I enjoyed everything about The Boy in the Hoodie. Aussie setting, strong characters, solid plot, and excellent writing with enough humour to offset the often-serious nature of the story.
The set-up could have come across as contrived, but it didn't. I think this was because the story was told in first person from Kat's point of view, so we could see both why she lied for her friends, and what she thought about it. It was also interesting watching her get to know the boy in the hoodie and find out more about what the adults thought about her misdemeanor.
The boy was also an interesting character, and first person worked well in that I (as the reader) didn't know any more about him than Kat did, and got to know him as she did—for better and for worse.
I almost read The Boy in the Hoodie in one sitting—yes, it was that good. The 'almost' is because the tension got too much towards the end, so I had to take a break. I definitely recommend The Boy in the Hoodie for young adult and not-so-young adult readers.
Any chance of a sequel? I see Paige had issues and I want to know more ...
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 733 KB
- Print Length: 234 pages
- Publisher: Rhiza Press (1 November 2017)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07729Q7SX
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 2 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #345,928 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)