Contemporary / Contemporary / Katie Sise/Katharine Sise

The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise

The Boyfriend App TITLE: The Boyfriend App
AUTHOR: Katie Sise
PUBLISHER:
Balzer & Bray
RELEASE DATE:
April 30, 2013
HARDCOVER: 312 pages
GENRE: Contemporary

SYNOPSIS: 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?
(Source: Goodreads)

(4.4 stars)

(4.4 stars)

REVIEW:
This was a great read and it showed how today’s society has become too dependent on technology. Teenagers can relate to the problems that the characters were going through.

I give this book a thumbs up for anyone interested in technology and a geeky main character. 🙂

Theme:
Manipulation, Self-Perseverance, Confidence, Self-esteem, and Truth

Plot: Audrey McCarthy has lost her father and herself. It is her senior year, and she has been a freak in high school since freshman year when everything in her life changed. When there is an announcement at her high school for a chance to win a $200,000 scholarship by building the best app, Audrey the Trog is right on it. She see’s this contest as an opportunity to get back into the life of what she is used to and be herself. But what she didn’t expect was finding out about Public’s secret

Characters:
Audrey→ Audrey was getting on my nerves at the beginning of the book and it seemed like she didn’t have a personality. But further into the novel, she became a likable character and I finally started to understand her more. We see her develop all throughout the book into a stronger and more confident person.

Blake→ Blake is the perfect villain in the story. We see her strengths and weaknesses. I actually felt bad for her sometimes.

Aiden→ My favorite character from the book is the perfect gentlemen. Aiden is adorable, cute, funny, smart, oh and a nerd. 🙂

Style/Setting:
Lacey Weatherford makes up her own terminology such as, buyPhone, Public, Infinitum, and buyJams.

I think the way Lacey Weatherford developed this novel from the beginning to the end came out pretty well. I will say, I had my doubts at the beginning because it was more knowledge based (giving readers information about Audrey’s past) and less dialogue, but eventually after a quarter into the book, I was finally interested in the storyline. I wasn’t hooked like I wanted to be, but I was pretty curious in finding out what was going to happen in the end.

This story is not just about a Boyfriend App. It actually deals with real life, self-issues teenagers go through in high school.

Lesson Learned? Everyone has their problems. Have self-confidence and ignore what other people think of you.

Here is a teaser quote from The Boyfriend App.

**Recommended

Rating:
Book Cover: .5
Character Development/Plot: 2.6 out of 3
Interest: .6 out of 1
Imagery: .7 out of 1
Total: 4.4 stars

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