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Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Latest Forum Threads. By viewing our video content, you are accepting the terms of our Video Services Policy. View all 40 comments. This book broke me. I think it might be the best thing I've read in the last couple years, and I'm not good at choosing favourites. Still, a book that makes me sob my heart out - silently, in the middle of the night - is not something I encounter everyday. An emotional impact this powerful is something to commend, and it's not the only exceptional thing about this novel.
I tricked myself a little bit when I started this book. Both covers are colourful and simply nice-lookin This book broke me. Both covers are colourful and simply nice-looking, so even though I knew what the book was about I let myself think I was in for a pleasant ride through teenage-problems-ville with a sprinkle of gender identity issues. I was not prepared for what I was about to read, but I was too curious to resist.
Boy, was I wrong. This novel is full of pain. It starts out with a rape not a spoiler and then, in between moments of apparent tranquility, the blows just keep coming, and the pressure builds up until you find yourself trying to choke back sobs at 1 AM, reading on your phone so as not to wake up people. I don't think that's just me. The characters are unbelievably real , starting with Max. He really is a perfect golden boy, but that's not because he's athletic and attractive and smart; it's because he has a big heart, a sweet disposition and an ability to live with what people would see as an issue as if it were nothing.
He's remarkably well-adjusted and kind, and it's no surprise everyone loves him. He could never be the character who's too perfect to love, because you can see inside his mind and get to know him, and you find youself loving him just like that, naturally. It's refreshing and heartwarming like nothing I've read before. That's not to say he doesn't have flaws, but they all have reasons to exist - that, weirdly, don't feel like excuses.
As for the secondary characters, they're almost as much protagonists as Max. Daniel, the little brother I'd love to have, though I'd probably throttle him twice a day if I actually did have him as a brother; Sylvie, the kooky, sexy wonder of a girl who's not weird enough to be annoying, like many YA characters are these days, but enough to be pleasantly eccentric and open-minded; Steve, who discovers family again; and Karen.
Karen, the mother of this little lopsided family, a woman I understood, sympatised with, blamed, hated and not quite forgave. There's probably a specific reason I could relate to Max and his family so much. I know what it's like to be poked and prodded by doctors and have to make decisions. The problems I have or have had are nothing like Max's - they're of a whole different nature and will be much less impactful on my future, hopefully - but I know what it's like to feel alienated and like you have no one to talk to, and I know how this impacts family relationships.
What I did realise last night is that, hell, there's nothing to angst about. It sounds simplistic and like a bit of a weird conclusion to come to after reading such a book, but that's what this novel gave me: there's nothing to worry about. Life is a horrid bitch, and it's going to try to beat you down and make things as difficult as possible, but you can get past and over it.
There's always something on the other side of the hill.
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It's a novel with a big heart that taught me a few interesting facts about intersex people in England on top of telling an amazing story in the best possible way; it's a series of snapshots of relationships falling apart and being knitted back together from several diametrally different points of view; it's a love story, or several love stories. I have a hardcore book hangover and am running on five hours of sleep and a cup of coffee. This review might not be the best I've written, but it's all raw emotion.follow
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So whether we know each other or we're complete strangers, trust me on this one and give this book a shot. View all 26 comments. I highly recommend this go to the TOP of people's "want-to-read" list. Here's one small quote Then I won't say anything more, other than this is an engaging page turning unforgettable important book.
View all 22 comments. Why have I not I heard of this book before now?
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Why isn't the entire reading community talking about this? Abigail Tarttelin has written an amazing story of her Max, who is intersex - it is a topic that I have not really thought of much before now, not a lot of us would have I suspect. I feel like I am lost for words right now, I don't want to retell the story, this is one that must be read and understood by all that are lucky to come across this fabulous book. Max's story comes to us from the people tha Why have I not I heard of this book before now?
Max's story comes to us from the people that are his most important. His parents; his brother Daniel what a sweetheart ; his General Practitioner, a lady I thought was just brilliant and full of compassion; and his friend Sylvie who was quirky, special and real.
I loved all of these perspectives, the author has presented each of these real characters as someone I feel I got to know. I loved every character, they were developed beautifully and with care. Each chapter was a voice, directly channelling their unique relationship to Max, they were short, which suited me very well as I kept searching for what Max was going to do next. I was impatient to learn more of his story and honestly had trouble putting it down. I hate seeing people hurt, have an instinct to comfort and the importance of those suffering hardship owning enough self worth.
These feelings happened as an almost physical response during my time with this book heightens my respect for this young author. This wondrously talented author is so young, I feel like she knows so much.
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She must be wise beyond her years to tell a story like Golden Boy , entrusting me to understand this complex topic and get know the wonderful Max. I want to scream from the rooftop in support of him. This story made me love Max. I hope you love him too.
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View all 35 comments. It doesn't matter where they came from or if they're a boy or a girl, or if you fight, or if they're weird, or if they find it difficult to communicate with you; you just fucking love them. View all 32 comments. May 24, Nancy rated it liked it Recommended to Nancy by: Dana. Shelves: library-books , award-winners , lgbt , kids-and-teens , outlaw-reviews , shelf-inflicted , fiction.
Cross-posted at Outlaw Reviews and at Shelf Inflicted I feel like a big old meany for not liking this book as much as my friends did. It is wordy and repetitive, the multiple viewpoints drove me nuts, and the characters lacked substance and authenticity. Yet, he is not. Very early on, a childhood friend sexually assaults year-old Max. I am a normal guy who would never have a problem like this. Like what? Like nothing. I am a normal sixteen-year-old. I listen to music. I wear my iPod.
I laugh with my friends. I dream about kissing Sylvie Clark.
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I kiss Sylvie Clark. I am a brother. I am not a sister. I am not an everything.
I am not a nothing. I have no big choices to make. I am a teenager, and my biggest job is to be normal. As I mentioned earlier, there were problems with characterization. The story was narrated by Max, as well as his parents, his younger brother, Daniel, his girlfriend, Sylvie, and his doctor. His brother was way too clever for his 10 years and had more sophisticated vocabulary than anyone else. This book made me think and made me feel, but the prose lacked the grace and elegance of Annabel.
View all 13 comments. Suzanne so sorry that this book did not work for me the way it did for you.
Two thumbs up for the education provided around intersexuality.
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