One part Libba Bray's GOING BOVINE, two parts String Theory, and three parts love story equals a whimsical novel that will change the way you think about the world.I really really really wanted to like this book. I tried so many times to keep going. 25 pages in I said to myself " Ishita, keep reading it's gonna get better," Then 80 pages in I say to myself "Ishita, just keep going, you'll like it, it's just slow right now," and I kept doing this till 160 pages in. I usually give a book 50-75 pages in to get interesting but for this one I kept pushing myself in hopes that i would enjoy it.
Sophie Sophia is obsessed with music from the late eighties. She also has an eccentric physicist father who sometimes vanishes for days and sees things other people don’t see. But when he disappears for good and Sophie’s mom moves them from Brooklyn, New York, to Havencrest, Illinois, for a fresh start, things take a turn for the weird. Sophie starts seeing things, like marching band pandas, just like her dad.
Guided by Walt, her shaman panda, and her new (human) friend named Finny, Sophie is determined to find her father and figure out her visions, once and for all. So she travels back to where it began—New York City and NYU’s physics department. As she discovers more about her dad’s research on M-theory and her father himself, Sophie opens her eyes to the world’s infinite possibilities—and her heart to love.
Perfect for fans of Going Bovine, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and The Probability of Miracles.
I mean I loved the premise, the cover, and everything else I heard about the book, but once I got to reading I couldn't get interested. For all 160 pages I did read I was mostly confused. There were parts that were throwing me off and I just couldn't make the connections. OH MAI GAWD I just grr wish I knew what was wrong with me while I was reading. I guess I had a lot higher expectations than I should have.
So as of now this is a Did Not Finish review, but I hope to put this book to rest for a few months and then try again later. Hopefully then I'll understand and find some enjoyment from it :)
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