I tried, I really tried. I gave it 90 pages. I really wanted to like it. I thought- a life on the road - how spontaneous and exciting and epic an adventure.
So how does Safran take a life as varied and interesting as his and make it boring, talking about every single event ad nauseam? It's a special talent, I think.
He may not have a third eye like his mother wanted, but he has an infallible ability to put me to sleep.
This book should not be called Free Spirit - that is suggestive of a free, wild, interesting personality. That is Josh's mother. Josh is more the steady, logical presence in the book, which really he had to be given his mother. But a free spirit he is not. Just a kid following his mother like a nomad. I just feel the title should reflect the point of view the story is told from. Is that too much to ask?
I got this book from Beth and I know it was a DNF for her, as well. Has anyone else had a chance to read this? What did you think?