Where to begin…? I LOVED the tone of this book. I think it sounds exactly as an angry, cheated 16-year-old would. The main character is Roberta Rohbeson and does she have a tale to tell. It entails two major road-trips in her life: one in the past with her low-life father, and one in the present with her motley crew of friends. “Cruddy” is super fast-paced, dark, disturbing, and oddly, at times, funny. And the imagery and phrases? Fantastic. However, I think this book gets a bit too crazy even for itself, when Roberta is with her dad at the cavernous motel.
Gwenamon says: Like nothing else I’ve read