A story like Some Boys isn’t new; it’s sadly familiar to readers because we’ve heard it before — online, on the news, even from our neighbors. But Blount makes her fictional version original with two points of view. Grace, a victim, is leagues more mature than her classmates; even adults will envy her toughness. Ian, the best friend of an accused rapist, is the more realistic of the narrators — mainly because he’s more vulnerable to what’s happening around him. Some plot points are a bit too convenient, but if you can put that aside and enjoy the different perspectives, you will be satisfied at the end of this powerful work.