Book Review || A Boy At The Edge of The World by David Kingston Yeh

Hello Netizens, 

Yesterday I finished reading a fun novel, and here is all about it!

A Boy at the Edge of the World

Author:  David Kingston Yeh
Genre: Contemporary/Cultural(Canada)Synopsis: Meet the Garneau boys, triplets from small-town Ontario. Daniel the “eldest” is gay, and moves to Toronto with his best friend Karen to attend university. Eventually, he meets David, a bike mechanic whose Catholic Italian mother talks to her dead husbands. Their chemistry is immediate, but Daniel is still drawn to his ex-boyfriend Marcus, a performance artist whose grandfather was a book-burning Nazi. A Boy at the Edge of the World is a rollicking dramedy that explores the compulsive and (ultimately) universal human pursuit of intimacy, sex, and love.

Rating: (3/5) Stars

This is such a fun read.

I enjoyed reading this book. Each time I was waiting for the bus or before going to bed, I would take my phone, open my e-reader and start reading 'A Boy At The Edge of The World'.

What I enjoyed the most about this novel, is the characters. I rarely find myself reading about likeable, diverse and 3-dimensional character. The amount of representation brought me happiness, and I am grateful they weren't used as tokens. The story also introduced me into various topics I didn't know much about previously.

What is unfortunate is, the book doesn't really have a plot. It is basically a series of events happening over the course of a couple of years, and in these years we get to see all of the characters grow and change (and finally re-unite). I believe, this book could've have been stronger if it had a theme or a "plot".

I recommend this book to you if you have been waiting for a story with an extremely diverse cast, rich with culture and set in Toronto (I have never read anything set in Canada before, lol). It is a light read, you will certainly fly through it if you happen to be a fast reader *cough* unlike me *cough*

Disclaimer: I've received a NetGalley copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.