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A Boy Worth Knowing

Narrated by: Lawrence T. Lewis
Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)
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Summary

Ghosts can’t seem to keep their opinions to themselves. Seventeen-year-old Nate Shaw should know; he’s been talking to them since he was 12. 

But they aren’t the only ones making his high school years a living hell. 

All Nate wants is to keep his secret and keep his head down until he can graduate. That is, until the new boy, James Powell, takes a seat next to him in homeroom. James not only notices him, he also manages to work his way into Nate’s life. 

But James has issues of his own. Between dead grandmothers and living aunts, Nate has to navigate the fact he’s falling in love with his only friend, all while getting advice from the most unusual places. 

Ghosts, bullies, first love: it’s a lot to deal with when you’re just trying to survive senior year.

©2017 Jennifer Cosgrove (P)2018 Jennifer Cosgrove

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enjoyable but not epic

It's a cute fun read, I really liked it but not super special. really enjoyed the characters and a bit of a supernatural twist to a classic story.

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A few niggles story-wise.....

The narration was superb, and done by a guy who must be at least 20 years older than Nate and James, but certainly did them proud...well done Lawrence T. Lewis!! I absolutely loved this one even though it had a few niggly bits for me. The mum being frightened of Nate being able to speak to ghosts, and kicking him out of the house was really weird, especially as either she or her husband must've been aware that there was a strong possibility that one or both of their kids would inherit the 'ghost whisperer' gene. She needed a good kick up the backside, as did the lovely school bully Penny and her little sidekicks....actually, I would recommend poison for them come to think of it, I will not stand for bullying of any kind AND the other weird thing...as Tess mentioned in her review, why did James keep the fact that he was bisexual a secret from Nate when Nate had just bared his own soul and 'come out' to him??

Particularly chuffed for Nate who certainly deserved some happiness in his life after his stupid mother and all the bullying at school. James I liked from the start, and Aunt Susan was a great secondary character. As for 'Nana' and 'David'...your friendly neighbourhood ghosts, well we think they may may fade into the distance now that Nate and James are together. 4.5 stars from me.

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  • Josh Reiner
  • 20-11-18

Great read!

Overall this book was very enjoyable. The author has complex characters and kept me hooked until the end.

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  • Mario R. Sengco
  • 08-11-18

Perhaps the ghosts were not necessary?

I really enjoyed this book. I particularly liked the main character, who seemed real. I sympathized with him. I also liked the balance with the love interest. I don't think the use of the "ghosts" was necessary. It felt a little gimmicky, like trying to introduce a different sort of character. They could have been better developed just like any other character so it was easier to appreciate them and their role in propelling the story. The ghosts felt like props as a result. The love interest seemed to quick to believe. So, this book was a good effort, entertaining and different, which could have been better developed.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-07-18

cute story

this was a quick listen for me and I enjoyed it
definitely worth a listen

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  • Ray Paramo
  • 28-02-19

A Little Novel With a Lot of Spirit (and Heart)

Cosgrove has written a fresh take on the gay YA romantic tale, giving it a supernatural twist. The paranormal elements, while central to some of the novel’s narrative events, don’t overpower the story — in fact, they are often few and far between. At its core, this is a sweet story of boy meets boy, two boys falling in love in a small, Midwestern town. Sure there are some cliches, but Nate, the main character, is likable enough, as is his love interest, James.
In regards to Lewis’ performance, he does a fairly good job, though sometimes he fails to differentiate enough between character voices. All in all, however, this was an enjoyable listen.

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  • Star Child
  • 08-01-19

ok

struggled to finish. the narrator was too mono toned and the writing didn't flow well.

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  • Sean
  • 30-10-18

I guess that I was expecting the gay "Sixth Sense"

I had high hopes for this title; A boy who can see and speak to the departed who falls in love with a new boy with a ghost that dogs his steps. Don't get me wrong, it was cute, but I supposed I expected a little more from the paranormal aspect of the story. David's storyline seemed pretty easily resolved, and I think the story would have been more exciting if James' suspicions surrounding his brother's death were correct. All in all it's a sweet story of first love ably performed by Lawrence T. Lewis

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  • Emma Kavan
  • 09-10-18

LOVE

This was super cute and worth staying up all night to listen to. I loved it, definitely will read again

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  • FORMER Kindle Customer
  • 09-08-18

It was perfect, but bumpy at the start

What do you do when you know you are wired and rejected by almost everyone, including your mother? You have to find a friend to help change your ways and worries and for you to help him overcome his problems. But how do you make a friend when you have none, unless he comes to you to become your friend, boyfriend, and mentor. Overcoming fear is best done while falling in love and with forgiveness for all.