I received this book for free from author review pitch in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Series: Anatomy #1
Published by Random House Children's Books on September 23rd, 2008
Genres: Contemporary, Love & Romance
Source: author review pitch
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.
A very honest portrayal about a girl’s first everything: first love, first boyfriend, first time. I found myself laughing at some of their thoughts and some of the dialogue. This is a cute and fun read and I loved how brutally honest it is. Never have I read about a book where the main story or plot is about sex. If I ever read this book as a teen I would have been majorly grateful. The relationship game is so evident in this one. Should I call him back? Do I look too clingy? Am I being too clingy? Etc. There are just so many questions a teenage girl needs to get answered and I’m happy to note that this one does answer them.
I didn’t particularly like the characters, but I did enjoy all the fun escapades they got themselves into. Dom is a great person wanting to be a doctor but her dislike for animals really bothered me. Especially when Jessica was around. I don’t understand how Dom would just give up her only dreams for a boy. It felt so quick. And she’s not in love, she’s in lust.
Overall, Anatomy of a Boyfriend is a fun and fresh take on the contemporary genre!