Some boys go too far…

What They're Saying...

From School Library Journal:

"Blount hits home with this novel, depicting rape culture without apology. Teens will find themselves torn between Grace’s interpretation of the event and Ian’s struggle to accept that his close friend and confidant may have actually attacked the girl he and his friends have spent the last month calling a slut. Discussion questions at the back of the novel make it a great book-club choice for libraries willing to tackle the tough topics. Some Boys belongs in every YA collection."

From Booklist:

"The story's powerful delivery, realistic dialogue, and well-placed hooks makes this a book that will be easy to sell to readers, especially reluctant ones.”

From Jennifer Brown, author of HATE LIST and BITTER END

"A bold and necessary look at an important, and very real, topic. Everyone should read this book."

From Kirkus:

A largely sensitive treatment of an emotionally complex topic…Readers will find themselves rooting…for both the romance and for Grace’s and Ian’s growth.”

From RT, in a 4 star review:

“…you will be satisfied at the end of this powerful work.”

Educator's Info

Some Boys' Lexile Level is: HL 630

Parental Advisory

I'm a parent so I know many of you are concerned about your children's reading material. That's why I'm now adding statistics on my website for each of my books. So you can make an informed decision on whether my novels are appropriate for your kid. I can't tell you that. All I can do is tell you what's in each book.

SOME BOYS contains the following:

  • Profanity -- characters use terms like crap, shit, hell, and fuck.
  • Sexual content -- this story deals with a character's rape. The rape itself is not depicted. Terms you may find derogatory like getting lucky, getting some, getting laid are used by several characters.
  • Violence -- there are several threatening situations depicted but no harm. There is one fight scene in which a character suffers injuries that require hospitalization.
  • Family Dynamics -- Hero's parents are involved. Heroine's parents are divorced. Heroine is part of a step-family and has issues with step-mother.
  • Themes - the themes of consent, victim-blaming, and slut-shaming are covered extensively in this story. Main characters engage in underage drinking. The meaning of friendship is also explored.