That Boy (That Boy Series #1)

That Boy (That Boy Series #1)

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by Jillian Dodd
     
 

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You know, being friends with two cute boys does have its benefits.

There's Danny. Danny is a golden boy in every way. He has dreamy blue eyes and blonde hair that always looks perfect, even when it's windblown or been stuck under a football helmet. He's the boy every girl crushes on. The boy I get into trouble with, the boy I fight with, the hot quarterback no girl

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You know, being friends with two cute boys does have its benefits.

There's Danny. Danny is a golden boy in every way. He has dreamy blue eyes and blonde hair that always looks perfect, even when it's windblown or been stuck under a football helmet. He's the boy every girl crushes on. The boy I get into trouble with, the boy I fight with, the hot quarterback no girl can resist, not even me. Being with Danny is like being on an adventure. He has a bright, contagious smile and abs to die for. He's pretty much irresistible.

Equally crush worthy is Phillip. Adorable, sweet Phillip, who I have known since birth. Phillip has dark hair, a perfect smile, brown eyes, and the sexiest voice I have ever heard. He's the boy I talk to every night before I go to sleep. The boy who rescues me, the boy who can read my mind, the boy who is always there for me, the boy who tries to keep me out of trouble, the boy who irritatingly keeps getting hotter, and whose strong arms always seem to find their way around me. And when he gives me that grin, I can never say no.

One boy will give me my very first kiss.
One boy will teach me to make out.
One boy will take me to prom.
And finally, one boy will ask me to marry him.
They will both be my best friends.
But only one of them will be the boy I fall in love with.
Only one of them is That Boy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780985008628
Publisher:
Bandit Publishing
Publication date:
07/25/2012
Series:
That Boy Series, #1
Pages:
302
Sales rank:
199,724
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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Meet the Author

Jillian Dodd is the author of the That Boy and The Keatyn Chronicles Series. She grew up in Nebraska, where she developed a love for storytelling, Husker football, and Midwestern boys. She currently resides in Texas with her family.

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That Boy 4.5 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 165 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is wonderful! This story comes to life. I couldn't stop reading! The next book, That Wedding, is amazing. The one bad thing about this book is that it had to end!!!!!!!
KatrinaS More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one amazing book! I couldn't put it down! You get so into it. I cried and laughed my way through Jaydens life. I really connected with her and everything in her life. I am just really glad that Jillian Dodd could share her amazing writing with us. Oh and if you like this you have to read "That Wedding" I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really loved this book, it was easy to read and I got caught up in the character's lives. Shed a few tears, laughed a lot! I really hope their is a sequel coming!
jen03ed More than 1 year ago
Loved this book! Could not put the book down. It made me laugh which annoys my husband when I actually laugh out loud when reading. Made me cry and made we want more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story will have u laughing your butt off, crying your eyes out, and make you wish u had more guy friends!!! It is inspiring, brave, and beautiful. This is a story about a girl who has two guy friends who she knows will always be there for her, but in two very different ways. One is a supportive rock that knows just what to do, say and treat Jayden at the right times, and has literally known her since birth. The other is a charming, adventurous football- playing player who is constantly chalenging Jayden with eveything. Both guys really care about her and stand by her when a terrible accident turns her life around. The reason this story is so great is that it goes through all of Jayden's milestones, starting at ten years old. It goes through her middle school, high school, and college years. This story wil really tug at your heart. You'll laugh, cry, and swoon over all the guy action in this story. Rated PG-13
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think i am in love with this series!!!!!!!!!! They NEED to make it a movie! And rumor has it there is a 3rd book coming out....That Baby! Omg i cant wait! Thank you jillian dodd! You are awesome! And if phillip asked me to marry him i would soooooo say yes! Love you phillip
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished this book today and I have nothing but good things to say. What else could there be to say about a book that had me laughing, in tears two different times and smiling all in one day. I spent my whole drive home from work today going through what I was going to write in my review. But I found that this book has left me speechless. That Boy is about three friends JJ (Jadyn), Phillip and Danny. Phillip and JJ have been friends for years. Then Danny moves in to the neighborhood and becomes the third musketeer in their little group. The three of them are inseparable and the book takes us through their high school days and on to college. Without spoiling too much this book does throw a big curve ball definitely something I did not see coming and which left me in tears and leaves JJ needing the boys more than she ever has before. While this book does have it's share of moments that will make you tear it up it has many more laugh out loud moments. I love the relationship between the three friends but more than that I love the relationship between JJ and Phillip. He really is her knight in shining armor. My favorite part of any story is the love element and this story does have that and then some. I did find myself wanting to hit JJ over the head a few times though she is so stubborn sometimes! I do have to say that the love story part of this book is written so well. It made me feel all tingly. It isn't your typical love story between a girl with two best friends who are guys that end up fighting each other over her. I have to say I loved that about this story. Which boy next door will JJ pick? Read to find out. This is definitely a journey that you will want to go on and it is exactly that a journey. This book really got to me and left me feeling so many different emotions. Where do I get a Phillip of my own?!? It is fitting that this is my last review of 2012 as it is one of my favorite books that I have read this year. In fact it might actually be my favorite book that I have read this year. Happy reading! I am off to read That Wedding now the next book in this series. Here are a few passages I highlighted on my nook while reading. Phillip lets me in. Phillip and Danny are both standing there in just their swim trunks. Damn. It's like walking into an Abercrombie ad. Did I mention I love my life right now?... "I've Been here for you all along. I've listened to you cry about other guys, I rescue you, take care of you when you're sick, hug you when you're sad, tell you you're beautiful when you look terrible." He looks me straight in the eyes and is dead serious when he says "Princess, I've always been the one." "He reminded me of when we were ten, and he gave me my first kiss. We were on the swings out behind school, and right after he kissed me, he got up and ran away. The all of a sudden, he stopped turned around and yelled back, Will you marry me someday? And I yelled back to him Yes!"
JK1515 More than 1 year ago
This was one of the most unique books I have ever read. The concept was so fresh and original. The storyline made sense and had such a great twist to it. That Boy starts out from the beginning, written from a child's point of view. Each chapter progresses as the main character, Jadyn (JJ) Reynolds ages. The whole book spans from childhood to modern day college graduation. Everyone loves a good love triangle and this one was no exception. It was beautifully weaved and my interested just kept snowballing. The further I read, the harder it was to put down. I found myself at 3 A.M. desperate to finish so I could find out what happened. Imagine my surprise to find out that not only is this a great coming of age romance story, there is also a sequel. I am consequently dying to read That Wedding by Jillian Dodd. Will be starting that one tonight:) This book is really for anyone who loves a great heartfelt romance story. I give this book five stars hands down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg the people that rated this book one star are very imature... every book is going to have curse words in it exept for mabey a disney book... also god if it was "inappropriate" just cause the make out, kiss, or really anything else ur stupid!!! Any book about romance and boys is going to have kissing in them get over it and move on with ur life
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was perfect!!!!! From the begining i started to read it i couldn't put it down it was just that good!!!!!I LOVE IT IT WAS PERFECT!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Extremely good book...to all those haters out there...just wantd 2 say tht u suck
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book so.. far is a awesome book! I am not finished but i can't put down the awesome book!!!!!!!! :-)
sarbear33 More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put my ereader down till i finished it and was so excited to read the next one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so lovable.
nini1 More than 1 year ago
Could not put this book down! AMAZING
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Speechles;such a good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a perfrct book for all teen girls who love spontanous romance,drama,and and amazing friendship. This book is TOTALLY relatable because I'm sure everygirl has a guy friend that ar some point has been their prince charming.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutoy fell in love with a book. Not for kids younger than, say, 13-14. A little inappropriat for kids. BUT I LOVED IT jj has been friends with danny andphilip for firever. Obvioisly it woild be a liitle awkward as the only girl in the trio, so that made it interesting. At first i wasnt thrilled with the writing style, but i warmed up to it. Def a girly book. Couple hundred pages, realy good. Again, 13+ drama romance! Jj takes you through her story from 5th grade to collage searching for her prince. A big twist changes her life but does it bring her closer toher prine? Will she ever find That Boy?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely LOVED this!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book kind of funny
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book! Highly recommend this one and the sequel "That Wedding."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book so much! The auther took every girls dream, with two hot guys and put it into a book. Even though ghe vocabulary wasnt advanced, you will follow the stroy very easily and love the characters. The characters are so lovable especially the two boys and see their friendship so clearly and be soo jealous and wish you lived their lives. Recommend it sooooooooo much
emilyhb More than 1 year ago
i loved this book. i started reading it and then noticed all the talk about huskers and omaha and had to laugh because i live and grew up in omaha and know how everyone is about football here. i loved jj character and her two best friends. i loved how the author showed not just high school and college but jj throughout most of her life. i have to say it was a really cute book and can't wait for the second.
Jackiebkworm More than 1 year ago
This is the best book I've read so far. I can't wait for the sequel to this book. I laughed, enjoyed Jayden's stubbornness and strong character. I loved Jayden, she's young, vibrant & very real. Also very relatable in some things that happen in her life. I also cried when tragedy struck Jayden's life. Through it all she had two of the best friends anyone can have. She always had Phillip and Danny there for her. She especially could always count on Phillip anytime, day or night and anywhere. He was always there for her no matter what. I love Phillip because he would drop whatever he was doing to go take care of Jay. He's the sweetest male character ever. Jayden is one of the best leading female characters I have come across. She doesn't follow the crowd, she's smart, funny, confident, wild, young and carefree. As the story progresses you get to see her change and grow. I love her friendship with Danny and Phillip and how it changes as the grow. Jayden's relationship with Phillip and Danny is what every girl would love. I wish I could put into words just how beautiful and touching this story is. Don't wait like I did to read this. Read it as soon as you get it. I didn't want to put it down.