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Not the typical trapped in a room and tortured thing I expected
on April 1, 2018
A white mother sends his half-Mexican teenage son to her racist father's house as punishment for getting expelled from school. The boy has always gotten into trouble and as a single mother, she's freaking out. The grandfather is a strict disciplinarian, he has a prison cell in the basement for punishment, a paddle under the couch, and he has a reputation as the boogeyman in the neighborhood, as someone who will slap anyone for even minor things, like playing music too loud.
However, he is somewhat fair, when the chores are done, when the boy behaves, he allows the boy to have a free day with a 5pm curfew. After all, you can't teach someone to follow the rules without giving them room to break them.
The reason I'm giving it 4 stars is because of the following.
1. They gave the main character abs- really? This guy is almost a school shooter, those rarely have abs, they're usually bag of bones skinny or scary looking.
2. He and a girl fall in love and she actually gets him a burner phone. That's so unrealistic! This guy is a whackjob, a weirdo, what are the chances he would meet a girl that understands him 90 minutes away from LA?
Honestly, I hate love stories, why can't horror writers just write horror? Why do they have to insert romance? Every time I have to read about kissing her, how she likes what he does with his tongue, getting to second base, it's freaking distracting. We read horror for HORROR, for example, grandfather forcing him to see his grandmother naked is horrible. See? That's the kind of horror we like! That's freaky! Kissing a pretty girl isn't freaky, it's boring, specially in a book!