Husky A beautifully voiced debut captures an intimate story of change and acceptance Twelve year old Davis lives in an old brownstone with his mother and grandmother in Brooklyn He loves people watching in

  • Title: Husky
  • Author: Justin Sayre
  • ISBN: 9780147519252
  • Page: 294
  • Format: Audio
  • A beautifully voiced debut captures an intimate story of change and acceptance.Twelve year old Davis lives in an old brownstone with his mother and grandmother in Brooklyn He loves people watching in Prospect Park, visiting his mom in the bakery she owns, and listening to the biggest operas he can find as he walks everywhere.But Davis is having a difficult summer As quesA beautifully voiced debut captures an intimate story of change and acceptance.Twelve year old Davis lives in an old brownstone with his mother and grandmother in Brooklyn He loves people watching in Prospect Park, visiting his mom in the bakery she owns, and listening to the biggest operas he can find as he walks everywhere.But Davis is having a difficult summer As questions of sexuality begin to enter his mind, he worries people don t see him as anything other than husky To make matters worse, his best girlfriends are starting to hang out with mean girls and popular boys Davis is equally concerned about the distance forming between him and his single mother as she begins dating again, and about his changing relationship with his amusingly loud Irish grandmother, Nanny.Ultimately, Davis learns to see himself outside of his one defining adjective He s a kid with unique interests, admirable qualities, and people who will love him no matter what changes life brings about.

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    • 3.5 stars. I think that everyone wants a kid like Davis. He doesn’t cause trouble, he does what he’s told and he would do everything and anything for the people he loves. Plus, he makes me think of a Teddy Bear <3Twelve-year-old Davis aka Docks aka Husky is about to start high school and he’s conscious about a lot of things. He wants some answers about himself and some changes, too. Every friend he has posses an adjective to represent them, and Davis isn’t happy about his: husky. He [...]

    • Davis is weeks away from starting high school and, as the "husky" kid in his grade, is not very excited. He would rather listen to opera music on repeat than go to a party, and his two best (and only) friends - both girls - are drifting away as they discover other exciting people. On top of everything, his mom is acting mysterious, and Davis suspects she might be dating someone new and he is NOT ready for that!This book started out for me at about 4 stars, and I was quite excited about it, but i [...]

    • I just finished the galley of this book and I'm really impressed on how author Justin Sayre handled the topic of body image, obesity, and teen issues with sensitivity and humor. Our protagonist Ducks knows he is overweight and even struggles with his own personal insecurities. He has a family and friends who love him but even still that does very little to appease his one self confidence. Hence, he hides in classic operas to express himself.As chubster myself, I can relate to his struggles and t [...]

    • Husky was really interestingly written. It was such a personal look into Davis’ life. The book is told in such a realistic way about the summer before high school. When the book starts it is the summer before high school and Davis is trying to figure out his adjective that he believes he will be defined by in high school (he is basically talking about the stereotypes of high school, jocks, cheerleaders, geeks, etc) He desperately wants to change himself. His mom owns a bakery where he helps ou [...]

    • This book doesn't really have a plot, and let me be the first to say that's okay. I'm more tolerant than most of books that are more about a character's personal growth than about what they accomplish story-wise, externally. But to be perfectly honest, I didn't have much fun with this book or much connection to the protagonist, Davis. What I did like was that he had quite a few relatable characteristics that rang true to real-life experience; he had an anecdote that rang really true about how he [...]

    • Husky by Justin Sayre. It was really interestingly written. It was such a personal look into Davis’ life. The book is told in such a realistic way about the summer before high school. I am going to recommended this book to people looking for a book like John Green without the romance (it happens a lot) and people who want to read about high school, basically anyone who wants a good realistic story and people who want a book with no romance in it (which is hard to find in the teen section) and [...]

    • Davis doesn't want things to change. His friends are all changing what they value and who they are to the point that he feels they're leaving him behind, and sometimes he feels like those who used to love him are now merely tolerating him. Is he embarrassing them? Dragging them down? Unfit for inclusion because he's a weird kid with a loud Nanny, a mom who might be dating again, a penchant for listening to opera, and on the chubby side? As Davis faces a return to school knowing he will be define [...]

    • Copy received from the publisherDavis has just finished 8th grade, and is preparing to start high school. He lives with his grandmother and his mother, who owns a bakery. He's concerned that everyone gets ONE adjective in high school, and his is "husky". He's not obese, just a bit heavy. His friend Ellen is "mean", and his best friend, Sophie, has turned pretty and is into all sorts of girly things, like having a makeover for her birthday party. Davis, who feels awkward no matter what he is doin [...]

    • I have been waiting to read this book since I skimmed an article about it before it's release and I was elated when I got it as a gift in the office Secret Santa.I both enjoyed and was disappointed by the book but my review is too marred by personal feelings to be any shade of unbiased. I saw both my husband and myself (more him than me) in the main character Davis and I found myself mentally screaming at him (Davis) when he was making ill-advised decisions.I felt that the book accurately repres [...]

    • This is like a coming of age story but without the romance and I was totally okay with it because Davis is getting his love from the people that surround him. I'm not going to lie I cried about two hundred pages in and I felt for Davis, like he just wants to be a part of something and doesn't want to get left behind and in a lot of ways I can relate to that I think that most of us can; because things change in life and we have to keep adapting to that. Another thing is that wasn't much plot exce [...]

    • Fantastic getting inside the thoughts of a fat, socially awkward kid. And I really like the complicated levels of interaction with family. But what's with the gay dig at the end? "At least I don't have problem" is how I read it, and it left me with a bitter taste of lack of intersectionality that ruined the sweetness of reading about a fat kind talking honestly about the discomfort and shame he has about his body. Or did I miss something? Maybe the MC is realizing he's gay? It was too rushed at [...]

    • Perfectly captures the emotional turmoil of that awkward transition from middle school to high school along with being gay but not quite understanding what it all means. Sayre's book doesn't have much that actually happens in it - but it's never presented as a plot-driven book from the very start. This is a character-based middle grade novel that does an amazing job giving readers a glimpse into the emotional life of Davis, the main character. Will this book be for everyone? No. But the ones tha [...]

    • I got this book in my Lammy gift bag and read it eagerly on the train ride home. Kudos to the author for a vivid setting and great details in the background, like the mother's wall of bakery mistakes, that brought the novel to life. I found the main character's voice to be engaging but didn't so much feel compelled by his psychology, particularly his motives. Other than that, though, I found much to like here.

    • terrific novel for older kids/YA -- and for adults like me who will really identify with this book's hero, Ducks. Wonderful, warm, and funny!

    • Cute story with a diverse cast of characters, a quick read. Sometimes felt a bit drafty (slow opener, sometimes repetitive), but Ducks has some funny insights. Overal,l very good.

    • Davis doesn't want to be labeled as The Husky Kid. And is life is kinda falling apart because his mom is seeing someone and his best friend doesn't invite him to a girls' makeover thing. (And, despite how big of a fit he throws, he balks at the idea of being The Gay Kid)So what does Davis do? He complains and pretty much alienates everyone around him. His complaints are louder than his nana's, which we are reminded of how shouty she is every. time. she. talks. I really don't know how he ended up [...]

    • I was initially really excited about this book: the main character's voice came off as authentic and I liked the opera angle. I had an opera phase for a bit when I was sixteen or so. But then things just kind of meandered. I was increasingly annoyed by the author's repetitive way of writing. Oftentimes it was starting a paragraph with one statement and then ending it with the same statement, just worded slightly differently. It was also repetitive in the sense that some of the characters used on [...]

    • A wonderful look into the mind of a truly fabulous writer.Original characters that are well developed and multi layered. At least one of the characters could have been me, several could have been my friends growing up.A story line that is relatable and moving. The angst of growing up is always difficult, this author does an excellent job of pulling you into the story and helping you remember your teen/pre-high school dramas and perceived traumas.Can not wait to hear more from this series.As a tr [...]

    • The book was boring, in my opinion. I thought the book would talk more about his friendship and let it progress through the story. It just focused on one specific part of his life, and we weren't even told about what he chose as his adjective. I kept reading it because I was expecting more to happen. I was not very thrilled about the end, it almost ended on a cliffhanger. Overall, the book could have used a longer timeline and it could have had a more interesting plot.

    • In a word: Cute.The author did believably capture what it's like in the mind of an insecure preteen boy, but I kept waiting for something - anything to happen. There wasn't really a plot, and there definitely wasn't any climax, so it left me wanting more, but at the same time, glad that it was over.Would recommend if you're looking for a mindless read for (what was for me) a few hours.

    • 12 year old Davis’ favorite things include hanging out with his mom at their bakery, listening to opera CDs, and walking around the park with his best friends since forever, Ellen and Sophie. Davis’ least favorite things include having to dodge the new baker Paulo’s attempts to be buddies, shopping for “husky” sized clothes with his Nanny, and seeing Sophie and Ellen being pulled into a new best friend’s world of boys and makeovers. A world he isn’t invited into. As if that wasn’ [...]

    • I had trouble with this book, and every time I have trouble with a book I know it's one I need to think about more, which usually ends up turning into a book I have to review. This month's trouble maker: Husky by Justin Sayre. This is listed as YA by the publisher, but the main character is 12, so it sort of feels more like that, dare I say it, uncategorizable book.Pause for gasping.And kudos to Sayre.Basic plot line: Davis, twelve years old, lives with his mother and grandmother in a brownstone [...]

    • Full disclosure: The author is a friend of mine. That said, I would still give this book a 5 star rating even if he weren't.Justin Sayre's debut, Husky is a tour de force. Not only does Sayre perfectly capture the voice of his protagonist, Davis (or "Ducks" as he is known to his friends and family), he weaves a masterful story of the confusion and angst of a 12 year old. True, there aren't really any big bombshells in this story, but there don't have to be. The life of an awkward, "husky" boy in [...]

    • Davis is getting ready to start high school and worried about what his adjective is going to be. His friend Ellen is "mean" and his other friend Sophie is "pretty" and Davis is afraid he is going to end up as "fat" or "husky". He isn't "too" fat though, just a bit husky. Davis is also worried that his friends seem to be leaving him behind. Sophie is recently into girly stuff and has started hanging out with Allegra. Ellen still hangs out with him but has started including Chris in the mix. When [...]

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