Review: The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise

The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise

     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?

First Line: It was lunchtime in the social battleground better known as Harrison's upperclassman cafeteria, and I was staring at Aidan Bailey.

ReviewI loved the idea behind this book, it was so cute and adorable. And for the first half or so of the book I was leaning towards a strong 3.5 rating but as the book progressed things just got a little to weird and scattered that by the time I was done reading it it dropped to a 2.5.

Audrey is in high school she was once part of the popular crowd but now hangs out with the "geeks" who spend most of their time in the computer lab. She has some amazing skills when it comes to hacking and programming thanks to her father ( who passed away her freshmen year ). The girl is smart but sadly her and her mom don't have much money to send her to college so when one of the nations hugest tech companies starts up a contest to where whoever creates the most popular app will get two hundred thousand for college Audrey jumps at the chance and creates a boyfriend app. And everything is going good until all hell breaks loose.

Before I get into what didn't work for me I'll talk about some of the things I did enjoy. I really liked Audrey and her set of friends. Mindy, Nigit, Aidan and her cousin Lindsey were all amazing characters and really good friends that a girl would be lucky to have. As for Audrey even though half the computer tech stuff she talked about I could not make any sense of, she was very believable. I never doubted her or her computer skills.

Now as for what didn't work for me, when the app was first created it was cute, people were hooking up and then the problem arose that the app wasn't the matchmaker it was thought to be when people were getting rejected so then Audrey went and created a newer version of the app thanks to some major conspiracy theory type plot twist and well that is where things got a little messy and at times just too unbelievable. The book went from cute where a girl is just trying to make it through high school and get some money for college to it involving top level executives trying to ruin Audrey's life. Also this book went with the stereotypical ex best friend mean girl and the girl put mean to an extreme. I've been seeing that in so many of the books I've been reading lately it's really just starting to annoy me especially since they are not even believable, maybe in some H.S some where in the world there are mean girls like that but it's still a little hard to believe.

Overall the book had lots of potential but even with my issues I found it to be a quick read.

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