Blue Boy

Blue Boy

"The book starts out with a boy of indeterminate age sneaking off to his mother’s room to put on makeup. "

Okay, let me start this review by saying that I don’t think Blue Boy is a bad book, necessarily, but it was most definitely not my type of book.  I see a lot of reviews on the free Kindle books on Amazon where the reviewers are complaining because they don’t like whatever genre that particular book was.  People, if you don’t read the descriptions, it’s hardly fair to give a book a bad rating simply because it’s not to your taste!

So, while I don’t read descriptions usually when getting free books, I won’t knock this book simply because I don’t like reading that style, which was, I guess, a sort of coming of age drama novel.  I didn’t actually finish reading the book because it couldn’t hold my interest, but I think it deserves a good rating nonetheless.

The book starts out with a boy of indeterminate age sneaking off to his mother’s room to put on makeup.  The descriptions, along with the act, are quite flamboyant and I found myself very able to visualize just what was going on.

It continues as a story about a boy and his struggles with being different.  I don’t know if he turns out to be gay, but that seems to be how the book was heading.  He is definitely effeminate, and suffers greatly at school and his religion because of it.

The author is very talented, and I enjoyed the writing, just not the story so much, but if you are looking for a character to relate with or an underdog to root for, Blue Boy will probably suit you just fine.