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A Boy Worth Knowing

Narrated by: Lawrence T. Lewis
Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
Categories: LGBT, Romance
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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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  • alsimvilla
  • 12-06-19

Love Story with some Supernatural Elements

I enjoyed this story. I read other reviews bringing down the supernatural element but I think it kept the story from being boring. I loved how both characters friendship bloomed and loved the supernatural side. My only wish was that the story went more in depth about Nates family mythology but other then that great story.

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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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  • real woman
  • 04-07-20

most amazing thing I've read in a long time ❤️❤️😊

don't want to spoil it but you ARE going to love this book, it's so engrossing. I cried, laughed, and down right wanted to throw my when they were billing the main character. it goes from cute drama to cute romance in a dream.


READ IT!!!!!

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  • Frances Killian
  • 30-06-20

Love. Love. Love!

Perfectly paced for a short book. I read this in to sit downs and loved it. I loved the supernatural aspect and thought it added to the story, casual magic is just so rare! The relationship is very sweet and I wish we could have seen more of it. It is very age appropriate for teens, but not boring for people looking for HEA.

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  • Kyle
  • 28-06-20

Something About This Book

I can't exactly put my finger on why I loved this book so much. I listened the the while thing in one day. The storyline just pulled me in. I recommend everyone should read this.

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  • Jack Dickinson
  • 19-05-20

happy first ltory tackling tough family issues.!

great story. teen coming out, first love, realistic high school portrayal. fun and nostalgic. worth the time.

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  • Jeff S.
  • 12-05-20

Cute but meh.....

Cute book and story line. The use of the ghosts was completely unnecessary in my opinion. More of a YA book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-04-20

how do I put this?

I don't know if it's just me but I felt like nothing in this story was actually a problem? It just felt like the whole story moved VERY fast, and any problems the main character had (even with limited time skips) were resolved like nothing was even wrong. The performances were pretty okay but I felt like the story was just lacking. Nothing bad actually felt like it meant anything.