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September 2019 Discussion: Some Boys

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Ashley Cummins | 47 comments Mod
This is a discussion thread for our September 2019 pick, Some Boys!

Ashley Cummins | 47 comments Mod
Some Boys was a good concept, but did not have any appropriate execution-- especially since it is covering a very sensitive and triggering topic. The main characters were unrealistic, easy to hate, and I did not understood how Ian was supposed to be Grace's main love interest. Up until the very end of the book, Ian was the one who we witnessed saying some of the most horrific things to Grace. Even her ex boyfriend who was supposed to be the actual villain of the book had less time interacting and harassing Grace. The only worthwhile character in my opinion was Ian's father who seemed to be the only person in town (including Grace's family) that understood that you may think you know someone well, but it still does not mean that they act that same way with everyone. There could have been a really great dialogue along those lines throughout the entire course of this book, but instead we instead read a lot of verbal abuse and Grace was put into several risky/threatening situations until the end where her character is only believed due to her abuser's cockiness and evidence that could not be refuted.

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