Giant Days, Vol. 3 (Giant Days #3)Giant Days, Vol. 3 by John Allison, Max Sarin
My rating: 3/5 cats
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like the second volume, this one was more scattered and episodic than that superfun first one i fell so hard for. not only do the stories stand on their own more, without the nice flowy cohesion of that getting-to-know you volume, but even within the stories, there’s some transitional oddness and things mentioned and then droppedwhat is this hatch all about? will it return in a later story?

but don’t get me wrong, there’s still plenty to love.

their quirky and adorable speech patterns and general enthusiasm:

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esther’s swimsuit:

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and her hyperbolic affection:

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and equally hyperbolic dread:

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susan’s commitment to gossip-hounding:

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the memories of triumphant all-nighters:

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the dramatic sorrow of youth:

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hands-on friendships:

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daisy’s leadership tactics:

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susan’s frazzled crankiness:

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and after my country’s own recent election kerfuffle, this glimpse into voter-mindset was darkly comical:

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i also appreciate the general weirdness permeating these stories:

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this time, we spend a little more time with the gents of giant days.

poor ed and his dating woes:

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who is developing a little sarcastic crust over his sweet-boy softness:

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and stiffman mcgraw is really growing on me:

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or at least he WAS, until he did something inexcusable. although understandable.

this “typo” is also inexcusable. and not understandable.

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i, for one, rather enjoyed the camping story.

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it cheered susan up for a while, anyway:

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although i still don’t know what little critter this was meant to be:

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i’m still tuning in, because many things happen in this one that i wanna see resolved, but while i still love the characters, i want more out of the story than this volume gave me.

the next one comes out on valentine’s day! may there be true love for all!

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