Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Review - Learning to Swear in America

Learning to Swear in America by Katie Kennedy

5 out of 5 gnomes

This book made me smile so much, even though it’s about a possible world ending event. The characters are just so strong and likable. Plus with a title like this, aren’t you at least a tiny bit curious about what it’s all about.

It might just be the end of the world as we know it if an asteroid hits the Earth. That’s where Yuri becomes part of the story at 17 he’s a prodigy from Russia who knows all about physics. The whole culture clash and how young he is leads to some very interesting situations.

Dovie and her brother Lennon are also quite the dynamic duo. Their dynamic is where a lot of the funny happens and then when you throw Yuri into the mix that’s when real hilarity ensues.

It’s not all humor though there are plenty of other emotional moments mixed in but not any that bog down the story.  All the other emotional beats just give the story more depth.

My favorite part had to be Yuri’s day spent at a high school. As you read you can just picture this all playing out as a movie or TV show.

Oh, when Yuri finally does learn to swear it’s pretty entertaining. Plus the intense ending will leave you wanting to know what happens in the future for these characters.

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