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Boy Toy By Barry Lyga

Boy Toy
by Barry Lyga

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In his follow-up to "The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl," Lyga delivers a disturbing, ripped-from-the-headlines novel about a seventh-grade boy who has a very adult relationship with his female teacher.
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Boy Toy Summary

Boy Toy by Barry Lyga

Josh Mendel has a secret. Unfortunately, everyone knows what it is.
Five years ago, Josh's life changed. Drastically. And everyone in his school, his town--seems like the world--thinks they understand. But they don't--they can't. And now, about to graduate from high school, Josh is still trying to sort through the pieces. First there's Rachel, the girl he thought he'd lost years ago. She's back, and she's determined to be part of his life, whether he wants her there or not.Then there are college decisions to make, and the toughest baseball game of his life coming up, and a coach who won't stop pushing Josh all the way to the brink. And then there's Eve. Her return brings with it all the memories of Josh's past. It's time for Josh to face the truth about what happened.
If only he knew what the truth was . . .

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Boy Toy Reviews

[S]uccessful...character development...Lyga's cast feels very real, and he knows how to play them against each other. --Booklist, ALA

"Lyga creates a tightly paced narrative...Authentic and fresh...Lyga's dynamic writing style creates an emotionally wrenching and haunting tale." -- Kirkus Reviews, Starred

"Lyga again skillfully captures the turbulent world of high school...expertly woven humor...a powerful message."--VOYA, teen reviewer, October 2007 VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates)

"Heavy stuff, but Lyga...pulls it off brilliantly...Sure to be a controversial and influential read."--KLIATT, September 2007

"Lyga's skillful writing subtly a way that older teens will find fascinating, distressing, and worthy of their attention." -- School Library Journal, Starred

"[R]eaders drawn by the provocative subject matter may likely find themselves thinking more seriously about the truth behind the ribald humor." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Lyga gives a moving account of innocence lost." --Newsday

"[A] astounding portrayal of what it is like to be the young male victim." --The Chicago Tribune

"[R]eaders will be fully engaged." -- Library Media Connection

About Barry Lyga

Barry Lyga is a recovering comic book geek and the author of many books, including The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl, Goth Girl Rising, Boy Toy, and Hero-Type for HMH, Wolverine: Worst Day Ever for Marvel Books, and Archvillian for Scholastic. He has also written comic books about everything from sword-wielding nuns to alien revolutionaries. He worked as marketing manager at Diamond Comic Distributers for ten years. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.Visit Barry online at

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Boy Toy by Barry Lyga
Barry Lyga
Used - Very Good
Cengage Learning, Inc
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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