A good story for boys is never harmed by a dose of the gross, yucky and slimy as in this hazing scene from
Nick felt slippery hands gobbing something cold and greasy in his hair, all over his body. It had a familiar smell – from the kitchen. Was it margarine? Close. Vegetable shortening, that’s what it was. They were pouring something else on his head and it was running slowly over his face, down his back. Sweet smelling, sticky, slow moving – they were dousing him with maple syrup.