Thursday, April 22, 2010

My Invisible Boyfriend by Susie Day

Summary/ Image from Fantastic Fiction:
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?

I have to admit that when I first started this I didn't like it very much, but as the story went on and the characters, as well as the writing, became clearer and more developed, I was hooked, quite simply. Since when you take out the slow moving beginning, My Invisible Boyfriend is one darlin' book that I simply couldn't get enough up, and I hope the same goes for you if you take the leap and read it too!

Heidi was a charming, yet naive (Though who isn't at some point or another?) main character that you couldn't help but like as you went along with her on this hilarious tale of one invisible boyfriend gone wrong. While some may take her overzealous imagination as her being immature, I liked that part of her character. Since it was funny and added a unique twist to My Invisible Boyfriend. Also I liked how she truly cared about her friends, even if she did do some dumb things at times. Adding to this, I really liked the secondary characters such as Teddy (AH-dorable, loved him!) and all her crazy yet funny friends. Oh, and I liked Ed, too. Though, I don't know if you could really count him as character since he was imaginary, but whatever.

The premise was fun and reminiscent of Kate Brian's Fake Boyfriend but way better! I enjoyed how Susie incorporated different methods of technology in it because it added a fun aspect to the plot, as well as the different twists that kept you guessing of how exactly My Invisible Boyfriend would end. Would the truth about Ed ever come out? What is up with Fili? Or better yet Eric? Would Heidi ever find her prince charming?! Only time and future pages would tell!

Though as with most books even if they are good have problems and I have to say that My Invisible Boyfriend had some, unfortunately. Such as the fact that instead of writing out words normally even once in a while you would get something like this from Heidi:


While this was okay with me at first, the more it occurred the more annoyed I became. Though, other than that small point there wasn't much else that bothered me about this book. Well, except for the lackluster beginning but I've already addressed that.

In all, My Invisible Boyfriend is a book that I enjoyed and I think you will too if you're on the lookout for a fun and quick read to add to your TBR pile! I'm really looking forward to reading more by Ms. Day!
Grade: B+

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  1. Great review! This book sounds hilarious! :) Heidi seems like a fun character.

  2. This sounds like such a cool book, and it's something that I reckon a lot of teenagers could relate to. Fab review

  3. Great review, I'm really glad you enjoyed it! :)

  4. When a book doesn't grab you right away, finishing the reading process is the hardest part even if the book picks up somewhere in the middle.

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  6. I do like the sound of this book, very fun...just like the cover. When I need a quick, light read i'm going to pick this up. Thanks for the great review.

  7. Awesome review Lauren! I've been really curious about this book. I think it sounds like a really cute fun read. I'll definitely be checking it out :D


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