May 18, 2011

All the Right Bits • Anatomy of a Boyfriend

Anatomy of a Boyfriend book cover
Anatomy of a Boyfriend by Daria Snadowsky
Series: Anatomy #1
Publisher: Delacorte Press Books
Publication Date: January 9, 2007
Source/Format: Bought || Hardcover

Before this all happened, the closest I'd ever come to getting physical with a guy was playing the board game Operation. Okay, so maybe that sounds pathetic, but it's not like there were any guys at my high school who I cared to share more than three words with, let alone my body.

Then I met Wes, a track star senior from across town. Maybe it was his soulful blue eyes, or maybe my hormones just started raging. Either way, I was hooked. And after a while, he was too. I couldn't believe how intense my feelings became, or the fact that I was seeing—and touching—parts of the body I'd only read about in my Gray's Anatomy textbook. You could say Wes and I experienced a lot of firsts together that spring. It was scary. It was fun. It was love. And then came the fall. 

Anatomy of a Boyfriend was definitely a funny read! I kept bursting into laughter while reading the story, as the events and things said really seemed amusing to me. Any book that makes me laugh usually gets instant plus points!

I like how Anatomy of a Boyfriend explores the world of teenage relationships, especially when it comes to sex. I think the sexual relations between the main characters, Wes and Dom, were depicted quite realistically. They were actually very tastefully done, and I didn't find them at all too graphic or smutty.

I also appreciate the fact that the story wasn't just about two teenagers having sex; it also focused on the highs and lows of any real relationship. I think that what Wes and Dom went through, from the perfect honeymoon stage, to the uncertainty of their first time, to the test of distance and more, was very true to life. Snadowsky depicted the relationship so realistically; I felt like it could have happened to me or any one of my friends.

I didn't really grow to like Wes though, for reasons I can't explain. I guess it's probably just because he isn't my type at all. I liked Dom though, except when her life became a life that revolved mostly around Wes. It's personally important to me to not have my life revolve around a boy (at least until I'm married) so when she started becoming entirely too fixated on him, I sort of found myself disappointed with her. I'm glad she got over it though.

I was disappointed by the ending though, although I can objectively say it was realistic and probably, most likely, how it really would turn out. I'm really a sucker for hoping for the best and having that happy ending though. All in all, Anatomy of a Boyfriend was quite a good read. I was so entertained, that I couldn't put it down.


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