The Boyfriend App, by Katie Sise

boyfriendJennifer D. shares this review:

If Apple sponsored a contest for high school students to create the next great app, would you enter? What if the winner got a $200,000 college scholarship? Public Corporation (a fictional Apple-esque company) announces just such a contest, and it’s enough incentive for Audrey. She’s got a leg up on the competition already, since she’s a tech geek, and now all she needs is a great idea. She can create an awesome app, but what should its function be? The best apps do more than just look cool, and to win the competition Audrey’s must be essential to existence.

Inspired by her desire to find true love, Audrey creates the Boyfriend App. Fill in a highly-detailed questionnaire and the app will find your perfect match. When your phone’s GPS detects you are near a match, an alert will notify you. Sounds simple, right? But, as the saying goes, “the course of true love never did run smooth”. Someone should have reminded Audrey that high school students don’t typically appreciate being told who they should and should not date.

Audrey’s app is soon turned on its head, however, when she uncovers some troubling technology hidden in her Public brand phone. What starts out as a simple high school romance novel soon becomes filled with suspicion and intrigue. Public is up to no good, but maybe Audrey can use their corruption against them. After all, $200,000 and true love are on the line.

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Posted on March 7, 2014, in Books, Fiction, Humor, Readers' advisory, Romance, Young Adult. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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