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Fake Boyfriend Hardcover – 26 Dec 2007

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  • Hardcover: 262 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing (26 Dec. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 141691367X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416913672
  • Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 16.2 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,946,495 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Kate previously worked for 17th Street Productions in New York, and has written several young adult novels under a different name. She lives outside of New York City. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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By TeensReadToo TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 15 Feb. 2008
Format: Hardcover
Everything goes perfectly for Isabelle Hunter. It always has. Until the day her on-again/off-again boyfriend, Shawn "Sluttig" Littig, breaks up with her. And just a few months away from her prom. Isabelle has been dreaming of the prom for years. She's so obsessed with the prom she's created a notebook that has every last detail of the dream night planned out.

Her friends Lane and Vivi have never approved of Shawn and decide to do whatever they can to keep him out of Isabelle's life permanently. They hatch a plan to create a fake boy on MySpace to divert Isabelle's thoughts from Shawn. Isabelle shows interest in the fictitious Brandon, and so Vivi convinces her younger brother, Marshall, to start chatting with Isabelle on-line.

Soon Isabelle thinks Brandon would be ideal to go to the prom with. The only problem is she doesn't know he doesn't exist! So Vivi and Lane have to come up with a real guy, and quick! The two girls go everywhere to meet the right guy, but to no avail. Only after joining Vivi's mom for some play auditions do they spy the perfect guy, Jonathan. After much coercing, they get Jonathan to join forces with them to be the "real" Brandon. The only catch is that soon Jonathan is showing interest in someone else.

Of course the reader can figure out that there are going to be complications with the story. Only the twists aren't what one would expect! Isabelle thinks about taking Shawn back, Vivi gets confused when her younger brother starts to get cool, Vivi is crushing on someone she shouldn't, and Lane can't get the nerve to tell her friend Curtis she wants to be more than friends.

FAKE BOYFRIEND is another fun read by Ms. Brian. She has hit on another popular topic, using MySpace as the basis for creating a mysterious new boyfriend. The story will not disappoint current fans of Ms. Brian, and should create new ones at the same time!

Reviewed by: Jaglvr
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It's really a good book, it's cute and shows that people can change. Really well worth a read!!!! SPOILER ALERT! Lane and Curtis are so cute together! It even shows that Vivi can change! Well worth a read I'd totally recommend it!
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I would rate this book 10 stars if i could. It is a modern fun novel and i would read it at any chance i got! There is no boring parts in the book - AT ALL! And the characters are really believable. The storyline is just fab. I would reccomend this to all girls aged 12 up.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fake Boyfriend 13 Jan. 2008
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Fake Boyfriend was actually a pretty decent book. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but it definitely wasn't what I got. Which could be both a good thing and a bad thing.

Good aspects: This book held my attention from beginning to end. The writing was interesting and funny, the story was somewhat original, and I liked the characters.

Bad aspects: You can only go so far with interesting and funny. The story has to be realistic and believeable, to some extent. While it seemed mostly plausable, I highly doubt that if these girls actually existed, they would react in quite the same way as they do in the book. The characters were believeable, but the things they did just didn't seem realistic. I know from experience what it's like to make a fake MySpace and try to trick someone with it (not my fondest memory, however, and it didn't last long) and I know that most people would be a bit more resistant if some guy just started talking to you one day. And someone as smart as Izzy wouldn't be willing to meet a guy she met online, even if she did think there was something there. Especially not without seeing a picture of him first.

But that doesn't make it a bad book... not at all. It was clever and unique, written by one of my favorite authors who I believe pulled off the realistic aspect of it fairly well, although she could have done better. Even so, I'm sure that some authors would completely fail at writing a book with this level of drama, so I give her props for that.

Still, if you're looking for a good Kate Brian book, I'd point you in the direction of Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys or the Private series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Review 6 Feb. 2013
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Take it from me you can't runaway from boys no matter what you do! I laughed at the top of my lungs with this book it has got every thing; frienddship,dating,boys-who-make-your-head-spin and alot of laughs.I suggest a Meg Cabot book if you liked this book. Pants on Fire, or Avalon are good to pass the time.Vivi was by far my favorite character with her waky scheme and gogglie eyes for a certain cutie . I could read it all over again and again.
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book! 3 Mar. 2017
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Love this book! By my all time favorite author! I totally recommend you reading this book. It's a page turner.
3.0 out of 5 stars good 27 Aug. 2014
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I like this book. It was quite a cute book for when I am bored and between other books or series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars "WOW." 11 July 2009
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i just finished reading this book and i cant even begin to describe how much i enjoyed it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! normally in books, you sort of know whats gonna happen next because its so typical. but this book kept me extremley surprised the whole time. everytime i thought i new what was gonna happen next, i was wrong. its soos exciting reading a book like that because it keeps you sososos intrested adn you never want to put it down! i alredy have a list of ppl who want to borrow my book, after the amazing review i gave it! it was seriously so great and i am going to buy all of kate brians other books bc im sure they will be just as great!!!!!! MUST READDD! (:
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