The Boyfriend App - Katie Sise

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The Boyfriend App - 
Katie Sise
Released: April 30, 2013
Publisher: Baltzer + Bray

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?

What it's about: Audrey is a normal girl with amazing hacking and programming skills - so when the opportunity arises to create a mobile app, for the chance to win $200,000, she takes a chance. She creates The Boyfriend App. So BFA can get you a guy - but is he really the right one?

What I thought: The Boyfriend App is a fun, quirky, hilarious read with some heart-breaking emotion thrown into the mix. You have to love Audrey, with her popular past and her wounded spirit. Audrey was given a wonderful cast of support characters - her fashionista cousin, the Indian boy who dresses like Michael Jackson, the quiet girl with the speech defect and of course Aiden, the good-looking geek boy. This story is fast paced and I couldn't wait to see how it was going to end - especially with all the surprises that Katie Sise keeps throwing at you. If you want something light and fun, then this is the book to read!

I particularly loved the scene at the Danny Beaton concert - the whole book was worth reading for that one scene! 

The Good: I love how Katie Sise explains all the hacking/programming terms, and doesn't make you feel stupid for not knowing. Now I'm super interested in programming and codes.... :)

The Bad: The sudden change into BFA 2.0 really confused me, and I found myself thinking how ridiculous the turn was. Also, I wished there was more about Xander - like why did he really coming ask for tutoring? That for me was left way too open.


4 bookstacks

Claire Blennerhassett

Reader, Blogger

Twenty-something | book-blogger | tea-drinker | procrastinator | wannabe-writer | student

1 comment:

  1. This isn't my usual type of read but it sounds like a good one and I have friends who would love it so I'll pass the recommendation on. Great review!
    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages


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