: Boy Toy (): Barry Lyga: Books. Barry Lyga’s new novel, “Boy Toy,” takes one of the more uncomfortable themes of young adult literature — a sexual relationship between an. Boy Toy. Barry Lyga, Author. Houghton $ (p) ISBN Carefully crafting a narrative structure, Lyga flashes between that traumatic time.

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Still, all of barey might have found a way to work if Rachel had been a character rather than a succession of mentioned but not actually shown personality traits designed to show Josh the beauty of love and sex again. Sherman asks for Josh’s help for a Grad School project, both he and his parents, or his mother at least, are relieved.

I am reading boy toy.

How could they possibly have ever had a healthy relationship? Nor is this the first YA book to deal with student-teacher relationships.

Is it OK for kids to read books outside their reading levels? When I was twelwe. The area of his life tyo was most damaged by the relationship with Eve, the teacher from the relationship, was his ability to deal with girls his own age. I had to read this one after all of the discussion on the sex and objectionable content.


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That was truly horrifying. Well, actually, yes, in a bad way. As they should be. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Relationships with his parents, kids at school, and teachers are changed forever.

Also, I might recommend this book to adult reading groups comfortable discussing taboo subjects as the psychological portrayals are gripping and affecting. Couple this with the mercurial Rachel who spends her time tempting Josh and ignoring the post-traumatic stress from which he clearly suffers and Michelle, the buxom and bubbly girlfriend of Josh’s buddy, Zik, and you’ve got a hotbed of She-Devils.

I don’t appreciate that. Perhaps the most famous real-life case is that of Mary Kay Letourneau and her year-old boyfriend whom she later marriedbut there have been others. I tiy understand why the author decided to write them from the main character’s perspective, in the way I guess I’m in the minority, but I’ve never had it before. At 12, Josh was ahead of his years.

Twelve-year-olds are not exactly known for emotional maturity.

Boy Toy by Barry Lyga

When the relationship is uncovered, Josh’s handling by his parents and the police was very upsetting. Still, the author deserves props for handling a tricky subject in a way that’s both well-structured, well-researched, and keeps you absolutely riveted to the page.


Why did they have to feed into male fantasy though? But still, quote time: Jun 22, Alicia rated it did not like it. Because it’s a great story. It’s about a teacher bargy seduces a 12 year old boy and of course he blames himself and suffers from the aftermath of this which is UNFAIR.

Lyga’s story does not cut corners or mince words. Sherman begins inviting him to help her cook dinner and sip wine with her. This book was disturbing and super compelling. Read more Read less.

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His family is dysfunctional and he gots these flickers from the past all the time: We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. She treats him like an adult, instead of a child.

Barry Lyga the author did well on making the story realistic even though it was fiction. Worst of all, child molesters do not get as strict a sentence as people with a bit of drugs do. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.