Monday, July 30, 2018

Time Bomb by Joelle Charbonneau

Rating: DNF

Summary on Goodreads.

"A congressman's daughter who has to be perfect. A star quarterback with a secret. A guy who's tired of being ignored. A clarinet player who's done trying to fit in. An orphaned rebel who wants to teach someone a lesson. A guy who wants people to see him, not his religion.

They couldn't be more different, but before the morning's over, they'll all be trapped in a school that's been rocked by a bombing. When they hear that someone inside is the bomber, they'll also be looking to one another for answers..." [+ More].

I think this book might have too many characters for me. The story starts with the rich, nice girl, then the Muslim boy, Rasheed (or Rashid?); some other boy that is being evicted (is he Black?); the gay guy (not black not white), the fat girl who is bullied, and 2 more characters that I have no idea who they are because by the 4th character I wasn't interested in learning about more people.

Well, if you wanted diversity, here it is!

I just lost interest. The story is not bad as it has a little bit of everything; I think teenager will dig it.

Me? I have read these characters before (the gay quarterback, the overweight girl....) so I didn't find anything compelling here to keep me going. They are all misunderstood, lonely, and want the world (or somebody) to notice them. they want to teach teach the world a lesson (or so it seems).

Well, at least I know that the bomber is NOT going to be Rasheed because it would be too stereotyped, right?