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Boy Toy is the winner of the Cybil Award in the YA Novel Category. or control-click on the Download link below to download a PDF of Chapter 1. Mac OS. Boy Toy Books by Barry Lyga. Josh Mendel has a secret. Unfortunately, everyone knows what it bilgedumarre.cf years ago, Josh's life changed. Drastically. And everyone. Boy Toy by Barry Lyga. Read online, or download in secure ePub format.
Josh explains to the reader, sometimes in shocking detail, just what transpired. Under the guise of needing Josh to take some tests for a graduate-school project, lovely Eve begins bringing the boy to her apartment. Eventually, the test taking tapers off, and the kissing begins. Then things go further, much further. Once again, the story fast-forwards, and Josh, in his first-person narrative, chronicles his evolving relationship with Rachel and his tribulations on the baseball diamond as he tries to take back control of his life.
Then, in the final pages, Josh confronts Eve, who is now out of prison. Facing her, as well as the anger, fear, and confusion their relationship stirs in him, finally allows him to be free. Perhaps the most famous real-life case is that of Mary Kay Letourneau and her year-old boyfriend whom she later married , but there have been others.
The movie Notes on a Scandal brought a similar scenerio to the big screen. Nor is this the first YA book to deal with student-teacher relationships.
I was ready for her already, and she dived down, darting her head like a starving bird. She stopped. Lyga, author of the popular Fan Boy and Goth Girl set in the same high school as Boy Toy , fashions a heavier burden for himself: he tries to tie so many plotlines together, the story staggers under the weight of the storytelling. My smexy twenty year old teach is telling me she loves me and I'm only twelve, am I really ready for sex? Why is she pushing this on me?
What am I doing? It's really disgusting how voyeuristic and fetishy these scenes were. Josh has flashes.
Flashes are were, in the middle of a page, we get something like this, - insert disturbing line insert VERY disturbing line - which is going to occur, I get that. After all, Josh is tramatized and all. It's like, we're hardly taking this seriously.
Most of the action we get in flashbacks between him and Eve is supposed to be sexy, not horrifying. Personally, a twenty something getting it on with her twelve year old student is NOT a turn on for me. It shouldn't really be one for anyone, but if it is maybe you should seek help. That's why I really did not appreciate the over sexualizing of those scenes.
I get it, Josh is a twelve year old boy, and, apparently, twelve year old boys are always thinking about that. But that doesn't warrant what I just mentioned at all.
Barry Lyga is a questionably misogynistic. Michelle is just "hot". She's shown being literally obsessed with sex. Her and Zik are not particularly quiet about which base they get to, she's always wearing revealing clothes and either winking or smirking at someone who looks at her.
Rachel is just "cute". She's flat chested, wears jeans and baseball caps, has freckles, spits, curses, plays baseball, and is Josh's intended love interest. Eve is "bad sexy". Well, I don't really need to describe her.
She's type-A hot teacher, with added on child molestation. Other than that? Well, we have his mother, but she's only in a subplot which I will state later. But other than her? No, we have no other major female character. We just have those three.
Good sexy, cute, and bad sexy. They aren't real characters I really don't know anything about them. It's annoying.
Barry Lyga's not a woman-hater, but he just doesn't like building up his female characters very much. Moving on, we have the incident with Rachel. It wasn't his fault, sure.
He shouldn't trash himself so much over it, sure. But he did rip off her underwear, and he did plan on going that far with her like "Eve taught him".
It really disgusted me that not only did Rachel say she "would have gone that far if [he'd] gone about it differently", but also that she had been wanting to date him directly afterwards!
I don't know about you, [you the reader, yes, but not directly "you"], but I would not be running after a guy after having my underwear ripped off in a closet, when it was only Seven Minutes in heaven.
You do not have sex in that game, you kiss, if I am not mistaken. My point?
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Josh was out of line, and he should not have been encouraged and even pushed forward to that behavior even if Eve was messing around with him. He needs to know that that is NOT okay. Granted, he did know during the events of the book, but still -- I doubt anybody in Rachel's position would act the way she did, which leads back to the WFMF.
Moving on again , we have the baseball terminology. Now I know it's a book about baseball, but Barry Lyga assumes anyone that picks it up will be a baseball fan. More than half of everything that came out of that kid's mouth about baseball went right up over my head. I know nothing about baseball.No, we have no other major female character.
It wasn't an amused laugh. My point? I get it, Josh is a twelve year old boy, and, apparently, twelve year old boys are always thinking about that.
My smexy twenty year old teach is telling me she loves me and Why is she pushing this on me? I hope I'm not being too judgmental or bias, but that's how I felt. Granted, he did know during the events of the book, but still -- I doubt anybody in Rachel's position would act the way she did, which leads back to the WFMF.