Little, Brown & Company (March ). Basketball has always been an escape for Finley. He lives in broken-down Bellmont, a town ruled by the Irish mob. Boy21 by Matthew Quick – book cover, description, publication history. High school senior Finley has always hoped that his basketball skills will help him escape the dead-end streets of Bellmont, a racially divided.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books mathew want to read. That’s why he depended so much on Erin’s scholarship. The thought that view spoiler [ after his mother’s death hide spoiler ] he no longer looked for the roll, because he believed that if he didn’t find the Irish Life Saver, he’s last memory of view spoiler [ his mother hide spoiler ] would be fake.

I read this in less than a day, I couldn’t put it down.

Boy21 by Matthew Quick – review

By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. I adored both boys immediately! Set preferences to see our top age-appropriate picks for your kids. This definitely made the book very interesting. The protagonist and narrator, Finley, is intriguing: And quiick was heartwarming to read how even the most unlikeliest of people can form such meaningful relationships and change the course of another person’s life. With big letters, a slightly simplistic form of storytelling and a low page number this is definitely a novel aimed at quuck younger audience, but that bot21 make the themes of acceptance and friendship that run through it any less valid.

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Together Finley and Boy21 slowly but surely become friends, and this friendship changes both of them for the better.

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View all 17 comments. This book failed to garner any emotional attachment from me; and while I found Boy21 himself very interesting I could not deal with the fact that it felt like this book wanted to be all things to all people.

Boy 21 1 2 Jul 21, He’s one of the best high school basketball players in the country and threatens to steal Finley’s starting position. But two things keep him going: The force was pure, awe inspiring and dazzling!

D This book inspired me to finally pick up Harry Potter. Finley doesn’t say much, and his basketball teammates fondly call him White Rabbit, both for his quiet demeanor and for being the only white player on his high school team.

Boy21 has such a great character arc in this story. Notify me of new comments via email.

One thing that I really matthwe really liked was the different angles and times I could read this book in ; Pre season and During Season or Finley’s perspective or Erin’s. Boy21 A novel by Matthew Quick. Refresh and try again. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! As good as things can be with living in Belmont–a town run by the Irish mob. I do not want to take away from the merits of this novel.

Please provide an email address. I think it was how his girlfriend’s family played into the mafia story that really didn’t work for me.

He’s been training all summer with his girlfriend Erin for basketball season. May 06, Tatiana rated it liked it Recommended to Tatiana by: It’s really hard to write something that intense about this story as the story itself – it’s sad but yet full of hope, full of belief that a better life is possible, that miracles might really happen.


Coach of the team tells White Rabbit to basically oversee Boy 21 boyy21 make sure he makes his practices for basketball because he’s extremely good and the coach doesn’t want to lose him as a player. I admire Quick and some passages in Boy21 made my eyes tingle. Why do you think authors, screenwriters, readers, and film audiences find that mix effective? That’s just a story. The plot felt disorienting at the start but with the introduction of Boy21, it all made sense.

An excellent “boy book” if that’s even a thing.

Boy21 | Matthew Quick

One day his coach asks him a favor, to become friends from noy21 boy out of state. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. The use and power of silence in this story was what amazed and hit me the hardest though. Can Finley do as his coach asks and somehow help Russ, even if it means giving up his hard earned starting spot?

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