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Thanks for the Trouble At hotels you are an actress Absolutely You can do what you want Go where you want I love my home too But I love to arrive in a hotel They have books chocolate food I put things in the little refrigerator Sonia RykielTommy Wallach a Brooklyn based writer and musician pens his next entertaining and captivating young adult novel Thanks for the Trouble that explores the friendship shared between two young souls although one of the souls claim to be older than the looks in a hotel on a Halloween night over a journal filled with funny and thought provoking stories written by one of the souls Synopsis “I’ve got some uestions for you Was this story written about me?”I shrugged“Yes or no?”I shrugged again finally earning a little scowl which somehow made the girl even pretty It brought a bloom to her pale cheeks and made sharp shelves of her cheekbones“It’s very rude not to answer simple uestions” she saidI gestured for my journal but she still wouldn’t give it to me So I took out my pen and wrote I can’t on my palmThen in tiny letters below it I finished the thought Now don’t you feel like a jerk?Parker Santé hasn’t spoken a word in five years While his classmates plan for bright futures he skips school to hang out in hotels killing time by watching the guests But when he meets a silver haired girl named Zelda Toth a girl who claims to be uite a bit older than she looks he’ll discover there just might be a few things left worth living for Parker Santé the high school senior has opt to be mute and silent after his father's tragic death five years ago Parker's favorite place to hangout while bunking school is a fancy hotel so just like a normal day on a Halloween while hanging out at San Francisco's Palace Hotel he gets the rarest opportunity to lay his eyes upon a beautiful silver haired girl Unfortunately taking advantage of the girl's carelessness Parker steals her purse on the other hand this girl finds Parker's only precious possession his journal where he writes short stories Well after this they become acuaintances and start hanging out in the hotel while sharing their dreams Parker through writing stories and the girl who introduces herself as Zelda Toth and as per her she is nearly 250 years old Little did they knew that they would be entering the world filled with the raging teenage hormones while exploring one other's dreams and also one another's bodies This story is basically Parker's answer to his college application form where he narrates about Zelda and her frozen age for the last hundred years and about the changes she brought upon his life So the readers are in for a treat as they will experience a story within a fictional world of the author Yet once again the author ardently pens this story that provokes the thoughts of the readers about life and opportunities be heshe a teenager or an adult The writing is very articulate and the author have layered his plot with a myriad of intricate descriptions Moreover the visual imagery of all those honest moments shared between the two characters is strikingly portrayed in the book The pace is really uite moderate as there are stories withing the main story line that are eventually unwrapped by the author The narrative style is like skeptical proverbial yet catchy and entertaining and has the power to behold the attention of the readers until the very endThe author has yet again broken from the stereotype high school characters instead reflects his characters with realism rawness and honesty The main protagonist as well the second central character both are laced with enough flaws and it feels like screwing things up is like their middle name Peter is funny and traumatized from his father's death but the way he evolves and opens up to this girl and the possibility of exploring a new dimension of life is simply amazing and thoroughly believable thus making the readers rooting our for him till the very end Zelda's character has so many layer and while unraveling each layer the readers are bound to feel intrigued towards her realistic demeanor The rest of the supporting cast are also uite well drawn and will keep the readers interested all through out this bookThe love story between Zelda and Parker is hot and sexy as the readers will feel the heat through the pages of this book The author has depicted their relationship with passion yet keeping it cute and the readers can easily feel it with depth Mind it this love story is not at all PG 13 instead its intense and trueIn a nutshell this book will arrest the minds and hearts of the readers all through the 276 pages as the author laces his story with honest characters real life issues and in depth layeringVerdict For the fans of realistic YA this is simply a must read Courtesy Thanks to the author Tommy Wallach's publicist for providing me with a copy of the book in return for an honest review Ack This was just my cup of tea It’s been a while since I read a book in a dayI actually ended up enjoy this way than I expected It was a uick fun read with some serious topics mixed in there The female character can definitely be seen as a manic pixie girl but it still worked for me Also I enjoyed the short stories that were included throughout the book Worth the read 45 stars“Love is the exception to the law of diminishing returns”This book is like a breath of fresh air It's so different from anything I've ever read This book follows 17 year old Parker who is a mute thief and he also happens to be Latino In order to communicate he carries around a journal with him at all times and he also enjoys writing stories in his journal One day while thieving at a hotel he comes across Zelda a silver haired girl who is immortal and doesn't age She has a huge stack of hundred dollar bills and he steals them from her but then he realizes he left his journal at the hotel so he has to go back Parker and Zelda instantly form a bond and Zelda tells him she plans on jumping off the Golden Gate bridge I love the way the first chapter is written in third person as if Parker was trying to write a story about his life from third person and then he changes his mind and it changes to first person This story is written so beautifully and I love the way Parker views things and writes about the world Like the way he talks about his parents loving each other “They loved each other like the ocean loves the shoreline—eating away at it little by little day after day They loved each other like the sunlight that makes the plants grow then scorches the leaves and bakes the moisture from the earth” It's so beautiful Also I love how this book also talks about how there is a fine line between rightness and wrongness which is something I think about a lot I love the way Parker writes about it Rightness and wrongness are slippery concepts I mean some things are obviously shitty and some things are obviously nice or noble or whatever but between the two goalposts of black and white between punching a baby in the kidney and donating a kidney to save a baby there's a freaking football field worth of gray area It's just so honest and beautifully written I couldn't have said it better myselfI also really enjoyed how this book explored the idea that we lose the ability to be happy as we age It reminded me a lot of Forgive Me Leonard Peacock in that way Parker's voice and ideas were very similar to Leonard Peacock and they have a similar view of society How doing something for the first time is always going to be happier and magical than doing it again any time after that And as we get older and we experience fewer things for the first time it automatically makes us less happy It also mentions this again when he says When change loses its magic then there in't really anything left to live for The most exciting part of living is looking forward to the future and changing in one way or another but in Zelda's case she has an everlasting future that's never ending and she gets to watch all her loved ones die over and over again and watch history repeat itself I love Parker's humor and his charm he is just so sweet and I want to give him a hug I also really enjoyed his short stories that he wrote throughout the course of the novel They are so creative ad whimsical and fairy tale like I especially loved the second one about the boy who can smell death and fell in love with a silver haired girl I also loved the presence and atmosphere of San Francisco in this story I think Zelda is also a very thoughtful and interesting character and I enjoyed her interactions with Parker I especially liked when she said“Why does anyone fall in love with anyone? I don’t believe we each have some single special person waiting for us out there if that’s what you’re getting at I’ve been in love too many times over the years to buy into that old canard It’s a uestion of timing you know? As if we all have these elaborate locks inside our hearts that are constantly changing shape and every once in a while someone happens along with the perfect key Love is nothing than a fortuitous collision of circumstances” I strongly believe in this idea too and I just loved the way this was written and the way she thinks I also loved her metaphor about what it's like to age when she talked about the art gallery painting How when you are born and you are standing closest tot he canvas and everything looks so big and overwhelming then as you grow older and gain perspective you step back and see the bigger picture but then as you keep aging hundreds of years you get further and further away form the canvas and it loses its magic the canvas representing life in this metaphor I just love this metaphor and I think it's so beautiful This is just a very raw real book about thoughtful interesting characters that got me thinking It got me thinking a lot about life and why we do what we do I loved Parker and Zelda as characters but I love the way this book makes me think even That's the reason why I enjoyed it so much because it's very thought provoking and makes me think about things like what's right and what's wrong and what is love anyway and what makes a life meaningful? I loved it view spoilerI was sad to see Zelda jump off the bridge and kill herself at the end but I also appreciate the fact that it was very realistic and just because she has a few happy days with a young boy doesn't mean she's magically going to be cured I'm happy Zelda encouraged him to go to college and help him get over his Father's death and put his Mom in her place when it came to her alcohol problems and her ability to take care of Parker I also love how the entire book ended up being a response to an essay uestion and it totally reminded me of We Are The Ants in that way hide spoiler 45★I don’t know why I decided to read this book but I was thoroughly engaged by this 17 year old reclusive high school boy who stopped speaking after his Colombian father died in a car crash But Parker writes So he’s a mute Latino who plays chess and writes stories Not exactly Mr Popularity He skips a lot of school and his mother is a bereaved flight attendant who drinks heavily To stay dry for the reuired 12 hours before flying she stokes up on Bloody Marys for breakfast if she’s got a night flight Parker is raising himself and has resorted to petty crime – pickpocket stuff—hanging around hotels Attractive silver haired Zelda is ripe for the picking having left a wad of cash momentarily on her breakfast table and Parker is uick to make off with it but has to go back sheepishly for his journal which he’s left behindHe carries it with him not only to communicate but also for his writing He has an imaginative view of the world and Zelda is a bit intrigued She isn’t uite the teen he and we first thought and he’s not able to fool her the way he fools his mother and therapist This is a coming of age story with a twist for which you will be asked to suspend disbelief I did so gladly Zelda’s effect first on Parker and then on Parker’s mother is interesting but likewise is Parker’s effect on her He may be an innocent but he’s insightful His parents loved each other but his father was a disappointed author with a temper As Parker put it“They loved each other like the ocean loves the shoreline—eating away at it little by little day after day They loved each other like the sunlight that makes the plants grow then scorches the leaves and bakes the moisture from the earth”As he and Zelda explore San Francisco he lets us into his head a bit and she opens up the world for him Before Zelda there were things he never thought of He likens it to when he was little and his dad took him fishing in Alaska Parker got a bite played the line to hook the fish with people cheering and then they went uiet “I’d lost the fish And you’d think I wouldn’t have given a shit I mean so I didn’t have a fish right? Who cared? One minute earlier I hadn’t a fish either But somehow that one minute of struggle had transformed the very concept of not having a fish from something that didn’t matter at all to something that mattered a whole lot If I’d never met Zelda well that would have been one thing”I’m glad I met both Parker and Zelda Wallach tells a great story Many thanks to him to NetGalley and to Simon and Schuster Australia for the preview copy from which I’ve uoted uotes may have changed in the final version This is definitely one of those books that are a fun and enjoyable and adventurous read but somehow where most people finish it in a sitting it kindalost my interest than once NOT TO SAY IT ISN’T A GOOD BOOK BC IT DEFINITELY IS I justidk So this book is about a boy who has developed mutism since he was a child after a traumatic accident But the boy is a fluffy marshmallow cupcake who is also a writer and the cutest thing since stuffed animals Basically I love Parker A LOT So the book is set in a very easy going slightly sarcastic tone and that definitely clicked with me right from the start He was just your average teenager Or a little above average actuallyA solid seven out of ten Maybe a BB on a good day in the right light taking the most forgiving possible position on his too thick eyebrows and his weirdly prominent dimples when he smiled and his slight butt chin Fuck me This is turning into a disaster isn’t it? ^^I laughed really loudly at that Anywho so the writing is easy and humourous the characters are interesting enough so where’s it lacking???? you ask I will answer witheverything else ??? Idk if this is just me but I felt like the majority of the book was the characters going on a wild goose chase per Zelda’s desires only for the book to end in a very predictable manner | Or maybe it was just predictable to me but idk I saw it coming from the start And then it just made the whole book seem frivolous like we were just reading through filler to get to the real conclusion And it really felt like filler to me after a while I was growing bored really uickly yikes And Zelda was a GOOD female lead but she was also tiringlike really tiring Like I barely read for 10 minutes straight without getting exhausted by everything she was She’s basically the perfect example of a “manic pixie dream girl” ikr who would have thought I’d ever use such language and I just couldn’t take her seriouslythere I said it But that’s not to say I didn’t enjoy it bc it definitely was a fun read with deeper than expected undertones Its justnot a memorable book in my honest humble opinion So for sure pick it up if you’re looking for something fun and fast and easy It just didn’t make me rethink my life or sueal like a toddler who is high on sugar that’s what classifies 5 star reads for me if anyone was wondering 3 stars I'm just going to pretend that this is my first read of 2018 and not An Enchantment of Ravens because it's definitely my first 5 star read WHY AREN'T MORE PEOPLE RAVING ABOUT Thanks for the Trouble???? I'm not sure how a short book of 200 something pages managed to make me want to rethink what I'm doing with my life That rarely happens to me as I'm of a go with the flow type of person and don't mind life punching me in the face sometimes I'm also not a long term planner I only make plansin my head instead of writing ish down like normal and organized peoplewhen I see fit For that I've never really thought of goals for the presentfuture and that's fine The one constant thing in my life that I like to keep is how grateful I am for anyone and anything that comes my way So anyways whoever is shaking their head andor getting confused by now I HAVE A SOLUTION FOR YAH Go and read this book like right now The only thing that you need to know before going into this is that it's not your typical boy meets girl and boy falls in love with girl story The writing is just stunning and there's a nice twist to the story telling aspect The rest will take you by storm Aaaaaand for those who plan to give it a go if you tell me you finished reading this book without feeling anything towards these characters then are you even human?? I'm just kidding I've been wanting to get to this book ever since I heard about it last year so I really hope that it won’t disappoint me currently reading it for the 24 Hour Readathon that my friends and I are hosting 🙆🏻‍♀️ feel free to join 3 Parker Santé hasn’t spoken a word in five years While his classmates plan for bright futures he hangs out in hotels watching the guests But when he meets a silver haired girl named Zelda Toth a girl who claims to be uite a bit older than she looks he’ll discover there just might be a few things left worth living for From the celebrated author of We All Looked Up comes a uniue story of first and last loves This one is definitely not for me yikes I'm also not a fan of the author's behaviour or seemingly? romanticising of mental illness and suicide So pls be careful going into thisIt's pretty tropey with the larger than life girl sweeps into unsuspecting hopeless broken boy's life and FIXES HIM in a glorious rush of surreal amazing activities I just don't like it Mostly because the girl character will usually views herself as PERFECT and RIGHT and doesn't really care about her actions towards others view spoilerZelda did not AT ANY STAGE plan to be part of Parker's life She absolutely lead him on and let him get attached to her and gave him things and had sex with himdespite 100% planning on jumping off the bridge And she made HIM fix up HIS life but hers was the good way She was justified He was not I HATE THIS Every time I read a book that does it another is Say What You WillI get so angry and frustrated hide spoiler “I’ve got some uestions for you Was this story written about me”I shrugged“Yes or no”I shrugged again finally earning a little scowl which somehow made the girl even pretty It brought a bloom to her pale cheeks and made sharp shelves of her cheekbones“It’s very rude not to answer simple uestions” she saidI gestured for my journal but she still wouldn’t give it to me So I took out my pen and wrote I can’t on my palmThen in tiny letters below it I finished the thought Now don’t you feel like a jerkParker Santé hasn’t spoken a word in five years While his classmates plan for bright futures he skips school to hang out in hotels killing time by watching the guests But when he meets a silver haired girl named Zelda Toth a girl who claims to be uite a bit older than she looks he’ll discover there just might be a few things left worth living for

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