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A Boy Worth Knowing

Written by: Jennifer Cosgrove
Narrated by: Lawrence T. Lewis
Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
Categories: Romance, New Adult
4.5 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Publisher's 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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  • Josh Reiner
  • 2018-11-20

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
  • 2018-11-08

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
  • 2018-07-06

cute story

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

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  • Bret Neumann
  • 2019-11-06

A deferent kind of lgbt love story!

I love how this book isn’t like every other lgbt story, there is more then just meeting a new guy who might be gay/bi and having sex. Adding a paranormal background to it makes it not only a far more interesting book, but the author kept it light and funny as well.

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  • David Scotto
  • 2019-07-08

I yelled at the characters it is a fantastic book.

you know it's a good book when you smile or match the emotion of the book. it's a fantastic book when you yell at characters. I yelled, in my parking lot of work, " GET FUCKED LADY!" While I was coming back from lunch.

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  • alsimvilla
  • 2019-06-12

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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  • NAor Tabiv
  • 2019-05-22

cute. nice and fluffy.

3.5 stars.. I liked this one. eventhough it's cute and naive but not over in cliches. cool.

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  • Ray Paramo
  • 2019-02-28

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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  • Sean
  • 2018-10-30

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
  • 2018-10-09

LOVE

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