Book Review: Duke and the Lonely Boy – Lynn Langan

Blogtober Day Thirteen

A massive thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for this review copy!

The blurb from the back of the book:

Who are you willing to be for the people you love? For Duke and Tommy, the time to find out is now.

Duke seemingly has it all. But his math tutor, Tommy, not so much. When their worlds collide, it forces each one to truly examine their own reality. Duke realizes he’s more like a sheep, who only knows how to follow. As for Tommy, he allows his tortured past to define his future.

Duke must find the courage to really be himself, even if that means losing it all; while Tommy must confront his grief to find the closure he desperately needs. In the unlikely friendship that they form, they each grow on the strengths of the other.


This was a very fast-paced read which I actually quite enjoyed.

The author gives us such an honest account of a coming of age story that very much pulled on the heart strings.

I liked how we got to know both Duke and Tommy through their own POV’s. You don’t realise how deep these characters feelings are until you really get into their heads.

I did find that perhaps they shared such personal information to each other rather quickly. I don’t think that would happen in real life.

Otherwise this was a great debut novel, and I look forward to reading more from this author.

I gave it ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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My name is Lisa and the pooch in my profile picture is my baby, Skye. I love everything bookish! I also find things like tarot and angel cards, along with runes and gemstones really interesting and I like to incorporate these into my photos.

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