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Friday, August 26, 2016

The Smaller Evil by Stephanie Kuehn

Summary on Goodreads.

"17-year-old Arman Dukoff is struggling with severe anxiety and a history of self-loathing when he arrives at an expensive self-help retreat in the remote hills of Big Sur. He’s taken a huge risk—and two-thousand dollars from his meth-head stepfather—for a chance to "evolve," as Beau, the retreat leader, says.

Beau is complicated. A father figure? A cult leader? A con man? Arman's not sure, but more than anyone he's ever met, Beau makes Arman feel something other than what he usually feels—worthless..." [+ more]

I was waiting for this book... and waiting...

This is the first book by Kuehn that I don't like; I liked ALL her other books. First, there's no plot here; at least none I could see. This is more like an exploration into the MC's character. Well, I didn't like Arman. In general, I don't like characters who think so, but so little of themselves. I mean, you have nothing positive going on? At all? Fine.

So since this book is about Arman and I already didn't like him, I didn't see the point of finishing. Yes, I DNF a Kuehn (gasp) book!

Also, I have no idea this book is categorized as a thriller and a mystery. ????

She still is one of my favorite authors and I will patiently wait for another master piece by her.