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?
I loved the geeky aspects of the story, the computer programming and nerd speak! I always seem to be drawn to books like that. I am reading Elusion now and I loved Ready Player One!
There was a really deep story and theme within the plot, it was a fun summer read, but I think that it also had a deep message about technology today.
I loved the Trogs – the characters were all so unique and I really felt like I would be part of their nerdy group. I wish that I had more computer programing skills, I was jealous of their group and their amazing teacher.
This would be a great ABC Family movie, it totally had all the right things to make a great movie / book, there was the underdog, the tight group of friends, the secret crush and the mean girls!
- The app was a little out of control. Once Audrey figured out how to make her app work better, it was like a make-out orgy. I was a little thrown by that whole point of the book. I can totally see that Audrey’s discover was relevant to the theme of the book, but I am not sure if I would have taken it to such an extreme.