Lowboy by John Wray


John Wray

258 pages first pub 2009 (editions)

fiction contemporary young adult dark medium-paced


By turns suspenseful and comic, devastating and hopeful, Lowboy is a fearless exploration of youth, sex, and violence in contemporary America, seen through one boy's haunting and extraordinary vision.Early one morning in New York City, Will Heller...

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Community Reviews Summary of 228 reviews


challenging 100%
dark 100%
emotional 66%
tense 66%
adventurous 33%
funny 33%
mysterious 33%
reflective 33%


medium 100%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 100%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 33% | No: 33% | Yes: 33%

Loveable characters?

No: 66% | It's complicated: 33%

Diverse cast of characters?

It's complicated: 33% | No: 33% | Yes: 33%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 33%

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