The only reason I read this book is because my book club was going to be talking about it in September. It had never really been on my radar, though apparently it’s quite popular and was even made into a movie (which watched with a couple friends after the night we talked about it at book club). And let me tell you – I will never get back the time I wasted reading it.
I feel like I’m doing a lot of gushing lately, but I really, really loved this book.
This was probably my favourite volume of the series, and I’m glad that I made it through to the end.
Illustrating the name of the volume, this really was Scott’s finest hour, even though it didn’t start out that way. Now that Ramona has left him and he’s living on his own, Scott finally has to deal with “real life” things and not just fighting off Ramona’s exes.
This volume is continuing with the trend of the last two, as the series matures and is coming closer to its end.
Scott has to deal with Ramona’s evil ex-boyfriend twins, as well as a very moody girlfriend of his own. Also, Knives has decided that it’s time to tell Ramona about how Scott was still dating her when they met and got together. This complicates things even further – and finally the problems that Scott is facing are slightly more adult in nature instead of just the fighting sequences and joblessness that has plagued him thus far.
The title of this volume is accurately named: Scott is really starting to get his life together in this one.
Up until this point, Scott has been unemployed, living in an apartment with his gay roommate Wallace (who pays the rent), sharing a futon on the living room floor, and basically living off of Wallace’s charity. In this volume, Scott finally starts to “get it” that he needs to get his butt in gear if he wants to keep Ramona as his girlfriend.