So it’s been a while, but when I got this book in April… the quality just sucked. Really, it was blurry, the text was just barely there. I mailed NG and they said they would check it out. I haven’t heard back on my query from Netgalley but in July I decided to just redownload it and see if maybe the quality was better now. It was, at least at points, I still cannot read everything, but at least now I could finally read this book on how to get through awkward situations (which I at times seem to find myself). I am adding this part as it did impact my experience/feelings for the book. I just don’t think it is cool to upload a crappy quality book and then never let me know it is fixed (for most) when I ask NG about it. I am definitely not into the book as much as I was when I requested it in April.
This was quite an interesting read, about feelings, about awkward situations, and it is all done with big dash of humour. I definitely enjoyed reading it, though I also thought it was a bit chaotic. It seemed to jump around a bit and at times we got back to a topic when I thought it was already over.
I did like that everything was done comic style, and I liked reading the comics and all the awkwardness that happened there. I have definitely been on the end of both someone forgetting my name, I forgetting theirs, and oh yes, them mishearing my name. Oops! Also the food part, OMG, I have had friends with braces and how do you tell them subtly that they have something stuck? Also how do you get white bread stuck between your teeth? What kind of bread are these guys eating? Haha, I definitely had the I didn’t pee thing happen. Juice, or water, argh. At times I just draped my jacket over my waist and covered it that way. But the solutions presented in the comic are even more fun (though I wouldn’t recommend making your complete pants wet). And so there are many more situations which had me nodding along, laughing, giggling. I definitely loved how the book brought these situations, threw in humour, and then also presented us with some creative/interesting/maybe not always helpful though solutions.
But we also learn how your body works in these situations. Like blushing, or the flight/fight instinct. I definitely liked that those were added.
And there is plenty more embarrassing things and how to combat them, or at least see that it may not always be so bad as you think it is.
I really liked Gary, though I did feel sorry for the little guy. I also liked the fourth wall breaking, that had me laughing and is a big plus in my eyes.
I did like the art in this book. It was a fun kind of style and I think it fitted well with this book.
But yeah, some stuff was still unreadable, I would have liked to see it a bit more organised and less chaotic. I hope that for the finished product they will have at least fixed the blurry/unreadable text stuff.