What if YOU were left holding the baby?

You’re waiting for the postman – he’s bringing your A level results. University, a career as a journalist – a glittering future lies ahead. But when the doorbell rings it’s your old girlfriend; and she’s carrying a baby.

You’re fine to look after it, for an hour or two, while she does some shopping. Then she doesn’t come back and your future suddenly looks very different…

Praise for Boys Don’t Cry:

An extraordinary book, and truly is Malorie Blackman at her bestGuardian

Blackman’s emotional intelligence is such that Boys Don’t Cry should be read aloud in every secondary schoolThe Times

Her writing at its best, creating characters and a story which, once read, will not easily go awayIndependent


136 reviews for “Boys Don’t Cry

  1. hey malorie , how are you? is everything ok with you? well i hope so . .. i just wanted to tell you that i really love your book NOUGHTS AND CROSSES. I REALLY LOVED THEM AND READ THEM UP TO THE THIRD PART. I JUST WANTED to read the pig hearted boy,, but i still could not find it, please help me find it. love you.

  2. Hi Zebiba, I’m fine thanks. I’m not sure why you’re having trouble finding Pig Heart Boy because it’s still in print. Have you tried your local library?

  3. Hi, I read Noughts and Crosses when I was about 10 or 11 and I love it! I think the first one is still definitely my favourite, and I’ve read them so many times I’ve lost count. Will there be any more in the series? I know it’s mostly about Tobey and Callie Rose now, not Callum (obviously) or Sephy but the storylines are still just as great. πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€ πŸ™‚

  4. @amy. Mee too! I read the whole noughts and crosses series at 10! and I’ve even read the 4th book double cross.

  5. I have just finished reading Boys Don’t Cry and i thought it was brilliant. I was already a big fan of your books( Noughts and Crosses books, Pig Heart Boy, Thief. Tell Me No Lies and Dead Gorgeous) And every time i see a book in a book store that i have not read i always buy it. I also got my mum into your books and she can’t wait to read Boys Don’t Cry after hearing me go on about how good it is.

  6. I only recently read this book, and LOVED it. The characters were perfect and the storyline flowed so well. I’m seriously hoping you are going to be making a sequel because it just felt there was so much unanswered! Will Melanie come back? What will happen to Emma? How will Adam recover, if he will, and will he find someone WAY better than Josh? What will be Josh’s sentence? Will Dante find someone? SO many questions that I hope will be answered in the long run πŸ˜‰

  7. Just finished reading boys dont cry, i think it was amazing and the best book i have ever read.Just been to the bookstore and bought noughts and crosses and from what i’ve heard thats great too!love you xx

  8. I just love all your books especially this one! Please can you write a sequal. From Emma’s point of view when she is older!

  9. This book is one of the most amazing book i have ever read, coming from a person who never reads this book i extraordinary how you manage to tackle every characters feeling!! You are an EXCELLENT author!! Its breathe taking!!

  10. i loove all your book especially noughts and crosses, i live in south eat london on this book boys dont cry i a great why to show readers how it is in london.it also lets me reflect on dont be making quick answers before its to late .

  11. I love all your books, I think you are a fantastic author and one of my favourites, you make beautiful books. I loved this book, its really amazing and enjoyable to read. I hope there will be a sequel to see how Emma has become, if Melanie will ever come back, what happens to Dante if he will ever find new love and what has happened to Adam. I also love your books of Noughts and Crosses, they are amazing I hope to see a film on them like the Twilight series and also I would like to see a film on “Boys dont cry”

  12. Malorie Blackman you wonderful woman!! Before Noughts & Crosses, i had never read a book that made me cry and laugh at the same time!! You are a spectacular author and i cannot wait to finish Boys Don’t Cry, (iv’e read one chapter) So far, Double Cross is the best bopok i have read in my whole 14 years of life!

  13. Hiya,

    I loved Boys Don’t Cry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I cried when Adam got beaten up as it was so sad. πŸ™ I think your plot lines are amazing but it is really the message you try to get across (and succeed to) are really important. Please don’t wrote a sequel because if I read Naughts and Crosses I have to read the whole series, so I would like a book of yours that can read without having to read another few books after it but that’s only because they are soooooooooooooo good πŸ™‚

  14. I know this might sound stupid, but will there be a second Boys Don’t Cry? It’s just after reading it, I can’t help thinking about Adam, Dante, Emma, Josh! —Grace:)

  15. Sorry I forgot to say in my last comment, you’re amazing & you’re my favourite author! πŸ™‚

  16. i actually love youuuuuu!
    i couldn’t put down the noughts n crosses trilogy, my fave books so fr right now( finished them all in the summer hols last yer:'()
    i acan’t wait to read this i ordered it at 3 different libraries lol xx <3

  17. Malorie Blackman you are amazing!!!!! I have just finished boys dont cry and it moved me so much! I am hoping, no begging for you to write at least one sequel, there are too many unansered questions.

  18. Hi!! i cant put boys dont cry down. i have read it twice already and nearly cried!!! i wanted 2 read it all but when i finished i needed 2 read another! please consider doing a couple more,im sure we’ll all be more than happy 2 go on and read it. thanx 4 reading this… please do another one!!!!XXX

  19. I’ve read noughts and crosses knife edge checkmate and pig heart boy I just need to finish the sequel with double vrossnthen my mums gonna get me boys don’t cry love malorie

  20. I loved this book and really hope that there is a sequel so that I can find out whether Mel comes back for Emma eventually! Such a good read, I recommend it!

  21. Oh my goodness boys don’t cry was possibly the best book I’ve ever read, along with noughts and crosses of course! I could not put it down, finished it in two nights (quick for me)!! I absolutely loved it, me and my friend could not stop talking about it for ages. I fell in love with Dante what a sweet dad and boy!! Please write another of these books I cried and cried once I got to the end!!!!!! I’m begging you it would make my life if you wrote another!!!!! It made me laugh and cry so much the small bits with Emma and the horrible bits with Adam just made the book, the plot was unbelievably good!!!! Its moving and just changed so much of how I look at life!! Hahaha LOVED IT!!!!! Jessica x x x

  22. I thought boys don’t cry was amazing! I loved it so much! Please make a sequel or maybe a series of them with the different characters. We need to find out what happens to Dante and Emma (: xx

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  24. hi how are you. I love your book “Boys don’t cry”. it’s just tooooooooooo good. i would love you to make a series of the book Boys don’t cry because it’s just awsome. at the end of the book i felt so emotional. i felt like crying shouting. I haven’t read any of your other books but i ure as hell going to read every book that you have wriiten and will write because i love you so much. i love th way you have written the book of Boys don’t cry. i want you write the series of the book boys don’t cry because I want to know what happens to Adam, Dante and emma. i want to know that is Melanie going to come back to get her daughter from Dante. i would love it soooooooooo much if someone could make a movie out of the book of boys don’t cry because it’s just wounderful… and i hope that you could write the other series of the boy don’t cry.
    your biggest fan somai

  25. I read boys don’t cry yesterday and after i had read it i had to read it again; it is one of the best books i have ever read amazing and enthriling malorie i don’t think ive spely enthrilling right but anyway i don’t know were you get your amazing ideas for your book but you one of my favout athours I thought the noughts and crosses trilligie was good bet this was even better and it is the only book that has ever made me cry just want to ask is there going to be another book added to the noughts and croisses triligie sorry i cant spell and are you going to wright a 2nd book on boys don’t cry?

  26. Bueno… me gustaria leer Boys dont’t cry pero esque esta en ingles… =S y no es espaΓ±ol… quisiera saber si lo traduciran…

    PD.: Lei Blanco y Negro… me encantoo (:

  27. Please Please write a series of Boys dont cry. I finished it in 2 days! i think that it is an amazin book!

  28. hay you are a awsome author i hope you rite more and more and more books i have just started boys dont cry and it is awsome i loved noughts and crosses i love you i hope you rite a seris of boys dont dry!!!!!

  29. Boys Don’t cry was amazing! I read it faster than I’ve read any other book before! It really shows the issues and problems single parents and gays and lesbians have to go through and also how we’ve all got to have a back-up plan! It really made me think and stuck in my mind long after I read it. I do love your books! Please write a sequel for this!!!

  30. It was an amazing book , i loved it, But i didn’t see Dante as how he was in the trailer , i saw him as the actor Sean Wing. ANyway please write a sequel to the book ! x

  31. i read this book so fast becasue it made me wonder what would happen next i so hope you right a series of these books so many people would buy them and i really hope someone makes a movie out of it.

  32. This is an amazing book! I love reality style books and this is perfect!! Probably the best book I have ever read! Please make a sequel! πŸ˜€

  33. Oh my goodness boys don’t cry was possibly the best book I’ve ever read! I read it on holiday; starting on the plane, landing in the airport, on the way to my resort I was staying at, the night we got there and the next day on the beach! As you can see, I could not put it down! Truley incredible! PLEASE make a sequal! πŸ™‚ xx

  34. OMGHHKP I LOVE THIS BOOK WITH A PASSION!! Literally malorie blackman is THE. BEST. WRITER. EVER. I want more books!! πŸ˜€ xx

  35. i love this book it took me 2 days to read this book plus look after my 5 kids i just could not put the book down please make a sequal! and well done for this book

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