Saturday, November 6, 2010

Will by Maria Boyd

Will's always been a bit of a troublemaker, but this time he's gone too far - he mooned a bus full of girls from a neighbouring girl's school. Instead of expulsion, though, Will's teacher decides that the best thing would be for him to join the school band - just in time to take part in the school musical. Will is horrified; being involved with the school musical is the height of uncool. The close proximity to girls, though, is a positive side effect, and he does love making music. Is it possible that Will might actually enjoy himself - and maybe even learn something?

I was in the drama department in high school, so while I was probably one of the 'freaks' that he was forced to be around, I really liked Will's story. He is a great character. He makes mistakes (sometimes really big, insensitive mistakes) and is definitely not perfect, but as a narrator he has a great voice. He's also surrounded by really great supporting characters that avoid being cliches. This is definitely a book worth checking out.

Find it at IndieBound.

Read it with:
Castration Celebration by Jake Wizner
Geek Magnet by Kieran Scott
Will Grayson Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

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