Mon, April 8, 2013

The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise Review

The Boyfriend App book cover

The Boyfriend App book cover

The Boyfriend App
By Katie Sise
Publication date: April 30, 2013
Balzer + Bray, 320 pages
Source: Publisher

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.

Anna Reads young adult book blog

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Posted by: Anna   •   In: katie sise, romance, technology
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  1. Alexa Y. said:

    I’m not much of a techie, but I’m looking forward to reading this. It sounds like it’s such a cute contemporary YA, and sometimes, I feel like having one of those in my life 😉

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  2. Bookworm1858 said:

    I love the tech angle on this too and a predictable contemporary is definitely something I am sometimes craving so I look forward to giving this one a read.

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  3. Tara said:

    I like that there’s a techie girl–definitely not enough of that in YA. I want to know what the boyfriend app DOES though, so please tell me tonight 🙂

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  4. Candice @ The Grown-Up YA said:

    I started this one a while back, but it didn’t keep my attention. I do love the techie-girl though! One day I’ll finish it. 🙂

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  5. Annie said:

    This sounds cute! I haven’t started it yet, but I’m sure I’ll enjoy it after a long, serious book.

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  6. estelle said:

    Hm. It did take me 2 tries to start this because I wasn’t expecting it to be so techie but I didn’t think it was predictable at all. I do love that girls who enjoy computers and all the ins and outs have a book to call their own now.

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