Boy23: 2.5 out of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book for free through NetGalley

What? No.


One dark night, Boy 23 is thrown in the back of the van and driven out of My Place – the only home he has ever known. He is abandoned in a forest with a rucksack containing the bare essentials for survival. Before the van drives away, a voice tells him he must run as far as he can. His life depends on it. Boy 23 has never known another human. Boy 23 has never even been outside. So who is he? Why do people want to kill him? And more to the point, who is the voice that wants to save him?


I wanted to like this so much but unfortunately it just wasn’t for me.

Can I just say, that cover is fantastic! So ominous just like the book.

The problem with Boy 23 is that most of the book seems to be made up of filler pages. I really rooted for Boy 23 in all his wildness and innocent glory but I could care less about every other character. Also I was not a fan of the narrative as a whole. It might have just been me but I was confused for a wee while there.

There are some really good reviews out there for this book so if it sounds like your cup of tea, I suggest reading some of those.


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