Beau, Lee, The Bomb, & Me

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    IGNOU M.Com Study Material, IGNOU Books, Free Download than being smart or fat Lucky me, I m both But when Beau Gales blows in to town, it takes about two minutes for the jackasses at our Seattle school to figure out he s gay, and Beau, Lee, PDF or that makes him an even bigger target Have you ever heard the saying The enemy of my enemy is my friend There s something to that When the bullying gets violent and Beau decides to run away to San Francisco to ask his Uncle Frankie for advice, we all go Beau, me, Leonie designated class slut , and a scruffy rescue dog called The Bomb a tribe of misfits crammed into my mom s minivan Throw in a detour to the Twilight Lee, The Bomb, eBook ✓ town of Forks, armed robbery, cool record shops, confessions, breakups and makeups, and you have the kind of journey that can change the way you look at the whole world and yourself A warm, funny, bitterly wise portrayal of the impulsivity and vulnerability of adolescence If you ve been one of the weird kids, if you ve felt like nothing and everything all at once, if best friendship is your medicine and snark is your armor, you ll get it Lindy West, writer for jezebel."/>
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  • Beau, Lee, The Bomb, & Me
  • Mary McKinley
  • 21 May 2017
  • 1617732559

About the Author: Mary McKinley

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10 thoughts on “Beau, Lee, The Bomb, & Me

  1. ❀Aimee❀ Just one more page... says:

    I really thought this was a great book Yes people will have gripes, such as the vernacular being annoying but give it a chance The bigger picture and the topics are what make this book amazing This book tackles bullying, LGBTQ issues, kids with labels, suicide, and poor family upbringing This was a thoughtful look at these issues through the experiences of those in the book There is no quick fix for these issues, but there are ways to make changes bit by bit Younger readers may learn t I really thought this was a great book Yes people will have gripes, such as the vernacular being annoying but give it a chance The bigger picture and the topics are what make this book amazing This book tackles bullying, LGBTQ issues, kids with labels, suicide, and poor family upbringing This was a thoughtful look at these issues through the experiences of those in the book There is no quick fix for these issues, but there are ways to make changes bit by bit Younger readers may learn to consider what the life is like for others, perhaps be a little kinder or be a friend So many teenagers are lonely and contemplate suicide For adult readers, they can keep in mind that it only takes one friend or one mentor to make a difference Instead of shying away from troubled kids in your life, try to make a difference Be there.Growing up, I had friends from many circles but never really a group I was friendly with everyone but never really belonged in a clique My parents taught me that everyone is a potential friend They mentored the bad kids in our neighborhood teaching some to drive when their parents didn t, encouraging them, helping in ways they could, and treating them with respect Guess what These troubled kids treated my parents with respect and their outlook on life and themselves changed My parents told me the goody goody to go outside and and play with the kids that were sitting on a couch in their front yard smoking So at a young age, I didn t size up others the way my peers did I knew that everyone had something to give, needed friendship and respect, and had things to share with the world One year the day after Halloween, our yard was covered in smashed pumpkins We finished our morning routine and headed outside to find the pumpkins GONE Down the street, two of the bad kids were smoking on the couch We took our leftover candy and asked if they cleaned our yard Yeahit wasn t cool that someone would do that to you guys So I was amazed when this book evoked my feelings of the past and shared it s message that is so deeply rooted in my own being First these three were alone in a sea of teenagers that looked down on them Readers experience their isolation and desperation We see them find each other and a glimmer of camaraderie starts After Beau gets beat up badly, they embark on a roadtrip Taking time to extract themselves from the stressors, they bond, evaluate their own situations and each others When they get to their destination, they find mentorship I loved that there was no easy fix for their issues, butof a change in mindset It is also for the reader to change their mindset and do what they can when the issues present themselves Oh, and that teenage vernacular issue that keeps getting slammed in reviews I see it differently As the book opens, the main character has a bit of a facade She wants to blend in so much in her world that she doesn t even reveal to the reader that she is a girl until several pages in Her voice in the book starts out with a lot of typical high school acronyms and eye rolling slang because that is another way to blend in with the crowd However, as she finds her stability and matures, that falls away The author reflects all the changes going on within the main character by increasing the strength and maturity of her voice as the story progresses Subtle if you re not evaluating it The author s website hints that true life friends and situations inspired the story.The only area I wish the author would have touched on is to contemplate the life of the bullies in the book It would have been onebig picture moment.A couple of quotes from the book that stick with me Because this is an Advance Reader Copy prior to publication, quotes are subject to change in the final version.When discussing why a girl would put out so much to anyone and everyone,There is not enough love in her world for her to reject it lightly Even its ugly counterfeit doppelganger, which is all it ever was with him I will try never to judge anyone again Who knows how or why they are here or from what hell they escapedI received a free digital ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

  2. Shelby *trains flying monkeys* says:

    DNF d with no rating I didn t make it far enough to even rate I think this was written by a ten year old.

  3. ❀Aimee❀ Just one more page... says:

    Hoo boy Though unpolished, I really liked the first book, Beau, Lee, The Bomb, and Me and don t worry, The Bomb is a sweet doggy that has terrible flatulence thus the name I felt that the themes and the stories were amazing You can see the ratings weren t great, but I loved it The story was about some kids in school that were frequently bullied for different reasons They go on a road trip, learn about each other, and learn about their place in this world and how to make a Hoo boy Though unpolished, I really liked the first book, Beau, Lee, The Bomb, and Me and don t worry, The Bomb is a sweet doggy that has terrible flatulence thus the name I felt that the themes and the stories were amazing You can see the ratings weren t great, but I loved it The story was about some kids in school that were frequently bullied for different reasons They go on a road trip, learn about each other, and learn about their place in this world and how to make a difference.Book 2, The Hurt Patrol got better ratings overall, but to me needed a lotediting This was Beau s story as told by Rusty which was the biggest issue and barrier for readers in my opinion Heavy sigh This book needed major editing in my opinion As with the other two books the author starts the book with MC Rusty in full blown teenage vernacular It s distracting However, as each book progresses, and the author gets into the story, this slowly goes away in favor of a stronger MC voice The author should start with thatmature voice This story was fairly anticlimactic, but ties up what happens to the three as they are about to graduate The story was too long, covered a variety of things that didn t quite mesh It s too bad really This was one I was really hoping would return to the magic of the first book Thank you Netgalley for a free digital copy in exchange for an honest review.

  4. Nancy Steinle gummel says:

    Beau, Lee, the Bomb Me by Mary McKinley is a first reads win and I m giving my honest opinion This story tells of bullying and learning to fight back Rusty is sick of the bullying she gets from her classmates She is smart and big Lee hangs out with her Lee is beautiful but for some reason she acts as a slut New kid moves into town His name is Beau An instant dislike from the kids They discover he s gay One day he was crossing the campus when four of the bullies beat the crape out of Beau, Lee, the Bomb Me by Mary McKinley is a first reads win and I m giving my honest opinion This story tells of bullying and learning to fight back Rusty is sick of the bullying she gets from her classmates She is smart and big Lee hangs out with her Lee is beautiful but for some reason she acts as a slut New kid moves into town His name is Beau An instant dislike from the kids They discover he s gay One day he was crossing the campus when four of the bullies beat the crape out of him necessatating a visit to the hospital his mom threatens to sue the school and three of the four boys Beau is done with all the crape He wants to visit his gay uncle in San Francisco They make plans to leave Rusty will drive her moms minivan Rusty looks up the blue book value and leaves her mom the cash she s been saving up They take off but first head to the Oregon town where Twilight was filmed

  5. Erin Lynn says:

    I received an e copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review DNF 30%Full review can be seen on my blog, The Hardcover Lover I received an e copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review DNF 30%Full review can be seen on my blog, The Hardcover Lover

  6. AH says:

    I won this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway I will read and review the book when I receive it.

  7. emi says:

    four stars for beau, leonie, the bomb, and the uncles especially uncle oscar his dialogue was my favorite , but the missing fifth star is for how much rusty annoyed me and the writing style wayyyy too many exclamation points, terrible use of slang, and the super cheesy last page

  8. Angie says:

    I received an ARC through NetGalley. Beau, Lee, The Bomb Me sounded like it was going to be a fun story with a lot of heart Well, it slike a big, ol mess and then gets a lot of heart at the end Rusty is our 200 pound narrator who is tortured daily at school, so she s happy when there s a new kid to take some of the pressure off of her Of course, she and Beau strike up a friendship and brave the bullies together At least until things go too far and Beau is beat up He needs to get aw I received an ARC through NetGalley. Beau, Lee, The Bomb Me sounded like it was going to be a fun story with a lot of heart Well, it slike a big, ol mess and then gets a lot of heart at the end Rusty is our 200 pound narrator who is tortured daily at school, so she s happy when there s a new kid to take some of the pressure off of her Of course, she and Beau strike up a friendship and brave the bullies together At least until things go too far and Beau is beat up He needs to get away, so he decides to reach out to his gay uncle in San Francisco Rusty gets her mom s van, and then their friend Leonie jumps in with them, and off they go on a road trip from Seattle to the city by the bay.I immediately hated Rusty She is completely irritating She s smart, which is great, but she s also one of those smart people who uses her brains to put others down She doesn t do it to their face, but she makes a lot of snarky comments about everyone And just about anytime she makes a reference to something, she follows it up with look it up because apparently there s no way we can know what she s talking about She also has no filter, so the first half of Beau, Lee, The Bomb Me feels very rambly and all over the place Rusty seriously says everything that comes to mind, and that girl has some high and mighty opinion on EVERYTHING I just could not stand her She does mellow out during their trip though, which was good Oh, and there are no chapter breaks which added to the rambly feel, and the most common punctuation was an ellipsisI also had major issues with Rusty s best friend, Leonie She s the pretty girl who s kind of an outcast because she s a slut That s all well and good, except she s also an idiot This girl knows nothing She s been having a relationship with one of her teachers for two years she s 16 , and doesn t understand why she can t shout their love from the rooftops Um, seriously It s illegal Rusty explains this to her but she doesn t know what her boyfriend being in a position of authority means and why that s bad She does have some big revelation about their relationship later and calls it off, but not because she realizes he s using her and she still doesn t understand why it s illegal , but because he doesn t pick her up or meet her anywhere She always has to go to him Are you kidding me right now Leoni also didn t know what homophobia was, and then didn t get what it had to do with Beau, who is gay and getting harassed because of it Basically, everyone had to explain everything to her because she knows nothing Then she d get stuck on some aspect of conversations that wasn t even the point of what they re talking about, and it was just frustrating The road trip portion of Beau, Lee, The Bomb Me was kind of fun, but I was very annoyed with it at first Beau and Leonie want to take a detour to Forks, which is 200 miles out of their way If I was Rusty, I d be irritated by them too But instead of explaining that they re short on gas money and it s too far out of the way, she goes on and on and on about how stupid Twilight is until Lee points out that just because she doesn t like it, doesn t mean she gets to make them feel bad for liking it And then Rusty is all concerned about their funds, but stops at two restaurants in one day and orders full meals, then whines when Lee wants a t shirt as a souvenir But then Rusty rents a cabin so Beau can see the ocean, because apparently the Pacific Ocean doesn t exist at their destination, and then proceeds to whine about money again COME ON Once our trio plus a dog Lee rescues arrives in San Francisco things do get better I really liked Beau s uncles They were both funny, but also taught them a lot about their struggles and what they re doing to change things However, there are pages and pages of ranting, which felt like having their message shoved down my throat I totally agree with everything their saying, but it kind of felt like an attack of opinion And it just kept going and going and going Uncle Oscar also came across as an inspirational poster rather than a believable character The last quarter of Beau, Lee, The Bomb Me was pretty great though I loved how everything turned out, especially for Rusty, even if I still didn t like her at all.In the end, Beau, Lee, The Bomb Me was a huge disappointment The only character I actually liked and thought was written well was Beau I felt so bad when he didn t get the answers he hoped for, but it s not up to his uncles to tell him how to live his life It was also nice to see his eyes opened up to a whole world of possibilities Unfortunately, everyone else sucked, especially our narrator.Readof my reviews at Pinkindle Reads Reviews

  9. Sam says:

    I would rate 1 5 stars for this book.There are a lot of slangs and spoken language, which to some extent is alright, but I think it is overused in this book.The story didn t impress me or live up to my expectations I could only read 1 5 of the book and get bored afterwards The book didn t progress in the beginning much but rather just going around and around Therefore, I didn t want to finish it.I m sorry if my opinion differs from others , but this is just how I thought and felt when reading I would rate 1 5 stars for this book.There are a lot of slangs and spoken language, which to some extent is alright, but I think it is overused in this book.The story didn t impress me or live up to my expectations I could only read 1 5 of the book and get bored afterwards The book didn t progress in the beginning much but rather just going around and around Therefore, I didn t want to finish it.I m sorry if my opinion differs from others , but this is just how I thought and felt when reading the book

  10. Kathleen says:

    If you have a memory of the time when you defended a friend for anything, felt the hopeless sting of school clique rejection, realized the strength and joy of bonding with those who are different or in desperate need, you will want to stand up and cheer for these four outcasts as they find their way in the bigger world.Mary McKinley has a fresh and wonderful voice she captures the pain, the indignity, the anxiety, and finally the triumph of the outcast teen Love it.