A couple chapters in and I was almost sure that it wasn't right for my taste. A couple chapters later and I was wrong.
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Everyone is poetic, it put me off at first because it was hard to imagine anyone talking like that in real life. Ah, but this story is fiction, I remembered, so I began to read it like fiction.
The Exit Plan is a beautiful, poetic, thought-inspiring novel set in Cape Town. Underneath all the booze and cherry-red Mustangs, it's about three eighteen year olds in love. It's about the recklessness of youth.
Will and Tristan are (to varying degrees) in love with the same girl. Chantel and Tristan are a beautiful mess together. But everyone (including the side characters) is just trying to accept themselves and making attempts to understand what exactly love is.
The story gives me Call Me By Your Name vibes—it's romance and poetry galore—especially with the whole first chapter there to foreshadow the disaster that is to come.
I'm really enjoying the story, and I can't wait to see what happens next.
[In some places, there were tense switches(from present to past). Some thoughts in italics were in past tense too instead of present, but that's all that broke my immersion... Aside for the Poetry, lol. Thanks for writing such a great book, Author]