ANATOMY OF A BOYFRIEND by Daria Snadowsky

ANATOMY OF A BOYFRIEND

Age Range: 14 & up
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KIRKUS REVIEW

In this sexually explicit exploration of first love in the tradition of Judy Blume—to whom this is dedicated—17-year-old Dominique falls hard for handsome track star Wes, a shy boy who clearly likes her but makes no romantic moves. At last, the ice breaks and the two teens embark on their first awkward sexual experiences. When they separate as they leave for different universities, they’re determined to keep their love alive. Suspense ensues as readers wonder if they will succeed. In her debut, Snadowsky describes the sex realistically, without embarrassment or prurience. Yet the couple’s focus seems almost entirely on sex, with little concern for companionship or shared interests. Is this about love—or merely hormones? Snadowsky’s narrative easily holds the reader’s interest with well-drawn, realistic characters, flowing prose, dialogue and emails. Highly reminiscent of Blume’s Forever without quite attaining the same depth, but successful nonetheless. (Fiction. YA)

Pub Date: Jan. 9th, 2007
ISBN: 0-385-73320-8
Page count: 272pp
Publisher: Delacorte
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 1st, 2006




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