ANATOMY OF A BOYFRIEND by Daria Snadowsky Book Review
Series: Anatomy, #1
Publication Date: January 9th 2007 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Rating: – Exceeds Expectations |
Book Summary: Before this all happened, the closest I’d ever come to getting physical with a guy was playing the board game Operation. Okay, so maybe that sounds pathetic, but it’s not like there were any guys at my high school who I cared to share more than three words with, let alone my body.
Then I met Wes, a track star senior from across town. Maybe it was his soulful blue eyes, or maybe my hormones just started raging. Either way, I was hooked. And after a while, he was too. I couldn’t believe how intense my feelings became, or the fact that I was seeing—and touching—parts of the body I’d only read about in my Gray’s Anatomy textbook. You could say Wes and I experienced a lot of firsts together that spring. It was scary. It was fun. It was love.
And then came the fall.
Book Review Overview:
- Humor makes up for the plot’s predictability
- A laugh-out-loud story about a girl’s sexual exploration and first love
I’m not going to lie, the beginning, middle, and end of ANATOMY OF A BOYFRIEND by Daria Snadowsky is completely predictable. It’s not the kind of book that will keep you on the edge of your seat. But it doesn’t matter… because that’s not why you would read this book.
If you’re familiar with contemporary YA, the plot of ANATOMY OF A BOYFRIEND by Daria Snadowsky will not come across as a shock. Before Dom met Wes at her best friend’s track meet, all she ever cared about was studying and getting into med school. Next thing she knows, she’s falling in love with a track star and she’s getting first hand experience on the male anatomy. Up until Wes, her only experience with male parts were from playing Operation and reading Gray’s Anatomy. ANATOMY OF A BOYFRIEND explores Dom’s first love during her senior year in high school and first year of college. There aren’t any plot twists in ANATOMY OF A BOYFRIEND. I was pretty much able to guess beginning to end, but that didn’t really bother me because the book makes up for it in humor.
ANATOMY OF A BOYFRIEND tackles the serious issue of a girl’s first exploration of her sexuality but with a great helping of humor. Snadowsky covers a lot of questions girls may have about sex and the male anatomy in the novel. She never sugar-coats anything so don’t expect candles and rose petals. Dom’s experiences are messy and awkward which makes for a laugh out loud and very realisitc read.
ANATOMY OF A BOYFRIEND by Daria Snadowsky is a book I wish I had read in high school. I’m so happy to hear that a companion novel, Anatomy of a Single Girl, released earlier this year because Dom’s exploration of her sexuality has only just begun. I’m looking forward to another laugh out loud read.
About the Author
Daria Snadowsky is the author of the novels “Anatomy of a Boyfriend” and “Anatomy of a Single Girl.” She also contributed the essay “To Sir Anthony, With Love,” to the anthology “Crush: 26 Real-life Tales of First Love.”
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Happy Fourth of July! Since I’ve got the long weekend ahead of me, I thought it would be helpful for myself to list down the books I plan to read this weekend. I have a combination of ARCs and non-review books that I want to get to in the month of July.
I’m planning to start reviewing in full force in mid-July and early August at PostScript’d, which means for me scheduling a review every Monday. So keep an eye out for your latest YA reviews over there.
- Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas – I need a break from sugary contemporary novels. Dangerous Girls usually isn’t my cup of tea but I’m willing to try it out.
- A Really Awesome Mess by Trish Cook and Brendan Halpin – When I requested this book off NetGalley, I was in the mood for contemporary. I thought I would just give this book a shot.
- The Boy on the Bridge by Natalie Staniford – I saw The Boy on the Bridge at BEA, but I didn’t have a chance to snag it. Luckily, I was able to get it on NetGalley.
- The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer – I have The House of the Scorpion‘s sequel, The Lord of Opium, on my TBR pile. It’s basically been 10-ish years since I’ve read this book so I need to refresh my memory before I pick up the sequel.
- Anatomy of a Single Girl by Daria Snadowsky – I received this book from the author for review. My sister’s read her other book and enjoyed it, so I think this will be a nice summer read for me to pick up.
I hate to pile up a ton of books for the month of July, but here are a couple of others that I think I might read:
- The Jessica Darling series by Megan McCafferty – This series needs a reread.
- The Lord of Opium by Nancy Farmer – I’m hoping that once I finish The House of the Scorpion, I’ll want to jump on this book straight away.
- The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater – one of my review books that needs to be picked up soon!
- Anatomy of a Boyfriend by Daria Snadowsky – I also received this for review. I hate that I’m reading things out of order, but I’ve been told that they can be read as standalones. I’ll get to this one when I can.
I’m so behind on my GoodReads Challenge. I don’t think there’s hope for me to catch up in July… But we’ll see!