Out of the Pocket - Bill Konigsberg

Out of the Pocket has been on my TBR for quite some time, so when I got a chance to get it from the library of course I checked it out. And...I don't know. *shrugs shoulders* It certainly wasn't bad or unenjoyable. I guess I was just expecting a little more.


Let's start with the positives first! So, Bobby is a very likable narrator. He's honest and realistic and just super nice. I also really like Bobby's friends Carrie and Austin- Carrie is super funny and Austin's a really supportive friend. I also like Bobby's parents, especially his dad. That was sweet.


Unfortunately, there were a few things I didn't particularly like. First of all, there is so much football talk. *groans* I skimmed those parts. I'm not a sports person, I've never been a sports person. I just didn't get it.


The romance...I'm not quite on board with it. Bryan is nice, sure, but I just feel like their relationship is missing a spark. Yeah, that's it, it's missing chemistry.


There's quite a lot of loose ends. I mean, I know life isn't so neat and tidy, and it's more realistic to leave some things unresolved. But just a little more closure would have been nice.


Tl;dr version- While certainly enjoyable, with likable characters and a good story, there were a few things that kept me from completely loving Out of the Pocket.