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About A Boy by Nick Hornby is a novel of coming of age at middle age. Will Freeman is a thirty-six year old man who lives off the royalties of a song that his father wrote nearly seventy years ago.
Will is commitment-phobic, so when he meets a single mother and discovers that this type of woman is just as reluctant to commit as he, he makes up a two-year old son so he can join a single parents group. Through this group Will meets twelve year old Marcus, a child who is completely opposite of Will.
Marcus pushes himself on Will, hoping at first that Will might marry his mother, but later realizing that Will has all the knowledge Marcus needs to help him survive middle school. Together, Will and Marcus will struggle through everyday life and somehow help one another mature.
At the same time, Marcus finds himself a target for all the bullies at his new school. Marcus attempts to get sympathy from his mother, but she is so focused on her own depression that she does not see how desperate Marcus truly is. At the same time, Will Freeman, who is commitment phobic, has recently discovered that despite his dislike of all children, dating single women can be beneficial to both him and them.
Will has dated a single mother who is so jaded by the breakup of her marriage, that all she wanted from Will was a sexual relationship.
This causes Will to decide that the only women he should date is single women. Will makes up a two year old son and joins a single parents support group. Suzie is blond and beautiful. She is deeply angry at the man who left her for his secretary while she was still pregnant with their only child.
During the picnic, Will makes a halfhearted attempt to get to know Marcus, but Marcus has a dark sense of humor that Will cannot understand. Will and Suzie take Marcus home. Will accompanies the group to the hospital, unsure why he is there and unable to offer any consolation to Marcus.
Over the next few days, Marcus finds himself dealing with the idea that his mother attempted suicide. Not only this, but tension at school has grown considerably worse.
Marcus gets it into his head that his family needs to be increased by one more person so that he will not be alone should his mother succeed the next time she tries to commit suicide.
To this end, Marcus decides his mother should marry Will. Will offers to take Marcus out one afternoon to help him through the stress at home.
Marcus insists that Will include his mother in the day out. However, Marcus is determined to continue bringing them together.On September 9, , the Elijah P.
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