Anatomy of a Boyfriend


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.

Daria Snadowsky‘s unflinching dissection of seventeen-year-old Dominique’s first relationship reveals the ecstasy and the agony of love, and everything in between.


“Appropriately, this book is dedicated to Judy Blume, and it may be the kind of groundbreaking novel that Forever was when first published a generation ago. It tells of first love.” — Kliatt

“Snadowsky’s debut novel is an unusually honest portrayal of a teen girl’s sexual discovery…Like Forever…, this sensitive, candid novel is sure to find a wide audience among curious teens.” — Booklist

“Snadowsky’s narrative easily holds the reader’s interest with well-drawn, realistic characters, flowing prose, dialogue and emails.” — Kirkus Reviews

“First-time novelist Snadowsky confidently marches where few YA writers have dared to tread.” — Publishers Weekly