Anatomy of a Boyfriend
by Daria Snadowsky
Published by: Ember
Released on: September 23rd, 2008
The idea of Anatomy of a Boyfriend is great. I have found many reviews on this book and apparently, there is some controversy as well. This is truly a great book and I found the thoughts and feelings that the main character felt were quite accurate. The downfall I had was that she was a bit immature. I do understand that she was meant to be perceived as this way. It's just that with all the detail that revolved around sex, I felt that the character shouldn't have been so juvenile.
Going back to the controversy, I look at it this way, I would much rather have my teenage daughter (or son) reading about sex than actually going out and doing it. Who's with me on this?
As Dominique is going through her senior year, she never thought that the events that went down would've ever taken place. She has always focused on what was important, unlike her best friend Amy. Amy is a bit of a wild card, throwing caution to the wind. Dom on the other hand has always been much more mellow. At least when it comes to boys.
When Dom happens to run into Wes, she didn't realize that they would end up boyfriend and girlfriend. She didn't know that she would form a wonderful bond with him. She also didn't know that she could care for someone so much as to give the relationship her all. But as time goes on, it's quite obvious that Dom is putting more effort into the relationship that Wes. Time and again, you see her making excuses for his absence. She's just glad he's there.
When prom night comes around, they have that special moment that they can cherish forever, but yet again, it seems as though Wes is quite one sided.
College rolls around and they both know that going to different schools won't be easy. Dom better hang on tight because she is definitely going to be having some real life changes.
Received for review purposed by the author.