Thursday, May 2, 2013

[ARC] Review: The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise

The Boyfriend App Review
Title: The Boyfriend App
Author: Katie Sise
Publication Date: April 30, 2013
Rating: 3 Stars

In The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise, super-smart, somewhat geeky Audrey McCarthy can’t wait to get out of high school. Her father’s death and the transformation of her one-time BFF, Blake Dawkins, into her worst nightmare have her longing for the new start college will bring.

But college takes money. So Audrey decides she has to win the competition for the best app designed by a high schooler—and the $200,000 that comes with it. She develops something she calls the Boyfriend App, and suddenly she’s the talk of the school and getting kissed by the hottest boys around. But can the Boyfriend App bring Audrey true love?



My Thoughts

This book was definitively a fun read. A bit over the top at times, but that's probably what made it so fun at the end.

The first half of the book was a bit slow, and there was quite a bit of technological talk about programming, computers and the like. While I didn't mind, some people might find it a drag to read all that. The second half is where things pick up. The 2.0 app comes out and things start getting crazy. The ending I thought was very appropriate and fitting :) My favorite scene was when Audrey was trying out version 2.0 at her school. Very reminiscent of Mean Girls, loved it :D

While this book is fun, especially the second half, it's not all about the craziness. We have Audrey still dealing with her father's death and the loss of a best friend and the bullying of said ex-best friend. And this is were it lost points for me. While I understood the confusion and miscommunication between them, it did not call for some, or should I say most, of the things that Blake does to both, Audrey and her mom. It was just plain cruel, specially coming from an ex-BFF, and what she did to her mom?! Who does that to an adult! It was all just really uncalled for.

Asides from Blake, I loved Audrey's cousin and her friends. They were a nice close knit group that supported each other. Specially liked Aidan, he was just so sweet and caring! Always looking out for Audrey. It was a nice change of pace from all the bad boy MCs out there.

In conclusion if you are looking for a fun read with some outrageous scenes then this is the book for you :)

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