Friday, March 16, 2012

Neurotic Thoughts - The Boyfriend Thief

The Boyfriend Thief
Author: Shana Norris
Release Date: April 30, 2011
Genre: YA Contemporary 
Publisher: Shana Norris
Source: Purchased 
Summary from Goodreads:
Avery James has her life planned out: this summer she'll work with a humanitarian program in Costa Rica, next year she'll graduate at the top of her class, and after that, college and medical school. Perfect, planned, total order.

The only problem: getting the rest of the money she needs for the trip before the deadline. Hannah Cohen, her biggest competition for the valedictorian title, makes an unexpected offer: If Avery can win over Zac Greeley and make him break up with Hannah before the end of the school year, a check for five hundred dollars is all hers. Faced with the prospect of spending yet another summer working as a giant hot dog, it's an offer Avery can't refuse.

Zac is nothing like Avery expected. Within his chaotic world of midnight slushie runs and spontaneous dance parties, her total order is quickly falling apart while Hannah seems poised to get everything she wants. But just how much is Avery willing to give up for the perfect, planned life?

The Boyfriend Thief is one of those feel good types of books. Avery has a tiny bit of OCD concerning her life since her mother just up and left. She has definitely been scarred by her mom leaving. Her dad is a a bit clueless about about how to deal with Avery, and she acts more like a mom than her dad is like a dad. I'll admit that the book is slightly predictable. The characters aren't bad but they aren't overly amazing either. I did really enjoy the scenes of Avery at work especially when it is her turn to dress up as the hot dog and dance around. Hannah Cohen is not your average mean girl she actually reminded me of Paris from Gilmore Girls without the snarky humor or dramatic fits that Paris is well known for. Zac is a pretty lovable character. I love his attitude, he is definitely what you would call a goofball. An adorable goofball. If you are in the mood for a fun, light romantic read that won't change your life but will make you smile then I think you will enjoy The Boyfriend Thief.

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