Aug 18, 2014

Memory Lane Monday #21: Banana Edition ~ What A Boy Needs by Nyrae Dawn ~ Memory Post

Memory Lane Monday is a weekly meme that Amber at Paradise of Pages and Kristalyn (and Beighley) at The Sarcastic Palmtree, came up with. We have been wanting to re-read some of our favorites but feel overwhelmed by all the other new books coming out that our re-reads get put to the side. We have decided we don't want to put them aside anymore, so we will be taking turns putting up our reviews on our blogs throughout the month. This does not mean we won't keep up with recent releases, it just means we will make more time for those we have read before as well.

What a Boy Needs (What a Boy Wants, #2)
Jaden Sinclair knows he'll never amount to why would he deserve a girl like Priscilla Mendoza? 
Since last summer, things have been screwed up between Jaden and Pris. He knows it's his fault, but that doesn’t stop him from wanting to go a few rounds with her new boyfriend. He also knows he’s the loser his dad calls him, but it doesn’t stop him from wanting her.
After getting a huge bomb dropped on him, Jaden lashes out and lands himself in jail. Everything in his chaotic life is turned upside down and to make it worse, his mom kicks him out in order to side with his dad. Yeah, he’s totally a prize for a girl like Pris. 
Sebastian, Aspen, and Pris are all going places in their lives...and he knows he can't keep tagging along for the ride.
The group has one last chance for The Epic Adventure they've been looking for: a road trip to New York, where Jaden's friends will be going to college. Unfortunately, the more time Jaden hangs around Pris, the harder it is to keep the carefully constructed walls between them so she doesn't find out what a train wreck he really is. 
When the trip ends, Jaden has to decide if he's ready to say goodbye to his friends, and the girl he loves. He knows what he needs, but will he be man enough to go for it?

Yeah... I know... I'm STILL here... I've been reading so much this summer and since I just read "What A Boy Wants" I decided I'd read the next one as well.

There isn't much I really remember about this book as far as details go.  I remember the group goes on a road trip but as far as specific stops go, I don't really remember anything.  I remember things that they did along the way, but I don't remember where they did them.  

What I do remember is that Jaden comes from a broken home and I liked being able to go deeper into his life and see his struggles because Sebastian never poked around asking questions, so we were kinda left in the dark a little.  I definitely don't like his dad at all!  

I remember that I liked to see the story through Jaden's eyes a little more than Sebastian's, even though his was great.  I think it was probably because I could understand his reasoning a little more for why he does the things he does.  Even though our lives are very different, we tend to think more the same in comparison to Sebastian and I.  

I'm so pumped to read this book again!  Come back next week to see my review of the amazing conclusion to this great story!

Here's how Memory Lane Monday works:
  • Each week the co-hosts will trade off with recapping when it is a re-read or what they have heard so far about the book and the other co-host will put up their review. 
  • The participants can read anything that they remember reading in the past, or something that they have wanted to read that has been around for a while and just haven't gotten around to reading it yet for whatever reason.
  • Participants can decide if they want to recap the book before reading it or just put up a review of what they read.
  • Anyone can join in, just please link back to our blogs as well as add your name to the linky so we can hop around and see what everyone is reading.
  • Please put our banner on your post as well, so we all look the same!
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  • Most importantly remember to just have fun! :)

We will be providing each week a linky that you will be able use to link your posts for us and everyone else to see as well. All we ask is for you to put up our banner as well as a link back to both hosts on your post. 


  1. I love when it's been so long you don't remember much about the book but the fact that you loved it! It makes it seem almost like a new book at that point. It wasn't until this meme that we started that I realized how much I end up forgetting from my books and that I love being able to re-experience them! Can't wait to see your review next week!!

  2. I know right?... It surprises me how much I actually don't remember even after a year... That's what makes this fun though because I get to fall in love with the book all over again!
    Thanks for stopping by!