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That Boy

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

14 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

There's something about this book that makes me feel as if I was

There's something about this book that makes me feel as if I was getting to know a person. As soon as I closed that final page, and put the book down my desk, it felt like putting a phone down after talking to my best friend for hours on end. It was strange really, beca...
There's something about this book that makes me feel as if I was getting to know a person. As soon as I closed that final page, and put the book down my desk, it felt like putting a phone down after talking to my best friend for hours on end. It was strange really, because it had been a long time since I felt mawkish at reading books. The last time I felt like I had a stupor sheathing me was after Salinger's Catcher in the Rye.

That Boy had been a wild journey. Wild, in a sense that if the scene portrays humor, it truly is humorous. If serious, it is dead serious, and if it is tragic, it makes the reader feel the tragedy from the book's pores.

Amazing,right?

Although I am not a big fan of fast-paced books that evolves quickly from one period to another, I sill appreciated JJ and how she managed to mature(a bit) from her very first posts to the very last.

May I add, that she is insanely lucky to have two boy best friends who was there with her from the start? Very few people get that luxury. While Phillip might be the friend who oozes self-control and levelheadedness, Danny was the boy who counters that with his hype energy and good football skills.

I have to praise Jillian Dodd on this one because there is not one dull page in this book. Either had me smiling or laughing. Other times, it made me feel like pulling my hair out at some situations where JJ's thinking borders on the irrational side. If the start was a fun read, the part nearing the end was 5 times as exciting. (surprise!)

I think the only thing that I didn't like much maybe, was, once again, the progress of the book and how quick everything was to happen. Like how one moment, she was in this party, then next, her parents are dead. And may I say that when her parents died, I was just a tad bit frustrated at JJ's behavior? She was being immature at some parts, but who can really blame her. She's a teenager.

All those thoughts aside, I better pack it in a nutshell then: This was the best chick-lit I've ever read this year. I daresay, Sarah Dessen, chick-lit queen extraordinaire, might have competition.

Great Job, Jillian! I can't wait to read That Boy's sequel!

4/5 stars

posted by KatrinaS on May 27, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

3 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

I don't know.....

For some reason i was hoping she would end up with Danny & when she didn't it was kind of "well that sucks" Eh the book was ok.

posted by cristy_R on November 25, 2012

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  • Posted May 27, 2012

    There's something about this book that makes me feel as if I was

    There's something about this book that makes me feel as if I was getting to know a person. As soon as I closed that final page, and put the book down my desk, it felt like putting a phone down after talking to my best friend for hours on end. It was strange really, because it had been a long time since I felt mawkish at reading books. The last time I felt like I had a stupor sheathing me was after Salinger's Catcher in the Rye.

    That Boy had been a wild journey. Wild, in a sense that if the scene portrays humor, it truly is humorous. If serious, it is dead serious, and if it is tragic, it makes the reader feel the tragedy from the book's pores.

    Amazing,right?

    Although I am not a big fan of fast-paced books that evolves quickly from one period to another, I sill appreciated JJ and how she managed to mature(a bit) from her very first posts to the very last.

    May I add, that she is insanely lucky to have two boy best friends who was there with her from the start? Very few people get that luxury. While Phillip might be the friend who oozes self-control and levelheadedness, Danny was the boy who counters that with his hype energy and good football skills.

    I have to praise Jillian Dodd on this one because there is not one dull page in this book. Either had me smiling or laughing. Other times, it made me feel like pulling my hair out at some situations where JJ's thinking borders on the irrational side. If the start was a fun read, the part nearing the end was 5 times as exciting. (surprise!)

    I think the only thing that I didn't like much maybe, was, once again, the progress of the book and how quick everything was to happen. Like how one moment, she was in this party, then next, her parents are dead. And may I say that when her parents died, I was just a tad bit frustrated at JJ's behavior? She was being immature at some parts, but who can really blame her. She's a teenager.

    All those thoughts aside, I better pack it in a nutshell then: This was the best chick-lit I've ever read this year. I daresay, Sarah Dessen, chick-lit queen extraordinaire, might have competition.

    Great Job, Jillian! I can't wait to read That Boy's sequel!

    4/5 stars

    14 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 19, 2014

    4.0 out of 5 stars I4.5 :) I really enjoyed this book! I read i

    4.0 out of 5 stars I4.5 :)
    I really enjoyed this book! I read it in one sitting lol ooops but it made me LOL and cry and want to smack them around a little and so GROW UP ..but that is what they where doing was growing up......of course I myself have never been surround with just hot guys lol but regardless this book was a good read! It is a YA book and in the respect loved how Juliian wrote about young love & s.e.x. lol .If you go into this reading it knowing those few things I think you will truly enjoy this book I will be buying the next one to read Don't want to write more to explain for those that wrote a bad review but I don't think it dissevered them ..... No spoilers from me

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    Posted June 22, 2013

    The entire series is a wonderful life. It makes me look back on

    The entire series is a wonderful life. It makes me look back on my past.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2013

    Surprise read.

    It's a very enjoyable read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2012

    Seems Legit

    I really wann buy this book. Good light read.

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