Saturday, May 8, 2010

My Invisible Boyfriend by Susie Day

Title: My Invisible Boyfriend
Author: Susie Day
Pages: 288
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: April 1, 2010
Heidi has the perfect solution to her popularity problems - a fake boyfriend. She's even made him an Internet profile that makes him look like a motorcycle-riding, poetry reading bad boy. *swoon* Heidi's friends are so impressed they start emailing Heidi's fake boyfriend with their problems . . . including their problems with Heidi.

As if that weren't bad enough, a delicious and possibly single person called "A Real Boy" emails Heidi to say he knows the truth. Can Heidi escape from her world wide web of lies? Or will her chance at romance disappear faster than you can type gtg?

Heidi's just another normal, single, unpopular girl in the midst of floating, happy couples. The solution to her problems? A fake boyfriend. That should solve everything right? WRONG. Her fake boyfriend Ed, causes more problems than she imagined and someone knows about her plan. Will she damage her own reputation? Or will she find the most unexpected places?

My Invisible Boyfriend is a quirky, hilarious, and entertaining read that is very realistically portrayed through emails, funny recipes, and chats as well as prose. This element especially enhances and emphasizes the convincing and believable background of the story. Readers will be able to imagine themselves in Heidi's position very easily because of the contemporary versatility and authentic characters in the book.

My Invisible Boyfriend starts out quite shallow, but the eccentric quirks and Heidi's overactive imagination lets the novel flow smoothly and eventually gains more depth and characteristic. Heidi's narration is humorous and light, making her antics even funnier to read about. And even though she's quite naive, she cares for her friends and her efforts mirror that through a few situations-gone-wrong. Heidi is not without her quirks and funny behaviors as well. Although one that might agitate the reader a little bit are her
moments that are quite overdone. Readers might even have a hard time understanding what they mean. But ultimately, Heidi is an unforgettable protagonist that will not fail to make readers laugh with her LOL-worthy shenanigans and escapades.

Hilarious and charming, My Invisible Boyfriend is a light, fun read that will captivate readers with its charm and wit. The recipes are flat out funny and everything else--even a little predictable--will definitely make you laugh! A =)

The Bottom Line: ROFLMAOing while reading this =)

---Field Report---
Originality: 8/10
Ending: 9/10
Characters: 10/10
Plot: 8/10
My reaction/enjoyment: 9/10
Theme: 9/10
Imagery: 9/10
Setting: 5/5
Voice: 5/5
Style: 5/5
Tone: 5/5
Cover: 10/10
Total Score: 92/100 (A)

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Unknown May 8, 2010 at 1:35 PM  

Sounds good. I really want this book.

Precious May 8, 2010 at 7:35 PM  

Great review Reggie! I love how you write your reviews. It's almost a literary piece itself. :) And yeah, those PAW, DOE moments are a bit...confusing. I have no idea what most of those means. I'm so curious about "A Real Boy."

j May 8, 2010 at 8:50 PM  

Awesome! I was just saying this week that we need more funny in YA. I am now even more excited to get this one. :)

Anonymous,  May 8, 2010 at 10:13 PM  

Haha this sounds funny. I love the cover!

bookaholic May 9, 2010 at 12:28 AM  

This sounds like a very funny and refreshing read!

designbybrenda May 9, 2010 at 3:39 AM  

Sounds really cute. Reminds me of Jan from the Brady's and her fake boyfriend, George Glass.

Thao May 9, 2010 at 9:17 PM  

I've always been interested in this book. Now you make me want to read it even more. Love the review, btw.

Anonymous,  May 10, 2010 at 8:04 PM  

This sounds like a fun read, and, come on, who hasn't been tempted to get an invisible boyfriend.

Alice May 10, 2010 at 8:20 PM  

I can't for the life of me figure out what those words stand for! Haha (:
But I still really want to read this! Great review!

Nina May 10, 2010 at 9:14 PM  

It sounds so much fun and so cute. Can't wait to read this for myself. Indeed a great review!

Christa May 10, 2010 at 10:44 PM  

I adore funny books. And books that incorporate less "traditional" forms of communication: ie chats, emails, etc. I'd really love to read this book!
Thanks for the review. I love knowing other's opinions on books so I can get even more excited about them. : )

Unknown May 10, 2010 at 11:30 PM  

Great review! I definitely want to read this book :)

Anne May 10, 2010 at 11:43 PM  

I have no idea how long I've been waiting for the library to get this book... It sounds good!

Kasumi May 11, 2010 at 12:57 AM  

Not perfect score, but it seems very funny :D

Raíla May 11, 2010 at 1:12 AM  

It seems like a great and cute book! Congrats for the review... I will be looking forward to read this one.

Rae Reads May 11, 2010 at 1:40 AM  

This sounds amazing. I have got to get my hands on it.

Kiara May 11, 2010 at 4:16 AM  

I HAVE to read this book :D
Thank you for the review.

Lisa Richards/alterlisa May 11, 2010 at 4:37 AM  

Sounds like an awesome read, can't wait.

brandileigh2003 May 11, 2010 at 4:37 AM  

Looks awesome-- I can't wait to read!!

Amber Skye May 11, 2010 at 5:52 AM  

I just love funny books! Meg Cabot is one of my favorite authors, and this book sounds similar to some of Cabot's works. I'll definitely be looking into it!

Kirsten May 11, 2010 at 7:46 AM  

this book sounds like fun ;) i can't wait to read it!


Dani May 11, 2010 at 8:08 AM  

I love this kind of books! great Review Reggie =)

Anonymous,  May 11, 2010 at 8:49 AM  

Sounds like a great fun read. :D I love the unique story premise, Heidi sounds like such a clever and imaginative main character to create a fake boyfriend, LOL.

andrea b May 11, 2010 at 12:31 PM  

I love eccentric characters... I don't really get what a DOE moment is but the book sounds fun and I really want to know who "A Real Boy" is!

buddyt May 11, 2010 at 2:24 PM  

It is good to read something light and uplifting every now and again just to get away from the doom and gloom and this sounds like just the remedy.

Carol T

Malbebe May 12, 2010 at 3:07 AM  

Your review was fun to read. I haven't read too many funny books in awhile.

ally May 12, 2010 at 10:47 AM  

Sounds like a nice read!! Can't wait to get it!

angie May 12, 2010 at 2:10 PM  

I love your review! It's always nice to have a funny book recommendation!

Fi-chan May 12, 2010 at 10:34 PM  

I read a lot positive reviews about this book and it's definitely on my wish list

Jenny N. May 13, 2010 at 5:13 AM  

With this sort of premise there are sure to be lots of mishaps and laugh out laud moments. I cant wait to read this one.

EVA SB May 13, 2010 at 6:57 PM  

This sounds like a lot of fun!

Samantha LeAnne May 14, 2010 at 6:11 AM  

I figured that this would be a cute, fun read by the cover and title alone, but after seeing reviews for it, I just know it's going to be! I'm all excited for it now :) Awesome review!

Sena May 15, 2010 at 2:22 AM  

Hahaaha! This sounds like a really fun and funny book! Love the cover too.

Anonymous,  May 15, 2010 at 4:24 AM  

This seems to be exactly what I need to read - light, fun, happy. Great review :)

Sarah May 15, 2010 at 9:58 AM  

Lol what's even more funny was that in homeroom my friend and I created my own invisible boyfriend! His name was James and he rode a motorcycle too, but didn't read any poetry. My other friends beilived it for a long while till I told them I made him up. That was probably one of the biggest highlights of my sophomore year.
Anyways, this book sounds really cute!

Aik May 15, 2010 at 1:55 PM  

This book sounds funny! :)

Mrs. DeRaps May 15, 2010 at 9:52 PM  

I love a funny book now and again. It takes a lot to make me laugh out loud while reading, but this one sounds like a winner!

Tina May 16, 2010 at 3:50 AM  

Fantastic review! I'll add it to my wishlist :)

Sharli May 17, 2010 at 10:30 AM  

Wow! Really high score! It does look like a fun read. It's already on my TBR so I hope I get a chance to read it soon.
Thanks for the review! ;)

Flo May 17, 2010 at 8:31 PM  

i've been dying to read this one for weeks, your review is so good i can't wait to read the book!

Mearadh May 18, 2010 at 2:06 AM  

It sounds like it is very English (loo, etc)! (Or should that be Welsh?) I read that it's been compared to Georgia Nicolson and Georgia makes me laugh like a loon on loon tablets.

Mearadh May 18, 2010 at 2:06 AM  

It sounds like it is very English (loo, etc)! (Or should that be Welsh?) I read that it's been compared to Georgia Nicolson and Georgia makes me laugh like a loon on loon tablets.

Emma Kate "Coops" @ Whats Cracking Coops May 20, 2010 at 3:57 PM  

Fab review! I think the shortening of words would annoy me too, but man, this whole plot sounds like something I would do!!! HAhahaha. I have to try it! :)

Toria July 13, 2010 at 12:49 PM  

I am putting this on my book list right now. :D

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