Sunday, 13 November 2016

Clancy of the Undertow by Christopher Currie

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Clancy of the Undertow
Blurb (from Goodreads):
We’re sitting there with matching milkshakes, Sasha and me, and somehow, things aren’t going like I always thought they would. We’re face to face under 24-hour fluorescents with the thoroughly unromantic buzz of aircon in our ears and endless flabby wedges of seated trucker’s arsecrack as our only visual stimulus.

In a dead-end town like Barwen a girl has only got to be a little different to feel like a freak. And Clancy, a typical sixteen-year-old misfit with a moderately dysfunctional family, a genuine interest in Nature Club and a major crush on the local hot girl, is packing a capital F.

As the summer begins, Clancy’s dad is involved in a road smash that kills two local teenagers. While the family is dealing with the reaction of a hostile town, Clancy meets someone who could possibly—at last—become a friend. Not only that, the unattainable Sasha starts to show what may be a romantic interest.

In short, this is the summer when Clancy has to figure out who the hell she is.

Clancy of the Undertow by Christopher Currie

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Clancy of the Undertow “Your dad’s been involved in an accident,”

This was a YA contemporary story featuring a gay main character.

Clancy was an alright character but I didn’t really get her obsession with the town’s resident ‘hot’ girl Sasha, who she didn’t really know at all. The way she hung around the park so that she could watch her with her boyfriend was a little odd.

The storyline in this was about Clancy’s day-to-day life as she dealt with the fallout of a traffic accident that her father was involved in. We also had Clancy lusting after Sasha, going to nature club, going to work, trying to get a new bike, and making friends with a new girl in town called Nancy. I didn’t find the story all that gripping though, and I lost interest as the book went along.

The ending to this left quite a few things still hanging.

6 out of 10

1 comment:

  1. This doesn't sound like there's enough plot to keep me interested (and I don't even need a lot of plot)
    Great review, Sarah!
    Jen @ YA Romantics