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Summary

Some girls say no. Some boys don't listen.

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 Zac, the town golden boy, of rape, everyone turns against her. Ian wouldn't be the first to call her a slut and a liar.

Except Ian doesn't reject her. He's the one person who looks past the taunts and the names and the tough-girl act to see the real Grace. He's the one who gives her the courage to fight back.

He's also Zac's best friend.

©2014 Patty Blount (P)2017 Tantor

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  • whatcha.listening.to
  • 19-05-20

Some Boys

At first I was like wow she doesn’t seem like a girl who was … but I stopped that thought right away. Who am I to say how anyone would act or be after something like that happened to them? It got me thinking you know what Grace is one heck of a brave girl she not only put up with all these people calling her names at every turn, but she had to face her attacker on a daily basis and she didn’t break. She made you see that just because YOU don’t believe something doesn’t mean it DIDN’T happen.

I loved that we got Ian’s POV being the friend of the accused and how he blindly went along with his friends until he started to question. I really liked that side of the story seeing things from a third party.

The only part of this story I didn’t understand was the stepmother I thought the way that got resolved was too clean. It didn’t match up.

I really enjoyed the narration both narrators did a great job bring this story to life.

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  • sydney hull
  • 16-02-18

Much needed literature

Truly phenomenal and something every teen should read and find something to resonate with. I can not put in to words how inspiring, and eye opening this much needed literature is.

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  • Wendy.Rae.Allen
  • 05-02-18

Wow

Where does Some Boys rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is a story that every teenager should listen too. Having been in this situation, I wish I had Grace’s strength.

Which scene was your favorite?

The whole book was awesome can’t pick just one scene.

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This is a tough subject but a real problem in life. Doing the right thing sometimes is the hardest thing to do and Grave’s type of forgiveness, breath taking.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 25-08-22

Blown away

this book was everything. it's hard for me to explain how it impacted me. but it really pulled at my heart' strings. the pain, anguish and anxiety, it was such a realistic story. I know that girl it happened to my friend when we were in high school. this is such a real story. I've been out of school for over 30 years. rape culture doesn't change

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  • Monika Kalleklev
  • 29-05-22

Misogyny and slut shaming.

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So disappointed with this book. Absolutely everyone in this story, including the protagonist and the so-called hero, has some despicable views on women. Grace herself doesn’t seem to have any issues with women being called sluts, only with the fact that she’s being called one, cause she isn’t one. “How can I be a slut, don’t sluts like having a lot of sex?” is something she asks at one point. And the so-called hero also holds some incredibly misogynistic views, like the ever so popular “she dresses like that, so she must have been asking for it”. “Don’t girls know that there’s a fine line between being raped and asking for it?” And there are gray areas when it comes to rape..?? This guy was so problematic. He didn’t believe Grace until he saw an actual movie of the rape. And we weren’t given any indication that his views on women and sexism had changed. We’re just supposed to see him as a wonderful guy because he thinks rape is wrong? What a low bar. And Grace just forgives her two “best friends” who abandoned her and harassed her instead of sticking by their friend..? Who needs enemies when you have friends like that? This book is the opposite of feminism, all it did was leave me with a bad taste in my mouth.

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  • Hailie
  • 18-12-21

Wow! A must read!

This book had me cheering, gasping and also had my blood boiling almost at the same time! The ending is so good and had me crying happy tears!

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  • Sawdustninja
  • 12-10-21

Great

This book was very emotional for me. It was a bit of a reminder of what I went through in my past. However it was very well written and I loved the narration.

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  • thomas
  • 15-09-20

Such an important subject

I think this book is beautifully done on a very hard subject. So many people go thru this with people in there life not believing them or not knowing how to act around them.

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  • Janet V.
  • 19-08-20

It was good

I have NEVER been angry or hated 99% of the characters in a book. Everyone in this book let Grace down. People who are meant to protect her, let her down. Her best friends let her down. And she forgave all of them way too easily.

Besides that, it was a good book. A lot of empowerment for Grace. She’s definitely not a victim but a survivor. For someone who had so much stacked against her, she still fought hard for herself. I’m proud of her.

EM & Joe did a great job narrating!

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  • P1965
  • 08-08-20

Confused

So the rapist got a way with his crime? The author was not clear at the end. I loved this story but confused at the end. Also, the heroine was such a strong person for such a young girl. However, she was so forgiven for the people who treated her so badly. I would’ve give five stars for all but the heroine character was inconsistent. Meaning she was tough throughout the whole story until at the end. She forgave the “ mean” people as well as the hero so easily. All in all, it was a good story.