How to Ruin your Boyfriends Reputation by Simone Elkeles


Guess who’s jetting off to the Holy Land this summer!

Yes, it’s me—Amy Nelson-Barakmy Nelson-Barak. I’ve volunteered for ten days of military training in Israel with my friends. The Sababa brochure said it would be a “fun” summer experience. Okay, so I didn’t sign up to prove I’m not a princess…I did it to surprise my hot Israeli boyfriend stationed at the same base.

Too bad nobody told me:

- It’s hot in the Negev desert…like, so hot your makeup melts off and you get under-boob sweat spots.
- You can’t sleep in until 11 a.m.
- You shouldn’t kill bees with your flatiron—don’t ask.
- Peeing in a hole isn’t easy (when you’re a girl)—double don’t ask.

When I find out our team leader is my boyfriend Avi, I’m totally psyched…until I learn he has to treat me like all the other recruits. Can you say OY VEY!


How To Ruin your Boyfriend’s Reputation is yet another hilarious addition to Simone Elkeles' How To Ruin.. series. A series that I highly suggest all check out because of the following reasons.

For one, Amy is a character that is so easy to like and relate to which leaves me to personally think that Simone perfectly captures the teen voice within her. Plus, I like how Amy and Avi's relationship is realistic in the problems that they face, such as the long distance and staying true to one another. Oh, and Avi's sweetness/ hotness totally adds to how much I adore these books.

Another thing that I enjoy about this series is that the different plots that contained are ones that are never exactly alike. Since, seriously you get a whole new journey with every book.

In all, How To Ruin your Boyfriend’s Reputation is a cute and funny read that proves yet again just how great of a writer Simone is! Oh, and I really hope there's going to be a 4th book to this series that is coming out soon. :)

Grade: A+

How To Ruin your Boyfriend’s Reputation is now out!

Source of book: Bought from Barnes and Noble!


  1. This sounds hilarious. I haven't heard of this series before. It isn't my comfort zone but I think I'd really enjoy this. Great review.

  2. I'm really looking forward to this. I've only read the first book but I loved it!

  3. I have to get my hands on this series. If heard only good things about it.

  4. I've never heard of the series but it sounds cool XD I'm liking the story line and the title and cover are cool :)

  5. Great review! I haven't read any books this series but I'll definitely check them out! However I do love Perfect Chemistry & Leaving Paradise :) I actually just did an interview with Simone, here's the link if you wanna check it out! :) http://lafemmereaders.blogspot.com/2009/11/author-interview-simone-elkeles.html

  6. This sounds great! I loved Perfect Chemistry, so will definitely have to read more books by her.

  7. I haven't read anything by Simone Elkeles yet but her book, Perfect Chemistry, has received a lot of praises from other bloggers. Will have to try reading one of her books soon. :)

  8. I can't wait to read this book, it's going to be amazing. Simone Elkeles is such a great writer.


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