3.5 STARSShe could spit on my face and kick me in the balls and I would still love it because she was alive and well. A world without Perry Palomino is just too f*cking boring. I wouldn't wish it upon anyone.Spoken like a closet Disney fan.I'm a bit lukewarm towards this novella, probably because there's some overlaps with certain scenes already told from The Dex Files and On Demon Wings that didn't really show anything new perspective-wise. I was a bit iffy whether I should read this immediately after TDF but in the end, it didn't really matter. I think it would've worked either way.Dex still had a lot of great moments here, though I'm sensing Dex 2.0 has some potential to go overboard on the syrupy sweet declarations. Swoony for others, not so much for me. I can't seem to reconcile Dex with anything conventional which in this novella, he seems starting to make a path to. Hopefully I'm wrong. It's good he's such a witty, sarcastic little man that his thoughts continue to entertain and kept away from the trap of wall-to-wall, 24/7 pining for Perry. Now I'm gonna stand in that corner, among the huddled impatient masses, eyes glazed by the promise of more apple pies and door next doors, counting the minutes to June.