Good morning, bookpups🐾 We’re back with another fantastic book review! The book is fantastic, probably not the review 🤣 If you’re looking for a book that will give you #allthefeels and make you ugly cry, look no further than Captain Superlative by J.S. Puller!
QOTD: What was the last book to make you ugly cry?
Crystal and I buddy read this book for a tour back in 2018 and, sad as it sounds, I think it was the last one to really make me ugly cry. What’s even worse is that I ugly cried in the middle of the night on the floor in my living room, trying desperately to be quiet because everyone else in my house was asleep. Yea, it was that bad (or good?).
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🐾Many thanks to the author, J.S. Puller, and RockStar Book Tours for my complimentary copy. This in no way influenced my review.🐾
First, a disclaimer: this book will result in an extremely ugly cry.
I think this was probably one of the best books I read in 2018. The characters, the plot, the message underneath the story. It was one of those books that we both loved so much! The biggest plus, of course, was Jane’s transformation. I’ve never seen a character arc take such a great turn! She went from this little shy mouse who did everything possible to blend into the shadows to Janey! – Captain Superlative’s trusty sidekick 🦸♀️
You already know by now that I judge books by their covers … shamelessly. This one is GORGEOUS. Unique, colorful, and full of all the vibrant life that surrounds Captain Superlative.
The characters were ALL loveable.
We both loved each of the characters, even Dagmar the bully. She certainly gave gingers everywhere a bad name but we were pleased to see that she had her own backstory. The relationship between the bully and the bullied went very deep in this book, showing that these things aren’t only skin deep. And then, again, there’s Janey. In the beginning, I don’t think either of us expected anything from her. But, as the story went on, she not only stood up for herself, but for others too!
And the Captain! Her story was the saddest, yet most beautiful of all 💔
Ugly cry ending (no spoilers).
The beginning of this book takes place at the end, so it’s fairly easy to guess what happens. But then you’re thrown back to when the entire Captain Superlative way of life started and you forget. You’re frustrated, then happy, and then sad. It goes back and forth. Then, just when you think this book can’t tear your heart to pieces anymore, there comes the ugly cry. You thought I forgot, didn’t you? Oh, and it’s not just any ugly cry … this is the ugliest, most heart-wrenching cry ever.
This book reminds us that the hate spreads when we ignore the bullying. That, and people tend to strike out at others when they are hurting.
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