The Boyfriend App
By Katie Sise
Publication date: April 30, 2013
Balzer + Bray, 320 pages
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?
— Goodreads.com description
As a girl who has spent the past five years working at dot-coms, I love that The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise shows girls a wicked smart, techie main character. I think so many young readers are going to read this book and relate.
The Boyfriend App is one of those contemporary reads that is definitely predictable and a bit “oh my gosh I see this bad thing coming from a mile away, OMG why don’t the main characters see it whyyyy”….but is cute and readable nonetheless.
So I appreciate the concept and the techie angle, I appreciate the fun, but I did find myself skipping over a few paragraphs here and there to move it along.