Tuesday, January 31, 2006

I read most of Boy Proof by Cecil Castellucci at lunch yesterday and then finished it up on the bus on my way home. As someone who has pretty much always been boy proof, I absolutely could not resist a book with that title. And it didn't disappoint. It's a YA book about a high school senior nicknamed Egg (after a character in her favorite science fiction movie) who considers herself an invisible loner and most definitely boy proof. Of course, cue the entrance of The Boy. He's the new kid who seems to get her the way no one else does and to whom she finds herself attracted. Which, of course, she isn't used to and so manages to screw it up and ends up alienating everyone she knows in the process. Oh sure, the book is total loner geek girl wish fulfillment fantasy, but I did like the characters and it's always nice to see kids who are genuinely interested in science fiction but not portrayed as total losers.

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