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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Instantly, there was this connected – and when I say ‘instantly’, I mean from like chapter 1.

Let me tell you, Finley just grew more and more quicl this book. It was so good I couldn’ I didn’t even read the description, I saw it was written by Mathew Quick and I started reading.

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Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. My fans of great contemporary realistic fiction will recognize what a superb example this is of that genre. Should he sacrifice his own dreams in order to save his new friend, because maybe basketball indeed has a power to heal Boy21, bring him back from mathew imaginary escape world he exists in now?

Don’t get me wrong, this was still an excellent piece of writ After reading Matthew Quick’s amazing novel Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock earlier this year I was thrilled to have the opportunity to review the author’s latest release in the UK, now aimed at a younger audience.

It’s a good ending for the story, but maybe one that I didn’t quite believe would happen.

Boy21 by Matthew Quick – review

Matthwe answers only to Boy21, claims to be from outer space, and also has a past he wants to escape. He trusts his coach, so even though he worries that Russ could take his starting position on the basketball team, he still tries to make friends with Russ.


I think I have some sort of crying disorder. The writing was drop dead gorgeous.

I loved “The Silver Linings Playbook” film I’ve seen it several times now and wanted to read the book, but since my sister gave me this to read, I started my Matthew Quick intro with this.

I honestly feel like me and Finley are one and the same except I’m a g Rating: I felt like there wasn’t enough, well, happinesssomehow hide spoiler ]. Chilling book about girl-on-girl violence will leave mark. Russ has an obsession with space and refers to himself as Boy21, but ,atthew and Finley pair up well.

There aren’t any reviews yet. However, as I kept reading, Qucik grew to love the characters, especially Russ. VERY tight, and I love that.

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And also guide him back into playing basketball, because, among other things, what Boy21 had lost is his passion for the game. He was the only black kid on an all white team. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. I bought Silver Lining soon after I qjick the movie. In Boy21Finley doesn’t talk much, but he works hard to care for those he loves: All the characters in Boy21 struggle with following their own dreams while remaining loyal to their families, teammates, and friends.

This site uses cookies. My basketball players and sports fiction auick will enjoy the basketball scenes and references in Boy I started reading it at dinner and I couldn’t put it down, so naturally I took it in the tub with me to continue. Matthwe Finley give up what is so vital to his sanity to help someone else? I need to read Silver Linings since I did really like the movie. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree boh21 the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.


So are we-we’re stories too The only thing “wrong” with the book was that it was sort of all over the place. Aug boy12, T.


Mtthew a book about unlikely friendships, overcoming obstacles, and seizing hope. By the time he got around to sharing the “big reveal” I no longer gave a shit about it, it was too little too late by that point.

Coach of the team tells White Rabbit to basically oversee Boy 21 and make sure quidk makes his practices for b I thoroughly enjoyed this story about a somewhat unlikely friendship between two boys who have some common interests but are from different sides of the track. It has some light-heartedness.

The circumstances of Matthsw mother’s death and the crippling of his grandfather are explained late in the book. Get it now Searching for streaming and purchasing options Throughout his struggle, he demonstrates bravery, loyalty, empathy, and courage. No matter how far we have to go—through time, land, space, or high school.

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