Boy21

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  • Paperback
  • 272 pages
  • Boy21
  • Matthew Quick
  • English
  • 02 August 2017
  • 0316127965

About the Author: Matthew Quick

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Boy21 You can lose yourself in repetition quiet your thoughts I learned the value of this at a very young age.Basketball has always been an escape for Finley He lives in broken down Bellmont, a town ruled by the Irish mob, drugs, violence, and racially charged rivalries At home, his dad works nights, and Finley is left to take care of his disabled grandfather alone He s always dreamed of getting out someday, but until he can, putting on that number 21 jersey makes everything seem okay.Russ has just moved to the neighborhood, and the life of this teen basketball phenom has been turned upside down by tragedy Cut off from everyone he knows, he won t pick up a basketball, but answers only to the name Boy21 taken from his former jersey number.As their final year of high school brings these two boys together, a unique friendship may turn out to be the answer they both need. Download Boy21 – passionbusiness.co.uk

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13 thoughts on “Boy21

  1. Tatiana says:

    As seen on The ReadventurerThere is not nearly enough YA books about friendships For some strange reason, romantic relationships are promoted asimportant While I agree that at some point in life you do meet that special person who becomes your partner in everything, up until that point it is friends that help you out, support you, accompany you through life.Friendship, the healing, supporting, non judgmental type of friendship, is what Boy21 is about Or is supposed to be about.I love th As seen on The ReadventurerThere is not nearly enough YA books about friendships For some strange reason, romantic relationships are promoted asimportant While I agree that at some point in life you do meet that special person who becomes your partner in everything, up until that point it is friends that help you out, support you, accompany you through life.Friendship, the healing, supporting, non judgmental type of friendship, is what Boy21 is about Or is supposed to be about.I love the idea of this novel Imagine Finley, a reserved high school senior with some...

  2. Cara says:

    What apeculiar book I m not saying it was necessarily too offbeat but it was different in a way I didn t expect it to be In a good way In an excellent way actually Finley is heading into his senior year Things look good for the most part As good as things can be with living in Belmont a town run by the Irish mob He s been training all summer with his girlfriend Erin for basketball season They both are on basketball teams Erin is a star on the girls team and is pinning her hopes on ge What apeculiar book I m not saying it was necessarily too offbeat but it was different in a way I didn t expect it to be In a good way In an excellent way actually Finley is heading into his senior year Things look good for the most part As good as things can be with living in Belmont a town run by the Irish mob He s been training all summer with his girlfriend Erin for basketball season They both are on basketball teams Erin is a star on the girls team and is pinning her hopes on getting a basketball scholarship Finley would follow her anywhere He is the point guard on the boys team, and though he s not good enough to get...

  3. Matthew says:

    I think this is now my second favorite Matthew Quick book behind Silver Linings Playbook The last one of his I read was so weird The Good Luck of Right Now that I don t even remember what it was about This one had a great story and an interesting message If you have just finished a monotonous read and need a quick pick me up only 5 hours unabridged audio , this is worth giving a try.It has some light heartedness I has some despair It has comedy It has tragedy Side note I finished this I think this is now my second favorite Matthew Quick book behind Silver Linings Playbook The last one of his I read was so weird The Good Luck of Right Now that I don t even remember what it was about This one had a great story and an interesting message If you have just finished a monotonous read and need a quick pick me up only 5 hours unabridged audio , this ...

  4. Karlyflower *The Vampire Ninja, Luminescent Monster & Wendigo Nerd Goddess of Canada (according to The Hulk)* says:

    Q, is for Quick 1.5 Stars You can lose yourself in repetition quiet your thoughts I learned the value of this at a very young age. Boy21 is my second Matthew Quick novel, and as far as comparability goes I have to say that I liked Silver Linings Playbook muchthan this one I mentioned in a recent review The Knife of Never Letting Go, I believe that there is a timeframe within a story where a telegraphed secret has to be shared a writer can either win me over or lose me entirely based Q, is for Quick 1.5 Stars You can lose yourself in repetition quiet your thoughts I learned the value of this at a very young age. Boy21 is my second Matthew Quick novel, and as far as comparability goes I have to say that I liked Silver Linings Playbook muchthan this one I mentioned in a recent review The Knife of Never Letting Go, I believe that there is a timeframe within a story where a telegraphed secret has to be shared a writer can either win me over or lose me entirely based on this timing Quick lost me entirely By the time he got around to sharing the big reveal I no longer gave a shit about it, it was too little too late by that point This book failed to garner any emotional attachment from me and while I found Boy21 himself very interesting I could not deal with the fact that it felt like this book wanted to be all things to all people I m complet...

  5. MLE says:

    Going into this book I thought it was going to be a story about friendship, and how that changes each boy s life, but I was very disappointed It felt like the friendship was never given the chance to develop, and was almost an afterthought, and not the central theme of the story like the synopsis seemed to suggest.I liked Finley, and I felt for his struggles, and his work ethic I liked that not being a star basketball player didn t keep Finley from working harder than the anyone else on the te Going into this book I thought it was going to be a story about friendship, and how that changes each boy s life, but I was very disappointed It felt like the friendship was never given the chance to develop, and was almost an afterthought, and not the central theme of the story like the synopsis seemed to suggest.I liked Finley, and I felt for his struggles, and his work ethic I liked that not being a star basketball player didn t keep Finley from working harder than the anyone else on the team I liked how basketball was his refuge, and seeing him honestly deal with his jealousy of Russ, and his desire to keep his position on the team His family was interesting, and well developed, but I spent most of the book wondering what had traumatized him, and when it was finally revealed it felt a bit too soap opera to be believed I wasn t a fan of the romance either I liked his...

  6. Laura says:

    4.5 Stars You don t always get to pick the role you re going to play in life, but it s good to play whatever role you got the best way you can Fate and its fun little twists can bring people together When we need a push or hand, life seems to provide inspiration or help in one form or another I believe with all my heart that we bump into and find people in this world when we need them the most No matter how far we have to go through time, land, space, or high school In Matthew Quick s Boy 2 4.5 Stars You don t always get to pick the role you re going to play in life, but it s good to play whatever role you got the best way you can Fate and its fun little twists can bring people together When we need a push or hand, life seems to provide inspiration or help in one form or another I believe with all my heart that we bump into and find people in this world when we need them the most No matter how far we have to go through time, land, space, or high school In Matthew Quick s Boy 21, two lost souls meet and help guide each other through loss, pain, competition, basketball, and so muchFinley McManus s life revolves around basketball He lives ands breaths b ball in a town that supports it with a girlfriend who loves the...

  7. Chris Horsefield says:

    After reading Matthew Quick s amazing novel Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock earlier this year I was thrilled to have the opportunity to review the author s latest release in the UK, now aimed at a younger audience.After being so impressed by the first book I read from Quick, I admit I had incredibly high expectations for this one and because of this it was hard to give it a fair shot as it simply wasn t quite as good as Leonard Peacock Don t get me wrong, this was still an excellent piece of writ After reading Matthew Quick s amazing novel Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock earlier this year I was thrilled to have the opportunity to review the author s latest release in the UK, now aimed at a younger audience.After being so impressed by the first book I read from Quick, I admit I had incredibly high expectations for this one and because of this it was hard to give it a fair shot as it simply wasn t quite as good as Leonard Peacock Don t get me wrong, this was still an excellent piece of writing, particularly aimed at this age group, but it wasn t one of those novels I can t stop thinking about and I find myself recommending extensively to ev...

  8. Noelle says:

    Finley s entire life is basketball and he trains tirelessly even though he s nowhere near the best player on the team As his dad says, effort can outwork talent Basketball consumes his every waking thought and he wouldn t have it any other way Without basketball and the team he d have too much time to remember all of the things he s desperate to forget Russ is new to town, a basketball phenom who s love of the game died with his parents Now he s calling himself Boy21, saying he s an alien l Finley s entire life is basketball and he trains tirelessly even though he s nowhere near the best player on the team As his dad says, effort can outwork talent Basketball consumes his every waking thought and he wouldn t have it any other way Without basketball and the team he d have too much time to remember all of the things he s desperate to forget Russ is new to town, a basketball phenom who s love of the game died with his parents Now he s calling himself Boy21, saying he s an alien life form and obsessed with outer space Can Finley do as his coach asks and somehow help Russ, even if it means giving up his hard earned starting spotSometimes a player s greatest challenge is coming to grips with his role on the team Scottie Pippen No matter how good one player is defensively, he s only as good as his help defense source And that is exactly what Boy21 is about except Matthew Quick isn t talking about basketball He s talking about life Sure,...

  9. Crowinator says:

    I think I have some sort of crying disorder Seriously The characters in this book have their tragedies and vulnerable emotional moments, both big and small, and it s all very authentic, but c mon.Next thing I know, I will be crying at heartwarming television commercials.Oh wait, that s already happened I need to read something funny, like NOW Real review later This will be a good one for reluctant teen readers who want something both unusual and serious that doesn t talk down to them I edi I think I have some sort of crying disorder Seriously The characters in this book have their tragedies and vulnerable emotional moments, both big and small, and it s all very authentic, but c mon.Next thing I know, I will be crying at heartwarming television commercials.Oh wait, that s already happened I need to read something funny, like NOW Real review later This will be a good one for reluctant teen reader...

  10. Caru says:

    Rating 5 StarsMy Opinion Of This Book Absolutely stunning book ______________________________________________I wasn t really expecting much from this book since the blurb sounded pretty strange, but my goodness did this book blow my mind Everything about this book was fabulous THE GOOD Finley Finley is our main character Instantly, there was this connected and when I say instantly , I mean from like chapter 1 I honestly feel like me and Finley are one and the same except I m a g Rating 5 StarsMy Opinion Of This Book Absolutely stunning book ______________________________________________I wasn t really expecting much from this book since the blurb sounded pretty strange, but my goodness did this book blow my mind Everything about this book was fabulous THE GOOD Finley Finley is our main character Instantly, there was this connected and when I say instantly , I mean from like chapter 1 I honestly feel like me and Finley are one and the same except I m a girl, obviously At school and everywhere I go, I am the kid who never talks and everyone just finds the things I like and don t like to be strange And it just felt so good finally having someone who understood me Let me tell you, Finley just grewandthrougho...

  11. Ami says:

    This review said EVERYTHING I wanted to say While I mostly thought it was a good concept of friendship, as well as personal conflict of love and basketball, alas, I was disappointed to feel that the conflict and the idea never really fully developed The friendship was overshadowed I never really got to see Finley and Russ connecting over basketball Plus the Irish mob plot was a bit too much for me to completely enjoyed this book Too many things at once I am sure I will be happier if the This review said EVERYTHING I wanted to say While I mostly thought it was a good concept of friendship, as well as personal conflict of love and basketball, alas, I was disappointed to feel that the conflict and the idea never really fully developed The friendship was overshadowed I never really got to see Finley and Russ connecting over basketball Plus the Irish mob plot was a bit too much for me to completely enjoyed this book Too many things at once I am sure I will be happier if the story focuses down on the friendship.The ending was also major let down for me view spoiler Finley did get the girl, but he must leave his family and changed his name due to the Irish mob issue and he didn t really get...

  12. Sarah (YA Love) says:

    I just finished reading this again as a read aloud I love this book 10 17 12 Review originally posted at Y.A LovePlain and simple, Boy21 is a GREAT book I was on the search for a quality read aloud for my freshmen English classes, so I picked up Boy21 on a whim I wanted to read it anyway, but I kept thinking about my 3rd hour freshmen class that s primarily boys who don t enjoy reading Boy21 seemed like the perfect fit for them, so I went with my hunch and started reading it As soon as I just finished reading this again as a read aloud I love this book 10 17 12 Review originally posted at Y.A LovePlain and simple, Boy21 is a GREAT book I was on the search for a quality read aloud for my freshmen English classes, so I picked up Boy21 on a whim I wanted to read it anyway, but I kept thinking about my 3rd hour freshmen class that s primarily boys who don t enjoy reading Boy21 seemed like the perfect fit for them, so I went with my hunch and started reading it As soon as I read the first couple chapters I knew I made the right decision.Finley s voice really stands out on the page, which is ironic considering he doesn t like to talk much He actually reminds me a little bit of Lucky Linderman from Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S King Both Lucky and Finley have a sort of innocence about them They both have trouble spe...

  13. Irshad says:

    Honestly the only reason why I picked up another Matthew Quick novel was because of Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock.It was one of my favourites back in 2015 and the brilliance of that book made me pick up another book by the same author Thankfully I was not disappointed I mean yeah this novel isn t as amazing as the other but still, it was good Boy21 follows Finely, an 18 year old boy who plays basketball and his jersey number is 21 He has a girlfriend named Erin who also plays basketball and th Honestly the only reason why I picked up another Matthew Quick novel was because of Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock.It was one of my favourites back in 2015 and the brilliance of that book made me pick up another book by the same author Thankfully I was not disappointed I mean yeah this novel isn t as amazing as the other but still, it was good Boy21 follows Finely, an 18 year old boy who plays basketball and his jersey number is 21 He has a girlfriend named Erin who also plays basketball and they basically train almost everyday without fail and also make out without fail The romance was appropriate Finely gets assigned by his coach to encourage this boy who goes by the name of Boy21 to play basketball for his school team and that s what Finely does In the end, FInely loses his spot on the team having Boy21 take his spot I was not able to get into this book at the beginning Th...