Kirkus Likes Me, I Think

It’s that time of year, when publications do their usual and publish their “Best of” lists.

Earlier in the year, Kirkus gave me a terrific, starred review for Boy Toy. Now, as the year winds down, they’ve listed the book as one of the Best Young Adult Books of 2007.

“This moving and thought-provoking novel…is highly graphic in its depictions of sex. But its essence and message are just as trenchantly intelligent and nuanced…. Is this explicit recreation of sexual abuse appropriate for 16- or 17-year-old readers? Yes.”

Later:

“Lyga has created a force of nature in this character, one through whom a discerning YA audience can see more of life beneath the surface.”

Aw…

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