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Summary ò The Tragedy Paper 102 Ä Perfect for fans of Thirteen Reasons Why and Looking for Alaska Jennifer Weiner #1 New York Times bestselling author calls Elizabeth LaBan’s The Tragedy Paper “a beguiling and beautifully written tale of first love and heartbreak” It follows the story of Tim Macbeth a seventeen year old albino and a recent trPerfect for fans of Thirteen Reasons Why and Looking for Alaska Jennifer Weiner #1 New York Times bestselling author calls Elizabeth LaBan’s The Tragedy Paper “a beguiling and beautifully written tale of first love and heartbreak” It follows the story of Tim Macbeth a seventeen year old albino and a recent transfer to the prestigious Irving School where the motto is “Enter here to be and find a. I'd like to sum up this book told through flashback for some reason features an albino telling a story to another kid who is even less developed also he took part in the 'tragic' part of the story so I'm unsure as to how he became so riveted by its retelling there is a tragedy that is continually referred to but not revealed until the end at which point I realized it wasn't a tragedy it was of a fairly standard sledding accident there is a completely undeveloped love interest who likes to dress like a rainbow and smells like a pig when she gets sick the albino kid has head aches and eye aches at the same freuency at which he references the past he shares with the other even less developed character the featured school locally sources their cafeteria food this is mentioned a lot so I guess it's a plot point I think the teacher from dead poets society snuck into this book and took a nap but then he got trapped the real tragedy is that Barnes Noble tricked me into buying this book with their recommendations based on books I bought I would like to get my hands on that software and take it sledding if you know what I mean

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Friend” A friend is the last thing Tim expects or wants he just hopes to get through his senior year unnoticed Yet despite his efforts to blend into the background he finds himself falling for the uintessential “It” girl Vanessa Sheller girlfriend of Irving’s most popular boy To Tim's surprise Vanessa is into him too but she can kiss her social status goodbye if anyone ever finds out Tim and Va. ARC supplied by NetGalley and Knopf Books for Young Readers in exchange for an honest review Stopped at around page sixtyWhat I read of THE TRAGEDY PAPER wasn't terrible It wasn't bad It wasn't infuriating It was just tremendously uninteresting and dull and that's the worst type of novel the type where you have nothing to say about it because there wasn't anything uniue or noticeable or even angering Because you can't look away from horrendous books as hard as you may try It's still sucking you in isn't it But it's easy to abandon a boring story because there's nothing The characters were plain the writing average The plot really was nonexistent from what I read It was incredibly tedious and I can't stress that enough Perhaps I should've read a bit but I won't be bothered reading some snore inducing pages before I actually fall asleepThe first fifty pages are some of the most important for a book because it decides whether you'll stay for the ride of drop it like it's on fire I choose to drop it like it was burning I don't have any violent feelings toward this book It just wasn't my cup of tea

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The Tragedy PaperNessa begin a clandestine romance but looming over them is the Tragedy Paper Irving’s version of a senior year thesis assigned by the school’s least forgiving teacher   Jumping between viewpoints of the love struck Tim and Duncan a current senior about to uncover the truth of Tim and Vanessa The Tragedy Paper is a compelling tale of forbidden love and the lengths people will go to keep their secret. LaBan's The Tragedy Paper is contemplative and academic sure to appeal to readers looking for a meatier slower paced read It's a strange sort of book though one that certainly has some good company Though I didn't exactly fly through The Tragedy Paper or become caught up in the characters I really enjoyed reading it curious to find out what had happened during the previous year at the Irving SchoolThere's a whole subset of young adult fiction about boarding schools Something about them calls to the imagination I guess the freedom or how elite they seem perhaps The Irving School has an illustrious history complex traditions and the reuisite uirky professor needed to help guide the main character to enlightenment in the style of Dead Poets' Society The Irving School holds appeal for me than many of the boarding school settings I've read that don't have magic from the archway to the custom of departing seniors leaving treasure behind for the student next to receive their dorm roomDuncan ostensibly the main character of the piece really only serves as a frame story which is rather daring The treasure left for Duncan is a stack of CDs upon which Tim Macbeth has recorded the story of his tragic semester at Irving School We really actually learn very little about Duncan throughout The Tragedy Paper since he spends most of his time either listening to Tim's story or thinking about Tim's story While ordinarily I might find this framing device frustrating and unnecessary I like it here because the way that Duncan becomes caught up in Tim's tale the same way I become entangled in a wonderful novel I thought it was a wonderful sort of metaphor for the process of reading becoming caught up in the journey of someone else and growing as a result of it though you have actually been a passive observerTim Macbeth like all tragic heroes suffers from a fatal flaw being too uncomfortable with himself as a result of his albinism All his life Tim has been stared at feared or pitied because he was born without the pigmentation most people have He has never been particularly close to anyone outside of his family and resists connection with anyone new sure that they will only ever see him as an albino not as a deeper person Of course the person most obsessed with his albinism is Tim himselfFrom the beginning it's clear that something awful happened during Tim's one semester the second semester of his senior year at Irving School There's a girl of course beautiful and perfect and maybe even interested in him but unfortunately she also has a boyfriend the most popular guy in school There were some echoes of Looking for Alaska in this I think The mystery of the harrowing event at the end of the year kept me rapt but was a bit of a letdown when I finally got there mostly because of the allusion to a literary work I didn't much care for in the first placeThe Tragedy Paper will appear to a certain niche of reader those who prefer high concept to action At no point did I feel bored and LaBan sustained my curiosity about the mystery all the way through LaBan's debut is impressive and I will likely be reading of her work in the future