Wednesday, June 27, 2012
What a Boy Needs by Nyrae Dawm
Author: Nyrae Dawn
Rating: 5 stars
Summary: A companion novel to WHAT A BOY WANTS.
Jaden Sinclair knows he'll never amount to anything...so why would he deserve a girl like Priscilla Mendoza?
Since last summer, things have been screwed up between Jaden and Pris. He knows it's his fault, but that doesn’t stop him from wanting to go a few rounds with her new boyfriend. He also knows he’s the loser his dad calls him, but it doesn’t stop him from wanting her.
After getting a huge bomb dropped on him, Jaden lashes out and lands himself in jail. Everything in his chaotic life is turned upside down and to make it worse, his mom kicks him out in order to side with his dad. Yeah, he’s totally a prize for a girl like Pris.
Sebastian, Aspen, and Pris are all going places in their lives...and he knows he can't keep tagging along for the ride.
The group has one last chance for The Epic Adventure they've been looking for: a road trip to New York, where Jaden's friends will be going to college. Unfortunately, the more time Jaden hangs around Pris, the harder it is to keep the carefully constructed walls between them so she doesn't find out what a train wreck he really is.
When the trip ends, Jaden has to decide if he's ready to say goodbye to his friends, and the girl he loves. He knows what he needs, but will he be man enough to go for it?
Contains mature themes. Some sexual situations and language.
Review: I really liked What a Boy Wants but I'm in love with What a Boy Needs!
Jaden really made my heart hurt. He had so many things going on in his life, people telling him he's worthless I seriously started to tear up with everything he goes through. I loved how realistic this book was; I could definitely see something like this happening to me or someone I know.
I'm still in love with reading books in a boy's POV to the point where I'm tempted to search around for other books like this. I love Nyrae Dawn's writing and she really did a great job with making this book relateable to her readers.
I do feel like this book was slightly shorter then the first one but maybe I just feel like that because I couldn't let go of it for more then five seconds. If you loved What a Boy Wants then you'll definitely be happy with this book. And for anyone who hasn't yet picked up these books: you need to do so asap!