Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Audio Review: Some boys - Patty Blount

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. 

Audio CD, 8 pages
Expected publication: November 21st 2017 by Tantor Audio (first published August 5th 2014)
YA Fiction
For review

My thoughts:
Another  book with rape culture and slut shaming. Why do everyone always believe the boy! Ugh, i want to hit so many people in the face.
She was drinking
She was wearing revealing clothes.
They had dated before
Was she a stripper? Ehm, no, why even ask her that! 

It is a month later and Grace has lost all her friends and people call slut and liar after her. The boy who raped her is the school hero and no one believes he could do anything like that. While she has to be afraid, alone, deal with panic attacks and wish someone would take her side.

The book is told from two POVS. Hers and Ian's. The boy she has to spend time with, the boy who is Zach's bestie. And yes obviously this is a romance too. That is actually something I could have been without. It felt like she fell too fast, yes she had been in love with him, but after something like that I just feel it should take more time to even think about kissing a boy. But then I changed my mind, we need happiness too! This is a book after all. In real life no one would have believed her and that boy would have had a happy ending while she would have gone to therapy. Instead she will get a happy ending and hey, I needed that. We all need that.

But there was still the issue with Ian. But, there is the but again, he is a teen. Why would he believe that of the friend who he has known for years, who has helped him, who is awesome? To believe the word of a girl who does like, but....he is a teen, so yes he is a coward, yes even spineless at time, but no one else was there. There is no evidence after all. I did want to kick him at times, but do not worry he gets it in the end and I liked him for it.

Conclusion:
'A tough emotional book.

Narrators.
Em Elridge  and Joe Hempel
I liked that they had Em doing Grace's POV and Joe Ian's. They both did a good job, I do think Joe was the better one though cos he had a good range. While women do not always make men sound that manly...or too manly ;)
It was great listening too and it sure made me want to go there and scream at people.


24 comments:

  1. That does sound tough but important, too.

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  2. It's tough to read, but it's even tougher for someone who goes through this type of trauma. So I'm always thrilled when people write about it. What a great review and I definitely plan to read this one! Hugs...and Happy Wednesday! RO

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    1. It is a subject that needs to be written about and read about

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  3. That sounds like it would be an emotional read.

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  4. Does sound like an emotional read!

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  5. I had this one and heard Ian was an ass so I passed lol


    For What It's Worth

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  6. *shakes head* I can't read this...it sounds good...but it would anger me too much.

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  7. I think you're right it would take time to get over something like rape, but I guess his support was important too.

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    1. *coughs* yes his " support"*eyeroll* Ian was a tricky one

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  8. Sounds like a book with some tough themes. It's hard to imagine Grace wanting anything to do with the best friend of the guy, makes me wonder how this initially plays out.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. At first she does not want that but they have to spend a week together

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  9. Why do they always seem to believe the boy? What a horrible situation. :(

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  10. This sounds like a book that deals with some tough issues. I do like that they used 2 narrators with it.

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