Book Review: Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell

Book Review: Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell


Simon has beaten the Humdrum, but has lost his magic.  With no purpose, he falls into a depression.  Penny and Baz decide a trip to America may be just what Simon needs.  

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I’ve said it before and I will say it again Baz may be my most favorite character in all of fiction.  Yes, I know that is a bold statement but Baz is everything I love in a character (see my Top Ten Tuesday post on that very subject).  But this is a book review not a love letter to my favorite character.  

Wayward Son is an excellent book, the premise is really what happens after the hero has won.  How does one move on with their life? In the beginning, we find our hero, Simon, languishing on the couch with no real purpose.  I really enjoyed this realism. Because honestly, given what Simon went through that is the most realistic depiction of what he would be doing.  

Other than Baz, my favorite thing about this book was Penny and Baz’s disdain for so many American things, and they are not wrong.  This book made me happy, but also a little sad because I really wish certain characters would just talk to each other.  

This book sets up the next one quite nicely, and though it is a middle book it seems more like a first book in a way.  This book is a great addition to Carry On and I can’t tell you how happy I am that there will be a third book.


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