Ghosts can’t seem to keep their opinions to themselves.
Seventeen-year-old Nate Shaw should know; he’s been talking to them since he was twelve. But they aren’t the only ones making his high school years a living hell. All Nate wants is to keep his secret and keep his head down until he can graduate. That is, until the new boy, James Powell, takes a seat next to him in homeroom. James not only notices him, he manages to work his way into Nate’s life. But James has issues of his own.
Between dead grandmothers and living aunts, Nate has to navigate the fact that he’s falling in love with his only friend, all while getting advice from the most unusual places.
Ghosts, bullies, first love: it’s a lot to deal with when you’re just trying to survive senior year.
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About the Author
Jennifer has always been a voracious reader and a well-established geek from an early age. She loves comics, movies, and anything that tells a compelling story. When not writing, she likes knitting, dissecting/arguing about movies with her husband, and enjoying the general chaos that comes with having kids.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I appreciate the ending being believable. In fact the whole story seems believable. I love paranormal things but I like that Nate's ability didn't overshadow the plot. As a writer I understand how hard it is to not overdue it with the supernatural. Awesome story.
For those of us for whom being gay is the most normal thing about us, Jenifer Cosgrove’s A Boy Worth Knowing is a highly sensitive and outstanding and heartwarming treasure of a book. Despite being an avid reader I don’t often read that many “gay” books for the simple fact that being gay is just an aspect of my life and certainly not the most interesting. Like the main character Nate, I’ve been blessed (or cursed) with experiences or gifts that are most often called paranormal or supernatural, and it has been those aspects of my life that remain mostly closeted and ridiculed by my peers and society. I can’t recall ever feeling such connectedness with fictional characters, as if they were reflections of my own life experiences combining such diverse traits. Of course I’ve loved many fictional characters through a score of novels and short stories but Nate and James now feel like close personal friends. I can’t recommend this book enough! And I can’t wait for a sequel!