Unfortunately, I only found a couple of them to be worthy of reading.
One story, The Semplica Girl Diaries is written with hardly any articles and words like 'I' and 'me'. It was hard to read because you kept wanting to put those words in the sentence. It also felt like the writer of the diary was speeding through writing it down and it felt like you were speed-reading and not getting the whole story. It also kept referring to "SG's" in the book and I could never figure out what it meant. It wasn't until I wrote this that I realized it must stand for Semplica Girls. It was very hard to read because every time the author referred to "SG's" you were so busy trying to infer from the sentence what they were that it just got annoying.
One story I did enjoy was Victory Lap. It was about a young boy who very much admired his next door neighbor Alison. They both went to the same school - but they ran in very different circles. One day a kidnapper comes to Alison's door and tries to kidnap her but of course the young boy saves the day and for the first time Alison really notices him.
George Saunders is supposed to be a really good author (though I've never read any of his stuff before) so maybe you might want to give him a try - maybe you will enjoy his short stories more than I did.
Rating: 6 / 10
Publisher: Random House
Edition: 1st Edition