Some Boys | Patty Blount | Review

“Do the laws against sexual assault not apply to strippers? To girlfriends?”  – Patty Blount, Some Boys

Title: Some Boys
Author: Patty Blount
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Issue: Rape, Love, Victim, Justice
More: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Author Site

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 do you trust the best friend of the boy who raped you? How do you believe in love?

A gut-wrenching, powerful love story told from alternating points of view by the acclaimed author of Send.

Linemy thoughts
-Characters-

Grace seemed like someone who didn’t give more than half a fuck of what other people thought about her. She was very aware of the harsh words that were traded around and spread. She had no one on her side that could help her get through what she was going through. I think that even in it’s harshness, Grace woke up in reality. She was no longer being blinded by the lies and the fake cover that was put on people. She understood what what happened and what the circumstances were. She didn’t cry in a corner and hope that she could disappear, she fought back with as much strength as she could muster up.

Ian was actually really really nice. There were many time where I wanted to appear and  give him a good slap on the back of his head. He needed to realize things sooner and stop acting like a complete asshole at time. He wasn’t a mean asshole, she just never understood the affect his words and actions had on some people.

Zack was a complete bastard. Period. Nothing else to say here (the truth has been spoken).

I loved the characters and how true every single word spoken was.


-Events-

I have been waiting like close to forever to finally read this book. And then when I finally read it, I am not at all disappointed with what I got. This story was really emotional for me. It dealt with things that I could never hold my tears on. The pain and emotional abuse in this story was heartbreaking. I felt the pain that Grace was feeling and the weight that the world was laying on her shoulders.

This story was beautiful on so many levels.

It proved that not everybody is as “perfect” as they seem on the outside. It showed that it didn’t matter how many people there are in the world that will fight against being judged by how they look, because no matter what they do, there are many people that will. It gave way to the bad choices and the horrible things people will do to save themselves, that sometimes, it doesn’t matter how long you’ve known someone, because time can change someone into something that you longer were aware you knew.

From the betrayal to the deceit, it was all the truth, no matter how cruel.


-Music Companion-

1]  Skinny Love – Birdy
2]  
A Song For You – Amy Winehouse
3]  
Wasting My Young Years – London Grammar
4]  
Breath of Life – Florence + The Machine
5]  
A Matter of Time – Dillon

LineWhat do you think about it? Share and Comment below! By the way, sorry for the late post!

5STAR
Rin03

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