The Boy I Am

The Boy I Am

Paperback Published on: 07/01/2021
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They say we're dangerous. But we're not that different. Jude is running out of time. Once a year, lucky young men in the House of Boys are auctioned to the female elite. But if Jude fails to be selected before he turns seventeen, a future deep underground in the mines awaits. Yet ever since the death of his best friend at the hands of the all-powerful Chancellor, Jude has been desperate to escape the path set out for him. Finding himself entangled in a plot to assassinate the Chancellor, he finally has a chance to avenge his friend and win his freedom. But at what price? A speculative YA thriller, tackling themes of traditional gender roles and power dynamics, for fans of Malorie Blackman, Louise O'Neill and The Power.

  • Publisher: Little Tiger Press Group
  • ISBN: 9781788951227
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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The Boy I Am
Well written and thought provoking.
Thank you to NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for review. An interesting subversion of the 'Handmaid's Tale' formula, a dystopia where men are the propert... READ MORE
Carolyn Percy
The Boy I Am
Dark, Dangerous and Full of Action
A dark and dangerous dystopia novel, full of fast-paced action. Reminiscent of The Power and Only Ever Yours due to its exploration of gender roles. It's ... READ MORE
The Boy I Am
Mind blowing, unique and beautifully written!
‘My name is Jude Grant and I am alive.’ Put this YA on your TBR, buy it! It’s mind blowing, unique, gripping and beautifully written. Swapping gender role... READ MORE
Marieke du Pré
The Boy I Am
Powerful Reading
The Boy I Am will still, without any doubt, be in my top 5 by the end of the year. I can't remember the last time I read a book that left me speechless, mo... READ MORE
Charlotte Pace
The Boy I Am
apocalyptic flipped dystopia
I enjoyed this flipped dystopian story's constant pace; it's as though the author doesn't want you to take time for yourself because the protagonist Jude, ... READ MORE
Sal Barn