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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
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Thursday, January 31, 2013

About a Boy by Nick Hornby

About a Boy
About a Boy
By: Nick Hornby

Genre: adult fiction

Pages: 307

Published: 1998

Read: January

3 out of 5 stars

A single man, Will, decides that at his age pretending to be a single parent may get him more dates. He starts living his lie, but after getting caught he ends up becoming attached to a twelve-year old boy, Marcus. This novel is told in the voice of both Will and Markus, so you hear both sides of this hilarious story. Hornby incorporates many other minor characters and develops all of his characters very well. While a generation apart, Will and Markus help and teach each other the meaning of their lives and have loads of fun along the way. It is a funny and easy read. About a Boy is also a motion picture featuring Hugh Grant and Toni Collette.

You can visit Nick Hornby’s website at www.nicksbooks.com

1 comment:

  1. Hi Heather! I'm a classmate at UWM in your Library Programs class - love your blog, keep up the great work!