Melvin Burgess has written several highly acclaimed books for young adults, including Smack. Mr. Burgess lives in Manchester, England.
Noteworthy: Won the LA Times Book Award for Young Adult Fiction
The book in one sentence: Three boys, in their quest to get laid, learn the meaning of doing it.
Who would you recommend it to: Teenage, hormone-laden boys. But only if they’re the deep-thinking kind.
OK bits: The sexy bits. Only okay because it’s not explicit. Well, it is a book for teenagers (who probably did far more than what the characters did, but political correctness and all that), not erotica! 😳
Boring bits: The drama that baffles both the boys and myself.
Verdict: I feel pretty indifferent towards. Can’t hate it, but can’t love it either. Meaning, don’t read it unless you can’t help it.