Title: The Boyfriend App
Author: Katie Sise
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Publication date: April 30th, 2013
Genre(s): Young Adult (Contemporary)
The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise was a book I was very excited to read! It was also a Waiting on Wednesday pick, and when I got it as an e-ARC, I was thrilled! A book full of geeks and electronics is a book that's for me! Audrey McCarthy is a full time computer geek. She learned all her skills from her father, who is not dead. Audrey can't wait to get out of high school and get into college, but she doesn't even have money for that yet. When Audrey's school announces an app competition hosted by a major tech company, Audrey is determined to win! The prize is $200,000 to the best app designed by a high school kid.
The adventure starts with Audrey starts brainstorming and thinking about an app that would go worldwide. Due to her past experiences of finding the "perfect boyfriend", that's how she got the ides for The Boyfriend App. Audrey is a very interesting character. She is smart, and makes mistakes like any other teenage girl. Audrey's friends were fun to read about! They felt like real friends, and I'm glad that there wasn't this "competition" and "jealousy" between the two regarding this competition. The romance in this book was the best! It was so fun and very unexpected. I have read previous reviews, and some people mentioned that the tech stuff bothered them a bit. I honestly didn't think of the tech stuff being "too" detailed, or even bothering.
Overall, I enjoyed The Boyfriend App. I have to say it wasn't that wow.. but it was still a fun, chill read that I enjoyed. The only thing that bothered me might have been the direction the story went to towards the end. I think everything just got messed up, and if it didn't go that way, I might have enjoyed it more. Though there were some CRAZY parts that just had me laughing my butt off the entire time!! I would definitely recommend The Boyfriend App for ages of 13-16, the younger young adults.