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
I don't usually read the massive bestsellers, because, let's face it, what the masses like is not always necessarily good... However, I gave "The Da Vinci Code" by Dan Brown a shot... what a waste of my time!
- the writing was atrocious .... seriously, read some of the dialogue out loud and at least get a laugh out of it
- predictable plot
- the characters are flat, annoying caricatures - Sophie, though apparently a cryptographer, actually deciphers very little and seems to be present mainly in a pouting and needing to be rescued capacity
- anything about the story that was even mildly interesting was a complete rip off of "The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail"
Also HATED "My Sister's Keeper" by Jodi Picoult - picked it up at a train station bookstore in a hurry, did read it because I had nothing else to read on my rather long train journey, but ooooooooh what a load of drivel. Very "made for tv" movie. First and last time I will ever read anything by Picoult, I think, life is just too short.
I think those are probably the worst two I have actually read - I'm sure there are many others I picked up, stopped reading if I wasn't enjoying them, and banished from my memory.