Josh Mendel has a secret. Unfortunately, everyone knows what it is.Five years ago, Josh’s life changed. Drastically. And everyone in his school, his townseems like the worldthinks they understand. But they don’tthey can’t. And now, about to graduate from high school, Josh is still trying to... show more
Josh Mendel has a secret. Unfortunately, everyone knows what it is.Five years ago, Josh’s life changed. Drastically. And everyone in his school, his townseems like the worldthinks they understand. But they don’tthey can’t. And now, about to graduate from high school, Josh is still trying to sort through the pieces. First there’s Rachel, the girl he thought he’d lost years ago. She’s back, and she’s determined to be part of his life, whether he wants her there or not.Then there are college decisions to make, and the toughest baseball game of his life coming up, and a coach who won’t stop pushing Josh all the way to the brink. And then there’s Eve. Her return brings with it all the memories of Josh’s past. It’s time for Josh to face the truth about what happened.If only he knew what the truth was . . .
Publish date: January 5th 2009
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 410
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Coming Of Age
, Sports And Games
, High School
I was fascinated by the character of Josh in this novel, I felt for him as he tried to understand exactly what was happening to his childhood while others around him thought they had it all figured out for him. Josh was smart for being thirteen and I was surprised how fast his innocence was swept aw...
Reread this recently alongside [b:Tampa|17225311|Tampa|Alissa Nutting|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1364845637s/17225311.jpg|23731028] to get the full impact from both the student and teacher perspectives - recommended! Obviously not the same story, and their endings are drastically dif...
Yikes, yikes! This book will keep you thinking. It's another in a series of books I've been reading over the last year about taboo issues. Lyga's treatment of child abuse in this book isn't like what you think. I thought making an adult woman the aggressor and the victim a boy made it much more tho...
I read Boy Toy yesterday and can't think about anything else. It moved me so much, that I was almost in tears by the end, and it doesn't happen often. It's a deeply unsettling book, both for the subject matter and for it being a bit too graphic for comfort in some parts.Josh Mendel is a senior who l...
Powerful doesn't begin to describe BOY TOY by Barry Lyga. It is the story of Josh, a young man that was involved in an inappropriate relationship with his teacher five years ago. Barry Lyga does an amazing job showing the impact this event has on Josh's life. Relationships with his parents, kids ...