Boy Proof- Cecil Castellucci


 

 Victoria or “Egg” is a high school senior who loves science fiction movies, has an actress for a mother, a special effects guy or a dad and just doesn’t fit in.  Boy Proof is a coming of age story where Victoria finds herself.  This novel addresses many issues that teens deal with during high school.  I really like that Victoria remains true to herself throughout the story and is able to admit when she is wrong.   There is a bit of a love interest in the story that I was able to identify with- remembering my own teen years and crushes.  Though the protagonist is female, it is not an overly girly book, and I think that some guys might enjoy it.  This book is better suited for individual reading than it is for assigned class reading.  I would recommend it for grades 7-10.

 

AWARDS:

 

New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age
ALA (American Library Association) Best Books for Young Adults
ALA (American Library Association) Quick Picks for Reluctant YA Readers
Book Sense Children’s Picks List Selection
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4 Responses

  1. This looks really good–I like books about ppl/teens who don’t quite fit so I’ll try to check it out soon.

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  4. […] Brendan Halpin 12. Beauty Shop for Rent- Laura Bowers 13. Storm Runners- T. Jefferson Parker 14. Boy Proof- Cecil Castellucci 15. Room in the Heart- Sonia Levitin 16. Confessions of a Not It Girl- Melissa […]

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