This review is for one of the four signed books I've recently won from this author through a massive giveaway on one internet site, which had consisted of 13 individual ones, and the following is my honest opinion for this book. To begin with, while I believe the ages of the characters in this book are that of high school students making it appropriate for the YA [Young Adult] audience; the serious topic the book deals with. Pardon me for sounding a little prudish, but this book seem to be more appropriately classified as a book for the upper range of the NA [new adult] genre of romance as it requires a more mature audience of readers, or even perhaps as an adult romance novel. The story is truthfully raw in its depiction of happens to an young, underage female drinker who gets drunk at a party and is taken advantage of by one of the boys there, a boy who one would never expect of being capable of committing such a heinous act. Naturally, it is Grace who is now being looked at as the instigator for this alleged event occurring, and everyone begins to shun her. Everyone that is, except for one individual boy, Ian, who eventually sees the truth in what she's been saying. Ian, is the type of guy any woman would love to have in her corner, a guy who would find the truth in what she's been saying in regards to the terrifying ordeal she had to face, and is willing to stand by her. On the other hand, the discussion questions Ms. Blount provides at the end of book; turns this book a wonderful teaching tool in preparing young girls to face a possible reality of life no woman would ever want to happen to them. And for the educational property this book presents, I'm giving this book 5 STARS.
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A shocking yet truthfu...
A shocking yet truthful look at American's youth today. This book made me nervous to have a daughter- knowing the possibilities out there she might face and the cruelty from others. Although no one should have to go through this, Some Boys allows us to look at this issue through literature, for those of us who are lucky enough to never have to experience it ourself.
This was a hard hittin...
This was a hard hitting book dealing with some heavy issues. However, I didn't really like it. Whilst I admired Grace's determination and perseverance, despite what everyone was saying to her, I never really connected with her. As for Ian, he would have to one of the few male protagonists I didn't like. It took him so long to believe Grace, that I wanted to climb into the book and strangle him. The character I really liked was Grace's mother. She was such a caring, loving woman who supported Grace all the way. As for Grace's father . . . what a scumbag. Grrr! Even though I expected more from this book (I really enjoyed "Send" by the same author), it does focus on an important issue and has a clear message. I just wish I had connected with the story more than I did.
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