wants is to get through high school—and life in general—with a minimum
of effort. It’s not a lot to ask. But that’s before he’s given some bad
news: he’s sick and he’s going to die. Which totally sucks. Hope arrives
in the winged form of Dulcie, a loopy punk angel/possible hallucination
with a bad sugar habit. She tells Cam there is a cure—if he’s willing
to go in search of it. With the help of a death-obsessed, video-gaming
dwarf and a yard gnome, Cam sets off on the mother of all road trips
through a twisted America into the heart of what matters most.”
The premise is that the main character, a teenage guy who is sarcastic and a bit of a loner, has a rare brain disease. His journey is amazing, but Bray always gives us hints: is he on an actual quest? Or is this the brain damage altering his perception of reality? Or is he even still alive, and dreaming this?
I’m a coffee-fueled, hobby-addicted bibliophage who makes cruelty-free mineral eye shadows (inspired by novels). I’m usually in front of a screen (writing, reading, or gaming), but I’ve been known to emerge for geekery, good food, and dark chocolate.