Every Man for Himself: Ten Short Stories About Being a Guy

Every Man for Himself: Ten Short Stories About Being a Guy

by Nancy Mercado (Editor)


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ISBN-13: 9780142408131
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 06/14/2007
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.46(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Nancy E. Mercado lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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A refreshing look at the values, decisions, and friendships that ultimately shape a boy into a man. (SLJ)

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Every Man for Himself: Ten Short Stories About Being a Guy 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
TZacek on LibraryThing 3 months ago
A little background: at the end of my last semester, my YA lit professor suggested I add a wider variety of YA books to my repetoire. Namely: books with male protagonists. She's right. I'm a sucker for the chick lit, the female empowerment, the girls coming of age. I'm a chick. I can relate. But, in an effort to be more well rounded, I grabbed a bunch of boy books from the library. This was one of them. The stories were... ok. I'm familiar with the authors and their other work: Walter Dean Myers, Mo Willems, David Levithan. Yep. Check. Good books, great artwork. But a lot of the short stories felt incomplete. Its hard to write a good short story. I know. But... eh. I can't even muster enough excitement to write full sentences and use big girl words.David Leviathan didn't disappoint. His story about a gay dancer was so very... Levithan. He makes being gay look so... easy. Perfectly utopian societies where everyone gets a happy ending and a boyfriend. How disappointing that his interview at the end was so awful. He came across as arrogant and obnoxious where every other author was personable and cute. Poor showing David.