"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: 08-08-2006
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Coming Of Age
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
, Young Adult Contemporary
One of my favourite books of all time. This is probably the 3rd or 4th time I've read it, and I enjoyed it just as much as the first time I read it.
Inscribed with a dedication to "all nerdy girls everywhere," Boy Proof, by Cecil Castellucci, an endearing romantic comedy-type novel set in Hollywood, has plenty of Sci-Fi references to go around. Now, as someone who recently made an X-Files related "Erlenmeyer Flask" reference in casual conversati...
This book was another case of my not being able to connect to the main character, despite even having a good amount in common with her at the time of my reading this. The writing was solid and I like the concept behind the plot but Egg's narrative just wasn't enough to keep me invested. Not a bad bo...
Victoria "Egg" Jurgen is a loner and she likes it that way. Dressed in her long white cloak, with a shaved head and drawn-in eyebrows, she doesn't talk to people and doesn't want people to talk to her. Her look and attitude cause her to be "boy proof," according to her mother. Egg's unique style is ...
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