Monday, August 20, 2012

The Boy Recession: By Flynn Meaney



It's all about supply and demand when a high school deals with the sudden exodus of male students.

The boy recession has hit Julius P. Heil High, and the remaining boys find that their stock is on the rise: With little competition, even the most unlikely guys have a good chance at making the team and getting the girl. Guitar-strumming, class-skipping Hunter Fahrenbach never wanted to be a hot commodity, but the popular girls can't help but notice his unconventional good looks. With a little work, he might even by boyfriend material.

But for down-to-earth Kelly Robbins, the boy recession is causing all sorts of problems. She has secretly liked her good friend Hunter for a while now, but how can she stand out in a crowd of overzealous Spandexers?

As if dating wasn't hard enough without a four-to-one ratio!


The Boy Recession is not the most original book, but it certainly is enjoyable. It is filled with relatable and endearing characters who keep the story interesting the reader glued to the pages.

Readers will thoroughly enjoy Eugene’s shockingly perverse (and successful) money making schemes and with the cool authority that he pulls them off.

(slight scene spoiler)

My person favorite was  when Eugene is getting the promstitutes (prom dates he’s sold to the girls from other schools) ready, by having them watch Pride and Prejudice.

OF course, besides humorous scenes such as the one mentioned above, the book is propelled primarily by its characters. I legitimately wanted to find out what happened to everyone after the summer, and in my opinion that is the mark of good character creation.

All in all the Boy recession is not incredibly original nor surprising, but it is a funny, well written young adult novel, that will entertain and leave the reader with a happy feeling in their belly after finishing. A fun summer read.


Publisher: Poppy

Published: August 7, 2012

Price: $17.99

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