Review originally posted on Imogen’s Typewriter.
This book came in my February Loot Crate and I was super excited to read it, unfortunately reality wasn't as good as the hype or my expectations.
Now I was born in the nineties, so my knowledge of the eighties is next to nothing. In fact, I really can't think of anything I watch/read/listen to that comes from the eighties. The references this book made kind of flew over my head rather than making my nostalgic, which I think is the main charm of. I got very excited at the one Firefly reference, but that was really it, so I can only imagine how people who knew the eighties would feel. For me, the book wasn't strong enough to carry itself without that.
I'm constantly told to show, not tell in my writing, and I think that's the main problem I had with this book. I felt like I was being told everything.