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Boy21 Author Matthew Quick am Book Matthew Quick is the New York Times bestselling author of THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, which was made into an Oscar winning film THE GOOD LUCK OF RIGHT NOW LOVE MAY FAIL THE REASON YOU RE ALIVE and four young adult novels SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR BOY21 FORGIVE ME, LEONARD PEACOCK and EVERY EXQUISITE THING His work has been translated into than thirty languages, received a PEN Hemingway Award Honorable Mention, was an LA Times Book Prize finalist, a New York Times Book Review Editors Choice, a 1 bestseller in Brazil, a Deutscher Jugendliteratur Preis 2016 German Youth Literature Prize nominee, and selected by Nancy Pearl as one of Summer s Best Books for NPR The Hollywood Reporter has named him one of Hollywood s 25 Most Powerful Authors All of his books have been optioned for film.. Basketball has always been an escape for Finley He lives in gray, broken Bellmont, a town ruled by the Irish Mob, drugs, violence, and racially charged rivalries At home, he takes care of his disabled grandfather, and at school he s called White Rabbit , the only white kid on the varsity basketball team He s always dreamed of getting out somehow with his girlfriend, ErBasketball has always been an escape for Finley He lives in gray, broken Bellmont, a town ruled by the Irish Mob, drugs, violence, and racially charged rivalries At home, he takes care of his disabled grandfather, and at school he s called White Rabbit , the only white kid on the varsity basketball team He s always dreamed of getting out somehow with his girlfriend, Erin But until then, when he puts on his number 21, everything seems to make sense.Russ has just moved to the neighborhood A former teen basketball phenom from a privileged home, his life has been turned upside down by tragedy Cut off from everyone he knows, he now answers only to the name Boy21 his former jersey number and has an unusual obsession with outer space.As their final year of high school brings these two boys together, Boy21 may turn out to be the answer they both need.. Good Book Boy21 As seen on The ReadventurerThere is not nearly enough YA books about friendships. For some strange reason, romantic relationships are promoted as more important. While I agree that at some point in life you do meet that special person who becomes your partner in everything, up until that point it is friends that help you out, support you, accompany you through life.Friendship, the healing, supporting, non-judgmental type of friendship, is what Boy21 is about. Or is supposed to be about.I love the idea of this novel. Imagine Finley, a reserved high school senior with some serious darkness in his past, whose only friend is his girlfriend/soulmate Erin. Finley's most favorite occupation, his therapy of sorts, is basketball. His goal for his last school year is just to be on the team and play well. Enter Boy21, another damaged young boy, a rising basketball star, who suffers from a mental breakdown after the death of his parents. Finley is entrusted to guard and partner with Boy21 in school. And also guide him back into playing basketball, because, among other things, what Boy21 had lost is his passion for the game.There is a very interesting conflict here: Should Finley encourage Boy21 to play, knowing that he will for sure take his place on the team? Should he sacrifice his own dreams in order to save his new friend, because maybe basketball indeed has a power to heal Boy21, bring him back from the imaginary escape world he exists in now? What is more important - your friend's well-being or your own ?To my disappointment, this conflict never really comes to the front of this novel, never develops to its full potential, never impacts the characters as strongly as it could and should have. The book that was supposed to be about Boy21 (you would assume, judging by the title) and about the friendship bonds between the two boys is diluted and often overshadowed by the side plots - Irish mob, Finley's girlfriend and family problems. In the end, only maybe 25% of the book is about friendship, and the rest - just everything else. I feel like Boy21 is a case of the writer having his fingers in too many (idea) pots. The main point of the story is just lost.I do not want to take away from the merits of this novel. I admire Quick and some passages in Boy21 made my eyes tingle. But I do think this books lacks clearer focus and a better overreaching story arc.As often is with these things, I am a little baffled by the overwhelmingly positive critical reception of Boy21. It has already received some serious starred reviews from several major professional publication. His previous YA novel - Sorta Like a Rock Star is a much more accomplished work, in my opinion, and yet it went almost unnoticed.Do I recommend Boy21? Yes, but with some reservations. However, I do wholeheartedly recommend Matthew Quick's Sorta Like a Rock Star.
Boy by Matthew Quick Jan , Boy is my second Matthew Quick novel, and as far as comparability goes I have to say that I liked Silver Linings Playbook much than this one I mentioned in a recent review The Knife of Never Letting Go , I believe that there is a timeframe within a story where a telegraphed secret has to be shared a writer can either win me over Boy Quick, Matthew Books Jun , In Boy, Quick continues his tradition of troubled characters with strong voices A self professed minimal speaker he literally responds with nods and gestures early on, but does speak , main character Finley is harboring a tragedy that occurred before the first page of the novel. Boy by Matthew Quick, Paperback Barnes Noble Jun , The photos of Boy begin when he was a baby and go all the way to the present day It s obvious his family had money His clothing looks expensive in all the school photos, and there are pictures of him and his parents taken in foreign places in front of the Eiffel Tower and also that leaning tower in Italy even one by those pyramids in BOY Summary and Study Guide SuperSummary Boy tells the story of Finley McManus, the only white student on his high school s varsity basketball team Finley narrates this piece of young adult fiction that deals with the violence and, tangentially, the racism prevalent within American society. Boy Matthew Quick Boy Little, Brown Company March Basketball has always been an escape for Finley He lives in broken down Bellmont, a town ruled by the Irish mob, drugs, violence, and racially charged rivalries. Boy Studios YouTube Hello Thank you for visiting my channel I hope you have some fun here Here is my place for Every Thing I also live In Portugal, and I love my special cre BOY Major Character Analysis SuperSummary Finley McManus Finley is the main character of Boy, and the novel is told entirely through his voice.