Published by Balzer + Bray on April 30th 2013
Buy on Amazon
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?
Short and Sweet:
Just based on the summary alone, The Boyfriend App sounded right up my alley. A geeky / tech main character. An app competition that may or may not work out. Possiblity for some romance. Yep, I thought The Boyfriend App could have it all.
Audrey was a great character that I bonded with almost instantly. While the tech speak could be a little overwhelming for some readers, for me, it was perfect. I love messing with technology, be it phones or computers, and Katie Sise was perfect in her descriptions of it all. However, I did get an Apple vs Android (Google) vibe from the read that I wasn't expecting. Although not too over the top, I really didn't care for all the Apple type slams. (FYI, I am not an Apple person. I perfer Android.)
As a techie person, I loved The Boyfriend App. Watching Audrey progress with her app and the challenges she faced was loads of fun. However, The Boyfriend App did have a few problems for me, mainly with some of Audrey's choices.