Boy

General

Like Looking for Alaska? Try This!

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by Casey Nugent

Why? Boy follows Gavin Meeks, one of the cool kids at his high school. His life is an easy cycle of parties, snowboarding, girls, and easy-riding. But then Antoinette crash-lands at his high school. She’s different than most of the easy-going Evergreen High kids — she’s experienced tragedy first-hand, and she has a dark, dramatic […]

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Author Guest Post

Boy Stereotypes in Boy

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by Blake Nelson

In much of YA fiction there seems to be two kind of boy characters: 1) the sensitive, shy, cute (but doesn’t know it) dorky dude who mucks things up somehow and is then rescued in some way by a girl. Or 2) the more aggressive and douche-y type, who is either an uneducated bully, or […]

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Reasons to Read

5 Reasons to Read Boy

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by Danielle Finnegan

Coming of age stories have been around for centuries, and with good reason! They’re stories everyone can relate to (unless you were born an old man like Benjamin Button, but we can’t help you with that). Blake Nelson is somewhat of an expert on coming-of-age stories, having penned Girl, the cult classic from the 90’s, and now he’s […]

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Author Guest Post

Blake Nelson on the Origins of Boy

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by Blake Nelson

I have a friend I was especially close to in college and in my early twenties. I was in a band when we first met, the only band on our college campus who dared to write their own songs and be part of the Punk/New Wave movement of that time. We were terrible of course, […]

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