Monday, 23 May 2011

Boys Don't Cry by Malorie Blackman

Title: Boys Don't Cry
Author: Malorie Blackman
Published by: Doubleday Children's Books
Age Group: Young-adult
Hardcover: 302
Challenge: Howarts Reading Challenge 2011
2011- Young Adult Reading Challenge

Rating: 5- Amazing!! I want to read it again!

Goodreads summary:

This is the explosively page-turning new novel for teenagers from the author of the award-winning "Noughts and Crosses" sequence. You're about to receive your A-level results and then a future of university and journalism awaits. But the day they're due to arrive your old girlfriend Melanie turns up unexpectedly ...with a baby ...You assume Melanie's helping a friend, until she nips out to buy some essentials, leaving you literally holding the baby ...


This book was amazing!

When I first started reading this book I thought that there was only going to be one main topic that this book revolved around, and that was the main character Dante learning how to raise a baby. But this book was SO much more than that.

The book revolved around many different issues such as single parenting, teen parenting, emotional health, family relationships, sexuality and much more. In my opinion all of these aspects made the book as amazing as it was. It makes you open your eyes to how easy most of us have it.

I loved how this book was in a single teen dad’s point of view; it was refreshing to read something new and not just have a teen mom story. It’s also opens people’s eyes to how single teen dads have it just as hard as single teen moms.

Malorie is such a talented writer and the plot was just fantastic, if you see this book in your local bookstore or on the internet check it out.

I will say it again… this book is amazing!

Plot 5/5
Character 4/5
Cover 5/5
Ending 5/5

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