About a Boy is actually a novel about two boys, 30-something Will Freeman and 12-year-old Marcus. Will has never had to work a day in his life and lives off of royalties from a song his father wrote. Marcus lives with his depressed single mother and is a social outcast. The novel examines what it means to grow up and become a functioning member of society as well as the importance of establishing and maintaining strong relationships.

Summary of About a Boy by Nick Hornby

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