Boy 23 by Jim Carrington Reviewed

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About the Book
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  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens; 1 edition (November 19, 2015)
  • Publication Date: November 19, 2015

my thoughts

From the cover till the end, this book had me totally hooked!

I loved the way the story was told. Jim Carrington did a magnificent job in making this book intellectually engaging. The first few pages had me hooked and I couldn’t put it down once I started reading it. I was curious and wanted to know immediately what happened.

One thing that I particularly notice was how the boy speaks and the way his sentences always ended with a tag question. Just from the way he talked you could tell he was different but it was a mystery why he is. The other character, Carina was also an inspiring one from the strength of her personality to the backstory that developed her character. These two and the other characters are very individual you could easily distinguish who is who even without mentioning names like they are real people. Jim Carrington not only wrote about these characters, he gave them life.

I like how the main character was so innocent yet also very smart. A total opposite of the other character, Carina who’s seen a lot at a young age and was strengthen by it. While the other character Marcus was such a bully and a total opposite of the two of them combined. I think the author has captured an act of bullying here really well and hopefully it shed some light to the readers as to how to prevent it.

This book also had me wondering if some of the things that happens around us is also a by product of wanting power and riches as does the main villains of this book. So somehow, for me it also gives a glimpse of how political power and battles actually worked.

I really enjoyed the story and as this is YA, I think children on it’s age bracket will enjoy reading this book as well. After all, this is the kind of story curious minds like to dig in. I only hope that the author will release the next book the soonest possible time. That cliffhanger was really something.

I really enjoyed the story and as this is YA, I think children on it’s age bracket will enjoy reading this book as well. After all, this is the kind of story curious minds like to dig in. I only hope that the author will release the next book the soonest possible time. That cliffhanger was really something.

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3 responses »

  1. WOOOOO! Jim Carrington is one of my favourite authors and personally I think to be under rated. He, as well as his writing, deserve more recognition. Great post!

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