Wow. I tell you what, wow. That’s a reference to the 1997 animated film Anastasia that I am pulling out now as a special occasion, because this book deserves it. I mean, wow. So before I get to why I’m wowing all over this review, the plot: It’s spring 1999 in a small English countryside village. Eleven year-old Thera and Billie have been best friends (“best, true, forever friends”) since before they were even born. Thera and Billy are imaginative, playful, and clever, and right […]
Well, consider me a Golden Boy pusher — this book was incredible, and I’ve already lent my copy away (read: forced it on my little sister). So, so good. “It takes strength to be proud of yourself and to accept yourself when you know that you have something out of the ordinary about you.” Max Walker has always been a good kid — good-looking, athletic, well-behaved. The kind of kid that adults and other kids his age love equally. But he has a secret — he’s […]
Thank you for the books, Narfna! I’ve had A Clockwork Orange on my TBR list forever but have never gotten around to reading it. And while I’ve never heard of Golden Boy, it sounds exactly like the kind of thing that I’d like. Can’t wait to try these both out!
Not too long ago, narfna posted a review of Golden Boy that immediately sent me to my library’s website, reserving the book. And I read it soon after, gobbling it down and finishing it relatively quickly. That was weeks ago. And I still find myself trying to figure out exactly what I thought of it. Golden Boy is the story of Max. Max is a 16 year-old boy. He’s handsome and friendly, wealthy and popular, he’s the captain of the football team, and he’s super smart. He’s the […]
I’ve been recommending Golden Boy to everyone lately but I’ve had a tough time coming up with a review that can do justice to the book. Here goes…. Golden Boy is about Max, an intersex teenager in present day England. When Max is taken advantage of by a childhood friend, he begins to question who he is and what intersexuality actually means for him. In addition, his parents, both trying to do the best for Max, weigh in with opposing opinions. There’s also Max’s love […]