Grendel's Guide to Love and War

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  • Title: Grendel's Guide to Love and War
  • Author: A.E. Kaplan
  • ISBN: 9780399555541
  • Page: 464
  • Format: Hardcover

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  1. This was a quirky fun debut novel Tom Grendel is spending his summer break mowing lawns to save money for his college fund and interviewing old ladies so he can collect their stories before they are lost forever Tom and his Dad live in a neighbourhood mostly populated by old ladies, which suits his Dad, an army major suffering for PTSD, just fine When a new family moves in next door following a marriage breakup and the mother, a journalist is sent interstate to cover a disaster, the teenagers Re [...]

  2. 2.5 stars This loose modernization of Beowulf started out really strong The basic idea is that Grendel s neighbors keep throwing loud parties that disturb his father who has PTSD from the Iraq war His dad invents a reason to go to Florida while Grendel proceeds to get revenge on the neighbors who refuse to stop their noise He s also pursuing the sister of the guy throwing those parties, so complications arise there.Grendel s narration was hilarious at first I definitely laughed out loud in parts [...]

  3. This was such a refreshing read The narrative was really wonderful and the characters really made this book special Grendel s Guide to Love and War started off great Even from the first few pages, I really loved it I don t often find books that made me laugh out loud but Grendel s Guide did The first or second chapter had me laughing like crazy The main character, Tom Grendel, was so well written and such a wonderful person His father is a veteran and suffers from PTSD and Tom was so willing to [...]

  4. I m not sure how to describe Grendel s Guide to Love and War It isn t as deep as it could be, considering Tom Grendel has a very difficult life, including a father suffering from severe PTSD Yet it does evoke quite a few emotions by just skimming the surface of the issues he s dealing with It is also hilarious Laugh out loud hilarious If you re looking for a fast read with a bit of an emotional roller coaster, give it a try.This unbiased review is based upon a complimentary copy provided by the [...]

  5. This books was so much fun I laughed out loud several times If you have ever spent a sleepless night listening to bass pound through the wall and plotting revenge on the neighbors, this book is for you Grendel and his best friend Ed my new most favorite best friend in all of YA come up with the most ingenious ways to stop the late night parties next door, only to have them backfire spectacularly and hilariously The relationships between all the quirky characters feel very real, and you will be r [...]

  6. If you re a fan of John Hughes and all of the fantastic teenage posses of the 1980 s then you re going to want to read this GRENDEL S GUIDE TO LOVE AND WAR Set in the present day, Tom Grendel, his best friend Ed, and Tom s crush Willow, get into mischief and mayhem, and I enjoyed every second.Tom and his dad live in a quiet neighbor that s primarily populated by elderly folk This works out perfectly for Tom s dad, an Iraqi war vet, whose PTSD is less likely to be triggered in this usually peacef [...]

  7. Tom no, Zip said Tom, I said, yes 5 5This book managed to be a hilarious, witty, endearing and slightly heartbreaking page turner all at once I was thoroughly impressed This book had such a solid main cast from Tom Grendel himself, lawn mower and interviewer of old ladies, to his wild actress sister Zip, best friend Ed, and unruly teenagers next door, Willow and Rex bro iest bro ever to bro It also managed to be so lighthearted and genuinely funny whilst touching on some serious topics.There d b [...]

  8. 2.8 stars Ugh I really wanted to like you Tom Grendel.In short, I felt nothing while reading this book I really don t know how to explain it but I wasn t a bit interested in the story or the characters, I guess I just kept reading because I was waiting for something to happen or surprise me.I only finished it because the last part was kind of nice let s say, and I wanted to know how it ended having gotten that far.

  9. Quite The Novel Idea Words from the CloudsThis was such a nice surprise This is one of those books I requested on Netgalley impulsively because it sounded good and like something I might enjoy I didn t really expect much of it but I was thrilled when I got approved So I started reading it and then I ended up loving it quite a bit I do love it when that happens Though this might not be a new super favorite and it didn t really wow me or anything, I still enjoyed it a whole lot So let s get into i [...]

  10. 4.5 5 starssometimes you find some great books from places you don t expect, and that s what this book was for me i noticed it on the shelf of my local library after we had just finished a unit on beowulf also grendel by john gardner, so i was drawn to the title instantly picked it up on a whim i really enjoyed it actually it was humorous intelligent, kind of reminded me of a john green novel which i was definitely in the mood for after recently finishing turtles all the way down which i loved a [...]

  11. ARC provided in exchange for an honest review A modern adaptation of Beowulf Grendel s Guide to Love and War was a tough read for me The description sounded quirky and interesting Sadly I made it to about 69% and struggled to want to know how it will all end Written with a younger audience in mind, the well written high jinx and endless pranks would definitely appeal to an adolescent male audience Which delights me all the same, since most teen young adult books seem to be written to appeal to [...]

  12. This book is the kind of book that John Green s books try to be It is touching and thoughtful without being pretentious, the humor is hilarious, the family dynamics are complex and authentic, and to top it all off this book took one of my most hated book assignments in high school English Beowulf and retold it in the best way possible I love a good villain story, but in this modern retelling Grendel isn t a murderous monster at all He s an awkward teenage boy who s good at playing pranks on peop [...]

  13. Excellent YA novel Full of Beowulf references I am not a Beowulf scholar, but I really liked all the characters and the way they dealt with their problems.

  14. This is definitely a unique story Tom is an interesting character, though what I liked best about him was simply that most of his close friends were just old widows whom he sort of looked after, and he definitely gets up to some strange antics in what has to be the most intense prank war of all time What I would have liked to see of was his relationship with his father I mean, his dad is one of the most interesting characters in the book, and he disappears for than half of it and a deeper stor [...]

  15. Quirky and hilarious, though I feel like it got a bit old by the end Also, I really wasn t a fan of the running gag with Zip and Ed.

  16. Read as an ARC Aw geez, rip my heart in pieces why don t you I crushed on Tom Grendel from page 1 and still miss him a few days after reading is that gross I m waaay older than Zip Such a great and funny story about memories and healing I finished it just before 9 11 and all the newspapers were printing stories about families finding healing several years later, and Kaplan s book was so in line with those experiences Nailed it Brava.

  17. This book had me laughing out loud a lot and feeling a tug at my heart a lot Tom Grendel What a guy And what a story, with quirky, memorable characters So much humor and wit and the sadness of loss and memory Tom s summer and his quest to not only shut down the shenanigans next door but to work his way through his grief will stay with me for a long time.

  18. 3.5 stars There were so many parts of this book that I enjoyed that I would ve rated this higher had it not been for the parts that irked me Tom Grendel is such an interesting character who is constantly seeking to know people on a deeper level, refusing to just skim the surface He spends a great deal of his free time interviewing his elderly neighbours not as a school project, like many often assumed, but as a means of capturing the stories and memories of people who won t be around much longer [...]

  19. I received this as an egalley from Edelweiss in return for an honest review This book was funny, heart warming, and all too real at times, making for a great story that was fun to read and made you think all the same A strongly modernized retelling of Beowulf from Grendel s point of view, this book follows Tom Grendel who falls into a prank war with his neighbor in an attempt to stop the music blaring parties that are triggering his father s post Iraq PTSD In fact, I didn t even realize this was [...]

  20. No matter how much I wanted to ignore the situation, I couldn t forget there were important things than what I wanted It means, I said, that I am about to own Rex Rothgar What do you have in mind Boldness Brilliance Manliness.I said, Guile Tom Grendel lives in a neighborhood of senior citizens, where he finds simple pleasure in doing lawn work and interviewing the elderly community about their lives.Sounds like a blast, I know, but the summer has different plans.Willow Rothgar, Tom s true love [...]

  21. This was incredibly fun, thoughtful, energetic and quirky It s everything you want from a good YA book hints of Catcher in the Rye with none of the terrible slowness but definitely some of the introspective moments only with LOTS of humor , diverse and unique characters making and breaking relationships and coming to grips with themselves, their place in the world, and the meaning of love and memory.Based loosely on Beowolf something I learned from the author s note, not knowing than that the n [...]

  22. This book deserves ALL the stars First, let s talk about this whole Beowulf thing I honestly knew NOTHING about this book when I started reading it I didn t even read the official blurb until after the fact I requested it from NetGalley because as a school librarian I request every single middle grade and YA title and sample a gazillion of them, only finishing the ones that grab me within the first chapter or so This one grabbed me and wouldn t let me go I laughed and I cried, sometimes simultan [...]

  23. Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing a digital copy in exchange for an honest review The Perks of Being a Wallflower meets Revenge of the Nerds in the description intrigued me with this one, but I didn t really get much of either from it honestly What is the point of this what my thought through most of the book, and I just didn t really enjoy it Good aspects of the book got buried in the prank business going on, and the book just lost me early on and never caught me I enjoyed [...]

  24. I found myself laughing at a few parts and lines in this book The fued between Tom Grendel and Rex and Wolf was fun but also annoying at the same time I found myself on Toms side, really wanting the parties to stop I felt so bad for Toms dad having to deal with loud noise especially since he moved to that elderly community for the quiet to help with his PTSD With all that, I found the characters lacking I feel like I didn t really know any of them until near the end, and barely I got why Tom was [...]

  25. I had very mixed feelings about this book I adored the main character, enjoyed his voice, and really appreciated his observations particularly in the latter half of the book I liked the interactions between the secondary characters and the depth of those characters as well But the primary conflict and the means for resolving it fell flat for me Also the central conceit, that we were getting Beowulf from the monster s lens, didn t work for me since Tom Grendel never seemed like much of a threat A [...]

  26. I really loved this book The story was a simple tale of a young boy trying to make his way in the world, but there was so much depth in its simplicity I think many modern YA authors try to overdo it by writing about current issues or trendy topics They fail to understand that, while these novels are important, we also need stories that transcend time A.E Kaplan creates a timeless coming of age story in Grendel s Guide to Love and War I laughed, I got angry, I felt emotional I m not going to say [...]

  27. How can you not love Tom Grendel Haha This one got me laughing so hard Grendel s guide is a refreshing one Knowing one s grief is hard but everything was made lighter because of the characters and the comical narration.

  28. I guess I never feel invested in a character than when they are plotting the comeuppance of dbag entitled white dude neighbor Youths Ruining The Neighborhood

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