Title: A Boy Worth Knowing
Author: Jennifer Cosgrove
Publication date: March 20th 2017
Publisher: NineStar Press
Genre: Young Adult, paranormal, MM
Blurb: Ghosts can’t seem to keep their opinions to themselves.
Seventeen-year-old Nate Shaw should know; he’s been talking to them since he was twelve. But they aren’t the only ones making his high school years a living hell. All Nate wants is to keep his secret and keep his head down until he can graduate. That is, until the new boy, James Powell, takes a seat next to him in homeroom. James not only notices him, he manages to work his way into Nate’s life. But James has issues of his own.
Between dead grandmothers and living aunts, Nate has to navigate the fact that he’s falling in love with his only friend, all while getting advice from the most unusual places.
Ghosts, bullies, first love: it’s a lot to deal with when you’re just trying to survive senior year.
Thoughts: This is a wonderful book that also happens to be young adult. Nate is a senior in high school and in addition to struggling with the usual teen drama, he also has to deal with ghosts. He can see them, hear them and talk to them, even when he doesn’t really want to.
Then a new guys comes to his high school and his life begins to change in ways he never let himself think was possible. He makes a friend. This may not seem like a big deal, but Nate is kind of an outcast, bullied because he is different (that ghost thing)
This story is sweet, endearing and humorous. It has a great cast of characters> I especially love his Nana and his Aunt. The story rings true of the high school experience (minus the ghosts). Dealing with the pettiness, drama, friendships, love and family.
I found this book through a review by Jules at the Novel Approach reviews. I do not always buy a book based on reviews, but this one stuck with me. Thanks, Jules.
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