The Boyfriend App

  • by Katie Sise
  • Narrated by Arielle DeLisle
  • 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From stunning new talent Katie Sise comes an irresistible Cinderella story with a tech twist.
Computer whiz Audrey McCarthy feels most at home in a tech lab, surrounded by her fellow geeks. Once popular and fearless, she hasn't been the same since her dad died. And her ex-best friend, gorgeous queen bee Blake Dawkins, has turned into her worst nightmare. Audrey is counting the minutes until high school is over and she can get the hell out of Dodge and go to college - that is, if she can find a scholarship.
So when Public Corporation, a giant tech company, announces a contest for the best app developed by a high schooler - with $200,000 in prize money - Audrey is spurred into action. She comes up with an idea so simple, yet so brilliant, she can't believe it hasn't been done: the Boyfriend App.
With a simple touch of the screen, romance blooms among the unlikeliest couples at school, and people start to take notice. But it's not quite enough.
To beat out the competition, Audrey will have to dig deeper. And she does - right into a scandal that would rock Public to its core. Suddenly the Boyfriend App lands Audrey where she never expected to be: in the middle of the limelight, passionately kissed by the hottest guys in school, causing complete and utter mayhem. But can it bring her true love?


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Great combination of tech and teen romance

You don’t often get to listen to a teen coming of age novel that has tech in it. I was curious about this title so I listened to it on a lark. I have to admit it was very good, I like the way Sise puts the story together. She did a good job connecting you to the characters and each of the characters have decent depth. Another good story device is making you wait to pick up the backstory of the characters as the story progresses. Delisle narrates the story briskly and her voice is easy to listen to. This is a definite listen, a little sugar sweet, but thumbs up nonetheless.
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- G. House Sr. "I am an avid listener. I listen between 75-100 hours per month on my iPhone: 60% fiction to 40% non-fiction."

Less programming and more potential date rape

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I'm a sucker for stories about female programmers (what with being one) so I did like some of the descriptions of the programming process but in general there are massive moral implications to part of the book that nobody in it really seemed to realise (the main character seemed to recognise it on an individual level but didn't seem to realise the absolutely horrific implications for the general population).

I'm trying to keep things vague to avoid spoilers, but one particular plot point in this book was profoundly Not OK and someone as internet aware as the protagonist should have picked up on it straight away.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-30-2013
  • Publisher: HarperAudio