Staff Pick: Weird Girl and What’s His Name

Being a teenager is one of the hardest parts of our lives.  Having so much to learn about the world, not to mention ourselves.  This among other things is the foundation of Weird Girl and What’s His Name.  Best friends Theodore and Tallulah, more commonly known as Rory and Lula, are social outcasts among the rest of their peers.  They’re nerds and their all-time favorite show is “The X-Files”.  But one series of events after another tests their friendship and everything they think they know about the world, and each other.

I enjoyed this story so much more than I originally thought I would!  It was a very interesting change of pace from a lot of things I normally read.  It’s not uncommon for stories to switch narrators, but the way this book does changes things a bit.  The first half of the story is told by Rory, and it kind of leads you to believe the story is about him.  The second half switches to Lulu, and we learn that she is the real subject of the story.  She goes on an important life journey where she learns that while the truth is important, it’s not always what we want to hear, and it may not be what we expect.

By Brandon B.

Weird Girl and What's His Name

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