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Winger

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2013

    This is a wonderful book.

    If you're a fan of John Green, read this book. If you want to laugh long and hard, read this book. It will make you laugh, it will rip your heart into a million pieces, and it will make you wish it will never end. For people who enjoy a great, heartfelt, hilarious, and deep story, get Winger as soon as you can. You will NOT regret it.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 2, 2014

    Wow. Just...wow. This book is freaking brilliant. I mean it. I t

    Wow. Just...wow. This book is freaking brilliant. I mean it. I think this is top 5 for this year, if not all time, and is most definitely the most heartbreaking this year if not all time.

    So one of the best things Winger has got going for it is it's male pov written by a male. This ship is real, y'all (unlike Ryan Dean, I try not to swear, even in my writing)! I mean, Ryan Dean is just such a....boy. A teenage boy at that. I had no trouble believing all the ridiculous things he thinks, says, and does throughout the novel. Peeing in a gatorade bottle rather than going to the bathroom? Check. Being pervy with every female character in the book, particularly in his thoughts? Check. Ryan Dean is really astute and a remarkably good narrator, but he's also straight-up dumb sometimes, but that's okay because it fits so well with reality as well as the world of the book.

    See, when Ryan Dean is acting like a hormonal idiot, Andrew used his other characters to take up the slack. There's Joey Cosentino: the Voice of Reason. Joey's job is to point out every time Ryan Dean is being stupid, but he always has RD's back, on the rugby field and off, and I have nothing but respect for him. He's a Nice Guy, but he's not above getting dirty to defend himself or calling someone out when they need to be put in place.

    Annie: the Best Friend/Love Interest. It's way cool seeing Annie face reality when it comes to her relationship with Ryan Dean. I, being a girl who at one time was sixteen, innately know what's going on in Annie's head so it's way cool understanding her thoughts while actually reading from Ryan Dean's mind.

    Chas: the Hostile Roommate & Teammate/Romantic Competition. Chas's purpose really confused me during much of the novel, but his presence actually puts Ryan Dean into the role of bad guy at one point, which forces the reader and Ryan Dean to actively acknowledge his fault. Also, Chas is instrumental to the resolution of Ryan Dean's story.

    Seanie (the Comic Relief, insofar as sometimes Ryan Dean has to be serious for a secondf) and JP (the Other Romanic Competition). I didn't care a whole whole lot for them because Seanie is just an oddball and JP is a douche, but we see Ryan Dean in a different light because of them. Ryan Dean makes a lot of mistakes, and Seanie and JP are kind of the collateral damage.

    There's Megan: Love Interest/Temptation. While Annie is spending her time wrestling with her feelings for Ryan Dean, Megan decisively chooses to spend some quality time with Ryan Dean pressed up against the water fountain. Megan helps Ryan Dean transform into the Wild Boy of Bainbridge Island.

    Casey: the Bully. Grade A douchenozzle. His presence gives Ryan Dean the opportunity to be both the victim and the hero.

    The characters are all great. The story, at least at first, was a bit slow for me, but it picks up. I thought Winger was supposed to be just a funny novel. And it really is a hilarious look at Ryan Dean trying to fit in at his school, trying to navigate the waters of romance, trying to not die either on the rugby field (by an opponent OR teammate because it was touch-and-go sometimes), trying not to be cursed by Ms. Singer. Winger reads like a journal with Ryan Dean frequently breaking the fourth wall to talk to the reader, rating things on his ridiculous scales like my rating above, and drawing awesome cartoons. Seriously, the drawings add an awesome artistic element. I really hope this trend gets a kickstart because I love it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2014

    This book is amazing!

    This book had me begging on my knees for more when i finished reading it! I wouldnt know what to do if i havent found this book anf if you are even thinking of getting the book, you NEED it in hard cover because of the awsome cover ans spine!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2013

    A Must Read

    Andrew Smith has a way with words. This is a beautiful, funny, wonderful story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2013

    Great book

    Its a really good book

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2015

    Bedt book ever!!!

    This book is very good i cried when i read the part about joey and when he died . I would recommend to this to almost EVERYONE 13-up!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2015

    WOW

    Annie x Ryan Dean = OTP

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  • Posted February 23, 2015

    Ryan Dean West (┬┐Winger┬┐ to the guys on the rugby team) is a Jun

    Ryan Dean West (“Winger” to the guys on the rugby team) is a Junior at a boarding school. He’s different than the other boys, though. He’s only 14. This is the story of Ryan Dean’s life-altering year – dealing with first kisses, first bullies, first love, first loss – all while trying to remove himself from the problem that is being the “little guy”.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2014

    This book is amazing. If you are on the fence at all, get it and

    This book is amazing. If you are on the fence at all, get it and read it. I'm sure you'll love it as much as I did. I was blown away by the character development and couldn't put this book down.  Amazing wonderful book that I would recommend to anyone and everyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2014

    unfortunate angst is for preteens about next to

    Whimpy kid goes to boarding school these seem equal to old fashion orphans

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 18, 2014

    An amazing story

    An amazing story

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2014

    Winger

    This book was amazing, never got bored reading it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2014

    Beautiful

    It was a beautiful book that's all I could say. Funny, with a little romance, and relatable situations.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2013

    Winger review

    Overall amazing book! It's worth the read, you won't regret it.

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