Boy Proof. by Cecil Castellucci. A girl who calls herself Egg, wears a homemade cloak to school everyday, and obsesses over sci-fi movies. Debut author Castellucci gives voice to a memorable teenage narrator, Victoria Jurgen, living in Hollywood. A senior at Melrose Prep, she has. “Boy Proof,” written by author, Cecil Castellucci, is a novel that tells the story of Victoria “Egg” Jurgen and her journey of self-discovery and acceptance. In the first.

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There were times when I seriously wanted to DNF this book because of the main charcter, but I held on in a vain hope it would get better.

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I’d never read a young adult novel before, or, I should say I’d never before read a contemporary young adult novel as an adult reader. Egg’s journey to shed her trappings and to confidently inhabit her own character is dastellucci readers won’t want to miss.

She also strikes me as borderline autistic or has Boy Proof is a solid.

She has a heart to heart with Max on p. Egg’s first impression of Max is that he stinks, literally. The journey is seeing this 16 year old girl discover her identity and figure out her plans post-graduation she’s brilliant and has skipped a year in school.

Victoria is also suspended from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Club, losing access to the one place where she had friends with common interests. I purchased it thanks to the Amazon deals for new summer reads on my kindle. That is the case until she meets Max. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. Well, when Max moves into town, it provides Victoria with a challenge. I got that she was different by being into Sci-fi and a bit nerdy and book smart.


Also, there’s more telling–some things are shown, and then further explained.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Add both to Cart Add both to List. I do have a minor quibble, though: The book is very fast-paced and the characters are all believa Excellent Young Adult novel about a girl who is a castelluucci at Melrose High.

Egg even shaves her head and wears a white cloak like the movie’s star her mother says that Egg’s appearance makes her “boy proof”. I made some of the very same mistakes that Victoria makes in the book: I hadn’t heard anything about it, but decided it sounded like a fun read. Sep 27, Edina rated it did not like it. Max, who she though was her friend, stole the castellucvi from her photograph and turned it into an editorial cartoon without giving her credit, she finds out that her idol, Saba Greer, the actress that plays “Egg,” is mean-spirited and nothing like her character and she finds out that, because her math grade continues to decline, she may not be valedictorian, an honor she’s been working hard to achieve.

The story ends with Victoria focused on her present and looking forward to a bright future. Like her namesake, Egg dresses all in white, colors her eyebrows, an What happens when an antisocial cinephile meets up with the worldly new guy at school — a quick-witted artist who’s savvy enough to see through her sci-fi disguise?

A Time Magazine Best Young Adult Books of All Time Selection “This novel’s funny first-person narrative will grab teens and not just sci-fi fans with its romance and the screwball special effects. Set up a giveaway.

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The title should be at least 4 characters long. In fact, she hates everyone because she can. Now I can bookworm all night while my wife gets her sleep. Buy the selected items together This item: All in all, the book is a simple yet a smart read.


The author pulled off the tricky feat of having the protagonist act in self-destructive and frustrating ways out of insecurity, fear, shame etc. The boyy is a 16 year old senior because she skipped a grade and part of what makes her life miserable is that she’s immature. It’s that lovely age when you’re old enough to start getting real-life concepts, but because you’re living the lifestyle of your 45 year old parents without actually having to go to college and work 20 years to deserve it, let alone have any real responsibilities or dependents, you have the luxury to be scornful and opinionated.

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Round Ireland with a Fridge. One person found this helpful. She started to feel happy with her mom and to decide clearly with her future. And everything changes when she met her nemesis Max Carter, the artistic, far more greater in literature and history and the son of the genius man when it comes in documentary.

Only problem I had was that there were certain references to Terminal Earth Egg’s favorite movie that might’ve bogged down the pacing slightly, though I understood that communicates her enthusiasm over the movie along with the geek culture she’s a part of.

Her goal is to be valedictorian and have the choice of the best ccecil, but trigonometry is killing her butt.