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The V5 Read-A-Thon; Lets goooo for it
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Cody Patton is awesome. Truly truly good writing. He represents somewhat of a comfort zone for Ricky in my opinion, in that I don't think Ricky had to reach too far into his bag of tricks in order to get into Cody's head. He feels very real, has some pretty fantastic relationships with his fellow characters (despite the abruptness of their end) and tops it all with a pretty great fight scene.

The only real nitpick I have is that I wish the Eliza Patton relationship was more fleshed out in terms of impact on the story. The fact that she shows up at the end of Cody's time on the island would be better served, imo, if she had spent some time in his story at the beginning, or at least somewhere within it. I can't complain too loudly though - the death was very well written. I expect this caliber of writing from Kilmarnock, but Skraal left it all on the field too, and it's really satisfying to read.

Cody's friendship with Cooper is also a really good example of saying a lot with a little. Cooper and Cody are constantly at odds, constantly questioning one another, but the narrative keeps tying them together as unlikely allies, maybe even friends. It's a fantastically subtle relationship, and I love it a lot.

Overall, Cody is great. He didn't have the impact of Joe or Maddie, but his characterisation is on par with those two much more 'popular' names. If you want an example of a good relationship on the island and some pretty emotional parts along the ride, I'd read Cody.

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