I was recommended this book by a booktuber and having heard the concept I found it really interesting, plus this is not in my normal genre area so it will be an interesting read for me.
Sixteen-year-old Solomon is agoraphobic. He hasn’t left the house in three years, which is fine by him.
Ambitious Lisa desperately wants to get into the second-best psychology program for college (she’s being realistic). But is ambition alone enough to get her in?
Determined to “fix” Sol, Lisa steps into his world, along with her charming boyfriend, Clark, and soon the three form an unexpected bond. But, as Lisa learns more about Sol and he and Clark grow closer and closer, the walls they’ve built around themselves start to collapse and their friendships threaten to do the same.
Taken from goodreads
From the off you will start loving Solomon as even though he is scared to leave his house he is just like everyone else. He loves playing games, reading and watching movies and is really funny. This is the first thing that Lisa notices about him and makes her work that much harder in order to get what she wants. Lisa as a character is someone I struggled to like as even though she was actually friends with Solomon I think she was far too selfish for her own good and didn’t deserve Solomon as a friend for the majority of the book.
You do get both points of view in the book allowing you to understand why each character is the way they are but it is in fact the third main character that I want to know more about and that is Clark. During the book Clark goes from only seeing his girlfriend to seeing Solomon just about every day, and this causes frustration for the group and I wish we got to see how Clark was feeling throughout the story as I do think that it would have made the overall book that much better.
I did find the book to be a bit rushed and it is pretty easy to tell just by how many pages the book has compared to what the story is about, I feel like a lot of areas the author could have mentioned more about a situation or tried to describe things better but instead he went for a shorter book which is both a good and a bad thing as you get through the story much quicker but you are wanting more.
It’s quite rare that I read a YA book that is not fantasy or sci fi and after reading this I am going to be going to be doing it more often as I feel like I am missing out on some amazing reads and can’t wait to see what else is next.