The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The Boyfriend App is a cute and fun book.
Sommery From Goodreads:
Get the app. Get the guy.
Computer-whiz Audrey McCarthy feels most at home in a tech lab, surrounded by her fellow geeks. Once popular and fearless, she hasn't been the same since her dad died. And her ex-best friend, gorgeous queen bee Blake Dawkins, has turned into her worst nightmare. Audrey is counting the minutes until high school is over and she can get the hell out of Dodge and go to college-that is, if she can find a scholarship.
So when Public Corporation, a giant tech company, announces a contest for the best app developed by a high schooler-with $200,000 in prize money-Audrey is spurred to action. She comes up with an idea so simple, yet so brilliant, she can't believe it hasn't been done: the Boyfriend App. With a simple touch of the screen, romance blooms among the unlikeliest couples in high school, and people start to take notice. But it's not quite enough.
To beat out the competition, Audrey will have to dig deeper. And she does-right into a scandal that would rock Public to its core. Suddenly the Boyfriend App lands Audrey where she never expected to be: in the middle of the limelight, passionately kissed by the hottest guys in school, causing complete and utter mayhem. But can it bring her true love?
Audrey was a nice and caring character. She was a nerd in school, and ever since her dad died she only found solace in coding. I liked how she was determined to make the perfect app. It was neat how the app worked, yet I found it's purpose to be pretty dumb. I mean, it is not true love if a website or app finds it for you. If this book were really realistic, the couples wouldn't all fall in love immediately.
The Boyfriend App 2.0 was even worse, because treating people like puppets should be illegal. It could be dangerous.
The ending was shocking and a little rushed. The author should have spent a little more time describing the whole incident.
The supporting characters were probably the best part. They were sweet and nice. The enemies were also a highlight of this book, because it made Audrey seem less perfect.
Overall this book was pretty cool, and a light and fun read that could get unrealistic.
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