Saturday, August 24, 2013

The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise

by:  Katie Sise
published by:  Balzer + Bray
publish date:  April 30, 2013

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.

The Boyfriend App wasn't the bubblegum sweet YA book I was expecting, it was a lot better.

The book is all about Audrey developing this app for a nationwide competition.  I thought the App was going to be some kind of fake boyfriend to make people think you had a boyfriend, but it was a lot more complicated than that.   It starts off kinda like a dating website, but quickly evolves into something a lot more devious when she stumbles onto some hidden software in her phone.

Throw in a surprising non-instalove relationship, no real love triangle, and an actual present parent, The Boyfriend App was a better than average contemporary YA book in my opinion.

No comments: