Welcome to my stop of BOYS I KNOW Blog Tour hosted by @turnthepagetours. I’m here to give you reasons why you should read BOYS I KNOW so let’s dive in!
BOYS I KNOW Blog Tour
Synopsis of BOYS I KNOW
BOYS I KNOW by Anna Gracia
June Chu is the “just good enough” girl. Good enough to line the shelves with a slew of third-place trophies and steal secret kisses from her AP Bio partner, Rhys. But not good enough to meet literally any of her Taiwanese mother’s unrelenting expectations or to get Rhys to commit to anything beyond a well-timed joke.
While June’s mother insists she follow in her (perfect) sister’s footsteps and get a (full-ride) violin scholarship to Northwestern (to study pre-med), June doesn’t see the point in trying too hard if she’s destined to fall short anyway. Instead, she focuses her efforts on making her relationship with Rhys “official.” But after her methodically-planned, tipsily-executed scheme explodes on the level of a nuclear disaster, she flings herself into a new relationship with a guy who’s not allergic to the word “girlfriend.”
But as the line between sex and love blurs, and pressure to map out her entire future threatens to burst, June will have to decide on whose terms she’s going to live her life—even if it means fraying her relationship with her mother beyond repair.
BOYS I KNOW BLOG TOUR MINI-REVIEW BY SHEAF & INK
BOYS I KNOW is a story about a Taiwanese American girl, figuring out what she wants to do with her life in her last year of high school. And through a series of relationships, June Chuo begins to have revelations about herself, the relationships with the boys she’s with, and her overprotective and unyielding mother.
Gracia explores sexuality, friendship, gender roles, and romantic relationships with the host of supporting characters, all the while giving June an energetic and empowering voice, making her someone readers will root for, from start to finish.
Happy Reading ~ Cece
RATING: – Satisfyingly Inked
BOYS I KNOW contains on page sex, microaggression, underage drinking, drug use, and vaping.
Full Review by Sheaf & Ink of BOYS I KNOW
Title Boys I Know
Author Anna Gracia
Intended Target Audience Young Adult
Genre & Keywords Young Adult Fiction – Contemporary Romance
Part of a Series? No
Source & Format Gifted ARC
Publication Date July 26, 2022, Peachtree Teen
Anna grew up biracial in the Midwest, spending her formative years repeatedly answering the question “What are you?” Before finding her way as a young adult author, she was a CPA, a public school teacher, a tennis coach, and for one glorious summer, a waitress at a pie shop. She now lives on the West Coast, raising three kids and writing stories about girls navigating a world full of double standards.
BOYS I KNOW GIVEAWAY
Up for grabs is ONE (1) signed copy of Boys I Know by Anna Gracia.
This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only, and will run from July 17th to July 25th at 12 AM CST.
To enter, click the (link/button) below!
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