I read these books aaaages ago and never reviewed them and now it's been too long for me to say anything substantial, but I still wanted to mention my overall thoughts.
Oh and also I see people say all the time that high schoolers don't talk like his characters do, and I realize they didn't know my friends in high school, because yes we were just that pretentious. I don't know there was a definite sort of intellectual zeal among the people I knew in high school and so I do get frustrated by the idea that teenagers must only act a certain way. WHY? Also these kids were forced to grow up fast in this book, there are no universal rules for this kind of thing.
So! Now I think I have given space to all of the books I've read so far this year on this blog. It's strange but it's actually a relief. Also, I had neglected to update my reading stats spreadsheet since February. I've only read 32 books this year so far. I think this is an all time low and I doubt I'll hit 100 this year. But guess what? I DON'T CARE! :) There's more to life than reading, like reblogging pretty pictures on tumblr and following the latest dust-up on Twitter. Just kidding.
Oh also, I bought both of these books.