Dino really fancies fit, sexy Jackie, but she just won't give him what he wants; Jonathan likes Deborah, but she's a bit fat - what will his mates say? Ben's been secretly shagging his teacher for ages. He used to love it, but what if he wants to stop? Three lads discovering sex for the first time. But do any of them really know what they're doing?
This was such an awesome book! I can't recommend it enough! All teenage girls should read it, it's the book all girls are looking for, because we get to understand what's going on inside blokes' heads! It's also seriously funny, too!
The book is written in both third person and first person, with first person being from each of the three 16-17-year-old boys' point of view in a pretty conversational type way, with their personality shining through. They're my favourite parts of the book, because they are just so funny; the insights into these boys minds, exactly what they're thinking, it's enlightening!
It's quite an explicit book during the sex scenes, and the language the boys use isn't dumbed down, so anyone choosing to read should know they won't be protected. Saying this, it's so very life like; the boys are crude and may seem somewhat disrespectful, but all three of them are likable in their own way. They all have problems they need to deal with, and as you learn more about them and what's going on in their lives, you come to like them.
As you're in the heads of these boys, you understand them. Meaning you understand their behaviour. Sometimes, the boys can be right gits who need a slap, but in some of these cases, it doesn't seem all that bad what they do, it seems to make sense - at least it did to me.
I liked all three of the boys in the story, but mainly Jonathon. He is perhaps the most childish out of them all, and gets quite scared and confused in the novel, and it's just so funny. What I did love most about this book is that it showed boys are as much confused by and scared of relationships and sex as girls, and worry too. It was awesome to see these teenage boys, who normally seem so alien, being, well, normal.
Such an awesome book, really! If you're not a fan of bad language or crude terminology, I implore to forget that you're not and give this book a go. It really is just so awesome! I absolutely loved it. One, among many, I'll be keeping hold of for my own children if I have any in the future.
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