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The Humanity Project
If you are looking for a redemptive story that will make you feel good about humanity… this is not it. This is more, "let's dive into a bunch of sad stories so you can feel as bad as the main characters do." On that note, the author does do a very good job of making you feel and understand the actions and circumstances of the characters and the writing is very good. But personally, I don't want to feel like crap the entire time I am reading a book. The book started out and I was like, "okay, you have to establish a starting point for the character, feel their sadness & understand what brought them to these low points…" but it just never switch over to any redemption of humanity or answered any of the compelling questions that the "Humanity Project" was suppose to tackle. Maybe I should not have expected that, but then why even have the whole "Humanity Project" sub-plot in the book at all?
The characters face some very current and timeless issues. For that reason I think there could be some good book club discussions to go along with the book. But the characters are a little cliche in my opinion. Especially the men, who seem desperate to see a "little action" and make bad decisions because of this. Come on. Not all men are sex starved lazy idiots who can't seem to help themselves much. Actually that is probably why I really did not like this book. There is only one character that is actually trying to make a change for themselves - Conner. Even though he does it in some not so good ways sometimes. The rest are just all, "duh, okay life handed me these lemons, so I will pucker up now" people. Screw that! Make some lemonade people!! If you like lemons, pick this book. If you aspire to lemonade and redemption of humanity… find another.
By Forrest Leo