Boys Don't Cry by Malorie Blackman

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Title: Boys Don’t Cry
Author: Malorie Blackman

The novel Boys Don’t Cry by Malorie Blackman was an emotional and blissful story. The reason for this is because Dante Bridgeman was so desperate to get his exam results to see whether if he passed or not and has the appropriate requirements to get into University to become a journalist. But things turned upside down when his ex-girlfriend Melanie, appeared at the front door with a baby girl named Emma in the buggy. After having a chat with his ex-girlfriend that Dante have never been in contact with her for a year or two, she tells him that Dante is the father of Emma.

As I carried on reading the book, the story started to get more interesting. The part that I liked and disliked in the story was when Dante couldn’t make a decision on whether to keep or not keep Emma. The main disliking part for me was when Dante was thinking of ways to get rid of her so he could attend University have a life in the future as a journalist. He came up with putting her up for adoption or foster care. In my opinion, I believe only cowards would abandon or give away their child. Even though Dante was in shock that Emma was his daughter and only around 9-11 months old, he should’ve at least gave her a chance. As for the liking part of story, Tyler Bridgeman (Dad) begins to ask him some questions to reconsider on keeping the baby. For example, “so you want to do the same as Mel and dump your daughter? On strangers?” Dante’s dad really wanted to get his head straight and think thoroughly before just saying, “I don’t want her” without giving her a chance. Therefore later in the story, Dante decides to keep the baby and begins to learn to take care of her, such as changing her nappy, putting her to sleep and nurturing her. This made me feel very happy towards Dante because as he begins to spend most of his time looking after Emma, he starts to feel like a real father inside. Not to mention he gave up his dreams of becoming a...
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