Shanta Everington (a published student)
Young adult fiction
November 2013
Musa Publishing

About the publication

"A grenade had just exploded in the kitchen, and no one noticed but me...."

The day after his sixteenth birthday, Red discovers that the man he calls ‘Dad’ is not his biological father. Will Red be able to track down the anonymous sperm donor who gave him life? What will he learn about himself along the way? And just what else are his parents hiding?

Boy Red is a story about identity, about where you come from and where you belong. 


I think every teenager goes through that phase where they feel like they do not belong as a part of their family... The story itself, wasn’t just a tale of a boy seeking his biological father, but also one of a boy finding his place in the world... by the end of the story, I felt as if I’d grown up along side of Red. If you’re looking for a nice coming of age story, then you may enjoy this one.

Once Upon a Dream Books

The author doles out her creative use of language when the reader leasts expects it... Boy Red was my first introduction to Ms. Everington’s work. If this is any indication of her storytelling abilities I am really looking forward to reading more from her and would encourage any fans of young adult literature to do the same. This novel is as appealing to adult readers as it is for the age group for which it was originally written.

Long and Short Reviews

I really enjoyed this book and want to read more! The moment Red figured out what was really going on, made me excited and yelling at the book for waiting so long to make Red find out. As I read the book I got some ideas on how things were about to fold out, and the suspense killed me! Uh Shanta is such a great writer! I think more people are going to have to hunt her books down...I give the book 5 stars!

Serenity Shield, Lovely Reads