Beautiful Boy by Leddy Harper
I was a big fan of Leddy’s Harpers My Biggest Mistake, such an angsty emotional read. So going into Beautiful Boy I didn’t really know what to expect, I didn’t even read the blurb. This book is about two teens who work on a school project together, and they act on the attraction between them. Consequences come into play and it alters their lives for years later when the two reconnect.
The first 20% or so of this book was a huge slam dunk for me, it had everything! Lots of emotions and feelings flying everywhere and I couldn’t wait to read what happened next. But after 20%…. it felt like an entirely different book from the one I started. Which isn’t a bad thing, but the flow of the book completely changed and I found it hard to get back into the swing of things. Plus everything that was happening was internal dialogue instead of actions.
I had a hard time putting my finger on Nolan, sometimes I hated him, and other times I felt for him. He was a complicated hero and not easy to figure out. Novah was a strong heroine and didn’t seem to let the past prevent her from being tough when she needed to be, she was a survivor.
If you are looking for an emotional and shocking read, this is the book for you. Leddy is a compelling writer and I look forward to reading more of her work in the future.
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review