Taylor's got a dangerous secret: he's a boy. His compound's been destroyed, and he's been relocated to Section One. Living under the Matriarch means giving up possessions, eating canned food and avoiding all physical contact. Baggy clothes hide his flat chest and skinny legs, but if anyone discovers what lies beneath, he'll be exiled. Maybe even executed.
Mary's never seen a boy—the Matriarch cut the pictures of men from the textbooks—and she doesn't suspect Taylor's secret. If she knew, she might understand the need to stop the girls from teasing him. If she knew, she might realize why she breaks the rules, just to be near him. Then again, she might be frightened to death of him.
Taylor should go. The Matriarch is watching his every move. But running means leaving Mary—and braving the land beyond the compound's boundaries
*was given a copy in exchange for a honest review
I was so excited when I found out that I was given the opportunity to review THE ONLY BOY by Jordon Locke. I loved the blurp and thought the premise of a society with no men was different and something that I have not read in awhile.
THE ONLY BOY is a light and face paced read but it was so fast that I had to go back and read chapters over, thinking I missed something. The changing of POV between Mary and Taylor, although I liked it, was confusing at times.
I half to admit that I really thought I was going to like the book and I did like the first half but something happens at about midway and I was just lost and did not get it. I just could not connect with Mary nor Taylor. I am really sorry to say this but I got bored and skipped to the end. I just could not take it anymore.
I really feel this book has a great deal of potential. I also think a younger audience might like it more but some scenes would need to be removed. This is just my opinion.
THE ONLY BOY by Jordon Locke receives 3 out of 5 Platypires!
TEXAS HUGS AND HAPPY READING!!!!