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By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Gripping, heartfelt coming-of-age tale sure to hook teens.

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Written with insight, empathy, and humor, BOY21 is a heartfelt coming-of-age novel. Finley's distinctive voice grabs the reader from the very start, and his story is filled suspense, hardship, grace, and love. Matthew Quirk, the author of Silver Linings Playbook, adapts his interest in mental health issues for a YA audience, and delivers a book that will captivate teen readers, even those not particularly interested in basketball. Boy21 is truly something special.

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