Title: The Boyfriend App
Author: Katie Sise
Series: N/A Standalone
Genre: Romance, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction, Chic Lit, Humor
Publisher: Balzer and Bray
Publication Date: April 30, 2013
Pages: 320 Pages
My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
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?
Let me start by saying that
before this book was published, I was really excited about it and can't
wait to get my hands on it, and once I saw a copy in Edelweiss, I
immediately requested it. In fact, when I got approved, I was jumping up
ad own with glee and excitement and dove into it immediately. I mean,
who wouldn't love this book based from the synopsis, right?
main character, Audrey McCarthy, is a high school student who dreams to
go to Notre Dame like her father did. So when the school announces a
contest of creating apps, Audrey couldn't help but join. After all, this
is her forte. After days of thinking, Audrey finally decided to create
The Boyfriend App - an app that would determine who your best match is,
and would alert you if your "ideal guy" is within a few meters from you.
I would say that the app is not what I expected it to be like,
but I think I like this better. Isn't it just total genius?! But that's
the only thing I liked about the book. Well, not just that, exactly,
but I mean, there wasn't much to like about it.
The main idea is
really interesting and unique, and that's why I think many got excited
by this book. But then I think Katie's incorporation wasn't that good.
The plot, for me, is really shaky. There were a lot of twists and turns
that may or may not have necessarily made the novel better.
read the novel, I got the impression that the plot was not that well
thought of, because the twists were really bizarre and absurd for me.
When I got to the second part, it really went downhill. The twists and
turns were farfetched, and it kinda strayed from what I thoght was the
Sure, it gave the element of surprise, but I think
it was just there to make the story longer. I think that if the story
was cut at some other point and had a different ending, I would have a
different reaction about it.
Overall, I think the hype ruined
the story, the twists and turns were too much, the plot was not in
coordination with each other, but the idea was pure genius and original!
Thus, I give it 3 stars
P.S. I read this book ages ago, but just wrote the review now, so there may have been details that I have forgotten.
Labels: 3 Stars, ARC Review, Chic Lit, Contemporary, Humor, Realistic Fiction, Romance