Boy Toy

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 410 pages
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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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User Review  - bladechik99 - LibraryThing

This book was distressing to read at times. At some points in the story, the plot was either extremely graphic, or just emotionally upsetting and I had to put it down for a little while. Not that that ... Read full review

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User Review  - theWallflower - LibraryThing

It's a YA book about a high school student who had a sexual affair with a teacher when he was twelve. Now he's eighteen, about to graduate, and he is *angry*. And he has every right to be. He feels ... Read full review

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Contents

Roland Makes a Decision
15
Releasing Eve
21
Tell Me
33
Walking Backwards
39
Waking Games
50
I Am Iron Man
55
OK Baseball
59
Eve
63
Cincinnati Joe
228
Back to School
235
Girlfriend
244
Wrapped Up in Rachel
249
MIT Stanford Yale
257
Prom
268
Before the Past Returns
286
14
297

Michelles Perfect World
72
Rachels Pitch
81
1
103
2
106
3
109
4
112
5
116
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131
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141
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11
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12
196
LUCKY 13
205
Back to Life
221
15
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20
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21
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Distance
347
3000
353
Even Cat Ripken Sat Down
357
Aftermath The Worst Day
373
The Abyss
380
My Graduation Day My Commencement
387
Joshua Makes a Decision
400
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About the author (2007)

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 www.barrylyga.com.

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