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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.
This book is just fascinating. I have Indian relatives and I enjoyed very much reading more about Indian society. Read morePublished 7 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 10 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 14 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 16 months ago 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 21 months ago by Eric A. Klee
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 BookishBee
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
Rakesh Satyal's 'Blue Boy' proves the unspoken truth that children are usually crueler than adults, especially to each other. Read morePublished on December 6, 2011 by Jim Provenzano
The book touches on the inner struggle between modern life in the US and traditional hindu beliefs in a child. Does have some interesting aspects, but there's something missing. Read morePublished on August 12, 2011 by Fabian Soria