Friday, 12 February 2010

Anatomy Of A Boyfriend by Daria Snadowsky

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Pub.Date: September 23rd 2008
Age Range: 12 and up
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback
Source of copy: from author - Daria Snadowky

Before this all happened, the closest I'd ever come to getting physical with a guy was playing the board game Operation. Okay, so maybe that sounds pathetic, but it's not like there were any guys at my high school who I cared to share more than three words with, let alone my body.

Then I met Wes, a track star senior from across town. Maybe it was his soulful blue eyes, or maybe my hormones just started raging. Either way, I was hooked. And after a while, he was too. I couldn't believe how intense my feelings became, or the fact that I was seeing—and touching—parts of the body I'd only read about in my Gray's Anatomy textbook. You could say Wes and I experienced a lot of firsts together that spring. It was scary. It was fun. It was love.

And then came the fall.

A different, super bold book about teenage relationship and one of the most important parts of it - sex. Anatomy Of A Boyfriend is the kind of story that some of readers enjoy while others find it too much to handle.

Personally I think the book is okay. It wasn't what I expected to see but it wasn't bad either. I thought the story had so much to do with anatomy like the title, but then it turned out to be another thing. The best thing about the book is that it's very straightforward, there's no hiding or pushing around the bush.

Like I said before, a major part of Anatomy Of A Boyfriend is about sex, so if you don't like this subject really much, just skip this book. I don't have much problems with this, I just kind of wish some details to be gone because they were a little embarrassing. Plus a deeper look into the non-physical side of the relationship should be nice too.

As for the characters, I have to say that I don't like them really much. Dom doesn't impress me much, even though at the end she gradually turns to be more independent and stronger. Wes is sweet at the beginning, but throughout the time he's with Dom I don't think he likes her that much or puts his heart into the bond like she does. Calvin is a nice character but I see very little of him in the book.

Overall, a book that might attract and satisfied a decent amount of readers. You know what it's about. Your choice to pick it up or not.

Rating: 3/5


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prophecygirl said...

I read this ages ago, and must admit that I don't remember a lot about it, aside from the sexual content. I do remember that I enjoyed it though. Great review!

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

Talk about sex doesn't bother me, but if the character kind of lacked then I'll probably pass this up. Thanks for the review!