A review by froydis
Somebody Up There Hates You by Hollis Seamon


Thanks to Netgalley.com and Algonquin Young Readers for allowing me early access to this title.

This is quite a book! Its the raunchier, more hormonally charged version of "The Fault in Our Stars." In some ways, I enjoyed it more. The book is told through the view point of Richard, who is in hospice dying from terminal cancer. In spite of this (or because of it?) he manages to find adventures and true love. The book is funny, heartbreaking and very truthful. The language and subject matter is definitely raw - fitting for a typical 17 year old boy. I found the book to be honest and touching and full of several layers of truth. This is not, perhaps, a read for everyone, but its definitely one that I would Recommend.