D-Boyz of Dogwood

C.B. Smith

This is the second book I've read by author C.B. Smith who seems to focus on young adult novels.

It's a fast-paced story centered around Kyrie, a skater girl wanting to get in with one of the best teams around, the DBoyz of Dogwood. From mental conversations ranging from sexploration with her skater boyfriend, to whether its possible to "hook up" with an older pro, or finding her "bio-dad", we are inside Kyrie's head, with her likes and dislikes, things that gross her out and others she doesn't understand like her mom Monique's unique personality and way of being. The whole tale moves up to a climax that touches your heart, as it's a situation almost anyone can empathize with.

The story has all the skate terms, slangs, euphemisms and references to ring true with those who are "in the know" about such stuff, but there is so much of it seemed like overkill to me. It took attention away from the central plot and character development for me, but it depends on what you looking for out of a book.

Overall, I really liked this book. It's got great messages for young people, some serious things to think about, and certainly events that would try even an adult's emotional maturity, plus it's fun. I'd definitely recommend this book to both teens and adults.

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