Review: Anatomy of a Boyfriend

Aug •  12 •  2013

I received this book for free from Author, FTC: Exchange for honest opinion in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: Anatomy of a BoyfriendAnatomy of a Boyfriend by Daria Snadowsky
Published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers on January 7, 2007
Genres: New Adult-Contemporary/Romance
Source: Author, FTC: Exchange for honest opinion
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Before this all happened, the closest I'd ever come to getting physical with a guy was playing the board game Operation. Okay, so maybe that sounds pathetic, but it's not like there were any guys at my high school who I cared to share more than three words with, let alone my body.

Then I met Wes, a track star senior from across town. Maybe it was his soulful blue eyes, or maybe my hormones just started raging. Either way, I was hooked. And after a while, he was too. I couldn't believe how intense my feelings became, or the fact that I was seeing—and touching—parts of the body I'd only read about in my Gray's Anatomy textbook. You could say Wes and I experienced a lot of firsts together that spring. It was scary. It was fun. It was love.

And then came the fall.

This book is one that contains scenes not suited for younger children (sex).

The cover of the book somewhat reminds me of the child game: Operation. I never liked that game because I never had the patience. That is probably why I am not majoring in pre-med or anything of that sort. Secondly, this book looked like it is a breakdown of a boyfriend which I found somewhat interesting but this book surprised me; having its ups and downs for me.

So the storyline was interesting because it felt like this book was only focusing about one topic and that is where I found my down side to it. I felt that this whole book only focused on the said topic and all that filled the lines was drama. I found myself pulled in further only because I wanted to see where this book would go and what would happen in the end. I am not sure what to expect but curiosity is the word that helped me get through the book.

Dom was a girl that I held respect for but I quickly became someone who still found her character fascinating but also on the verge of driving me insane. I wanted her to do so many different things but seriously this girl really made me think of her being bad example for all girls. There is always a limit to things and she went passed them by the middle of the book. Yes her friend was much help in my opinion due to her own habits but she did offer Dom some good advice sparingly throughout the book.

Okay so if you saw my little note at the topic, well this is basically what this book focuses on. Come on let us be real almost everyone knows that teenagers have sex or they are bound to someday. I think that yes it should be handled seriously but it is out there and there is going to be one day when you are going have the where do babies come from talk with your child if you have one and the best way to tell them is to be out front with. Don’t beat around the bush because personally when people hide things from people, that just causes a rebellion.

So Ms. Snadowsky writes a compelling book that brings out a topic that is something all parents think about with their teenagers. This book presents the idea out front not holding anything back.

I give it 4 bites!



  1. Amy @ Book Loving Mom
    Aug 12, 2013

    Great review. I liked this book and thought that it handled the topic of sex really well. I think the cover is awesome!

  2. Jenny
    Aug 12, 2013

    Uh oh, what happens in the fall? They’re all happy in the spring and then something clearly changes that. That makes me a touch nervous, but like you, I’m a curious person so I feel like this one will draw me in and have me wanting to see how everything will work out. Thanks for the review Chayse!

  3. Candace
    Aug 12, 2013

    I’ve seen some mixed thoughts on this book, but for the most part people seem to enjoy it. It sounds like a good one, I’m glad you liked it!

  4. AimeeKay also enjoyed the book. Hm… I might have to give it a try myself!

  5. crisbeth
    Oct 24, 2015

    this book is perfect for a teenagers choice. iv’e read it twice myself absolutely love it