The Only Boy by Jordan Locke
The Blurb: Mary is stuck in Section One, living with three hundred women in a crumbling hospital. She wonders what life was like two centuries ago, before the Cleansing wiped out all the men. But the rules—the Matriarch's senseless rules—prevent her from exploring the vacant city to find out. Taylor's got a dangerous secret: he's a boy. His compound's been destroyed, and he's been relocated to Section One. Living under the Matriarch means giving up possessions, eating canned food and avoiding all physical contact. Baggy clothes hide his flat chest and skinny legs, but if anyone discovers what lies beneath, he'll be exiled. Maybe even executed. Mary's never seen a boy—the Matriarch cut the pictures of men from the textbooks—and she doesn't suspect Taylor's secret. If she knew, she might understand the need to stop the girls from teasing him. If she knew, she might realize why she breaks the rules, just to be near him. Then again, she might be frightened to death of him. Taylor should go. The Matriarch is watching his every move. But running means leaving Mary—and braving the land beyond the compound's boundaries.
“It’s not a dystopia that does a good job—it’s a great book that happens to be a dystopia.” Rachel Miller, Editor.
“This book is one of the best of its genre I have read, it kept me gripped to its satisfying end.” Janet Love, Amazon UK Reviewer.
“If you like a different take on the dystopian genre then I would highly recommend this unique and amazing book.” Tamara Bass, The Avid Book Collector
What I find intriguing the most is he fact that a man could write a book with a world lack of men. Is not that didn't work is the opposite, this book was really good.
I have to say that this is my first ever Dystopian, and it wasn't bad at all. The first that made pick this book was the fact that was about women running th world; and I'm so feminist, however I think that we can't live without them even if they're son of ****, they make us better woman doesn't matter if they hurt us or not, we learn and won't make the same mistakes.
Anyway, this book is about Mary and Taylor, in a world where there is not personal contact of any way, wich I didn't like. I mean, those people are crazy, you can't touch anybody? And also men are hated because is "Their fault" that world have been destroyed by a desease that attack and kill almost all humans. Beside the crazy way those poeple think, I like the romance between Mary & Taylor. They're so sweet when they're thinking about each other with no clue about what to do with their feelings!
Is just so touching because you want they to be together but you also understand they world they're living and the rules, so you're also like "don't get into troubles boy, please don't"... I really like the Earthers thing; I think this has lot of potential for coming books, if there will be more. Well, what keep me little worried, and well, I don't know uncertain, was the end. It wasn't bad, but I think it could be little bit closer for me. Although, the end works for this book but not for me.
Overall, this was a refreshing book, well written, refreshing plot, and lovely characters. You should give it a try as I did, even when I not thinking of getting another dystipian, this was really good! :)
I give it 5 stars
About the Author
Jordan Locke Jordan Locke lives in Connecticut with his wife, two lively daughters and a well-behaved whippet. A graphic designer by trade, his creativity spilled over into the literary world. After years of writing, reading and learning the craft, his fifth novel, The Only Boy, brought him offers of representation from two well-known agents. Now, after the dog is fed and the kids are in bed, you will find him tapping away at the keyboard.
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