Saturday, 8 November 2014

Review - Some Boys by Patty Blount

Title: Some Boys
Author: Patty Blount
Pages: 352
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: 5th August 2014

Blurb from Goodreads:

Some girls say no. Some boys don't listen.
When Grace meets Ian, she's afraid. Afraid he'll reject her like the rest of the school, like her own family. After she accuses Zac, the town golden boy, of rape, everyone turns against her. Ian wouldn't be the first to call her a slut and a liar.

Except Ian doesn't reject her. He's the one person who looks past the taunts and the names and the tough-girl act to see the real Grace. He's the one who gives her the courage to fight back.

He's also Zac's best friend.

My Review:

*I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Sourcebooks Fire and NetGalley*

3/5 stars

Everyone is calling Grace a slut because she accused Zac, the school golden boy, of raping her. Grace tries to put on a brave face but every day is a struggle.
Ian, one of Zac's friends, has a crush on Grace but after her accusation he has to take Zac's side because he's his friend.
But as Grace and Ian grow closer, Ian starts questioning whether Grace is the liar everyone thinks she is.

This book is about a tough subject but I thought the author handled it well.
I enjoyed the writing style and found it easy to read.
I really liked the characters in this book, even the secondary ones, and found them easy to relate to.
I felt so sorry for Grace as people called her names and thought that she'd made the rape up. She was so strong and I was glad she got a happy ending.
It was interesting to read from Ian's point of view as he started off believing Zac but then started having doubts.
While I enjoyed this it didn't grip me.

Overall this was an enjoyable and emotional read about a difficult subject.