Saturday, February 21, 2015
Half of My Facebook Friends Are Ferrets, by J. A. Buckle
It's a funny and fast paced romp through Junior year for a group of boys in what is a surprisingly sensitive approach for a boy book (obviously, trying to appeal to young female readers as well). There is the requisite gross-out/fart joke/girl-ogling/penis references, but Josh is a good kid and tends to do the right thing, even as he and his friends also do a large amount of putting their feet in their mouths. I'm not a huge fan of the sub-genre, but this book was a fast read and enjoyable. In fact, I was a little surprised that the author (a woman from England) was so effective at writing about life as a boy from New York.