Well…I really wanted to like this book&…

Well…I really wanted to like this book… And, to be fair, the story moved along quickly and seemed like it could be a lot of fun… BUT… Mr. Acevedo (the writer) seems to prefer eight-to-ten word sentences over using commas and, being written in first person, 70% of these short little sentences all began with “I…”. “I did this. I moved here. I thought that…” all in a row, when he could have easily lessened the tedious amount of “I’s” simply by utilizing a very common punctuation (the afore mentioned and elusive comma…)  to combine these stubby little scribbles into reasonably lengthier ones. “I did this, and thought that, moving this way to end here” for example, combing four short sentences into one fluid one… *sigh* Maybe someday I won’t be so picky with other peoples’ prose and will actually be able to enjoy a portion of the novels I’d like to read… But, I had to stop reading this one after the third chapter. On to the next! -z