Boys Like You

Boys Like You - Juliana Stone Boys Like You is an enjoyable and pretty quick read. I was able to read it in one sitting. I liked this YA because while there was a lot of teen grief, there wasn't the teen love angst that so many YA novels have today. And it's a stand alone which is also a bonus. Can you tell I'm getting burnt out on YA trilogies?

Monroe and Nathan are both teenagers who have discovered that one stupid mistake can be life altering. I know I found myself tearing up more than once as I read about their tragedies. No one should have to go through something so heartbreaking like that at such an early age. I liked their relationship. While it was instant attraction, it wasn't insta-love. They were good for each other as they learned how to look to the future and move beyond the mistakes of the past. Most importantly in how to forgive themselves.

Ms. Stone has done a wonderful job with her first foray into the YA genre. I would probably keep this to over 16 as it does deal with some adult issues (sex). I look forward to seeing what comes next from her!