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Mommy's Reading Break

I'll read almost anything if it sounds good, but I tend to read mostly YA, and a lot of those are paranormal or dystopian. I have started to branch out into more contemporary lately.

Currently reading

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Jim Dale, J.K. Rowling
Eat, Brains, Love
Jeff Hart
Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1)
Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl, Kevin Collins

The Boyfriend App

The Boyfriend App - Katie Sise So, I think I’m going to stop starting my reviews of HarperTeen books by telling you what made me want to read them in the first place because, let’s face it, it’s almost always the same. Suffice it to say that if I’m reviewing a HarperTeen book, I probably heard about it during Epic Reads’ Tea Time and added it to my ever growing TBR list!I will admit that I was a little nervous going into The Boyfriend App. I can’t even remember what it was, but something that I heard about it made me so excited and impatient to read it. So, I was super excited when I won a copy in a giveaway. But when it actually came time to sit down and read it, I was really nervous that it wouldn’t live up to my excitement level.And to be honest, in the beginning, it didn’t. Audrey is a bit of a geek who used to be popular, and her now popular ex-best friend is a mean girl to the extreme. The Boyfriend App starts off with Blake (the mean girl) stealing Audrey’s lucky rabbit foot and throwing it in the trash (the rabbit foot has sentimental value to Audrey, which Blake knows about). After getting in a fight, Audrey is sent to the counselor’s office and learning about Public’s (which strongly resembled Apple to me) competition to create a new app. Audrey immediately knows that she has to enter, as winning the scholarship is the only way she can afford to go to college.At this point, I felt like the story slowed down a bit as we see her actually creating the app, which isn’t very exciting. However, it turns out that there is much more to the story than the description implies. At about the halfway point, we’re introduced to a big surprise that I wasn’t expecting, and it shapes a lot of the rest of the book, which I found to be really interesting! Honestly, I was so excited to see this happen because otherwise, The Boyfriend App would have been kind of boring. There’s a bit of mystery and some really awesome moments that happen toward the end.The characters are great, though Blake and her cronies are such mean girls that it made me sick. I really couldn’t stand her. There is one scene in particular that I was just horrified about and made me want to punch her! Audrey’s cousin Lindsay and her friend Aidan are really great to her. Nigit is an odd duck. He starts off as Audrey’s friend, and I guess technically still is throughout the rest of the story, but he gets a bit too competitive with the app competition, which bugged me.I loved the conflict resolution at the end of The Boyfriend App, though the actual ending left me wanting a little bit more. Overall, I thought that The Boyfriend App was a really good read and would definitely recommend it to fans of contemporary.You can also read this and other reviews on my blog, Mommy's Reading Break