How did I get it?:
Edelweiss- Thanks to Balzer + Bray/ Harper Collins
Computer-whiz Audrey McCarthy feels most at home in a tech lab, surrounded by her fellow geeks. Once popular and fearless, she hasn’t been the same since her dad died. And her ex-best friend, gorgeous queen bee Blake Dawkins, has turned into her worst nightmare. Audrey is counting the minutes until high school is over and she can get the hell out of Dodge and go to college-that is, if she can find a scholarship.
So when Public Corporation, a giant tech company, announces a contest for the best app developed by a high schooler-with $200,000 in prize money-Audrey is spurred to action. She comes up with an idea so simple, yet so brilliant, she can’t believe it hasn’t been done: the Boyfriend App. With a simple touch of the screen, romance blooms among the unlikeliest couples in high school, and people start to take notice. But it’s not quite enough.
To beat out the competition, Audrey will have to dig deeper. And she does-right into a scandal that would rock Public to its core. Suddenly the Boyfriend App lands Audrey where she never expected to be: in the middle of the limelight, passionately kissed by the hottest guys in school, causing complete and utter mayhem. But can it bring her true love?
I’d seen so much about this book on other blogs that I was so excited to read it. It looked like it would be a good way to spend an afternoon, snuggled up with unhealthy food and a good book. I’m very glad to say The Boyfriend App was perfect for this kind of afternoon!
The Boyfriend App is an incredibly modern story. Our modern world is full of so many apps, iPads, iphones and other phones which can do amazing things. The Boyfriend App completely fits in to this world. It’s deliciously geeky and not ashamed to be! The Boyfriend App is fun and completely far fetched but that’s what is so great about it. It’s just so amusing to read and experience Audrey trying to develop this app with the flaws and insane moments that she encounters along the way.
The characters in The Boyfriend App are well developed. Some, like our protagonist Audrey, are very easy to like. Others, like Blake, Audrey’s ex best friend are easy to find completely vile! Audrey is so relatable. She’s a character that really shines and makes this book so enjoyable.
The Boyfriend App is a perfect way to spend a few hours. Don’t read it expecting to read something utterly believable. Go with its over the top nature and I’m sure you’ll find an amusing, light-hearted, fun Young Adult read.
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The Boyfriend App will be published 30th April 2013. Coming soon on Chrissi Reads…It’s On!- An interview with Katie Sise.