Lso finds himself struggling in school keeping a civil relationship with his mother and retaining friends Within a short time Stiggy can no longer stand being in his home town and decides to leaveHowever this isn t just a somber tale I found myself laughing at many of Stiggy s misfortunes and the absurd characters he met in his journey Coincidentally I happened to take this novel on my vacation and perhaps that is why I njoyed it so much I read so much of this book in the car or in the cabin that it almost felt as though I were taking this trip with the main characterReading other reviews some complained that the plot felt misguided but I uite Convents and the Body Politic in Late Renaissance Venice enjoyed it At only seventeen years old the main character is alone and confused with nowhere to really go He hadn t thought out hisxodus nearly Edicts of Asoka enough beforembarking so yes he does wander a bitBut for me it was about how the story was told and the contents of it that I loved Really the only disappointment came at the Upgrade Soul ending I wanted a stronger conclusion a finale to this grand tale Instead the story wrapped up far too uickly and Stiggy just sort of walked off sceneRead my full review at Self absorbed white teen learns a few important lessons about kindness respect and thinking beyond his own needs while road trippingDifficult but important self growth Fact I m a sucker for road trip stories And this one starts andnds in Minnesota which is like my second home It s written in a very asy style with fast pacing and it deals with a heavy topic without making it feel heavy or depressing All in all a good uick read Soyou re telling me that Stiggy had to go
ON A ROAD TRIP JUST TOa road trip just to out that he is an a hole and that s why he has no friendsI don t think I ve ver read about a character unlikeable than Stiggy the main character in this book He is rude and ungrateful throughout the ntire book The problem with this is he never seems to learn from it If this was supposed to show how Stiggy overcame his past grief and struggles and turned it around it failed miserably There was absolutely no character developmentStiggy was so stupid that I think reading this book lowered my I than watching Spongebob does He doesn t see fault in or learn from his behavior or actions and lacks any common sense It s all about him and what others do for him The other characters lacked Any Development Or Personality development or personality because all that matters is StiggyIf you are going to write a story about a problematic character you need to show how he she transformed throughout the book It seems like Stiggy learned nothing from his little road trip xcept to be nice if you want other people to be nice to you And he won t ven follow through with this and will instead continue to be the idiot annoying disrespectful character that he is Thanks so much to Simon and Schuster and Netgalley for providing me with an ARC of this book long sigh I really thought thi. Ed him and skipped town What does he have left to stick around for Armed with his mom’s credit card and a tourist map of Great River Road Stiggy sets off in his dad’s carThe only. The only reason I did not DNF this book was because I liked The Format And The format and the style But the overarching feeling I had while reading this book was three things First I hate the names gave them what kind of name is Stiggy Second why was this written third how is was this written Third how is this not an irredeemable jerk Beyond the plodding plot and nonsensical ndpoint the story was a generic angsty White boy who cannot understand that he is the problem It included so many problematic lements that were never properly subverted or ven xamined From the friend zone to manic pixie dream girls and a weird incest conversation and some lements that lacked a proper version of consent Why do we need another book about sad white boys I thought we had moved beyond this It was pretty sexist and Stiggy couldn t properly Imaginary Runner expressmotions It s 2019 I don t want to read this again and it s a really not worth anyone s time The character learns nothing until like the last two pages Road Tripped was a warning to meStiggy was the kind of person who is so un self aware that any hinting of a flaw in him confuses him I do understand how his father played a huge role in his personality but Stiggy s almost out of high school He has no reason to lash out at people and he s definitely old From Cottage to Bungalow: Houses and the Working Class in Metropolitan Chicago, 1869-1929 enough to have some sort of theory of mind any psych nerds out there He needed help to sort through his feelings but he went looking for it in the wrong placesFrankly I m not surprised Gaia left without warning maybe it was a bit shady but if I were her I would have done the same thing Stiggy only liked her because she appeared to be just as cynical as he was But she grew out of it and he didn tI give this book two stars because I did finish it and thending was well deserved Stiggy s aimless trip did teach me a few things1 Sometimes people come into your life because misery loves company but that doesn t mean those relationships are healthy2 If Fresh Water everyone has some sort of issue with you you need to sit down and ask yourself why Stiggy was always calling himself an magnet hmm I wonder why3 The nexus concept was really interesting and I liked it you can never run away from yourselfven if you go on an aimless road trip max out your mom s credit cards and nable people who may or may not be doing uestionable things4 If the same person you keep coming back to is still pushing you away Gaia you need to leave5 Road Tripped was a warning to me that no matter how bad life gets it is NEVER a reason to hurt others like Stiggy did to Garf and his mom You have to try to be positive I m not completely knocking this book read it and hopefully you ll learn something Road Tripped is a complex story of suicide anger and self discovery The plot is told not in a linear seuence but rather with plenty of flashback scenes mixed in with the presentStiggy s father has recently died and he is trying to move on from that incident Yet he Steven Gerald Gabel aka Stiggy needs to get out of Minnesota His father recently took his own life his mother is a shell of the person she used to be and his sort of girlfriend ghost. ,
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of plot I xpected this to be mostly introspective and focus onplot I From the Enemy's Point of View: Humanity and Divinity in an Amazonian Society expected this to be mostly introspective and focus on development and Stiggy coming to terms with all that had happened But OH MAN I was so bored Not only does nothing happen in this story which is fine but all of the characters areither INCREDIBLY unlikable or the women mostly have absolutely no substance I couldn t keep any of them straight because they all had no discernible personality and generally just sucked as people Also the way Doris Salcedo everyone including Stiggy talks about women is justgross By the time I had finished the story I felt like there was no point I suppose Stiggy was a little bit self aware but notnough for me to really consider it development Also it s worth noting that this is told in this non linear way that jumps back and forth between the past and the present but I found it generally confusing to tell these two timelines apart because nothing was happening in Twelve Days of Pleasure either time line I am definitely in the minority in not liking this book but the whole thing just felt so Bro y to me in the same way Wildman felt Just not my jam apparently Trigger and Content Warnings Suicide death of a parent mentions of depression and other mental illness attempted rapesexual assault I think there might have been underage drinking but I honestly can t remember and I lost my notes a weird incest comment that I still can t tell whether or not it was a joke Adventurous little road trip full of figuring out life Great YA Read Roadtripped by Pete Hautman is about a crazy kid named Stiggy He doesn t have the best life but decides to take a crazy trip to find hisx girlfriend She decided to ghost him and moving so he wants to figure out why This story takes a ton of turns where you meet a crazy amount of characters Each one crazier than the next This wasn t one of my favorites but it wasn t the worst This is a story of a teenage boy on a road trip through Minnesota The trip comes about after his father s suicide and after his girlfriend has dumped him I didn t find anything insightful in this book The main character was unlikable and I wasn t Gods Choice even routing for him to change The road trip had no destination no motive he just drove around aimlessly As for plot nothing did happen in this story For a half the book we were along for a frankly boring road trip and for another half flashbacks to what lead him going on this trip in the first place I give this book two stars because I did finish it and thending was well deserved. Problem is life on his own isn’t Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter's Eye exactly what hexpected and soon nough he finds himself at a crossroads keep running from his demons or let them hitch a ride back home with him.