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Boys Like You

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  2,190 ratings  ·  267 reviews
If I hadn't fallen asleep.
If I hadn't gotten behind the wheel.
If I hadn't made a mistake.

For Monroe Blackwell, one small mistake has torn her family apart--leaving her empty and broken. There's a hole in her heart that nothing can fill. That no one can fill. And a summer in Louisiana with her grandma isn't going to change that...

Nathan Everets knows heartache firstha
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published May 6th 2014 by Sourcebooks
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"No one is perfect. Remember that."

Boys Like You isn't a bad read. It's gratifying and the characters are not particularly irksome, the story line is engaging enough to keep you till the very end and the romance is relatively sweet. Not particulary, engaging enough, relatively: I use these words because nothing here is really meeting the full potential. I have quibbles with every aspect in Boys Like You, but taking a step back and under a less critical eye, t
Michelle Rowen
Dec 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to read this one early. Monroe and Nate have amazing chemistry and tons of layers to their characters. Super emotional, sexy, heartwrenching... I LOVED IT.
Angela Auten
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Aug 06, 2017 rated it liked it
ok this bool is different from another YA novel which touch issues of death and blame. i read history u left me, the last time we said goodbye, pushing limits.

this ine somehow lack of chemistry. maybe because the writing?? even the story is good, but i can not feel that connectiob with 2 main characters.

and there is too much physical stuff here that i found disturbing. its like when u are in despair u need to find a biy/ girl who just as despair as u to be saved.
Provided by the publisher via NetGalley

A book about two broken-soul teenagers, Monroe and Nathan, being tormented by their pasts, trying to find a way to help each other get through it all...

To be honest, even it was not a bad read, there wasn't much about this book that made it special. There are way too many books out there with so much similar plots as this one. I really have no idea how many books I have read that have been about remorseful/broken people helping each other live again, tryin
Sarah Elizabeth
3.5 stars
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to SOURCEBOOKS Fire and Netgalley.)
Monroe and Nathan are both hiding secrets, deadly secrets. Can they help each other to work their way through their problems over the summer? And maybe find love on the way?

This was an okay story, but it took a while to get good.

I liked Monroe and Nathan, although it took me a while. I didn’t really like either of them to start with, but when they started baring
May 18, 2014 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: People who need a book to read during the summer.
Recommended to Faye by: Myself
3.5 stars

This is the perfect summer read. For me, it's not summer yet, but reading this, I did feel like I was in summer. Everything was so cute and wonderful.

So in a nutshell, Boys Like You is a fun summer read with some cliches and flaws, but still enjoyable.

Monroe and Nathan both have their secrets. Nate's secret is known from the very beginning, that he put his friend into a coma when they were driving hone. However, we don't know Monroe's secret until the third quarter of the book. I get
Donna {Book Passion For Life}
An incredible story full of hope, Boys Like You is a heart-breaking read that is impossible to put down.

Monroe Blackwell makes one mistake and everything changes with devastating results that has left her family a broken mess, struggling to move on with their lives. For Monroe, the guilt and pain eats away at her and she can’t find the means to take part in her normal day-to-day activities or even getting dress and out of bed. Spending time in Louisiana with her gran might be just what her fami
Jackie (No Bent Spines)
Find more of my ranting review on my blog, No Bent Spines


GUYS. THIS IS THE FIRST BOOK I'VE READ FROM MY #BOOKSFORTRADE HAUL. It's rather exciting. And my oh my are we off to a rather spectacular start.

Boys Like You is basically what I hoped it would be, with a few minor infractions. Monroe made a mistake and because of it she is consumed by a guilt she can't seem to drag herself out from. Anything besides sleeping is more work than it's worth. Then she meets Nathan. She meets Nathan when s
Monroe leaves NYC and moves in with her grandmother to Louisiana for the summer. She meets Nate who is working on her grandmother's plantation. Both Monroe and Nate have had something tragic happen to them and this kind of bonds them. It was a nice read but nothing that I have not read before AND it just kind of ended. I guess as a reader I am supposed to come up with my own epilogue. The story ends three months after Monroe moves back to NYC. Will there be a sequel?? ...more
May 30, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked both the main characters in this. They were both dealing with a lot of guilt, and I'm glad they could help each other sort through it.

This was a good read, which had likable characters, a sweet romance, and a nice ending.
Brenden Deasy
the book had lots of detail and kept a good plot
Charnell (Reviews from a Bookworm)
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I keep notes now when I read a book, it makes reviewing it easier and helps me remember specific parts I liked, disliked or want to quote. Now, on average, most books will have 3-4 pages filled with notes, but Boys Like You just got one. I can't decide if that's because not very much happens in it or because I just didn't really have many feelings about what happened in it. It was an okay read, but I guess it just didn
 Crystal ➳ Reading Between the Wines Book Club
4.5 Stars

It's not often that I pick up a Y.A. but when Juliana told me that she was writing one I knew that I had to read it!

A young girl and a young boy. Both who made mistakes that will forever change their lives. Each struggling with the consequences. Only together can they step out of the dark and reach for the possibility of forgiveness that they so desperately seek.

Boys Like You was a wonderful story from Juliana Stone. Full of heart-wrenching emotion; it's a story of pain, desperation,
Abbie Chandler
Apr 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing

This book is a great read about two damaged teenagers. When Nathan puts his best friend in a coma from a drinking and driving accident Nathan spends the rest of his time praying for his best friend to be back with him, and thinking he should be the one in a coma not his best friend. When Nathans friend is in the hospital he stops playing guitar in which he would only do if his friend was there. Nathan begins to hide things and not become as open as he was with his friends. Nathan hides out at h
Nov 20, 2013 rated it it was ok
I feel like you almost get everything that you need to know about Boys Like You from the summary. It isn't very brilliant and despite it's attempt at getting deep, I still think it's very shallow.

I knew from very early on that it wasn't going to be the book for me. I didn't like the voice and it was one of those attempts at getting having a secret that was supposed to carry the novel on and once Monroe's secret gets revealed...I don't know. I believe it but I don't believe the emotions behind t
I don't normally pick up books like this, I tend to shy away from the heartfail and angst, but there was just something about the synopsis that I couldn't resist.

I loved Monroe and Nathan. They're both struggling alone, but find strength in each other. There's some banter, some swoons and some hot as hell kisses. There's also lot of emotion and a whole lot of healing.

Gran is a fantastic character. I loved her feistiness and the way she could put someone in their place with just a look or the t
Laura's Book Addiction
I've learned in my sixteen and half years that there are things that will surprise you because you don't see them coming. They can be hard, painful things, and it's those ones that will live with you forever, bound to your soul in layers that grow thicker each year. Hopefully those layers will eventually dull the pain.'

Boys Like You is my first book that I've read by this author and it was so freaking good. The characters & the plot were the perfect YA mix and it was a emotional but great novel
Oct 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Awwww. Swoony and sweet:) I have a giant crush on Nathan. And Monroe:) More soon!
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Jul 07, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A sweet young adult romance. Enjoyed the story.
If you're looking for easy, light and fluffy, this is definitely not it, but if you're looking for something that will move you and challenge you then proceed. It is a painful, touching and sweet story of how these two kids manage to find their way back after going through separate tragedies in their lives and, in a sense, it is the stories of all those others who were touched by the circumstances.

Monroe Blackwell has arrived in Louisiana to spend the summer with her Gram. It is a relief to her
Michelle Wrona
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This is a love story that Nicholas Sparks would be proud of to write or even read about. It's something that stands up to the rest of the contemporary romances that are found all over the place. It's unique and hopeful, dealing with subjects that come so close to heart to many people out there. It's a love story that's completely believable and beautiful. I can imagine something like this happening and real life and
Sandy S
May 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date May 6, 2014

One mistake.

And everything changes.

For Monroe Blackwell, one small mistake has torn her family apart –leaving her empty and broken. There’s a hole in her heart that nothing can fill. That no one can fill. And a summer in Louisiana with her Grandma isn’t going to change that…

Nathan Everets knows heartache first-hand when a car accident leaves his best friend in a coma. And it’s his fault. He should be the one lying in the hospital. The one who will never pl
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ACTUAL RATING: 4.5 stars

This book was so, but so good... I don't really have words to describe it. It was an amazing reading, I honestly was on a reading slump because (believe it or not) I'm re
Lisa (lifeinlit)
Dec 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
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This story was so much more than I expected. Monroe is battling with overwhelming guilt revolving around an incident that happened in the immediate past. Though at first we don’t know what happened, we are given little hints and slight insight into what the tragedy was. She meets Nathan, who at first comes off as overly confident and somewhat annoying, but she soon warms up to him and realizes that he too is suffering from some guilt surrounding an incident himself. They soon find they have a st ...more
Feb 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Everything changes in a heartbeat. It’s a lesson hard learned by Nathan when his drunk driving seriously injures his best friend while he walked away pretty much unscathed. Now banned from his friends bedside by grieving parents and without a car, Nathan works off his misery with his uncle doing hard labor.

Monroe knows all about things changing in an instant. Even moody and distant she instantly feels a connection with the good looking but somber guy working around her grandmothers house. He pul
I read this whole book in approximately one sitting, partly because it's a library book that's due tomorrow and partly because I have not been able to read books like I want to ever since school started. Some people Netflix-binge on days off; I book-binge.

I guess I didn't know what this book was really going to be about. I kept putting it off because I thought it was going to be horribly sad and depressing and there's only so much of that you can take when you knew If I Staywas coming out soon.
Nov 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
They’re like two peas in a pod. Monroe and Nathan, two teens with enough baggage on their shoulders they can hardly stand up. Monroe is sent to her grandmother’s house for a change of scenery, for perhaps her flimsy attitude will change over the summer. Then there’s Nathan, the burden that he carries he cannot run from. Everyday there are reminders of the trauma that Nathan wishes he could rewind but he cannot do time travel so he must face the facts. Monroe is candid and outspoken yet she’s not ...more
This book was not only a love story. It was so much more. It was hope, it was dreams, it was a chance at something new and finding forgiveness in the old . It was putting the past behind and making the broken pieces whole again. It was about letting people in and realising that everybody makes mistakes and that doesn't make their character. It was the promise of something new when everything was falling down and getting broken and it was about making life matter in the smallest ways.
This book w
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Juliana Stone is also known as J.A. Stone.

USA Today bestselling author and 2015 RITA® winner JULIANA STONE fell in love with books in the fifth grade when her teacher introduced her to Tom Sawyer. A tomboy at heart, she splits her time between baseball, books, and music. When she’s not singing with her band, she’s thrilled to be writing young adult as well as adult contemporary romance—books that

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