The Boyfriend App, by Katie Sise, is a lighthearted teen “chick flick” type of book that tells the story about how a young girl uses her advanced computer skills to create an app that could win her a very nice scholarship to the school of her dreams, but hopefully also reconstruct her tarnished social life. Complete with everything a high school drama has to offer from love interests to frienemies, new experiences and insecurities, family and memories, and much more, The Boyfriend App is a great weekend read.
I found it to be a bit slow in the beginning, but it started to pick up and quickly became more interesting. The story flowed well and I could easily see this book as a romantic comedy on the silver screen. I feel that the subject matter is relevant to the popular tech trends of today’s teens. While I’m not a teen myself, I do appreciate a good chick flick now and then and this book reminded me of exactly that. Without giving away any spoilers, Katie Sise takes us on a fun journey from one unexpected event to another. While some of it was predictable, other parts were surprising and some were hilarious.
I give the book 4 stars overall. I think it could have started out a bit more exciting, but the events that transpired towards the end made up for it. I recommend the book to anyone who likes chick-flick-type of books. I loved the book cover design! It was both eye-catching and creative. It definitely drew my attention.
Lindsay is a young, Christian entrepreneur, owner of Spectra Marketing Solutions and Co-Founder of ChairWear Fashion, creator of the Chirt (a patent-pending custom office chair cover). In her spare time, she works as a promotional model for various talent agencies and enjoys reading, blogging, home improvement, Pinterest, and especially enjoying life as a new mom with her amazing husband and business partner.
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