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. Boy21 by Matthew Quick – book cover, description, publication history. High school senior Finley has always hoped that his basketball skills will help him escape the dead-end streets of Bellmont, a racially divided.

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I am sure I will be happier if the story focuses down on the friendship.

He also has a 4. The Harry Potter references were funny and that was his ticket to Hogwarts.

Now having moved in with distant relatives, his family hopes that he can make a fresh start at a new school and perhaps even snap out of his obsession with outer space. I hate that there was no comeuppance for the coach. Finley’s most favorite occupation, his therapy of sorts, is basketball. Can Finley give up what is so vital to his sanity to help someone else? Wanting to be something more than what surrounds you, but then feeling like your surroundings are your inevitable future draining away your hopes of ever being anything more, because you live on this side of town.

Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase. I’m tired of good people getting hurt.


It’s a short book but I grew to love the characters fast. You are commenting using your WordPress. Coming of Age Topics: Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

I adored both boys immediately! Gripping, heartfelt coming-of-age tale sure to hook teens.

Boy21 by Matthew Quick – review

Boy21 used to play basketball but his parents have been murdered and real life is too hard for him right now. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Rhapsody In Books with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. Russ could change everything for Finley, both for better and for worse. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

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I don’t know why, but it always makes me feel better. In matfhew excellent way actually. I hope you let this story into your heart and life. They’re best friendswhich is what I love to read about. If you love basketball, or sports in general, this is amazing. He’s one of the best high school basketball players in the country and threatens to steal Finley’s starting position.


But I do think this books lacks clearer focus and a better overreaching story arc. To ask quifk readers questions about Boy21please sign up. That ultimately made the book really distinctive to others, usually in a average book, you would have the quck character blabber off, showing their thoughts and everything, while this book boy 21even though Finely did get the spotlight hoy21 lot, Erin’s thoughts were stated, for quite a while actually which brought the book to another whole level.

No matter how far we have to go—through time, land, space, or high school. All the characters in Boy21 struggle with following their own dreams while remaining loyal to their families, teammates, and friends. Aug 22, Jessica rated it it was amazing Shelves: Amy My Friend Amy says: Dread Nation Justina Ireland.

But I want you to know I’ll be alright. Is it OK for kids to read books outside their matyhew levels? It was almost as if the two characters swapped roles, and the author just changed the names at the end.

Think about Harry Potter.

You can lose yourself in repetition-quiet your thoughts; I learned the value of this at a very young age.