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A.S. King, author of Reality Boy

Stereotypically, girl books are pink, have a girl on the cover and FILLED with sickeningly sweet romance. Boy books, on the other hand, are darker, have blood dripping or something more creepy on the cover and there are NO girls to be found. But we all know this isn't true, right? There are books that boys AND girls love!!!'s “He Said/She Said” feature aims to highlight a book each month to discuss its guy and girl appeal.

Last week, we put up a cover survey to ask YOU if you thought REALITY BOY by A.S. King looked like a boy book, a girl book or both based on it's cover. Out of all of you who answered, 54% said the book looks like it's a book for boys AND girls, 29% of you said it looked like a boy book and 12% said it looked like a girl book. It's funny how a book with a boy protagonist can be perceived more as either BOTH boys and girls or just for girls! Let's see what the Teen Board members think!

Here, Alonzo and Jennifer from our Teen Board talk about their thoughts on the book. The twist? They never saw the cover, title or author name! So they are weighing in without the visuals or context which may sway their opinions. Let's see what they have to say!