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April 30, 2013

Review: The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise

Title: The Boyfriend App
Author: Katie Sise
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Publication date: April 30th, 2013
Genre(s): Young Adult (Contemporary)
Source: Edelweiss
Format: eARC
Pages: 320
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?
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. 


  1. Well I'm glad she wasn't learning skills from a dead dad. :D This sounds like a fun read. Something light and easy to get through between darker books.

  2. I've always thought from the cover that this would be a fun read, so I'm glad it was decent!

  3. How on earth did they get the dad part so wrong? I'm glad you like this, I;ve been looking forward to it so hopefully I enjoy it too.

  4. Great review. I enjoyed reading this one, it was a fun book. :D

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  5. I've heard some about this book, but nothing extra great. If I ever want an interesting, fun, chill read, I'll pick this one up. Great review :)

  6. Glad you liked it even though there wasn't any fireworks :) Good review.

  7. I was a little worried about the 3 rating - not that its a bad rating, but I wanted there to be an overjoyed response but once I started to read the review I realized I'm DOWN with a chill read that you don't have to think too hard about or get too invested in. A fluff read. It already sounded like a cool concept but I'm really happy that it is indeed a fun book :D

  8. Eek this one sounds like such a cute, summery read! I'm glad you were able to relate to Audrey, and that her friends seemed real. I appreciate the fact that Sise doesn't skim over the technological details! I can't wait to read about this romance that you love so dearly. Uh oh, you have me curious about that ending, but nevertheless, I'm still excited to pick this one up! Lovely review, Farah!

  9. I'm not expecting this one to blow my mind or anything, I just want something light to read in between all the heavier books I've been reading. I'm glad you enjoyed this, hopefully I can squeeze it in soon!

  10. This isn't one that I would read myself but I can totally see friends of mine enjoying it though :)

  11. This book sounds so original! Too bad the 2nd half of the book was kind of unorganized. Despite that, I will still read it as the concept of the book sounds wicked.

    Little Book Star

  12. I've been seeing this book around a lot and it does sound nice. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Ah, but recommended for 13-16 year olds! Well, I'm a wee bit older but I guess I'll be reading this nonetheless. Geeks and electronics does get interesting but it's confusing as hell for me! Anyways, I'll try reading this some time. Great review, Farah! :)

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

  13. I was so excited for this, I even follow the whole tour and all, but it's sad you the second half was not as good. Though I love the geek factor in it and even though you recommended it for young adults, I think I'm going to pick this up as a summer read. Fabulous review, Farah!

  14. This sounds light and fun even if it isn't a "wow" read. I have a copy of this and it looks like it isn't too long and you could breeze right through this. Lovely review, Farah. :)

  15. Lovely review. I SO need to get my hands on a copy of the book. It sounds amazing! I am glad you enjoyed it. :)

    Beckie @ Bittersweet Enchantment

  16. Been reading some fun reviews about this one! I'd definitely read it for the fun. Nice review!