Highly Illogical Behaviour by John Corey Whaley

29231988Sixteen-year-old Solomon is agoraphobic. He hasn’t left the house in three years, which is fine by him.

Ambitious Lisa desperately wants to get into the second-best psychology program for college (she’s being realistic). But how can she prove she deserves a spot there?

Solomon is the answer.

Determined to “fix” Sol, Lisa thrusts herself into his life, introducing him to her charming boyfriend Clark and confiding her fears in him. Soon, all three teens are far closer than they thought they’d be, and when their facades fall down, their friendships threaten to collapse, as well.

How did I get the book? Faber Blogger Event

Genre: Contemporary

Review: It is a truth, generally acknowledged, that when you have a book you love, writing a review becomes harder. What else but “wonderful” do I have to say about Highly Illogical Behaviour? I mean I could use other words like; superb, grand, fabulous, sensational and awesome. Or even dig out supercalifragilisticexpialidocious because I’d always wanted to use that in a book review but we are still stuck here with the conclusion that I completely and utterly love Highly Illogical Behaviour and can’t really think of much to put in this review beyond all the book-love-swooning.

Ok I’ll try…

Why do I love it so much? Because of the characters, the writing but most importantly because John Corey Whaley gets it. That last part I can’t stress enough. I loathe nothing as much as pitying portrayals and thankfully Solomon does not get this treatment. Solomon is Solomon and in his own way perfect.  Just the same way that Lisa and Clark are. I was so surprised that I liked Lisa, given her mission.

The friendship between those three is great, and while you love watching it develop while at the same time waiting for everything time to tumble because at some point Solomon will find out. All the while there is all this character development and can we talk about Solomon’s family?! I mean his parents are lovely but he wins for best grandmother.

Highly Illogical Behaviour is definitely one of my top 2016 reads.

Recommend it?

Sunshine Star

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