Tuesday, 3 June 2014
Review: Lobsters by Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivison
The minute I began reading Lobsters I was hooked, Sam and Hannah are so hilarious that I actually lost count of how many times I laughed out loud, I even gave up reading this anywhere but my house where I had the freedom to laugh without getting funny looks. Lobsters has everything you would expect from two teenagers looking for their lobster, and to lose their virginity, laughter, tension between friends trying to help them, and some pretty crazy parties.
Sam and Hannah have got be some of the most amazing protagonists I have read about, and not because they were super smart, or just the best at anything they set their mind to, but just reading how they are trying to find their way in the world of love, fumbling along trying to find a connection with someone certainly made for an entertaining read.
The voice of Lobsters was perfect, told in a teenage perspective that just works so well. Yes there was swearing, and a lot of talk on how they look at sex, but it was all relative to the story itself and not once did it get too much. There were also references to pop culture, books and movies, and every time it was mentioned in Lobsters, I couldn't help but smile....and maybe laugh at the context it was mentioned in.
Lobsters is a great début book, and makes for a fantastic summer read, and I can't wait to see if this writing duo will bring us another book at some point in the future.