The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise
Release Date: Apr 30 / 2013
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?
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The Boyfriend App was a book I wanted to pick up because it sounded really cool. The cover was pretty and the synopsis said it's a book about an app that would get you a boyfriend. Having a boyfriend is definitely one of a teen girl's problems. They want to go into a relationship with someone and go off into the sunset with their own Prince Charming. The book intrigued me and I wanted to find out what happens.
Audrey McCarthy is a likable character. She is a geek (like me) and she has been taught from a young age how to navigate and use technology to her advantage. She never uses it to harm someone and that is her rule. She was once the Queen Bee but fell from her position when her best friend turned on her. When the chance to get $200 000 comes up, she doesn't hesitate to take it. I liked the way she thought about designing the app. She never gave up even when her app is on the very bottom of the list. She's a strong character but I felt like she just needed to find her place in the world. The app contest was really fun and when the boyfriend app was used, Oh, man, let me just tell you I wouldn't want to be a guy at that moment. It was so funny! I was cracking up so much and I couldn't stop laughing. The moment was so comical :D
Audrey's friends were also awesome. I loved Aidan who was the love interest. He seemed like the down to earth kind of guy and is different from the usual bad boys or the perfect Prince Charming. Nigit is the dipper (what I call east Indians) and he's so funny! When he and Lindsay (Audrey's cousin) started dating, they were so cute :3
I do have mix feelings about this book however. There were some parts that didn't exactly keep my interest. Sometimes I felt like telling Audrey to get over herself and move on with it. There were certain parts I definitely would've skipped.
This book is an excellent mindless read that will have you laughing and rooting for the characters as you go along. With an awesome cast of characters, this book is a great read :)