"A funny, clear-eyed view of the realities of teenage love from National Book Award winner Pete Hautman.June and Wes do not "meet cute." They do not fall in love at first sight. They do not swoon with scorching desire. They do not believe that they are instant soul mates destined to be together forever.This is not that kind of love story.Instead, they just hang around in each other's orbits...until eventually they collide. And even after that happens, they're still not sure where it will go. Especially when June starts to pity-date one of Wes's friends, and Wes makes some choices that he immediately regrets."Plot: You have this story that is so simple, yet intricate at the same time. It is refreshing.
Characters: June is a girl who is always moving and her family has this motto of Move Forward and Don't Look Back" So June does her best to never make tangible connections and then she meets Wes. Wes is a simple nice boy, who kind of wades his way through in the middle and I think if transformation and feelings for June are my favorite.
Final Thoughts: Honestly, Pete Hautman has become one of my favorite authors. His voice as a writer is great and realistic and I love it. What I like about The Big Crunch summarizes a teenage relationship through a school year, with out being overly romanticized and it ends realistically as well. I strongly recommend this book for people who are looking for a refreshing read. Good to clear your reading palette.