See, I used to teach elementary school children, a fact which gets universal exclamations of “I’d never have guessed!” (Because apparently I look like I like children with ketchup?) And knowing kids as I do, I’ve gone through and figured out exactly which type my main characters fit.
Travis West has posted a fantastic review of What Boys Are Made Of on his blog, Darker Voice. As he was a big fan of my short story “The Foreigner’s Loneliness,” my fingers were crossed he’d enjoy an entire novel of my writing.
That turned out to be exactly the case!
I was so blown away by the book, that I just had to share my thoughts. This is one of those indie books that is so much better than anything else on the market, it makes you question the entire traditional publishing model. It’s a dark, dystopian western, and it’s certainly not for those looking for something lighthearted and easy-going. But it’s beautifully written and the characters continue to haunt me as I eagerly wait for book 2.
You can check out the full review here:
[Adult me disclaimer so people don’t get angry: I wouldn’t personally consider any book in the Saint Flaherty series to be YA; it contains quite a bit of strong language. Plus, I aimed it at adults.
That said, sixteen-year-old me would have devoured this book alive. And I had worse language than this book contains. So.
Hand What Boys Are Made Of over to teens at your discretion.]