Thursday, April 19, 2012

Punkzilla by Adam Rapp

Don't let the name fool you, it's not a very good book. As someone who likes to choose books based on cover style and/or title name, this book definitely fooled me. This story is about a 14 year old boy (who is often confused as a girl) traveling to see his dying brother via bus, car or any other way he can. It is written in the voice of the main character, Punkzilla or Jamie, and is written in letter form to his brother. Every now and then other letters trickle in from his Mom, Dad, brothers, and other minor characters- that are dates a year in the past. The writing style is confusing as none of the letter Punkzilla writes has any punctuation and it jumps from one subject to another as the boy is ADD and not on meds and he did some drugs. It's a messed up story but it ignites feelings of pity and sadness from the reader. If you're looking for something to read to kill some time, read this book.
2 out 5 stars.