Mark Svartz’s I Hate You, Kelly Donahue is surely like no other book I have ever read in my whole life — and I have read thousands of books over my lifetime. I don’t want to give the gist of the book’s message away. But I will offer the reader a treasure trove of information to ponder in the review so that I may tempt him/her to actually read it.
Svartz’s book will be remembered for a long time. It sure lingered with me, let me tell you. A lot of young males and perhaps even older ones, too, will readily relate to this story. It is what seems to happen when a male loves a lady, but she dumps him for another man. His raw feelings of rage and the need for revenge seem to come out. I say seem because I am of the female persuasion and cannot relate to these situations or feelings of rage at all.
The book is written in diary format, spanning some nine months. There are clippings and angry notes to Kelly. There are also diagrams and pictures between these pages. You just never know what to expect until you turn the page. It truly becomes exciting!
I give Svartz a lot of credit for writing a book in a new format such as this one about a topic that’s been written about a lot and even overdone. It is a brutally raw and honest account of one male’s struggle with love. So, fasten your seat belt and get ready for a wonderful journey.