Sunday, June 15, 2008

Enchanting Review: Fake Boyfriend

Contemporary Young Adult
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
ISBN# 978-1416913672
272 Pages
Hardcover - Available now

Rating: 4 Enchantments

Deciding that their best friend Isabelle needs someone better than Shawn Littig aka “Sluttig”, Vivi and Lane concoct a plan to keep Isabelle from rebounding back into Shawn’s arms just in time for prom. But where to find a guy great enough to distract her? Look no further then a fake boyfriend. After scheming up a myspace page for ‘Brandon’, Vivi quickly recruits her younger and extremely annoying brother Marshall to fill in on IM while the girls go out in search of someone to play ‘Brandon’ for real.

I thought FAKE BOYFRIEND was a fairly entertaining read. There were some parts of the book I figured would just never happen, like Isabelle falling for a perfect stranger so fast after being so hung up on Shawn. I have to admit Isabelle seemed more of a background character at times, even though the plot evolved around Vivi and Lane securing their best friend a brand new boyfriend, all to keep her from falling back into the arms of her cheating on-again, off-again ex. Things picked up once Vivi and Lane really got into the search for the perfect real life ‘Brandon’ and Marshall’s evolution from a preppy geek to possible hottie.

My favorite scene from the book is when Vivi, Lane and Curtis head to the local prep school which is supposed to be hottie central to find a real-life ‘Brandon’ to take Isabelle to prom. The scene is truly laugh out loud and had one of the best lines in the book.

Kate Brian is the author of the popular The Princess & the Pauper, The V Club (available in paperback as The Virginity Club), Lucky T, and Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys. She will always be sweet sixteen at heart.

Enchanting Reviews
June 2008

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