"This novel's funny first-person narrative will grab teens (and not just sci-fi fans) with its romance and the screwball special effects." — BOOKLISTAn AMERICAN BOOKSELLER "Pick of the Lists" SelectionA New York Public Library Book for the Teen AgeA PUBLISHERS WEEKLY "Flying Start"... show more
"This novel's funny first-person narrative will grab teens (and not just sci-fi fans) with its romance and the screwball special effects." — BOOKLISTAn AMERICAN BOOKSELLER "Pick of the Lists" SelectionA New York Public Library Book for the Teen AgeA PUBLISHERS WEEKLY "Flying Start" Selection"Egg's journey to shed her trappings and to confidently inhabit her own character is one readers won't want to miss." — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (starred review)"Castellucci's brooding, smart, self-confident narrator gives a . . . warts-and-all glimpse into Hollywood." — THE HORN BOOK "A fresh voice that will be immediately appealing to readers." — Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Publish date: August 8th 2006
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Coming Of Age
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
, High School
, Young Adult Contemporary
Author: Cecil Castellucci Rating: 4 stars Quote: "You know you're a real puzzle." "I'm not something to be solved, " I said. I sat down to start this book and wound up reading it in one sitting. I enjoyed it. As I mentioned before, Boyproof was on John Green's list of 18 Grea...
Victoria calls herself Egg after her favourite Film character and lives in Hollywood with her actor mum. Max is new in her school and she's interested in him, but keeps pushing people away. She's also a gifted photographer and helps her father build special effect makeup for films. Although she's...
When the story opens, Egg isn't just boy proof, she's also friend proof, and family proof.And she's okay with this: she is in line to be valedictorian, she's a talented photographer, a skilled costumer, and a hell of a monster mask-maker. She sees all the movies and enjoys a rich, if not highly-soci...
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I read "Boy Proof" in one afternoon and for a quick read, this was actually a rather well-told tale, even if the protagonist isn't necessarily the kind of character you would align with at the very beginning. Egg, who's real name is Victoria, idolizes a character from her favorite movie, Terminal E...