Sunday, 19 December 2010
Boys Don't Cry by Malorie Blackman
Publication date: 2010
"You’re waiting for the postman--he’s bringing your A level results. University, a career as a journalist--a glittering future lies ahead. But when the doorbell rings it’s your old girlfriend; and she’s carrying a baby. You’re fine to look after it, for an hour or two, while she does some shopping. Then she doesn’t come back and your future suddenly looks very different."
This is my first Marlorie Blackman book I have read, and it gave me a big impression on her other books. I loved this book, I was hooked. it is not about just teen pregancy, and my first thought was that is would just be a boy coping with a baby and how it tells people not to make the wrong decision etc, etc. There is so much more happening and it flashes through the character's narrations Dante, the teenage father, and Adam his brother. There is problems going on in both their lives. Adam is gay, and has trouble with people bullying him. The boy is being mean about Adam being gay, is Dante's best friend. We realize later on the the book that Adam actually likes this boy. This book is so real, and it was if this was all happening right next to me. I recommend this book to ages 12+, there are some mild swearing.
I really want to read more Malorie Blackman books now, I'm going on her websites everyday now and desperate to read her other books!
This is one of my favourite books now, and I am sure there will be more amazing books that will come on my top book list.
This book is a lot better than it sounds, because I admit I was not that eager to start reading it, but now I wish I read it sooner!
RATE: 5/5 ... but more like 100 out of 5!
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