Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Review: Boy Toy by Barry Lyga

Description: Josh Mendel has a secret. Unfortunately, everyone knows what it is.
Five years ago, Josh’s life changed. Drastically. And everyone in his school, his town—seems like the world—thinks they understand. But they don’t—they can’t. And now, about to graduate from high school, Josh is still trying to sort through the pieces. First there’s Rachel, the girl he thought he’d lost years ago. She’s back, and she’s determined to be part of his life, whether he wants her there or not.Then there are college decisions to make, and the toughest baseball game of his life coming up, and a coach who won’t stop pushing Josh all the way to the brink. And then there’s Eve. Her return brings with it all the memories of Josh’s past. It’s time for Josh to face the truth about what happened.
If only he knew what the truth was …

Review: The Book was well written. It talks about a major issue that happens in real life. I read this a day and finished at 1am. Could not put it down. I can’t believe Josh was worrying about this teacher who molested him, about what she’s doing after she got out of jail. And that he still blames himself even though it wasn’t his fault. He was young boy going through puberty and had a crush on his teacher, she saw that and took advantage of that. She manipulated him into thinking that he loved her and she loved him. She took his teen years from him and a lot more. I can’t believe his parents, they made me mad, all they would do is yell and his mom was seeing someone else. They didn’t find it weird that their son was spending time at his teacher house. I also hear about teachers having sex with kids and it makes me cringe, I don’t understand why they do that. Never Want too. I was annoyed when Josh kept boosting about his batting average and other baseball numbers. Disappointed he lost his friendship with Zik and how it just ended. I was more interested to read the past about Josh and Eve and how everyone found out their secret. When he last saw Eve, I’m glad that nothing happened. I was scared because he wanted her to touch him. I’m glad he found closure and found love for Rachel. I didn’t really like Rachel in the beggining, but I she lost a friend and someone she liked. In the end I liked her because she was trying to encourage Josh. I was annoyed when Josh kept boosting about his batting average and other baseball numbers. I’m also glad he choose to follow his dream.

4 out of 5 Stars
Read: August. 22, 2013 - August. 23, 2013 1:20am

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