*REVIEW* The Boyfriend App
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?
The Boyfriend App was decent... it definitely had its' cute moments and was a super easy and fast read. There were some things that really irked me while reading it though and it's for those reasons that I ended up rating this book a 2 out of 5 star rating on Goodreads. I kind of think I would round that up to 2.5 but that's about it.
The Boyfriend App introduces us to Audrey, a high school student with major computer hacking talent. Audrey learned these skills from her late father, and is more comfortable in the computer lab with her fellow geek friends than anywhere else in the school. When a nationwide contest by the biggest technology company in the country asks high school students to develop a kick-butt mobile app, Audrey can see her collegiate money woes trickling away...
But creating the super popular app is not all it's cracked out to be... and a shocking discovery turns the tables for her at the last minute. Will Audrey be able to use her discovery to win the competition? Or will her discovery put her, and her friends, in danger? All is revealed as mean girls, jocks, geeks, and high-powered executives collide in this super fast read by Katie Sise.
This book has potential... it's interesting, super quick and easy to read, and has some romance, some mystery, some conflict and more. My issues with it: The mean girls. UGH. I wanted to smack the smirk right off of Blake's face almost every single time she appeared in the book. She seemed OVER THE TOP mean. Are girls really that bad?! I found myself uncomfortable at times reading about her. And then there was Audrey's complete stupidity when it comes to seeing that a guy is into her. REALLY?! No one is THAT slow. I mean, what else does a guy have to do? Those two things irked me so much at times that it was hard for me to enjoy the story!
All in all, this is a cute read. It's not going to rock your socks or anything like that, but it's worth the day it will take you to read it. Enjoy! *XOXO*
Expected publication date: April 30, 2013 by Balzer & Bray/Harperteen