Book Reviews of Donorboy

Author: Brendan Halpin
ISBN-13: 9781400062775
ISBN-10: 1400062772
Pages: 224
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 16 ratings
Publisher: Villard
Book Type: Paperback
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Painful to read.
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This book is a quick, easy read. I enjoyed the relationship between Sean and Rosalind...
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I thought that this book was pretty good. It was a really easy read and it was interesting because the book was not all in prose. It included some IM conversations and it was also told through some e-mails. I really liked it.
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Strange little book told entirely through email. CK
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Rosalind had two mommies, but after a tragic accident involving "foodstuffs," she's left with no mommies, only the sperm donor "father" she refers to as "donorboy." She doesn't care about school. Her old friends no longer hold any interest for her. And she's taken up smoking. Sean is at a loss for what to do. One day he's a single man who gets occasional updates about Rosalind from her moms, the next he's suddenly a real father with all the rights and responsibilities. This epistolary novel is full of emotions and through it we see both Sean and Rosalind learn to live with grief and, in the process, grow up a little.

While I didn't find this to be nearly as fantastic as Halpin's memoir, It Takes a Worried Man, it was enjoyable. It was stuffed with pop culture and had several laugh-out-loud moments (I particularly enjoyed Rosalind breaking the hockey player's nose and the BINGO games).