My Kind of Crazy by Robin Reul (Sourcebooks Fire, 2016)
Synopsis: Despite the best of intentions, seventeen-year old, wisecracking Hank Kirby can’t quite seem to catch a break. It’s not that he means to screw things up all the time, it just happens. A lot. Case in point: his attempt to ask out the girl he likes literally goes up in flames when he spells “Prom” in sparklers on her lawn…and nearly burns down her house.
As if that wasn’t bad enough, Peyton Breedlove, a brooding loner and budding pyromaniac, witnesses the whole thing. Much to Hank’s dismay, Peyton takes an interest in him—and his “work.” The two are thrust into an unusual friendship, but their boundaries are tested when Hank learns that Peyton is hiding some dark secrets, secrets that may change everything he thought he knew about Peyton.
Review: 4.5 / 5
This novel was a huge surprise for me! so, let me set the scene... I requested this novel on NetGalley in the hopes of getting it because the description and the cover sounded good. I gained access to the novel and I was completely blown away. this book was many things: funny, sad, sincere, and a great read. there were scenes in this book that had me laughing internally (it may sound weird, but I rarely laugh when I am alone watching something or reading). the main characters in this book had me from the first page, that is hard to do. I thought the book was cliché in all the best ways possible. I am a sucker for these types of books, but with the elements of humor and mystery, I think that this is an excellent novel to pick up if you are in the mood for a teen rom/com with heart and humor. I actually cannot believe that I recommend this so highly, it is a mix of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl with Paper Towns and hint of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda.