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There is very little showing of action, too much telling, and a lot of 80's references.
Rakesh Satyal is a natural story-teller leading the reader on a sympathetic journey through the painful steps of adolescence and sexual discovery.
I actually really liked how the author incorporated this imagery into the story, and I thought it was very well done.
My wife did not enjoy this book as it had been raved about on pintrest as a book she might like with all the other books she has read. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Tad
Right off the bat it is very well written. He is a great writer and the sentences are artfully and glossily written.
Which may be part of the problem. Read more
This book is just fascinating. I have Indian relatives and I enjoyed very much reading more about Indian society. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Andrea Georgi
Who'd have guessed that a novel from the perspective of a smart, artistic, and flamboyant sixth-grade boy could cover so much emotional ground? Read morePublished 19 months ago by Editing_Gal
The Pat Parker/Vito Russo Library book discussion group met at the LGBT Center in NYC in October 2012 to discuss this book. Read morePublished 23 months ago by H. Williams
Kiran is a sixth-grade student who knows he's different from his fellow classmates, but in his mind, different is better. Read morePublished on August 10, 2012 by Larry Hoffer
Kiran is your average boy...who likes to play with Strawberry Shortcake dolls and wear his mother's make-up. BLUE BOY is told from Kiran's perspective. Read morePublished on March 12, 2012 by Eric K.
There are without a doubt many funny scenes in the book, as the central character keeps thrusting himself into situations that you just know are going to go all kinds of wrong. Read morePublished on December 14, 2011 by BusyBee
This is a wild, heartwarming, coming-of-age book that made me laugh out loud a few times. Definitely worth a read.Published on December 13, 2011 by Pete Davidson