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About a Boy
About a Boy
Author: Nick Hornby
About a Boy stars a guy called Will, who doesn't really want any children. He wonders why it bothers people that he lives so happily alone in his fashionable, Lego-free flat, with massive speakers, and an expensive cream-colored rug that no kid has ever thrown up on. Then Will meets Angie. — He has never been out with a mom before. And it has to ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781573229579
ISBN-10: 1573229571
Publication Date: 4/30/2002
Pages: 307
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 140 ratings
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 2
Definately a 5 star read! Even better than the movie which I loved. I understood the characters more with the book and yet all my fav one liners from the movie were there for my enjoyment too. I actually laughted out loud alot (which I don't do very often).
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Helpful Score: 2
This is a really good book. it is funny and smart and very well thought out. My husband and I were both able to read it and enjoy it.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is the story of Will, 36, a man who knows more about being a child than being an adult, and Marcus, 12, a boy who knows more about being an adult than being a child. This is the story of their unlikely relationship and how they each help the other to live a fuller, happier life. Definitely cute, definitely well-written, and definitely an easy read. I'd recommend this for anyone in the mood for a mental break.
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Helpful Score: 1
So much better than the movie!
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Helpful Score: 1
Love the writer's sense of humor. Good book.
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Another great Hornby novel, but if you've watched the movie first, don't expect the squeaky-clean happy ending.
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A man invents a child to attract desperate single mothers and finds himself caring for a twelve-year old instead.
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A great novel about a man who behaves as and adolescent and what he is able to learn about being a man from a young boy and his mother.


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