Hello everybody and welcome back to my blog! For today’s post, I am going to be reviewing Meagan Brothers’ Weird Girl and What’s His Name. This book is a LGBT contemporary that follows two teenagers as they try to put the pieces of their life back together. It is definitely not a popular book, but it is so worth reading! LGBT books aren’t praised enough, aside from Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of The Universe. But, these books let you read about a topic that you never thought you’d enjoy. And just look at that cover. It is beyond beautiful!
(This review does not contain any spoilers)
Title: Weird Girl and What’s His Name
Author: Meagan Brothers
Release Date: October 13, 2015
Page Count: 336
Synopsis (From Goodreads):
In the podunk town of Hawthorne, North Carolina, high school geeks Lula and Rory share everything—sci-fi and fantasy fandom, an obsession with old X-Files episodes, and that feeling that they’ll never quite fit in. Lula and Rory have no secrets from each other; after all, she knows he’s gay, and he understands why she worships the mother that walked out on her. But then Lula discovers that Rory has not only tried out for the football team, but has been having an affair with his middle-aged divorcee boss. With their friendship disrupted, Lula begins to question her very identity, and when she disappears in the middle of the night, Rory is left to survive on his own.
Rory and Lula are such unique characters. They are strong on the outside but lost in their minds. They’re total geeks but they don’t care what the people surrounding them call them. They’ve always been dubbed Weird Girl and What’s His Name. But really, everyone who calls them that should know that their names are Lula and Rory. And watching and enjoying The X-Files, Lord of The Rings and Comic books doesn’t make them weird, it makes them unique compared to the rest of the world.
The whole book started out in Rory’s perspective and switched to Lula’s halfway through, which I enjoyed! I really loved that we got to view the problems from both of them. But, I did have a preference in reading from Lula’s POV. I don’t know why, maybe because it’s easier to relate to a girl but there was something (that seems to be a mystery) that pulled me further into her side than it did to Rory’s.
I hated seeing Rory and Lula mad at each other. Although they had a point to do so, I just didn’t like seeing them like that. They are basically the definition of “BFF” so it broke my heart to see them distancing themselves from each other. But, what contemporary doesn’t end with a happy ending? (okay there are probably a few…)
The writing in this story was beautiful! Meagan did such an amazing job of making the storyline complex but still easy to follow. And can we just take a second to talk about how good of a job she did with not spoiling The X-Files? I didn’t even know that you could write so much about a series and not spoil it!
Overall, this book was really good. Not a stunning five stars but still pretty good. I am really hoping to get my hands on a copy of another one of Meagan’s books in the future! I hoped you all enjoyed reading this review!
Until next time, Happy Reading!