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Good What Boys Really Want Author Pete Hautman are Book Pete Hautman is the author of Godless, which won the National Book Award, and many other critically acclaimed books for teens and adults, including Blank Confession, All In, Rash, No Limit, and Invisible Mr Was was nominated for an Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America Pete lives in Minnesota and Wisconsin Visit him at petehautman.. National Book Award winning author Pete Hautman lets us in on the secret.Lita is the writer Adam is the entrepreneur They are JUST FRIENDS.So Adam would never sell copies of a self help book before he d even written it And Lita would never try to break up Adam s relationship with Blair, the skankiest girl at school They d never sabotage their friends Emily and Dennis.National Book Award winning author Pete Hautman lets us in on the secret.Lita is the writer Adam is the entrepreneur They are JUST FRIENDS.So Adam would never sell copies of a self help book before he d even written it And Lita would never try to break up Adam s relationship with Blair, the skankiest girl at school They d never sabotage their friends Emily and Dennis Lita would never date a guy related to a girl she can t stand They d never steal each other s blog posts And Adam would never end up in a fist fight with Lita s boyfriend Nope, never.Adam and Lita might never agree on what happened, but in this hilarious story from Pete Hautman, they manage to give the world a little insight into what boys and girls are really looking for.. Bestseller Ebook What Boys Really Want Bailed on account of both "skank" and "slut" early on. I have pretty much zero-tolerance for slut-shaming. I generally like Hautman, though, so I'm giving the benefit of the doubt that this is just a single tone-deaf book. Certainly the cover image of four girls with identical hair in four different colors looks cheesy and generic, racially "balanced" like a cover of the Babysitters Club, and that reinforces the tone-deaf vibe. So, I'm gonna pass.Library copy
What Boys Really Want by Pete Hautman What Boys Really Want is a cute story that superficially illustrates a few of the fundamental differences in the way men and women think in a light, humorous way using two teenagers as the token representatives for their gender. What Boys Really Want by Pete Hautman What Boys Really Want By Pete Hautman Grades , Genre Fiction National Book Award winning author Pete Hautman lets us in on the secret p Lita is the writer Adam is the entrepreneur They are ijust friends i pp So Adam would never sell Things Guys Text You And What They Really Mean Sep , Mixed Signals Guys Send And What They Really Mean Things All Women Need To Know About Men According to Men Simple Rules To Create Instant Attraction And Chemistry With Beautiful Women You Think He s Playing Games But He Just Doesn t Like You. What Teenage Boys Are Really Thinking LoveToKnow The boys were surveyed by psychologists and researchers about everything from why they asked a girl out to what their goals were with a physical relationship Thinking About That Girl In the study, than percent of boys indicated that looks alone were not enough to ask someone out Most indicated that they had to really like the person. What Boys REALLY do in the Bathroom YouTube Nov , In this video i will tell you what things guys do in the bathroom or toilet Comment if you want to see relatable secret videos about boys and girls. Top Things Boys Like TheTopTens What Do Men Really Want Psychology Today Mar , What Do Men Really Want What men want in women and from women is getting complex by the minute Men and their motives are evolving By Eric Jaffe, published March , Things Men Really Really Want In A Relationship Things Girls Want To Know About Guys But Are Too Afraid Mar , Peeing with an erection is really hard hah Tap to play or pause GIF youtube The pressure stream of our pee is not always constant, which can make it difficult to aim properly. Puberty in Boys What You Need to Know Feb , It is a time when you grow very fast and your body changes into an adult body Puberty usually starts between ages to in boys, but it may start earlier or later You may not go through puberty at the same time or in the same way as friends your age do Puberty usually ends by about age or in boys What will happen to my body during

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    Pete Hautman is the author of Godless, which won the National Book Award, and many other critically acclaimed books for teens and adults, including Blank Confession, All In, Rash, No Limit, and Invisible Mr Was was nominated for an Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America Pete lives in Minnesota and Wisconsin Visit him at petehautman.

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  • Bailed on account of both skank and slut early on I have pretty much zero tolerance for slut shaming I generally like Hautman, though, so I m giving the benefit of the doubt that this is just a single tone deaf book Certainly the cover image of four girls with identical hair in four different colors looks cheesy and generic, racially balanced like a cover of the Babysitters Club, and that reinforces the tone deaf vibe So, I m gonna pass.Library copy


  • What Boys Really Want is a cute story that superficially illustrates a few of the fundamental differences in the way men and women think in a light, humorous way using two teenagers as the token representatives for their gender There are no groundbreaking or overly astute observations and analyses of gender relations, but nor are there meant to be, instead we get to enjoy a quick romp through a world of misunderstandings and drama created by the lack of effective communication from one person to [...]


  • This one was a chore After having read so many well written, honest, appealing, and interesting Young Adult novels, I was beginning to think that it s impossible for a novelist with adequate writing skills to produce a bad YA novel What Boys Really Want has proven me wrong.Defying the old adage, in this case, we really can judge a book by its cover This cover depicts four presumably teenage girls curiously engrossed in a black book which cleverly shares the novel s title emblazoned with a giant [...]


  • What Boys Really Want by Pete Hautman, Is told in two perspectives Adam s and Lita s Adam and Lita are best friends Adam wants to write a book about what boys want Lita gets jealous because she is the one who mostly cares about books and writing When Adams book does really well Lita gets all jealous Lita has a blog named Miz Fitz on this blog people ask her questions about relationships and boys and girls Adam copies most of the stuff from Miz Fitz just changes the words Nobody knows that Lita i [...]


  • Super sexist and it made me cringe multiple times The female protagonist, Lita, while having good intentions to help her best friend tends to go about it in very superficial ways Also, you d think with how mature and how great of a friend she thinks she is with Adam, that she wouldn t snub him when he asks for help The male protagonist, Adam, is very career driven but completely sexist when it comes to girls Really Guys only want meat and girls only want lettuce and tofu I get that he s in high [...]


  • WHAT BOYS REALLY WANT BY PETE HAUTMANSo what do boys really want In Pete Hautman s unique romantic comedy, humor and reality meet as this question is explored again and again Hautman perfects the he said, she said format in a book where both characters are immensely likable and distinct The story adds on enjoyment with its true to life situations and is a quick and spunky read Fans of Flipped will devour this well written realistic fiction.


  • Yeah, so I adored this book Yes, some of it is embellished a little, yet at the same time full of truths The humor was great Whenever I laugh out loud while reading, I can t help but give the book a good rating



  • I guess I was expecting The characters felt flat and some of them thrown in just to make sure there wasn t just two characters who didn t know how to speak to each other You would think that two best friends from kindergarten would be able to speak in short intellegent sentences that got the point across instead of one person being angry and then refusing to explain the reasons why.For example Adam decides to write a book what boys really want This pisses Lita off for a number of reasons 1 She [...]


  • Would ve liked to see Adam and Lita end up together, since that s what you d expect from a relationship like theirs, especially once you hear that Lita s been sabotaging Adam s love life Incredible, especially considering male authors generally suck at female characters Nice balance between real, serious consequences and the lighthearted teenage frivolity of romance and gender rivalry.



  • In the past, I ve read a few of Pete Hautman s other novels His books are very sweet, contemporary books kind of stripped down to the essence I enjoyed his other reads, and when I found out about his newest release, the romantic comedyWhat Boys Really Want , it was one of my must haves for 2012.The story felt a little too heavily based on romance, but I enjoyed the read.Adam and Lita are friends JUST FRIENDS.They ve been best friends forever, both firmly in their own roles Adam is the entreprene [...]


  • Judged by a Cover Well, It Makes SenseI don t have much to say about this cover except for THANK GOD IT WASN T OVERLY PHOTOSHOPPED The girls on the cover look like regular teens, instead of plastic surgery advertisements and, I can even see fly away strands of hair Still, it s slightly embarrassing to show if I m not reading it around my friends From a marketing perspective, it s excellent, because, come on, who doesn t want to know what boys are really thinking What s Up Lita and Adam have alwa [...]


  • To read the original review and others, go to myteenreadsLet me introduce you to our two main characters Lita and Adam Lita and Adam are best friends and have a rather violent relationship when they first met she hit him with a lunchbox Lita has always wanted to be a published author, like her mother So when Adam decides to self publish a book called What Boys Want , a self help book that gives readers an insight to boys thinking, she can t believe it How could he be taking her dream away Especi [...]


  • Lita Wold and Adam Merchant have been friends since they were very young, and now they are juniors at Wellstone High School Lita, who is working on a romance novel, aspires to be a writer like her famous author mother Unbeknownst to anyone, Lita also secretly writes an advice blog under the alias, Miz Fitz, doling out answers on dating and boys Adam, on the other hand, has no interest in writing, so Lita is surprised, but also a little upset, when Adam announces his intentions to write a book on [...]


  • I almost always enjoy the books of Pete Hautman because they are fast paced, honest, and provocative The witty exchanges among his characters seem honest and authentic and not pretentious and clever than anyone has a right to be He almost always hits the mark when describing teens and high school, and this one, while not as incredible as Godless, his National Book Award winner, is satisfying and made me laugh while also providing insight into what makes others tick The premise here is that Lita [...]


  • I really did want to like Pete Hautman s What Boys Really Want so much , but sadly, it wasn t exactly my cup of tea I read Hautman s The Big Crunch last year and thought it was a delightful, quirky contemporary novel that deserved some love than it had received so when I began reading his latest novel, I was hoping it would be along these similar lines That didn t happen.There was nothing really likeable or endearing about any of the characters, which made it rather difficult for me to actually [...]


  • One of my goals for the summer of 2012 is to try to add to my bag of tricks for reluctant readers by reading Young Adult books that might be considered humorous and light Pete Hautman s What Boys Really Want is a book that I will add to this bag of tricks It contains the requisite language, sex jokes, drinking, and teenage angst though nothing graphic or over the top These characteristics, the title, and the concept will entice both teen female and male readers.Best friends Lita Wold and Adam Me [...]


  • Help me Miz Fitz How do I know if a guy doesn t like me, or is just shy qwertygurlMiz Fitz sez Those two things are not mutually exclusive Maybe he doesn t like you AND he s shy Here s a test Ask him out If he turns red, he s shy If he gags, he doesn t like you If he does both, perform the Heimlich maneuver.I ve finally found it a book that is funny, has enough sex jokes and language to keep my 8th graders interested, and actually deals with copyright and plagiarism usually an instantaneous trig [...]


  • 3 5 Taken from my blog geekyreading 2012 I was surprised by some of the things in this book, in a good and bad way I liked it alright, but it wasn t quite as good as I was hoping, in some ways.This book is about two friends, who have known each other forever, and how one of them decides to write a book about what boys really want, while the other has a blog snarkily answering questions related to boys and girls, mostly.It s told in alternating point of views, for which I was glad, because otherw [...]


  • I was going to give it three stars and be all, 3.5, but GoodReads hasn t caved on the half star ratings yet Then I decided that it was funny enough to go up to four instead.Example Funny Bit 1, from page 1 Miz Fitz,My boyfriend is always stupid stuff How can I fix him AngieMiz Fitz sez Get a dog Fixing a dog is easier.Example Funny Bit 2, from page 109 Miz Fitz,Is it true that you can tell how big a boy s thing is from his shoe size Up All Night WonderingMiz Fitz sez If by thing you mean foot, t [...]


  • The Good StuffVery realistic in terms of dialogue and the relationships between the friendsAbsolutely hilarious at timesNice messages about understanding the differences between men and women and how they can communicate effectively and not done in a preachy way which really ticks off YA readers and old Mom s too Characters of Lita and Adam are likeable and develop throughout the storyLikeable Librarian who is not at all stereotypical ok there is another stereotypical librarian in it too, but h [...]


  • I found this book surprisingly light hearted and entertaining The main premise of the book deals with communication struggles and differences between the genders, and while the characters in this book are teenagers, the theme can easily cross that age gap and makes this book easily applicable to anyone who s experienced difficulty in communicating with the opposite sex at one time or another While the cover looks like one that ll mainly attract girls, the story is told from alternating viewpoint [...]


  • This book is set to come out in early 2012, i thinkPete Hautman is a really quirky and fun writer, but this book kind of missed the mark for me It s told in a two person narrative two best friends, a boy and a girl and switches off speakers two or three times during each chapter My first issue with this book is that it s really really confusing and at times annoying to read the narrative switches I ve read books that do this really seamlessly and beautifully, but the way he uses the two characte [...]


  • No, this is not a nonfiction informational book about what boys really want Instead, this is a hilarious fiction book about a boy writing said nonfiction book But Lita, the other half of their best friend relationship, is mad or rather jealous she is supposed to be the writer in this relationship When Adam becomes obsessed with writing this book, getting it published as soon as possible, his relationship with Lita seems to be getting jeopardized in the process Which begs the question, what are t [...]


  • What can I say other than I am very disappointed The only reason I finished this book was because I admire the author The book is written in a he said she said format The girl, Lita, was so unsympathetic until past page 120 Lita, for the most part acts like a hurt young girl, but she inflicts most of pain herself She writes an anonymous blog under the name Miz Fitz where she gives love advice to others where it is she who needs it the most.Her protagonist is Adam, a seeming nice kid who, for som [...]


  • Lita Wold and Adam Merchant have been best friends since kindergarten Now they are juniors in high school and trying to figure out who they are and how the opposite sex fits into their lives Lita is trying to fix up her friend Emily with Adam s friend Steve but Steve likes Blair who LIta thinks is skanky Then Adam decides to write a book telling girls what boys really want He begins to search the Internet and finds the relationship blog of a Miz Fitz, unbeknownst to him written by Lita You see, [...]


  • Parts of this book had a real touch of cleverness, and I m happy to say that it wasn t as predictable as I had well, predicted But overall I felt the writing style lacked polish, the back and forth points of view seemed amateurish to me, and the characters weren t even likable I did appreciate the part where Lita kicked the crap out of Adam, though I liked that they were comfortable enough with each other to engage in a scuffle, and even though the girl made it out unscathed yay there were no me [...]


  • That boy, Adam Merchant gets into so much trouble in this book And his friend, Lita Poor girl, she gets torn apart when Adam steals parts of her blog answers in the book he made, What Boys Really Want Such an interesting book I love how this book kept on going back and forth to Lita and Adam showing both sides of the story It s so wow I kept flinching at the part when Lita slammed a book at Adam s face and broke his nose, kicked Brett in the shin, and gave Brett a knuckle punch Shocking part of [...]


  • TCL YA HautmanD 3.5 starsHautman and Mary Logue started out co authoring this funny little look at love as a teen, and Hautman finished it It s really about navigating relationships and negotiating all the things that happen in both friendships and love relationships, specifically from a teen perspective The narration goes back and forth between the female and male protagonists, which paints a funny picture of how the two genders come away from situations with two very distinct perceptions Lita [...]


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