The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise

How did I get the book?   Received from author in exchange for an honest review.

Genre: Contemporary

Synopsis: 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?

200words (or less) review: I was really looking forward to reading The Boyfriend App, it promised to be the kind of fun escapism you need when you want something to cheer you up. For Part 1 The Boyfriend App delivered everything I hoped for.

Audrey is the kind of geeky but likable protagonist you route for. The writing pulls you in and the story is interesting. Apart from Audrey you have an array of characters, some predictable but in the end I didn’t care because I enjoyed reading about them. Lindsay was definitely one of my favourites and I liked the first date tweeting.

My problem with this story is that Audrey implements what she learns in Part 2. It’s hard to explain further without spoilers but while I understand how it’s tempting I just kept thinking ‘this is wrong’. The cafeteria scene is funny but at the same time I couldn’t enjoy it because of this. It took a long time for Audrey to win me back.

The Boyfriend App is a mix of cute, funny and romance. I class this as the kind of book you read when you want to have a smile at the end.  

Recommend it?

Yes*

*3.5 stars

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