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Inside the Mind of Gideon Rayburn by Sarah Miller

November 2nd, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books



Availability: In stores now

Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

I give this book a 2.75  out of 5 stars

Description from GoodReads: What if you could get inside the head of the boy you love? Hear his every thought…? Know his every dream…? Listen in on his every fantasy…? The narrator of Inside the Mind of Gideon Rayburn can, and she tells us the story of her beloved Gid, an adorably clueless boy who flukes his way into one of the fanciest New England prep schools. Gideon’s more than a little out of his league at Midvale, especially compared to Cullen and Nicholas, his charming but morally ambiguous rommates. They terrorize Gideon as they initiate him with a bet over Gid’s borderline virginity, and the feisty, sexy Molly McGarry. Gideon is torn–he wants to prove himself, bu he also wants Pilar Benitez-Jones, the most beautiful girl he’s ever seen. Hooking up with Molly might be possible, but winning Pilar would be legendary. On the other hand, Gideon actually likes Molly. It’s all incredibly confusing and intoxicating. And one hysterically funny girl is savoring Gideon’s every thought. But who is she?

As I was reading this book I had to wonder if this is really what goes on in the mind of a teenage boy.  I know the stereotype is that they constantly think about sex but I seriously thought I was going to go crazy reading his thoughts about getting laid, where a good place to have sex is, how beautiful the girls all around him were.  Geez, it’s amazing guys are able to function if that is what their minds are like.  I did like the concept of this book though.  It was sort of What a Girl Wants but with a girl being in a guys mind.  You do not actually find out who the girl is until the very last page.  It was a little confusing at times to figure out what were Gideon’s thoughts and what were the mystery girls thoughts about what Gideon was seeing going on around him.  The main reason I did not give this a higher rating is I was starting to get bored with the repetition of Gideon’s thoughts.  It picked up enough at the end that I am curious about the next book, The Other Girl, which has the mystery girl gets stuck in the mind of a beautiful girl that Gideon has been lusting over.

As a warning there is quite a bit of underage drinking, drugs and sex talk going on in this book.

Posted in 2 Star Books, Books, Young Adult

4 Responses

  1. Michelle

    This looks like a great book! I just added it to my wish list :)

  2. dsuzuki

    The sequel was awesome! I just finished it last night. So much better than this one :)

  3. Jennifer

    hmm never heard of this one. Not sure I would want to read a teenage boys mind. lol

  4. dsuzuki

    I know right? If this is what boys think about believe me it’s almost always sex. LOL.

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