Review: Chasing Boys


Title: Chasing Boys
Author: Karen Tayleur
Publisher: Walker
Date published: 2007
Type of book: teen fiction
Pages:244
I received this book from/at: Amazon.com
My interest in this book is: plot

Ideas expressed/message/plot: From book jacket: “HER DAD HAS BEEN GONE for more than a year now, and El Marini’s former life of comfort and affluence has been reduced to the following: 1. Trying to fit in at her giant public school, where she’s just one of the masses 2. Ignoring her mother’s requests to befriend a Group of Nice Young People 3. Wasting one hour per week not talking to her shrink, Leonard, about all the things on her mind.
This new life has required the invention of an entirely different El. Now she’s one of those girls who always wear black, doodles in her notebook during class, and would never be caught dead at a school-sponsored event.
The one thing that makes it all bearable is the completely gorgeous Eric Callahan. She’ll do anything to get his attention, even if it means sacrificing part of herself. But as her crush on Erick reaches epic proportions, she meets Dylan – who is both unnerving and annoying for reasons El can’t quite explain.”

Favorite characters, quotes/lines: Dylan: he was an interesting character, but he didn’t really play a big a role in the plot line as I thought he should have

When I finished this book I felt: It was a big disappointment…I’m actually won’t recommend it to anyone. My main problem with it is the fact that it didn’t really have a point. It ended without resolving and issues and wasn’t satisfying at all.

Other books to read by this author: She’s written some books for younger readers, this is her first young adult novel.

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