by Patty Blount
Some boys go too far. Some boys will break your heart. But one boy can make you whole.
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 the town golden boy of rape, everyone turns against Grace. They call her a slut and a liar. But...Ian doesn't. He's funny and kind with secrets of his own.
But how do you trust the best friend of the boy who raped you? How do you believe in love?
A gut-wrenching, powerful love story told from alternating points of view by the acclaimed author of Send.
*I received a free copy of Some Boys from the publisher via Netgalley*
I really, really liked this book. In some ways it reminded me of Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, which is another favorite of mine. The difference was that Grace is a little tougher. She is very vocal about what happened to her and she stands up for herself no matter what. I loved her character. She's funny and sweet but not afraid to kick some ass when it's necessary.
The story itself was great. At times it was funny, and at times it was very sad. Mrs. Blount did a great job of pointing out all the flaws in our society when it comes to treating rape victims. She showed the bullying, the blame, and the slut-shaming.
I think this would be an excellent book for teens- girls and boys - to read.