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4.10  ·  Rating details ·  7,758 ratings  ·  1,032 reviews
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
Paperback, 339 pages
Published August 5th 2014 by Sourcebooks Fire
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Shannon Fay The scene specifically won't be triggering if this book in general isn't, becasue the scene doesn't go into graphic or specific details of what physic…moreThe scene specifically won't be triggering if this book in general isn't, becasue the scene doesn't go into graphic or specific details of what physically happened (this is a YA book after all).

But the book does get graphic and specific about the aftermath, about how the attack makes Grace feel, and I can see that being triggering for some people, if they have felt those same feelings. So if the book in general, and just discussion of rape and sexual assault isn't triggering for you, then I don't think the specific scene will be.

EDIT: I will also mention that the book is, in my opinion, very empowering, and anyone who is a survivor will likely find this book inspiring.(less)
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This book carries an important message.

If you have to read any quote from this book, it's the following:
'The cops wanted to know if I was Zac's girlfriend, if I was drinking, doing drugs, if I ever worked as a stripper, if I ever kissed Zac before that night.

What the hell does any of that have to do with what happened?

Do the laws against sexual assault not apply to strippers? To girlfriends? I don't get that. (...) He thinks because I went to the woods, drank alcohol, and dressed the way I dre
fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck wow. what a damn book. i'm so speechless and blown away, god damn it Blount, you had me awake till 12 a.m binging this.

this is such an incredibly powerful book that educated me on how disgustingly woman are treated and the labels thrown upon them. it taught me rape is rape, doesn't matter if she was drunk, wore some type of clothes, or giving you signs. no means no and silence should NEVER be mistaken for yes. i love eye opening books like these that actually hit r
Paige  Bookdragon
Final Review

I've been holding it for almost a week and now I'm gonna give all I've got.

What can I say about this book?



It was one of those books where the story was unique,so I was like,


and to be totally honest?


I have a cornucopia of feelings for this book.


but let's not forget what this book did to me


and the book was so good sometimes that it makes me feel


There are moments when the story just hit me so hard that I just want stay in my room and rot.


then the book will give you the final
Feb 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Alyssa by: sunny
Shelves: 5-stars, 2018-reads

I strive to have a relationship as cute and adorable as ian and grace. honestly, this book was just amazing and my boo couldn't have worded it better so read her review :)

trigger warning: rape

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ / 5 stars
Lead Male Character: ★ ★ ★ ★ and a half / 5 stars (ian) ★ / 5 stars (zac)
Lead Female Character: ★ ★ ★ ★ and a half / 5 stars
Plotline: ★ ★ ★ ★ / 5 stars
Will I recommend this book to others?: YES
Will I reread this book?: YES
Overall story summed up in one word: A
Leonie Smit
Jul 19, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ebooks
Good things:
- Main character Grace was a strong, inspiring character
- Ians dad and Grace's mom acted the way a parent should act in this situation,

Bad things:
- Ian
- Ian
- Ian
- Every character that wasn't Grace, her mom, or Ians dad
- Ian

The problem I have with this book is every character except from Grace. It is very frustrating to read books about rape where there are so many characters that are uneducated about what rape is and think its the girls fault. When reading this I wanted to smack eve
Greyson | Use Your Words
Trigger Warnings: (view spoiler)

I still stand by my initial warning: Probably don't read this book if you're drunk and an angry feminist.
There's gonna be a lot of swearing and ranting below because for the life of me I can't figure out how the hell this book has 4.12 stars.
Maybe reading this while 2 bottles deep in wine didn't help but still, I feel like I've been duped.
I've tried to mark all spoilers, if you notice I have missed any, I'm so
C.G. Drews
Jun 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
I randomly requested this from NetGalley...and gosh am I glad I did! (Although I just reviewed this right here and LOST IT, which I'm freakishly mad about! It was a good review...*sigh* Okay, I'll try to redo my thoughts.)

The writing is really good! It's easy to read and very relatable. It's dual narrated by Grace and Ian and their voices are both really clear and different. I can't even pick a favourite! Both of them made me angry at times, but they were struggling to find what's right and wh
Jun 12, 2014 rated it liked it
I think the fact this is/will be played up as a romance, rather than a book about rape culture and violence against women, possibly says something about how uncomfortable we are to talk about rape culture and confront it head on? This definitely has a romance in it, but the big take away is how when a girl is raped, she can become the enemy, rather than the rapist and actual criminal.

Grace was raped by the golden boy lacrosse player at her high school, but no one believes her. Part of why is bec
Mara YA Mood Reader
Mar 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
I couldn’t put this down. I was enthralled from page one.
What I liked most was how relatable I found the characters to be. I felt they were real, actual teenagers with real, actual adolescent actions, reactions and thoughts.

I notice in YA that teens are commonly written with a very adult mentality. Their actions and reactions unrealistically mature, having obviously been written by an adult.

I also notice that when authors get real and write more true-to-age-teens, there’s a bit of a backlash
Halle Watson
Jun 12, 2015 rated it liked it
This book deals with a very real and prevalent issue in our society: rape. Not only just rape itself, but rape culture as a whole.

Examples of rape culture that most people see in their own lives:

1. Slut shaming a.k.a. When a boy sleeps around he gets high-fives and fist bumps, but when a girl does it she is disgraced by everyone and is called a slut.
2. Blaming the victim of sexual assault i.e. If she doesn’t want to be raped, she shouldn’t dress like that.
3. Women are objectified by society.

Danielle (Love at First Page)
2-2.5 stars

Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

After Grace accuses the town's golden boy of rape, she faces ostracism and abuse from everyone at her school. She loses her friends and her reputation in one fell swoop, all because they believe him over her. Nasty names are thrown at her and written about her on bathroom stalls; boys straddle the line of physical harassment; she's all alone at a time when she deserves support the mos
Alicia  Gordon
Apr 02, 2015 rated it did not like it
This book nearly made me cry and not in a good way. I realize that the subject matter is touchy, but it just made me so angry how everything played out. I can't go into the book's failures without spoiling the story but the ending was just unrealistic. That's just not how things work, and I felt that the book would be far more empowering if the rape victim were to have been her own savior. Additionally, I was unable to like any of the characters.

I mean, Ian was a huge douche.

"Why do girls not
Nov 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
A girl likes a guy but before she could tell him, she is being raped by his best friend.
Well, wait!!
Was it really rape or is she the girl who is crying rape! No one knows!
Can you fight the world with all the fingers pointing towards you, when not even your own parents seem to believe you?
Whose shoulder to cry upon when even your best friends take you to be a liar and call you names?
Where should she go?
Who should she tell?
Will she ever be able to prove her innocence?
Who should she count on?
Jul 07, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: young-adult
I think this book had major potential, but I felt like it missed the mark big time in dealing with bullying and sexual assault. If someone really was going through that sort of Hell books like this would do nothing to help the healing process. There was no mention of therapy, no mention of what to do to get help and it was set in an unbelievable school and world in which not one single person, sympathized with her. Furthermore, Zac would have been arrested just for putting that video on facebook ...more
Oct 01, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle
This is a hard book for me to rate and review. The message here is so important. The execution was a little bit unrealistic, in my opinion.

This is a YA novel. I only read this genre occasionally. This novel in particular is about rape and the absolutely unbelievable tendency that people have to blame the victim. This part of the story is one part that was realistic. It happens in real life and victims of rape suffer for it. This novel brings this injustice to light and serves to educate it's re
May 09, 2018 rated it did not like it
Apparently, all you need is a Prince Charming to get his head out of his ass and save you. Hell no.
Sep 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
✨4.5 or 5 stars✨

Well. I finished this book in one and a half days. That’s pretty fast, but it think that’s mostly because I was camping, so I didn’t have work to do or anything, and also I didn’t have internet. Still, I tore through this thing. If I’m being honest, I would probably give this five stars just for Grace, but I’m very, very tempted to knock of a half of a star for how stupid Ian was for 25% of the book. Sorry, it just really annoyed me. Still, I think this book is really important
Michelle Finkle
Apr 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book has me reeling in the best way possible. I haven't felt this exhilarated over a book in a long time. The emotions this book evoked in me were so strong, both good and bad. The very mature theme for such young people really awakened my strong feelings about this sensitive subject. I was so angry and so devastated for what Grace, the heroine endured. Some Boys is beautifully written. This author knows how to write words that pack of punch. Her pacing is stellar. I was incredibly captivat ...more
Dec 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014-releases
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Some Boys by Patty Blount
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: August 5, 2014
Rating: 5 stars
Source: Manuscript sent by the author/eARC from NetGalley

Summary (from Goodreads):

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.
Angela Auten
Apr 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
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ella ☆ any pronouns
4.75 stars

If you have not read this yet, I HIGHLY advise that you do so, and as soon as you get the chance to do so.

I can't begin to explain how powerful this was for me, not to mention how real and raw it is on every level possible. It also shows the different labels that are put on girls and how untrue they are to the people that receive those labels, in addition to how those labels being put on them effects them as well as their everyday life.

This is as close to perfect any book I have read h
Suzy Seerden
Apr 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Another great book written by Patty Blount.
Again my heart was aching, think this happens all the time.
Sometimes you have to look at both sides of the story, to get the truth. Because one side will be lies and maybe half truths, or all lies and the other one is the truth. Near the end I was close to tears.
I would recommend this to everyone.
5/5 star rating from me
Oct 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really think that everybody should read this book. It is about a very real and important topic. Grace, the main character, has been raped by the town golden boy but nobody believes her. I felt so sorry for her, even if this is only a novel and not a true story. But the topic is real and made me reflect a lot! I also cried so much..this book is heartbreaking! I can't understand how an amazing book like this can be less "famous" than other useless books.. ...more
Dec 17, 2017 rated it liked it
I really enjoyed this but my only problem was the very end and how nicely the situation between the main character and her stepmother in bed I don’t feel that that was a realistic in town but overall I enjoyed
Beena Khan
Oct 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The synopsis makes it seem like the protagonist Grace gets the courage to fight back when she meets a boy and of course Ian saves her, they start in a relationship and they fall in love. Wrong.

She never needed a guy to support her, Grace had the courage along and always uses it, she does fight back. She never needed Ian to fight her battles and he never gave her courage; he actually disbelieved her like everyone else, although yes he was hesitant later. This is one of the novels where the heroi
Jun 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
I read this book through the night and I cry for most of it, I have barely slept a few hours, I just couldn't put it down.

For most of the book I felt like all the men there (except Mr. Rusell) were pathetic excuses for a man. It is unberable to read all the things that Grace has to go through, from classmates to teachers, all blindsighted by the golden boy.

It is unbelievable how prejudice works, Grace was just different, this regarding the way she dresses, and how unfair are double standards.

This was amazingly beautiful ;)
Sep 20, 2014 rated it did not like it
"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."

Yeah that's kind of funny cause Ian turning against Grace and being an asshole to her is what happens for the majority of this book. Only when Ian finally finds proof of the rape, does he treat Grace like an actual human being. And you know what sucks? Not everyone who gets raped actually has fucking proof. Cameras aren't a
Jun 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
I randomly requested this book, Some Boys, on netgalley because 1) I love the YA contemporary genre and 2) the story within itself (at least from the blurb) sounded like something I would enjoy, despite the many issues the book would end up exploring including the likes of bullying and rape, which I don't mind reading about although it may not be for everyone's taste. But with that being said, while the book may seem uncomfortable at times, particularly for some of the characters and the situati ...more
Ezgi Tülü
Feb 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks
“Okay, but—”

“There are no buts. There is no reason you can give me that makes that right. Go tell your sisters they asked for it. Tell your sisters why it’s their fault when someone calls them a slut.”

“I wouldn’t let my sisters leave the house dressed like you,” Ian retorts.

“You wouldn’t let them? Are you their master?”

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Patty Blount grew up quiet and a bit invisible in Queens, NY, but found her voice in books. Today, she writes smart and strong characters willing to fight for what’s right. She’s the award-winning author of edgy, realistic, gut-wrenching contemporary and young adult romance. Still a bit introverted, she gets lost often, eats way too much chocolate, and tends to develop mad, passionate crushes on f ...more

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