Some Boys

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  • Patty Blount
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  • 03 August 2018
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About the Author: Patty Blount

Paperback ë Some Boys PDF/EPUB ´ some pdf, boys pdf, Some BoysSome Boys PDF/EPUBPatty Blount grew up quiet and a bit invisible in Queens, NY, but found her voice in books Today, she writes smart and strong characters willing to fight for what s right She s the award winning author of edgy, realistic, gut wrenching contemporary and young adult romance Still a bit introverted, she gets lost often, eats way too much chocolate, and tends to develop mad, passionate crushes on fictional characters Let s be real Patty s not nearly as cool as her characters, but she is a solid supporter of women s rights and loves delivering school presentations Patty is best known for her internet issues novels, SEND, a Junior Library Guild Fall Pick and TMI, a Watty winner, and her MeToo novels, including SOME BOYS, a CLMP Firecracker winner and SOMEONE I USED TO KNOW, a double Athena Award winner Visit her website at pattyblount, where you can sign up for her newsletter She blogs at YA Outside the Lines and is also active online She loves hearing from readers, especially when they tell her she s cool even though she knows it s not true , and is easily bribed with chocolate Never underestimate the power of chocolate.


Some BoysPaperback ë Some Boys PDF/EPUB ´ some pdf, boys pdf, Some BoysSome Boys PDF/EPUBSome boys go too far Some boys will break your heart But one boy can make you wholeWhen Grace meets Ian she s afraid Afraid he ll reject her like the rest of the school, like her own family After she accuses the town golden boy of rape, everyone turns against Grace They call her a slut and a liar ButIan doesn t He s funny and kind with secrets of his ownBut how do you trust the best friend of the boy who raped you How do you believe in love A gut wrenching, powerful love story told from alternating points of view by the acclaimed author of Send.

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10 thoughts on “Some Boys

  1. Booknut says:

    This book carries an important message.If you have to read any quote from this book, it s the following The cops wanted to know if I was Zac s girlfriend, if I was drinking, doing drugs, if I ever worked as a stripper, if I ever kissed Zac before that night What the hell does any of that have to do with what happened Do the laws against sexual assault not apply to strippers To girlfriends I don t get that He thinks because I went to the woods, drank alcohol, and dressed the way I dre This book carries an important message.If you have to read any quote from this book, it s the following The cops wanted to know if I was Zac s girlfriend, if I was drinking, doing drugs, if I ever worked as a stripper, if I ever kissed Zac before that night What the hell does any of that have to do with what happened Do the laws against sexual assault not apply to strippers To girlfriends I don t get that He thinks because I went to the woods, drank alcohol, and dressed the way I dress, I should have expected this to happen That I actually wanted this to happen What the hell, just what the hell was wrong with how I lookedwhy does he care if I wear eye black like the football team It s my face It s my body I can dress it up or down however I want Why is that such a hard concept for guys to accept All that crap Jax said about dressing to be noticed being noticed is fine But being noticed isn t the same as being ridiculed, insulted, ostracised, shamed Being noticed isn t an open invitation to guys to do whatever they want to me. This book made me cry I know rape is a complex issue to discuss I also know that although this book concentrates on a female victim, that there are also male victims of rape out there But what really got me was the shaming And not the shaming from the guys I understood the whole buddy system, with the rapist s friends sticking up for him and shunning the girl who dared to speak up But the shaming by the girls was the most painful to read about We girls, as a species, can be cruel.Gossip is like a type of currency Some girls can betwo faced than Professor Quirrell from Harry Potter But we should never, ever, ostracise another person purely based on idle gossip And especially when they may have suffered major trauma You never know what trials a person faces in their daily lives, hidden behind the smiling mask they wear day to day Don t judge by appearances Stick up for one another.The right way isn t always the easy way.This was another valuable lesson from this book Peer pressure VS human decency Speaking up VS importance of friendships But although all these things came into conflict with one another, it was not being able to face one s self that finally brought Ian to the good side Not that Ian had actually done the deed But he kept choosing to remain ignorant, despite knowing deep down that what was happening was wrong.True, he ends up growing a spine for Grace And to fix all the wrongs But he mainly does it because he cannot stand the person he sees himself becoming He knows he can t live with himself if he stands back and allows things to continue as they are.So here s a challenge for us all.Let s take a good look at ourselves Maybe glance in the mirror, or sit alone in quiet contemplation.And let s think do I like the person I am Do I like the way things are More importantly, it s not a matter of whether you like this or that but do you know the person you are Do you truly know the way things are, or are you blinded by false loyalties and excuses Let s open our eyes and our mouths.Let s see what s really there past the lies, rumours and labels Let s speak the truth Let s make this world a safer, better place What is right sometimes isn t easy But it s worth it

  2. Sana says:

    fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck wow what a damn book i m so speechless and blown away, god damn it Blount, you had me awake till 12 a.m binging this this is such an incredibly powerful book that educated me on how disgustingly woman are treated and the labels thrown upon them it taught me rape is rape, doesn t matter if she was drunk, wore some type of clothes, or giving you signs no means no and silence should NEVER be mistaken for yes i love eye opening books like these that actually hit r fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck wow what a damn book i m so speechless and blown away, god damn it Blount, you had me awake till 12 a.m binging this this is such an incredibly powerful book that educated me on how disgustingly woman are treated and the labels thrown upon them it taught me rape is rape, doesn t matter if she was drunk, wore some type of clothes, or giving you signs no means no and silence should NEVER be mistaken for yes i love eye opening books like these that actually hit real deep and make me think about our society today and how I can take a step towards doing the right thing i love books like these because they educate us on the daily horrors of the world and makes us want to do something to fix that.I actually cried like 20 times throughout this book, wow I m so fucking speechless holy shit Honestly everything in this book packs such a punch and every phrase,every sentence is so powerful and moving, shooking me to the core Grace, our MC is such a powerful, brave and strong character I love how she never let others get to her and always held her head high no matter what people did or said about her She speaks out against sexism and rape and how society has these gender roles assigned for boys and girls which is just so wrong The femenism rep is A Literally everything about this book is perfect, omg don t touch me, I m still sensitive

  3. Alyssa says:

    5 FANTASTIC StarsI strive to have a relationship as cute and adorable as ian and grace honestly, this book was just amazing and my boo couldn t have worded it better so read her review trigger warning rape Rating 5 starsLead Male Character and a half 5 stars ian 5 stars zac Lead Female Character and a half 5 starsPlotline 5 stars Will I recommend this book to others YES Will I reread this book YES Overall story summed up in one word A 5 FANTASTIC StarsI strive to have a relationship as cute and adorable as ian and grace honestly, this book was just amazing and my boo couldn t have worded it better so read her review trigger warning rape Rating 5 starsLead Male Character and a half 5 stars ian 5 stars zac Lead Female Character and a half 5 starsPlotline 5 stars Will I recommend this book to others YES Will I reread this book YES Overall story summed up in one word AMAZING hope this is good, y all crosses fingers

  4. Paige Bookdragon says:

    Final ReviewI ve been holding it for almost a week and now I m gonna give all I ve got.What can I say about this book It was one of those books where the story was unique,so I was like, and to be totally honest I have a cornucopia of feelings for this book but let s not forget what this book did to me and the book was so good sometimes that it makes me feel There are moments when the story just hit me so hard that I just want stay in my room and rot then the book will give you the final Final ReviewI ve been holding it for almost a week and now I m gonna give all I ve got.What can I say about this book It was one of those books where the story was unique,so I was like, and to be totally honest I have a cornucopia of feelings for this book but let s not forget what this book did to me and the book was so good sometimes that it makes me feel There are moments when the story just hit me so hard that I just want stay in my room and rot then the book will give you the final twist and you re like. and GraceHave I told you about Grace she was one of the strongest heroine I ve ever read.She could just easily give up, but she didn t She hold her head high till the end and for that she deserves a standing ovation And of course there s Ian I could just love you forever He is someone who you would like your daughters sisters nieces to fall in love with But the best thing about this book It tells us the harsh truth.Those people who are raped Those who are judged because they are the victim Those people who never bothers to hear the other side of the story Those who are struggling to do the right thing not the easy one THEY ARE REAL.So if I were you

  5. Leonie Smit says:

    Good things Main character Grace was a strong, inspiring character Ians dad and Grace s mom acted the way a parent should act in this situation, Bad things Ian Ian Ian Every character that wasn t Grace, her mom, or Ians dad IanThe problem I have with this book is every character except from Grace It is very frustrating to read books about rape where there are so many characters that are uneducated about what rape is and think its the girls fault When reading this I wanted to smack eve Good things Main character Grace was a strong, inspiring character Ians dad and Grace s mom acted the way a parent should act in this situation, Bad things Ian Ian Ian Every character that wasn t Grace, her mom, or Ians dad IanThe problem I have with this book is every character except from Grace It is very frustrating to read books about rape where there are so many characters that are uneducated about what rape is and think its the girls fault When reading this I wanted to smack every idiotic character and just stop reading Eventually Ian the love interest grew some brains but still wasn t capable of using his brain to full capacity.Over all it is a good read, it shows the problems of the rape culture but for me it was frustrating I wanted to step into the world and just scream at every character that participated in the bullying, the slut shaming and harassment Two stars because Grace was an inspiring character apart from the not thinking about the burqa situation , but the rest of the characters except from Ians dad and Grace s mom were too frustrating to read about.Edit I know that it is logical to add characters who don t understand the problems of rape, but the way those were written were completely frustrating One second Ian is an absolute idiot about rape and basically thinks Grace is a slut, the next he is someone with an actual brain and capable of making coherent thoughts This switch from understanding to not understanding happened too often Also I would love to read books with an actual thought out and well written conflict

  6. Greyson | Use Your Words says:

    Trigger Warnings view spoiler Sexual Assault, Slut Shaming, Rape hide spoiler I still stand by my initial warning Probably don t read this book if you re drunk and an angry feminist There s gonna be a lot of swearing and ranting below because for the life of me I can t figure out how the hell this book has 4.12 stars Maybe reading this while 2 bottles deep in wine didn t help but still, I feel like I ve been duped I ve tried to mark all spoilers, if you notice I have missed any, I m so Trigger Warnings view spoiler Sexual Assault, Slut Shaming, Rape hide spoiler I still stand by my initial warning Probably don t read this book if you re drunk and an angry feminist There s gonna be a lot of swearing and ranting below because for the life of me I can t figure out how the hell this book has 4.12 stars Maybe reading this while 2 bottles deep in wine didn t help but still, I feel like I ve been duped I ve tried to mark all spoilers, if you notice I have missed any, I m sorry but please let me know so I can fix it I m not dunk To prove it, I gulp downwhiskey Yeah, you are If I were drunk, you d be on top of me Some Boys is a novel that tackles rape culture We follow Grace who was raped by the star lacrosse player, the A student, the charming Zac No one believes her Zac s best friend Ian has had a crush of Grace since before everything happened but he can t go there now because she s a slut and a liar and his friend got to her first Grace and Ian both get stuck cleaning lockers out over the school break Ian just wants to get it done and get back to playing lacrosse with his mates Grace just wants to prove that Zac isn t who everyone thinks he is and she s got a plan to do it I m just a girl who got mad.Really fucking mad. Grace used to have friends, and a life and a future to look forward to Now her friends hate her, the golden boy calls her a liar, students call her a slut, her dad tells her that her clothes had her asking for it The only person in her corner is her mother, but even she tells her she should apologize to her ex best friend because of how much she liked the boy who raped her A video is circulating of what happened, making it seem like Grace had wanted it Her mother wants her to study abroad, get away from it all Move on Grace wants to stay and fight, prove that everyone is wrong about what happened that night Don, the homeowner, looks at me like I m nuts while I try to convince myself this is safe But it s not safe, and I know it He knows it, and he s daring me to do it anyway. Grace is a strong, kick ass character She is not society s view of what a victim of rape should be like, but she s a very realistic portrayal of a rape survivor She refuses to back down and take back the accusations, she knows what happened to her was wrong, that a monster is hiding in the skin of Golden Boy Zac and she won t give up on showing his true self to the world Although Grace is strong, Blount never shies away from showing us how what was done to her has affected Grace either She refuses to put her back to Ian when they re cleaning lockers together She goes into hyper aware mode when she realizes she s in a very unsafe space She fights anxiety attacks often Grace is something Blount did very right, unfortunately it almost completely stops thereI m sorry for that I had reasons Excuses Not reasonsGrace s mum shows how parents should react to their child coming forward about being raped Except for the comment about apologizing to her friend, Grace s mum does pretty much everything right Her dad on the other hand is a fucking asshole and does everything wrong From distancing himself from her, to blaming Grace and her clothing choice Then later on he blames it on the fact he can t handle his emotions and didn t know how to cope knowing that he couldn t protect his daughter Like, cool dude, you became like literally everyone else and blamed your own daughter for her rape because I m a man and I don t know how to process my own feelings view spoiler And after that cluster fuck of an explanation Grace just forgives him Like he s redeemed for all the extra shit he put her through hide spoiler Grace s step mum is just as bad, if not worse because her excuse for being a massive dick is that she was just trying to protect her husband from his own daughter mind you Who hasn t done anything wrong Other than Grace s mum, the only other decent parent in this story is Ian s dad I think See in the beginning of the book it kind of sounds like Ian s dad might be abusive But I m not sure because it s never brought up again But when it comes to Grace he s great He challenges his son s choice to follow his friend blindly, insinuates that maybe Zac isn t who he thinks he is and is actually exactly who Grace says he is, when Grace is creeped out by one of his clients he does his best to rectify the situation I really liked Ian s dad Too bad his son is a fucking assholeI m sorry I hurt you I turn east on the second floor and wave my hand No You re not You had to hurt me That s what boys do when they re scared of a girl They hurt herPoor Ian has feelings for the girl his mate raped and now is actually becoming friends with her but can t be with her because that would make him a shit friend Never mind that he s a shit person Ian falls for Graceas he spendstime with her, and internal a war breaks out over what he thought he knew and what Grace says happened Poor Ian is stuck in the middle of his friend and the girl his friend raped Poor Ian starts sticking up for Grace when his friends harass her because he s such a nice guy, despite what it would do to his popularity I don t like Ian, if you couldn t already tell.He can only see women as people when he remembers that he has sisters Which in light of the whole Harvey Weinstein shit storm, its pretty fucking clear how disgusting that is He s set up to be the guy who fixes Grace which is a bullshit trope I m getting really fucking sick of view spoiler He s also the one who saves the day because he s the one who gets his hands on the evidence Grace needs to convict Zac hide spoiler He doesn t even believe her completely believe her, for basically the whole book view spoiler , until he sees said evidence hide spoiler Grace s life is really fucking hard right up until her and Ian get together and oh, now all of a sudden everything is fixed and wrapped up in a neat little bow There was a lot this book got right, but there felt like there was farthat it got wrong He looks too soft, too beautiful to be a killer, but appearances can be deceptive they say Ted Bundy looked like Cary Grant.___ Blog Instagram Twitter Tumblr

  7. C.G. Drews says:

    I randomly requested this from NetGalleyand gosh am I glad I did Although I just reviewed this right here and LOST IT, which I m freakishly mad about It was a good review sigh Okay, I ll try to redo my thoughts The writing is really good It s easy to read and very relatable It s dual narrated by Grace and Ian and their voices are both really clear and different I can t even pick a favourite Both of them made me angry at times, but they were struggling to find what s right and wh I randomly requested this from NetGalleyand gosh am I glad I did Although I just reviewed this right here and LOST IT, which I m freakishly mad about It was a good review sigh Okay, I ll try to redo my thoughts The writing is really good It s easy to read and very relatable It s dual narrated by Grace and Ian and their voices are both really clear and different I can t even pick a favourite Both of them made me angry at times, but they were struggling to find what s right and what s wrong and their journeys really captured my attention THERE ARE PARENTS IN THIS BOOK Yes This is a thing of great excitement Ilove itwhen YA books include the parents, because gosh knows it helps Grace s mum is so supportive of her and there for her whenever she has a panic attack or needs to talk Ian s dad yells at him and grounds him, but he s still 100% there for Ian and shows his love This actually gives room for both Grace AND Ian to talk to their parents about deep and pressing issues I m so happy about that I know not all parents are there for their teens, but a lot of the time they are I love that SOME BOYS isn t advocating shutting parents out, rather including them It really dives into the tough topics of rape and bullying and disrespect Finally I love that this book goes into disrespect just as much as rape and bullying People can be so disrespectful and it s sickening.It also has this quoteWhoa, back up Are you calling me a rapist You re a guy, right Jenson puts his hands on his hips Yeah So Everybody knows one look at a female body sends a guy s hormones surging, and your weak little bodies just can t handle it And then you do things you regret but blame it all on the girls I think that IS a mentality of the western world s society and it swrongPersonally, I hate the mentality of looking at you makes me lustful so therefore you re the problem As for passive bullying This quote Grace Every guy in school feels so justified calling me a slut Ian I never called you that Grace Really Not once That s great, Ian, but what did you do when your friends said it You can bully by doing nothing I m glad Some Boys called us out on this too Also it addresses the issue of girls do not need a boy to save them WELL HALLELUJAH SOMEONE SAID ITHell, you don t need a hero You just save yourself You know what you do need, Grace She spreads her hands apart, shakes her head You need a guy who gets you It makes me sad when books make it seem like the only way to be happy is to have a boy girlfriend Actually, other people can t make you happy You need to make you happy If you hinge your life on someone, what happens if they let you down Or die You ll shatter And that doesn t sound like fun People shouldn t have to be the defining factor in your life that makes you happy Yaaaay for putting that in this book I do have negatives, though, which is why it s not getting a 5 star rating Like The fact that 40 days after she was raped and still having horrible panic attacks all the time, Grace even opened up to Ian and they kissed Umwhat I think that s way too soon The ending was SO clean and sweet Smushy, but not realistic Hey, don t get me wrong Happily ever afters are super sweet But every single lose end being tied up satisfactorily As in, no one is even enemies at the end HA No There were a lot of convenient plot twists view spoiler Like Zac having the second video on this phone that could convict him Is the guy really that much of an idiot Why didn t he delete the second movie hide spoiler It bordered on preaching at times I preferred it when the themes were subtle and made me think, but at the end it wasslapping them in my face Which I m opposed to, weird, I know I m really glad this book exists, though It hit some tricky topics, and I think it did them justice

  8. Kelly says:

    I think the fact this is will be played up as a romance, rather than a book about rape culture and violence against women, possibly says something about how uncomfortable we are to talk about rape culture and confront it head on This definitely has a romance in it, but the big take away is how when a girl is raped, she can become the enemy, rather than the rapist and actual criminal.Grace was raped by the golden boy lacrosse player at her high school, but no one believes her Part of why is bec I think the fact this is will be played up as a romance, rather than a book about rape culture and violence against women, possibly says something about how uncomfortable we are to talk about rape culture and confront it head on This definitely has a romance in it, but the big take away is how when a girl is raped, she can become the enemy, rather than the rapist and actual criminal.Grace was raped by the golden boy lacrosse player at her high school, but no one believes her Part of why is because Zac s so respected and part is because Zac posted a video of the incident on Facebook, where he looks like he s been granted consent Ian is Zac s best friend who just happens to have a thing for Grace Or he did, before Zac got with her That meant she s now off limits.Now that they re both stuck cleaning lockers Grace as punishment for lashing out against everyone who continues to berate her and Ian as a way of getting back onto the lacrosse team as soon as he recovers from his concussion and subsequent behavioral issues they re confronting one another and themselves Grace is tense and guarded Ian is, too, but his comes from still having feelings for Grace and for knowing what the relationship between Grace and Zac is and how that impacts his own relationship with Zac.This isn t an easy read, but it s an important one It s a close examination of how a whole town will turn against a girl who dares to speak up about her rights and her body being violated This is the other side of the those poor boys have had their futures ruined headlines we read when they ve been accused or convicted of sexual assault or rape While it gets a lot of things right, this didn t cut as deep as it could have, and the outs to the story really stood out to me view spoiler Grace s mother really pushes for her to leave town and go abroad and while Grace chooses, with her mother s support, to stay here and get through this, it still always felt like a way out It didn t make her situation any easier nor any better, but it made me think about how privilege can get wrapped up into these sorts of situations That Grace stayed and resisted leaving is huge and important, but I wish that that element of possibility that she could go had never entered the picture at all It seemed unnecessary hide spoiler Also, view spoiler I didn t believe the apologies in the end Even when the truth came to pass, the pacing was off and the community s decision to apologize and seek Grace s forgiveness never felt authentic, nor real It would have been much stronger had the story ended with the truth coming out, rather than Grace s peers even having the chance to redeem themselves through apology hide spoiler About the romance view spoiler I dislike how it was a boy here who saved the entire story Who was the one to say he believed Grace I really like how he handled going against Zac and thought it showed tremendous growth and understanding in Ian, butI so wish a boy didn t have to be the one who stands up for a girl to have her story and her voice validated And that s part the story and a larger part, of course, society as a whole hide spoiler Also, view spoiler I just didn t care if they were going to get together or not in the least That was the least interesting part of the entire book I cared a lotabout Grace making it through than I did about Ian getting his prize at the end hide spoiler A worthwhile read

  9. Mara YA Mood Reader says:

    I couldn t put this down I was enthralled from page one What I liked most was how relatable I found the characters to be I felt they were real, actual teenagers with real, actual adolescent actions, reactions and thoughts I notice in YA that teens are commonly written with a very adult mentality Their actions and reactions unrealistically mature, having obviously been written by an adult I also notice that when authors get real and writetrue to age teens, there s a bit of a backlash I couldn t put this down I was enthralled from page one What I liked most was how relatable I found the characters to be I felt they were real, actual teenagers with real, actual adolescent actions, reactions and thoughts I notice in YA that teens are commonly written with a very adult mentality Their actions and reactions unrealistically mature, having obviously been written by an adult I also notice that when authors get real and writetrue to age teens, there s a bit of a backlash from readers I do it myself even with thoughts like the MC is whiny and immature or I sometimes pass on a book when I feel the MC is just coming across too young But this book made me remember what it was like to be 15, 16 and 17 how impulsive, reckless, careless, self centered I was, how unable I was to see consequences I can see that happening here Let s take a moment to remember that it is a fact that a teen s brain is not yet fully developed You know, the whole frontal lobe thing that deals with consequences or whatnot.While this book contains triggers a victim of rape, a self harm attempt, bullying , I appreciated how it touched on the She asked for it mentality in our culture and how wrong that is A rape victim is told repeatedly, even by her parents,You shouldn t dress that way , andYou should not have gotten drunk .And it brings to light that if a girl wears a skirt, shows a little skin doesn t mean she s asking to be rapedShe s asking for it .I hate that expression It means it wasn t rape because of her short skirt It wasn t rape because she got a little too drunk at a party, it wasn t rape because she dated that boy It means it was her fault She asked for it But the it just becomes consensual sex, because well, she s a slut isn t she Look at her.There is an analogy used in the book that I felt described this pretty well it went something like thisIt was the banks fault it was robbed What do you expect when the bank was flaunting all that money around Overall this was a well rounded story with layered characters and slow paced but powerful plot with an evenpowerful message I will keep this book in mind in the future for my own daughters and even my son which reminds me, this is a dual, male female narration and I liked that It showed a lot of insight

  10. Halle Watson says:

    This book deals with a very real and prevalent issue in our society rape. Not only just rape itself, but rape culture as a whole Examples of rape culture that most people see in their own lives 1 Slut shaming a.k.a When a boy sleeps around he gets high fives and fist bumps, but when a girl does it she is disgraced by everyone and is called a slut.2 Blaming the victim of sexual assault i.e If she doesn t want to be raped, she shouldn t dress like that.3 Women are objectified by society.Ame This book deals with a very real and prevalent issue in our society rape. Not only just rape itself, but rape culture as a whole Examples of rape culture that most people see in their own lives 1 Slut shaming a.k.a When a boy sleeps around he gets high fives and fist bumps, but when a girl does it she is disgraced by everyone and is called a slut.2 Blaming the victim of sexual assault i.e If she doesn t want to be raped, she shouldn t dress like that.3 Women are objectified by society.America is pretty guilty of participating in rape culture, and this book really addresses a lot of these problems well Grace is a strong role model for any young girl reading this book She is who she wants to be and won t let what happened to her define her.She has some anxiety issues and does not trust men who would , but she still lives her life as well as she can, and that is just awesome.Parents usually never make it into a young adult novel If they do, they are unhelpful and maybe even a hindrance, but this book really portrayed caring parents fabulously Grace s mom acts exactly how she should in this situation She is always there for her daughter no matter what is happening Ian s father was exactly the same They were such strong adult role models that I could not help but admire them.That brings me to Ian He is the love interest and HE IS THE PROBLEM WITH THIS BOOK He is why this book does not get a high rating I liked parts of his personality, but he followed along with the rape culture that everyone else was caught in.He shames her, blames her, and objectifies her in front of his friends And she still likes him.What Yeah, you read correctly She likes that jerk After she had been objectified by a man in the most brutal way a girl can, she still likes this dirt bag I just can t handle that Ian is horrible to her sometimes and says really horrible things He also doesn t believe her How could she like someone who doesn t believe her SO MUCH ANGER I CAN T EVEN.She also lets him kiss her Only a few days before that, she couldn t bring herself understandably to even turn her back on him Then she lets a man you know That gender that she is currently scared of and hates being alone with kiss her.It was just unbelievable and her feelings for Ian made me like her less even after she was inspiring This book brings to light lot of issues in our culture and deals with many of them well, but the way that Grace let Ian treat her, even having strong feelings for him in spite of that treatment, really diluted the message in a lot of ways.My Blog Big Hair Bigger Books