Hi All! It’s Becky, again. My book club just read The Seven Torments of Amy and Craig. This book was very different than I expected but not entriely in a bad way. Here are my thoughts:
Title: The Seven Torments of Amy and Craig
Author: Don Zolidis
Note: I listened to the audio book.
Summary: This is the “not love story” of Amy and Craig. Amy is the beautiful class president and Craig is the Dungeons and Dragons playing nerd but somehow the two form a connection. However, their relationship is not filled with rainbows and sunshine as the breakout and get back together through all seven of their torments.
What’s Good: This book is told through Craig’s perspective which was awesome because YA author’s so rarely give the boys a voice in YA romance books. Plus, Craig’s narration was genuine and, at times, hilarious and made the book a whole lot more fun to read.
What’s Not So Good: I never fully connected with the story. It was hard to warm up to Amy when she was never really developed beyond the girl who breaks Craig’s heart. We learned a little about her past and her family but I never cared about her or care about her being with Craig.
Bottom Line: This was a fast YA romance with an original narrative voice that is great for fans of romantic realistic fiction.
Final Rating: 3 out of 5