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Malorie Blackman
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Boys Don't Cry (Boys Don't Cry #1)

4.09 of 5 stars 4.09  ·  rating details  ·  4,969 ratings  ·  433 reviews
Dante hat gerade seinen Abschluss gemacht. Er träumt von der Zukunft, da steht seine Exfreundin mit einem Baby vor der Tür ? seinem Baby! Als Melanie verschwindet, muss Dante allein klarkommen. Emma stellt sein Leben komplett auf den Kopf,
doch zum Glück sind da noch Dantes pragmatischer Vater und sein jüngerer Bruder. Der Männerhaushalt meistert das Leben mit Baby so gut e
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ebook, 320 pages
Published August 19th 2011 by Bastei L?bbe (first published October 1st 2010)
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Jo
“How could ten forgettable minutes of not much turn both our lives inside out and upside down like this?”

Initial Final Page Thoughts.
Yay!

High Points.
Dante. Adam and his story. Let’s hear it for the boys! Daddies. Different perspectives. Acceptance. Sleepless nights. Walks in the park. Taking responsibilities. Hiccupping hearts. ”Just bringing up wind.”. Living life out loud.

Low Points.
I would really have loved to see more of the social implications that Dante faced. What was covered- his fri
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Liz* Fashionably Late
My sister is reading this.
If I find sexy time scenes here, she's gonna hear it from me...

Aly (Fantasy4eva)
After reading NOUGHTS AND CROSSES, the author quickly became one for me to look out for. So I was thrilled to receive this book.

It was freaking awesome.

Just imagine. A 17 year old boy (Dante) that has his life all planned out. He is just about to receive his A Level results and is well on his way to University to study Journalism. But then your ex girlfriend pops up. She has a baby. She claims this baby is your baby. Goes out for a few minutes, promising to return. She never comes back.

I was a l
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Ana Banda
PRECIOSO! :)
Wow! cuando lei la sinopsis esperaba a un tipo de 30 años mujeriego pero ¡Oh Sorpresa! Nada que ver!
Dante representa al tipico chavo que no tiene idea sobre lo que implica ser papá & que en el dia a dia con su bebe van dandose cuenta de lo maravilloso que es! Me encanto la forma en la que se volvio gracias a Emma; mas maduro; un hombre real!
Adam mi vida; no es el unico que ha pasado por esas cosas! ): Malditos ignorantes -.-
Emma es una belleza de werca! ame cuando ya hablaba :3
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Laura V.
"A veces las cosas que estás seguro de no querer se convierten en las que más necesitas en este mundo."


A veces, MUY de vez en cuando, me gusta leer este tipo de novelas para recordarme que no siempre hay finales felices con lluvia de arcoiris y ponis voladores.

"¿Pensaba que miraría hacia abajo y decidiría que mover un tirón de hamburguesas para el resto de mi vida sería un pequeño precio que debía pagar por tener esta cosa en mi vida? ¿Pensó que el que yo la sostuviera en mis brazos iba a h
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Sarah
Dante is just seventeen years old and is anxiously waiting for his A level results to see if he can get a place at university to study journalism. He is an intelligent young man - proven by the fact that he has taken his A levels a year early - and he is looking forward to a glittering future. Everything changes the day his results arrive, but not in the way he was expecting. When his ex-girlfriend turns up out of the blue with a pushchair he is shocked and horrified - especially when she tells ...more
julieta

It was sweet book, much better than the other book I had read by Malorie Blackman which I had some issues with.
I liked that we had Adam's POV and his story because otherwise the book would have been much groomier. Although Adam was a "happy" character and then all this shit happenned to him but Dante's POV got a bit brighter as he got to get comfortable with the situation.
I was expecting a big dramatic ending where Melanie comes back and they decide Emma's future but this was was open ending th
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Zorana
This is EXACTLY the book I needed after Mockingjay!!!

It was SO GOOD! You clearly need to read it guys. Boys and girls.
It's a pretty light written contemporary but dealing with hard themes which is amazing.
Malorie Blackman is so talented and funny this was just a great read!

It's written in Dante and Adam's point of view (more of Dante's). They are brothers, and the story begins with Dante waiting for the mailguy to come and give him his uni admission letter,and once the bell rings he opens the do
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Anna
What an amazing read! I still can't keep my mind out of it.

I am still bemused that as much as I want to tell the tale I'll try to keep it super vague and not let you miss all the action.

BOYS DON'T CRY is, as the last time I checked, the first book I read about young, single parent/s. Dante is just your 17-year-old dreamer, achiever, and typical teenager who parties and went out with friends. But then in the middle of the biggest moment he's been waiting to turn up in life, he was startled to k
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Amy (Turn the Page)
I am a huge fan of Malorie Blackman and advocator of her work ever since I first read Noughts and Crosses many years ago. Not only does Blackman create extremely well written books with relatable characters, but she also tackles difficult, sometimes controversial, subjects for YA literature, in an honest and thought provoking way. Boy’s Don’t Cry is a powerful and unexpected novel. I couldn’t put it down and ended up reading through until 5 in the morning, and then I couldn’t sleep for thinking ...more
Tara
*****SPOILERS*****
I really don't get what Blackman was getting at with this book. She starts well, illustrating the issues faced by Dante as he's thrown into the world of being a single teenage dad and showing how he learns to cope with it... but that's it as far as that part of the book goes.

The latter third or so if the book is preoccupied with his brother Adam and homophobia. Did Blackman start writing one book and then decide halfway through she was out of ideas so let's just entirely change
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Dwayne
Reviewed @ Girls Without a Bookshelf.

There is no one word that can describe just how good of a read Boys Don't Cry is. This book is one of the few that should be read by every teenage boy in the world - it's packed with life's lessons and I'm sure I'm not the only one who says that this book is a thought-provoking and a reflective read.

When Dante Bridgeman finds the biggest surprise in his life lying in a baby buggy, to say that his life is turned upside down is an understatement. Suddenly, he i
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Sonia
Recensione completa: http://awesomebookshelf.altervista.or...

Libro molto carino, che si legge in breve tempo. La trama, abbastanza originale – ammettiamolo è raro che la mamma scappi e lasci il bambino al padre teeneger! – è sviluppata in modo realistico dall’autrice. Dante, il protagonista, non prova un immediato senza paterno, anzi inizialmente cerca in ogni modo di liberarsi di “the thing“, come lui la chiama. H0 apprezzato tantissimo la graduale maturazione di Dante, che col tempo imparerà a
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Jennifer Wardrip
BOYS DON'T CRY by Malorie Blackman is an emotionally charged story about love and family and the different shapes they sometimes take. This book is one you won't want to miss.

Dante is anxiously awaiting his A Level exam results. He is proud of himself for taking the exams a year early, and he's eager to know if his scores will have him headed to university in the near future. But when a knock at the door brings his old girlfriend and not the postman, Dante is in for the surprise of his life.

Mela
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Dani (Pen to Paper)
Really loved this! Why did it take me so long to pick it up?

Full review coming soon.
Anna
This was such a good book :) I read it the night before GCSE results and definitely helped to distract me from nerves...I love Dante, and Emma :') a solid 4.5.
Christopher
Boys Don't Cry is a very emotional book filled with moments of sadness and desperation. This book is about the life of 17 year old boy Dante who's waiting for his A-level results. When he hears the knock of the door he expects the postman but instead he finds his X-girlfriend and a baby, his baby. He's asked to look after the baby for a while so she can get something, but little does he know, she wont be returning. I defiantly recommend this book as it makes you think about the consequences of y ...more
Violante
Decepción. Continuación de malas lecturas.

Esperaba otra cosa, la sinopsis prometía otra cosa; una historia conmovedora, divertida, sobre el crecimiento de un adolescente que de repente tiene que dejar ir todas sus metas para poder cuidar de su recién descubierta hija. El paso diario, las situaciones divertidas y terribles que te lleva un niño cada día, tensión, miedos, ganas de gritarle al mundo, amor, esperanza, alegría.

¿Y qué es lo que tuve? Nada. Literalmente nada. No pasa absolutamente nad
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Shambhawi P.
This book was kind of different from what I was expecting but I really liked it nonetheless. Malorie Blackman shows the story of 17 year old Dante who is suddenly having to take care of almost an year old infant he did not know he was the father of. Putting his dreams, plans and future on hold he picks up the child and takes on his responsibility resenting little Emma for barging in and messing everything up. Malorie Blackman shows the story of 16 year old Adam who is not afraid to hide his homo ...more
Rosa
Muy lindo, muy emotivo, llore en muchos puntos y no lo pude evitar.

Podria darle las 5 estrellas pero no se porque no lo hago, me ha gustado bastante.

Emma unio a toda la familia :) más que una carga fue un alivio y alegria para todos, y Dante maduro, si talvez ya era mayor y bastante responsable, pero aprendio a ver todo de diferentes perspectivas y maduro de una buena manera. Uno pensaria que porque los padres son mayores no se preocupan o no batallan, pero es igual que si fuerann un joven inexp
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Jodie (Books for Company)
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Ok l want to start this review by saying there isn't anything really terrible with this book, there just isn't anything amazing and at no point was l struggling to put this down. It's just not that sort of book and after the blurb you kind of expect a bit more than what you get! Saying that I am glad l have read this but can't help feeling if l read it a few years back when l was younger (l am 18) then l would of enjoyed this even more.
The writing isn't amaz
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Carly
Well I have to be honest right now and confess that Boys Don't Cry is the first Malorie Blackman novel I've ever read. I know - scandalous. I've heard nothing but amazing things about her books and, on Tinie Tempah's recommendation I'm now definitely a member of the fan club. Boys Don't Cry is an absolutely fantastic story about love, growing up and accepting who you are.

I think it's one of the most incredibly diverse novels I've read for a very long time. My case in point - after I finished the
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Lila
'She's lovely,' said Adam. 'Hello, Emma. Aren't you beautiful? That must be from your mum 'cause you sure didn't get your good looks from your dad.'

This book is basically about a guy that made a stupid mistake, ruining his future.
Dante, the main character, was waiting for the postman to deliver his results for an exam but when the door bell went, he answered it hoping he would get good grades.
When he opened the door, it was his ex girlfriend, Melanie, that dropped out last year and with her was
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Sarah Harrison
This book, is AMAZING. Not only does it tackle the tough and uneducated issue of teen pregnancies but the trials of being a young gay person too. When you think of a single teen parent you automatically assume that they are going to be the mother, which is why I love this book. It tells the story from the other point of view, where the father gets left with the baby. Malorie Blackman explores the problems Dante faces of being unsure that Emma is his, and how he copes with bringing up a nearly 1 ...more
Alice Radwell
This novel caught my interest because I thought I was in for a unique read on the overworked teenage-parent theme, and in some ways I wasn't wrong. Emotionally charged and morally engaging, the story takes us on a journey not only of unexpected fatherhood, but of the whirlwind of family in all it's colours and shapes. Dante, our protagonist, takes to sudden parenthood like a bird to the ocean, and his initial reactions and reasonings are easy to relate to. It was a nice change to witness the fat ...more
Katherine (Katerina K.)
“Don't you know that boys don't cry?' Adam grinned.
'Shall I tell you something I've only recently discovered,' I replied, not attempting to hide the tears rolling down my face and not the least bit ashamed of them. 'Boys don't cry, but real men do.”


"Boys don't cry" is a sweet, funny and thought-provoking book about tenage pregnancy, the difficulty of single-parenting and stuff like gay issues.

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“The point is, you have family and friends who love you. You have a world out there just waiting for yo
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Valeria
Estoy muy feliz de haber encontrado este libro y darle una oportunidad. Esta historia es completamente diferente a todo lo que he leído. Aquí no tenemos seres sobrenaturales, chicos populares que se enamoran de la chica mas seria o triángulos amorosos, y es por eso que me ha encantado.

¿Que pasaría si tienes tu futuro planeado pero aparece un bebe en tu vida?

Me gusto la manera en la que se nota como Dante va madurando y como la familia es el tema principal de la historia. Al principio estaba conf
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Lauren Hartley
This was amazing!! The characters and writing style were fantastic and I will definitely pick up more books by her! No criticisms at all.
Erikmar Martinez
"Read for the 2015 Reading Challenge: #1 A book by an author you've never read before"
Julie

You have got good marks in your exams, your whole life is planned out, off to University the world is your oyster. Then an ex-girlfriend who you have lost touch with suddenly turns up on your doorstep with a baby , you think nothing of it, must be babysitting until she drops the bombshell .. You are the father! Then to make matters worse she disappears and you are left holding the baby, this is the scenario. Can you pass the baby on to your Mother? No sadly Your Mother died and has left the fami
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An award-winning children's author, Malorie Blackman was honoured with an OBE in 2008. Her work has been adapted for TV and stage.

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“Don't you know that boys don't cry?' Adam grinned.
'Shall I tell you something I've only recently discovered,' I replied, not attempting to hide the tears rolling down my face and not the least bit ashamed of them. 'Boys don't cry, but real men do.”
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