Thursday, August 7, 2014

Review: Some Boys by Patty Blount

Thursday, August 7, 2014 with 2 comments
Title: Some Boys
Author: Patty Blount
Series: n/a
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: August 5th, 2014
Source: From Publisher via Netgalley
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Some boys go too far. Some boys will break your heart. But one boy can make you whole.

When Grace meets Ian she's afraid. Afraid he'll reject her like the rest of the school, like her own family. After she accuses the town golden boy of rape, everyone turns against Grace. They call her a slut and a liar. But...Ian doesn't. He's funny and kind with secrets of his own.

But how do you trust the best friend of the boy who raped you? How do you believe in love?

A gut-wrenching, powerful love story told from alternating points of view by the acclaimed author of Send.

Some Boys is a great little book. I really liked it! I wasn’t sure if I was going to, but then I saw CAIT read and liked it, so that made me more excited to see it moving up my pile.

I don’t normally read reviews before writing my own. But I saw CAITS on goodreads because it was on my top friend reviews and now I’m not sure I can write my review. Lol. She pretty much says everything I felt about it. Admittedly it was her frozen gif that drew in. Damn those gifs.

One thing she mentioned that I have to mirror, is that there are parents in this book! That’s awesome. So many books conveniently leave the parents out of the story, and I can’t stand that shit. I just read and reviewed a book where the parents didn’t even make an appearance. Like at all. So major props to Blount for that. I absolutely loved Ian’s dad.

Some boys is written in Duel point of view. It’s no secret I love books written that way. I also like how the rape and bullying was handled. It’s hard because I haven’t been in HS for a long time, but the bullying was rough. Part of me thought, no way could it be that bad, but then I remember how mean kids were back when I was in school. I hear it’s worse these days. I’m glad to be an adult, I’ll tell you that.

The rape… well for as hard a subject that is, I think Blount did a good job with that. It was light enough that it wasn’t too hard to read about, but the seriousness of the offense wasn’t lost on me. Does that make sense? Lol probably not.

Anyway, my only complaint with this one was the way it wrapped up. It was a little fast, and too easy.

 Other than that, I really enjoyed this one.

Patty BlountAbout the author:

Technical writer by day, fiction writer by night, Patty mines her day job for ideas to use in her
novels. Her debut YA "Send" was born after a manager suggested she research social networks. Patty adores chocolate, her boys, and books, though not necessarily in that order.

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  1. Glad you liked this one as well! :D I love Patty Blount!

  2. I'm still on the fence about reading this, but I might pick it up sometime towards the end of the year.

    Nicely reviewed!


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