Guilty pleasure

When I was a kid I read a lot of novels for teenagers. I can’t say any of them were particularly good but it kept my reading up, which made it into a good habit. One series I read was this one, Chrystal Falls, about a small town on the American East coast, where the gap between the rich and the poor is huge and divides everyony in the little town. The other week, me and Agnieszka talked about something that reminded me of the series and I mentioned it to her. She got interested and while visiting my mother one day I picked up the books and brought them home. Now we’re both reading, she for the absolute first time and me for the first time in 20 years. One needs a little wisdom and life experience to truly appreciate them, I think, because they’re hilarious. And annoying, tiresome, awful, hysteric, cute, nostalgic and completely hilarious. The’re badly written and even worse tanslated. The main character is tiresome and the love interest is just… too much. He is tall and strong and wears a leather jacket and leans on things (and is of course only in highschool). The other characters are clichés and there are so many levels here that I definitely didn’t see when I was a young teenager but I doubt that the writer saw them either. They are rubbish but also sums up pop culture for teens in a great way. Best guilty pleasure in a long time.

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