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?
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
This was a good YA contemporary romance with some computer science thrown in.
I liked Audrey, even though her ideas were a little unethical at times. She did seem pretty clueless when a certain person was flirting with her as well.
The storyline in this book got better as it progressed, and the little twists really livened the story up, and kept things interesting. I did think that some of Audrey’s ideas were a little impractical though!
Audrey was pretty clueless when it came to romance really, so it was quite surprising that her app worked as well as it did! I did like how things turned out romantically though.
The ending to this was pretty good, and I’m interested to see where the story goes in book 2. I have to say that overall I was surprised by this book as I expected it to be aimed at younger readers which it wasn’t at all.
7 out of 10