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The Boy Recession Hardcover – August 7, 2012
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The Boy Recession is perfect for young adult and teenage readers. Meaney's writing is humorous and creative. All the characters stand out and are memorable. I can't wait to read Meaney's next book and I give this novel five out of five stars.
First 50 Pages: This isn't a terribly long book and I read it in its entirety in just a couple of hours. It would be perfect for someone who is trying to squeeze in a book or two before going back to school (which is why I decided to read it when I did) because it's so short and so enjoyable. There isn't really anything deep or heavy about The Boy Recession. From the beginning to the end, it's just a lot of fluff and the humor is awesome. I laughed so many times while reading this story. It's the kind of book that you want to pick up if you are feeling down because you won't be able to stop laughing. I thought that the author did a really nice job setting her scenes and giving each of her characters distinct voices.
Characters & Plot: The book synopsis that was provided by the publisher basically gives away most of the plot. The story follows Kelly and Hunter who each give their own perspective of the literal boy recession that is occurring at their high school. The points of view from each character are really well done and they seemed to go well together. Sometimes when you have more than one point of view in books the writing seems choppy, but that wasn't the case here. Kelly and Hunter are friends, but I believe they were both secretly (and maybe unknowingly) attracted to each other before the shortage of boys hit their school.
The girls that go to their school are going bonkers and the recession brings out the worst in most of them.Read more ›
This was a cute book. There were quite a few funny moments in the book. I love how blown out of proportion the boy recession is. Everything is extra dramatic, but not quite over the top. Kelly and Hunter were sort of outside looking in at all the madness. They each had a friend who was ensnared in the hysteria. Luckily, both Kelly and Hunter managed to keep a cool head while things around them were chaos.
This was a fun concept, and a great setting. A small town losing most of it's football team, including it's coach would definitely be a big deal in a small town like this one. People also would notice when a handful of attractive guys left.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you can make it past the premise stated in the cover blurb and the so-so first chapter, whose wobbly tone almost derailed my reading, you're in for a real treat. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Jennifer Grey
OVERALL IMPRESSION: I don't like to read book synopses as I don't want to be spoiled on anything, so I didn't know what this was about when I bought it. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Stacey B.
Originally posted at arielavalon.com
Julius P. Heil High has about 250 students, and a general ratio of more girls than guys. Read more
This book was fantastic. It was funny and touching and real. I loved the gradual change in Hunter. Even though at times I wanted Hunter and Kelly to hurry up and get together, the... Read morePublished on April 21, 2013 by Emily P
I rated it 5 stars since the condition was great! I mean the book itself was pretty good. I love hard covered books and the price was awesome since at the book stores the books are... Read morePublished on March 16, 2013 by Johnna Macaruso
This book was absolutely great! No regrets about buying it and totally worth reading! I defiantly recommend this book for teenagers only! Including teenage comedy and situations!Published on December 29, 2012 by KG
After reading Meaney's first novel, I couldn't wait for "The Boy Recession"! Meaney has the ability to write authentically from both the male and female perspective in a way that... Read morePublished on September 17, 2012 by MHartmann
There's very little connection to the characters and the story. The plot is silly and expected. Not worth reading at allPublished on September 6, 2012 by Sabrina H.
I have no idea why I waited so long to pick up my e-ARC of The Boy Recession by Flynn Meaney, but I do know that I am definitely going to purchase a finished copy ASAP. Read morePublished on August 24, 2012 by Tara Gonzalez