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The Boyfriend App

The Boyfriend App - Katie Sise Also posted on The Fictionators: LOVED THIS BOOK.No seriously, I loved it.A lot. A whole lot.It was smart, fun and full of everything a not so young adult could ask for in a young adult novel. A pretty kickass girl (who wears skull and cross bone Vans and can program and knows what Linux and an SSH session are), a swoony boy (who can also program) and a great story to back it all up!Audrey McCarthy is a senior in high school, and since the death of her father, things haven’t been so great for her. Following his death, she lost her best friend and fell from popularity into obscurity. Now, her main mission is to push through and get high school over with so she can just move on from all of it. The only problem is, she’s not quite sure where she’ll move on to considering there’s no way she could ever afford to pay for the college education she so badly wants.So, when a contest is announced offering a two-hundred thousand dollar college tuition prize for the designer of the most popular or most innovative smart phone app, Audrey decides to throw her hat in the ring. She just needs to come up with something that will knock everybody else’s app out of the competition… And she does.The Boyfriend AppFind the perfect guy, right from the palm of your hand! Once he’s within a hundred yards, your phone will alert you and bing! love connections can be made! Audrey’s app sees almost instant popularity after a few test subjects (her cousin Lindsay, and her friend Nijit) are the first to pair up… but popularity sometimes comes at a price, as Audrey soon learns.I will admit that for some, this might not be your cup of tea. But for me? This was right up my alley. What do I mean by that? Well, you may or may not know that I met my husband on the Internet. And what you also probably don’t know is that when we met, we were both members of a group that—in our time, anyway—was known for hacking. No, I’m not kidding. One of our friends actually went to jail for hacking NASA. In fact, hubs is still a hacker. Except now he gets paid to do it. And this book totally brought me back to those days and made me all nostalgic with its dead on descriptions and computer jargon. (bravo, Katie!) It was fantastic.And I promise I’ll shutup now because I don’t want to spoil all the things, but trust me when I say this is one book you want to add to your to-be-read-list pronto! Even if you’re not a computer nerd like me, you definitely don’t want to miss out on the adventures of Audrey, or on the swoon that Aidan brings to the table (along with his V). ;)

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