Boy Proof. by Cecil Castellucci. A girl who calls herself Egg, wears a homemade cloak to school everyday, and obsesses over sci-fi movies. Debut author Castellucci gives voice to a memorable teenage narrator, Victoria Jurgen, living in Hollywood. A senior at Melrose Prep, she has. “Boy Proof,” written by author, Cecil Castellucci, is a novel that tells the story of Victoria “Egg” Jurgen and her journey of self-discovery and acceptance. In the first.

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I purchased it thanks to the Amazon deals for new summer reads on my kindle. However, her outlook on life is challenged when a boy named Max Carter comes to her school and she finds herself reluctantly drawn to him.

May 09, Paul Baker rated it really liked it. The way that the book ends it makes you think that there should be a second one. Want to Read saving…. This page was last edited on 13 Novemberat The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I do have a minor quibble, though: I got that she was different by being into Sci-fi and a bit nerdy and book smart.

Boy Proof Summary & Study Guide

She is so strange, in fact, that she is boy proof. May 11, Asenath rated it did not like it Shelves: They eventually inspire other teens to use art as their weapons as well. Mar 02, Sally Kruger added it. He serves as an inspiration for her to spread art to others. Now I can bookworm all night while my wife gets her sleep.

May 11, Joey rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Egg, who’s real name is Victoria, idolizes a character from her favorite movie, Terminal Earth. Castellucci’s first novels were published by Candlewick Press.


In chaptersVictoria’s relationship with her mother is developed further, as is her continued struggle in math. They band together to form P. This section contains words approx. She not only aces her AP classes, is photographer for the school paper and a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Club, she has also seen the movie Terminal Earth 42 times and calls herself “Egg,” after the heroine in the movie. But then I got interested.

Apr 14, laaaaames rated it really liked it. Egg’s photos are very much like the writing Castellucci born October 25, in New York Cityalso known as Cecil Seaskullis an American-born Canadian young adult novelist, indie rockerand director.

I decided to buy one of her books, and after we talked for a few minutes, she recommended Boy Proof.

The journey is seeing this 16 year old girl discover her identity and figure out her plans post-graduation she’s brilliant and has skipped a year in school. Too quick and easy. Library and Archives Canada. She thought she was better then casteolucci she came in contact with and thus felt the need to isolate herself from the people who wanted to be her friend.

Boy Proof by Cecil Castellucci

He shows up first in AP English. I think they both have a privileged lives. Episode I — The Phantom Menace. Victoria finds herself being jealous of their relationship and she begins to rethink whether telling Max to leave her alone was a good idea or not.

Refresh and try again. Aside from that, the book also captures the ridiculous idealism of teens who are suddenly disenchanted with the world the adults are about to hand over and want to overhaul everything.


Books of the Week. There’s a handful of issues surrounding castellycci, but she doesn’t handle it we Here’s the thing about this castellicci Egg considers herself the smartest person at her school and feels Valedictorian is pretty much in the bag.

I must have grown weak in my semester long absence from young adult fiction to think that I actually had to finish a novel that I started. In my opinion this is just another book about a girl who likes to be a little different conforming to societies’ idea of “normal” to please others. Nonetheless, this was a quick read, and I enjoyed it for what it offered.

As far as Egg is concerned, she’s boy proof, and she likes it that way. Same with Max who is really intelligent and sociable.

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Unlikable narrators are tricky. Order our Boy Proof Study Guide. Copyrights Boy Proof from Gale.

It’s free and yours to keep. I finished it within a few hours which I didn’t enjoy.

Boy Proof Summary & Study Guide

It’s a really quick and easy read. Those moments when you’re doing something that is ultimately hurting you, but you obstinately refuse to stop. The Plain Janes’ message of “art saves” embodies the idea of giving people permission, even inspiration to face their fears and to move forward, while in addition aims to challenge conformity and to bring back life and spirit into the town of Kent Waters.