I agree. I hated it. Was not able to relate to it at all, and it's like, "Ohai, random redneck sailing down the river, and BOOM, pirates out of nowhere! And let's throw in a con artist, a runaway slave and an idiotic second-banana while we're at it!" And then of course they translated it into broken English. What the hell was the point of that book anyway? Serously!?!?1/1
The main character Phineas breaks his leg in the middle of the book, then re-breaks it later falling down some marble steps, and he had pneumonia too. While he was in surgery, the pneumonia infected his blood stream and went into his heart and he died. Another dude went insane and spent the rest of his life in his dining room. Pointless crap! I hated it!
I read that back in high school. It was my least-favorite book I'd ever had to read for a class. Until college, at least.
It was so pointless. It's supposed to be about schadenfreude, and betrayal and remorse, but the main character (and everyone else for that matter) came off as boring and one-dimensional. It read like the diary of one of Holden Caulfield's phony classmates at Pencey.
i really hated "grab on to me tightly as if i knew the way" . i loved the title of the book and the cover art but honestly, two pages in i wanted to burn the book.I finished it though and immediately picked up the next book i could to get the taste out of my mouth.
i hate how any book with a teenager in it immediately gets compared to catcher in the rye and all the reviews on the back were like " for all those who were waiting for the second coming of holden , now's your time".........bushi