Genre: YA Romance
Published: August 14, 2008
I listened to the audiobook version of this book. I listened to it at 1.7 speed while working doing data entry. This may have led to me missing some nuance to the story, but I'm pretty sure I have a pretty good handle on what happened in the story. The narration was clear and I don't remember being annoyed by the opposite gendered voices (which can be an issue for me in audiobooks).
This is a story about a teenager named Colin who is likely on the autism spectrum. He reminded me a lot of how Sheldon Cooper is portrayed in The Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon and I think Sheldon is on the spectrum. It's never stated though, so that's just my conjecture from what I know of the spectrum. The fact that he literally only dates people named Katherine (the correct spelling!) is an interesting idiosyncrasy, but I could've dated him (maybe. The fact that I hate being called by my legal name might have ruled me out as a prospect).
Because I was listening to the audiobook while working, it was really easy for me to fly through this book in just two days. Had I been reading it myself, it definitely would've taken me longer to read, but only because I have very few hours to spend reading in any given day. I definitely would've wanted to keep reading to see how things were going to pan out for Colin, but also to hear the stories from the factory workers that they spend their days interviewing.
Overall I give this audiobook 4.28 out of 5 stars. - Katie