The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
4.5 stars! I really really enjoyed this book! I hate to use the word cute to describe it, but it’s the word that keeps coming to mind when I think of it! This was everything I hoped a young adult novel could be.
Audrey McCarthy can’t wait to graduate. The once popular girl who had lots of admirers and friends isn’t quite the same after her father’s death and the loss of her one time best friend Blake… the resident mean girl. She now sits at a table filled with some of the lowest on the high school totem pole and watches her mom struggle to make ends meet while working in the high school cafeteria.
Audrey may have found the answer to her problems though. A contest is announced that will provide the winner with 200k to use to attend the college of their choice. Audrey needs to win.
And so… The Boyfriend App is created.
What teenage girl (or any girl for that matter) wouldn’t want to find their perfect guy by simply filling out a questionnaire and having your phone tell you when you are within 100 feet of them? None… that’s the answer. Her app is a success … but things don’t go as smoothly as she had hoped.
What did I love? I adored Audrey. She’s absolutely someone I would have hung out with in high school. She loves programming *cough hacking cough* … mostly because it’s something she did with her dad, but also because she’s good at it.
I loved Audrey’s friends! Mindy, Nigit, Lindsay and Aiden were just the perfect mix and a wonderful inclusion to a great story.
The Boyfriend App provides a perfect mix flails, funny, and romance and I adored every second of it.
I will say that there is a lot of computer speak in this … I mean it’s unavoidable because computers and hacking and programming are the base of this story and so at times it was kind of over my head, but I think Sise does an incredible job of explaining the nerd speak when it was necessary.
Did I mention Aiden yet… yes… well let me mention him again. I adored him. Everytime he said “Auds” I totally melted inside.
Also… I hated Blake. Like Hated Hated.
She takes the definition of mean girl to a whole new level and that up there was my face every single time she appeared.
If you’re looking for a wonderfully written YA that’s engaging and sweet and a little bit awesomely nerdy, you MUST check out The Boyfriend App. I promise you won’t be able to put it down once you start!
Thank you to Edelweiss and HarperTeen for the advance copy in exchange for an honest review.
To celebrate the release of The Boyfriend App, I’ll be giving away one finished copy! Make sure you enter!
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