Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Review: My Invisible Boyfriend by Susie Day

A new boyfriend is just a Facebook profile away!

Heidi Ryder comes back to school after summer break only to realize her three best friends have all coupled, leaving her to be the 7th wheel?  When a gorgeous guy sweet talks her, only to get her to do a favor for him, it looks from afar like she blows him off.  Why would she do that?  She MUST have a boyfriend!  Instead of coming clean, Heidi goes along with the notion that she has a boyfriend.  All it takes is a Facebook-type profile, an e-mail address and an IM account.  Presto!  Perfect boyfriend.  Until...

At the beginning of My Invisitble Boyfriend, I felt like I walked into the middle of a conversation at a party.  I felt a little lost, but I caught up eventually.  You see, Heidi doesn't only have an imaginary boyfriend, she also has imaginary conversations with the lead character from her favorite TV show.  The question is, can Heidi give up the ghosts and have a real life? 

There was plenty of enjoyable witty banter, especially between Heidi and her fictional TV character and her made-up boyfriend.  I love the fake names she gives to people like "Bleached Eric" and "Tarty McSlutcakes".  Too funny!  But then again, Ms. Day gives us some crazy named characters - Scherezade, Etienne, Yuliya, Safak are almost as bad as Renesmee!  Maybe I only think them strange because I'm from this side of the pond. 

This was a fun read, about a girl coming into her own, gaining confidence and learning to have a little more faith in her friends.

Visit Susie Day online.

About the Book:
My Invisible Boyfriend by Susie Day
Reading level: Young Adult (ages 13 & up)
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Press (April 1, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0545073545
ISBN-13: 978-0545073547

FTC Statement: A review copy of this book was provided by the publisher.


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Juju at Tales of said...

I haven't read this but your review kept me smiling. I hate that "jump in to a conversation" feeling.

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