I'm not sure if this is just me being weird or if other people do this too. Since I get the majority of my books from the library there are times when I go through the books and pick the shortest one to read first. Other times I'd pick up a book because it was due sooner or it couldn't be renewed because someone had a hold on it. I guess I'm weird because the other book was one I wanted to read.
I had heard this mentioned so I thought I'd pick it up and check it out. I did like The Fault In Our Stars and whenever I like a book but an author I tend to check out other books by that author. It does make me wonder if people who love Richelle Mead are aware of her adult series since it seems like they are just focused on the Vampire Academy and spin off series when her name is mentioned. Another perk of this book was it being a stand alone. Oh please tell me this is a stand alone.
Maybe I'm suffering from series burnout which could partially explain why I delayed starting that other book. I am amazed when I hear someone talking about hardly ever or never reading series. How do you do that? Seriously someone needs to do a video or a post stat and send it to me since I can't do that. Every time I find a book odds are it is part of a series. One thing I didn't like was how the book was set up. The book is split into two parts which is fine. I've read books like that. Sometimes the chapters continue or sometimes the second part starts with chapter one again.
In this book instead of chapters you get a number along with the word that is also the name of the part of the book you're reading. I just found that odd. When I read unless I'm read walking I tend to read to the end of a chapter or at least a page that ends with a period. I don't stand outside Target to finish that so that only applies in instances when I'm not read walking outside or waiting in line or something. So I found that a little bit annoying. Another thing is that the names of the sections pretty much clue you into what ultimately happens. It might not be so obvious to others but I wasn't too surprised about what happened.
Now I did like this book and plan on reading more since the library has his books. This book is about a boy named Miles who ends up going to the boarding school his dad went to. He becomes friends with his roommate Chip and a few others including a girl named Alaska. Since I went in not knowing what this book was about I thought the title had something to do with the actual state and not a name of a person. I also found it weird that a boarding school would have co-ed dorms. I don't know anything about boarding schools but would imagine they'd keep the girls and boys separate.