3.5 starsAhhhh...back to the "safety zone" of YA. :)...where we rarely argue suspension of belief or hotness of sex scenes....where we usually get a nice dose of naivety and sometimes a good opposites-attract storyline....where kids are misunderstood but find acceptance with each other....where first times and explorations and first loves are the norm.I enjoyed Kamizake Boys. It is a "safe" YA book: 2 misunderstood, lonely kids finding solace and love with each other. Connor, the mystery kid w/ the scar, that everyone thinks tried to kill his dad and David, the outed gay kid, bullied around every corner. Theirs is a sweet friendship-turned-relationship that is sprinkled with adventure, some angst, consequences for actions, future-planning, but an all-in-all likable couple. The epilogue was unnecessary and a bit much, even for me. But the rest was just right and a nice, enjoyable read. Not unforgettable, but likable nonetheless.