How to Keep a Boy as a Pet by Diane Messidoro

The Pink Thing: Book 12

click meHow did I get the book?  Bought it.

Genre: Contemporary

First Impression: Sold on the title alone.

Synopsis: The Official Truth about dating the male human species!
Can taming a gorgeous boy really be as easy as walking a dog?
Circe Shaw is on a mission. She must transform into a fabulously sophisticated journalist and discover the amazing scientific truth about boys. Urgently.
But life is beyond complicated. Circe has to deal with a poisonous rival, her mum’s annoying ‘just friends’ men and her own Dark Past.
Can Circe’s daring investigation really teach her the facts of love?
Will it help her finally get a boyfriend?
Or will it break her heart…?

200 words (or less) review: It took me almost 100 pages to get Circe and the story, which is probably too long for some but as I’m on holiday and Circe’s narration was entertaining enough it wasn’t a big hurdle because once her ‘pet’ project started I really enjoyed myself.

Circe lives in the country, more precisely in The Middle of Nowhere and at the start of the book her BFF and BBFF are a loved up new couple making Circe feel a bit like a third wheel.

Circe hasn’t got a lot of confidence and is on a mission to transform into “fabulous” over the summer. Her BFF (Tash) was supposed to help her find a boyfriend – which in The Middle of Nowhere is hard – but since Tash is in a relationship Circe feels she’s on her own.

The whole book is written as an online blog and the further you get into the experiment the more Circe endears herself. She has a great sense of humour; some of the blog titles are truly awesome. I actually liked Rufus from the start and the growth of his and Circe’s relationship as really well written. It’s a fun story, which is what I wanted.

Recommend it?

Yes.

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