Title: The Boyfriend App
Author: Katie Sise
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Rating: 4 Stars
Length: 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? -Goodreads
It is very refreshing to see mew ideas being put forward for public perusal in the genre of Contemporary YA. Especially when said ideas comprise a book that is as well written as Katie Sise's "The Boyfriend App".
Audrey McCarthy is a girl that you will love...for her brain. The pretty girl who is also shy and a little awkward; Audrey is not trying to be ANYTHING that she is not. What she is trying to do is use the computer skills she learned from her late father to build her future.
In order to be the girl on top, Audrey must compete with other students, the specter of the scandal surrounding her father's death, the loss of her best friend Blake, the deceit of big business, and her own insecurities.
Surrounded by her friends and supported by the boy that she loves; readers laugh, cry, and hope their way through Audrey's David and Goliath story.
What To Love
This is a sweet read full of hope, fun, and hilarity. This story presents the powerful message of persistence winning out, in a lovely package with a "happily ever after bow".