone – maybe Sophie, who is perfect and lovely – he’d be seen in a different light? There's also instances of classism, where Noah insults skilled labourers, people receiving benefits, and tattooed people (not that having tattoos gives any indication of your social class, unless you're Katie Hopkins). From the blurb, I thought she would be the type of embarrassing that most teens think they're parents are, not actually awful. Op die patroon van die moderne komedie is alles daarvan snaaks (hoewel 'n mens soms wonder of jy mág lag, maar dit keer jou nie!

That plot is very simple and actually the entirety of the book is pretty standard, sure some unusual plot twists and fun characters make it a little different but it's just a fluffy contemporary in the end. His father disappeared years ago, his mother’s Beyonce tribute act is an unacceptable embarrassment, and his beloved gran is no longer herself.

With an absentee father, a pain-in-the-arse mother, a badass gran, and the most wonderful best-mate a boy could hope for, Noah Grimes really has A LOT to deal with. I adored Noah and Harry, and I look forward to reading more about them in the sequel, Noah Could Never. It’s a tad soap opera equivalent in how one thing after another befalls him, but would I read it if all was well? And then Jess, and then Josh, and Eric and Connor and Kyle and a myriad other characters play their respective roles to stir things up royally for Noah, mixing in a few alarming surprises on the way.

Matka wiąże się z 19-latkiem, który chodzi z Noah do szkoły, i który okazuje się ojcem dziecka dziewczyny, któa chciała zgwałcić Noah. Simon James Green grew up in a small town in Lincolnshire that definitely wasn’t the inspiration for Little Fobbing – so no-one from there can be mad with him, OK? The Harry we first meet, with his jolly, good-natured enthusiasm for Noah's crush on Sophie, has no connection with the Harry who's supposedly been in love with Noah all along. And the story is chock full of funny moments like that one, which had me laughing like an idiot pretty much the entire time. There is also the whole plot with his mum and I will say it was an interesting dynamic that I didn't feel was fleshed out enough.Overall I think my main problem with this book was it's immaturity, it felt very juvenile in the way it dealt with some topics. It is through the genius of Simon James Green’s writing that Noah’s story is not only hilarious, but also uplifting. After all the build up about not caring what people think, and being proud of yourself, and Harry and Noah being bullied at school, I thought we'd get at least one scene where they are together at school as a couple and they ignore or blast through the fallout.

Jest jeszcze po drodze szantażyk, ucieczka Noah z domu i parę innych wydarzeń z potencjalną miłością życia Noahego - Harrym. Jest jedna scena, w której dochodzi do prawie gwałtu, a już z całą pewnością można to zakwalifikować jako molestowanie seksualne. Noah Can't Even is the story of a clueless teen finding his way in an ever complicated and ridiculous world. I'm not a teen, and so most teen books are not written with me in mind and of course that's the way it should be. Maybe if he struck up a romantic relationship with someone - maybe Sophie, who is perfect and lovely - he'd be seen in a different light?Though she did end up serving the straight person telling the non-straight person they aren't straight trope. It didn’t throw me out of enjoyment that it got melodramatic at points, because the author kept it funny and moving. If you are interested in stalking him, he still lives in London, where he spends a lot of time telling people that Noah Can’t Even is only partly autobiographical, and his mum has definitely never done a Beyoncé tribute act. If Green chose another tack, by taking it all seriously and delving into the characters' psyches in a deeply psychological and literary way, he could have produced a latter-day Werther, or a young gay Levin from Anna Karenina, or some such serious Bildungroman character, without changing any of the events or characters or relationships, but it would then have been a major tome of a book to slog through.

It is a long and harrowing journey (during which you keep laughing out loud, even as tears threaten) that leads him back into the light. There were loads of mom-and-dad shenanigans, and a sub plot involving another girl, blackmail, and gobs of Noah consistently in-denial thoughts. When Noah's best friend Harry kisses him at a party, Noah is shocked (but not altogether disappointed).

Noah Can’t Even is a laugh out loud, cheer for someone, look around to see if someone is looking at you while you cry kind of book. Noah will need him now that he has a scam artist half brother and father, now back with mom, in the picture. And while I got a vague sense of Harry, he wasn't really on page enough for the attraction to feel completely, unquestionably real.



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