Friday, September 23, 2011

Review #2: Will by Maria Boyd

Title: Will
Author:Maria Boyd
Published: 2006 by Knopf
My Rating: 5/5 star

GoodRead's Summary:

It all started when Will mooned the girls' school bus. It wasn't his finest moment. And it's the last time William Armstrong will sully the St. Andrew's community, says Principal Waddlehead-er, Waverton.

That's when a teacher worried about Will's home situation comes up with an idea. Why not let Will, a talented guitarist, give back to the school in a progressive manner? Why not have him play in . . . THE SCHOOL MUSICAL?

Now Will is stuck in the school production of The Boy Friend. He's a laughingstock, and he has to give up his weekends for a show set at a girls' finishing school.

There's the trombone-playing seventh grader who proclaims himself Will's best friend and refuses to leave his side. Then there's the undeniably attractive leading lady. Although she might be in love with her costar, the new football hero (and dazzling singer!).
Sharp-witted, funny, and poignant all at once, this is the story of a boy going through a difficult time who, in a most unlikely way, discovers the person he truly wants to be.


I rate books by how well I related to the characters, writing style, and the emotional investments I have such as anger, humor, and the infamous 'cry factor'...

And I must say that WILL exceeded all my expectations and I'm in love! And it should have seeing as it has a blurb written by Aussie author Melina Marchetta;
"Will's voice is so authentic and strong that you feel as if you either knew him, want to know him, or hope that one day you'll come across him."
who, forgive me A. J., I have yet to read a single novel from.
It took me forever to wrap my head around the story and the characters that I fell in love with, to put my feelings into words...
Maria Boyd touched on a few real life subjects that effect teens and young adults regularly. I don't want to give the story away, but if you haven't read WILL then you need to acquire a copy and get to it.

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