What does 'being a guy' actually mean? some of the most talented writers are about to show you. in this diverse and original collection of short stories, ten well-known writers, including Mo willems, walter Dean Myers, ron Koertge, rene salda-a, Jr., David levithan, and David lubar, share their stories about the trials and tribulations of being a guy. sometimes funny, sometimes sad, and always honest, each story portrays the reality of being an everyday guy who gets a few life lessons and still manages to come out on top.
|Publisher:||Penguin Young Readers Group|
|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.
What People are Saying About This
A refreshing look at the values, decisions, and friendships that ultimately shape a boy into a man. (SLJ)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.