Thursday, September 15, 2016

Review: Some Boys

Grace has liked Ian for a while. But she knows that he'll reject her after what happened in the woods. One night at a party, the golden boy of the town (and Ian's best friend) raped her.  But when she accuses him, the whole town turns against her.

Now, armed with her attitude and fierce clothing, Grace keeps the world at bay. But when she and Ian are forced to spend the spring vacation at the school cleaning lockers, they end up talking. They share secrets. Does Ian like her? Is Grace ready to trust anyone? Does Ian believe Grace?
My Thoughts: It took me a while to read this one because of the subject matter, but I'm so glad that I read it! When the book opens, the rape has already happened and Grace is going through hell. I love how she defends herself and doesn't run from the situation, even though she thinks about it. I hate that she's put in this situation. I hate that almost everyone, with the exception of her mother and Ian, have it out for her. I love the duel point of views and seeing the sides of the story from both Grace and Ian. I really liked Ian's father. This is definitely a #YASaves book that should be required reading.

Cover Thoughts: Great
Source: My Library
Library Recommendations: Highly recommended for public libraries.

2 comments:

Candy @ So little time... said...

I enjoyed this story also. I really liked how strong Grace was. And, yes, I liked Ian's father, too! :)

Maggie Hasbrouck said...

helpful review, thanks