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ABOUT A BOY

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

The originality and fun spilling over in Hornby's acclaimed debut, High Fidelity (1995), run deep and strong through this second novel, as a playboy pretends he's a single dad so he can date single moms, but finds his fantasies warped by the real needs of an unusual 12-year-old boy. Set for life in London with royalties from a sappy Christmas song his father wrote, Will Lightman does nothing all ... Read full review

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Review: About a Boy

User Review  - Nine - Goodreads

I'm attracted to Nick Hornby's unpretentious, honest and humorous writing style. I like the "unlikability” of his characters too. But above all things, I love the way he exhales music like there's no ... Read full review

Review: About a Boy

User Review  - Akl - Goodreads

This story is about a boy. It also happens that the title is "About a Boy", not often do you find such a straight forward title, but it's often this vague. It's a coming of age novel, as you might ... Read full review

Review: About a Boy (Penguin Readers Level 4)

User Review  - Jeanette Hu - Goodreads

First watched the series, then the movie, then finally the book. The series was funny and sweet, what touch me more was the big boy Will becomes more and more responsible. The movie was fine, not so ... Read full review

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