Whanganuilibrary.com
Normal view MARC view ISBD view

The fill-in boyfriend / Kasie West.

By: West, Kasie [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2015]Copyright date: ©2015Description: 344 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780062336385 (paperback); 006233638X (paperback).Subject(s): Teenagers -- Juvenile fiction | High schools -- Juvenile fiction | Dating (Social customs) -- Juvenile fictionGenre/Form: Romance fiction. | Teen fiction.DDC classification: [Fic] Summary: When Gia Montgomery's boyfriend, Bradley, dumps her in the parking lot of her high school prom, she decides to do the unthinkable...convince the cute guy waiting to pick up his sister to pretend to be her boyfriend for the night. The task is simple: two hours, zero commitment, a few white lies.The problem is that days after prom, she can't stop thinking about her fill-in boyfriend. But can Gia turn her fake boyfriend into a real one without exposing her lie and possibly destroying her friendships and her newfound relationship? Smartly observed and wonderfully romantic, Kasie West's talent shines in this tale of one girl's unexpected quest to find love...and possibly herself.
Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Log in to add tags.
Fiction notes: Click to open in new window
Item type Current location Collection Call number Copy number Status Date due
Teenage Fiction Davis (Central) Library
Teenage Fiction
Teenage Fiction WES 1 Checked out 23/12/2020

Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

When Gia Montgomery's boyfriend, Bradley, dumps her in the parking lot of her high school prom, she decides to do the unthinkable...convince the cute guy waiting to pick up his sister to pretend to be her boyfriend for the night. The task is simple: two hours, zero commitment, a few white lies.

The problem is that days after prom, she can't stop thinking about her fill-in boyfriend. But can Gia turn her fake boyfriend into a real one without exposing her lie and possibly destroying her friendships and her newfound relationship?

Smartly observed and wonderfully romantic, Kasie West's talent shines in this tale of one girl's unexpected quest to find love...and possibly herself.

When Gia Montgomery's boyfriend, Bradley, dumps her in the parking lot of her high school prom, she decides to do the unthinkable...convince the cute guy waiting to pick up his sister to pretend to be her boyfriend for the night. The task is simple: two hours, zero commitment, a few white lies.The problem is that days after prom, she can't stop thinking about her fill-in boyfriend. But can Gia turn her fake boyfriend into a real one without exposing her lie and possibly destroying her friendships and her newfound relationship? Smartly observed and wonderfully romantic, Kasie West's talent shines in this tale of one girl's unexpected quest to find love...and possibly herself.

Ages 14+

11 68 85 89 102 134 144

Reviews provided by Syndetics

School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up-High school senior Gia Montgomery is crushed when her dreamy boyfriend, Bradley, a junior in college, dumps her on prom night. Gia's friends have never met Bradley, and she had been looking forward to showing him off, especially since her friends were starting to doubt his existence. Unable to admit defeat, Gia sweet-talks an equally cute guy she meets in the parking lot into pretending to be Bradley for the night. The only problem is that Gia can't get Fake Bradley out of her mind, even when the real Bradley comes back into her life. Although the chemistry between Gia and Fake Bradley is swoon-worthy, Gia is often self-absorbed and manipulative, making her a tough protagonist to root for. A subplot about tensions between Gia and a frenemy presents conflict but is mostly silly and unrealistic. Narrator Shannon McManus provides a convincing voice for a teenage girl. VERDICT Fans of contemporary teen romance may enjoy. ["If sometimes too overt in the "shallow girl finds depth" theme, this sweet romantic tale is still hard not to like": SLJ 3/15 review of the HarperTeen book.]-Julie Judkins, Univ. of North Texas, Denton © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Booklist Review

Getting dumped on prom night is the stuff of nightmares for some girls, but for Gia Montgomery, it's all too real. With her friends waiting inside to meet her (now ex-) boyfriend, Gia knows she can't walk in by herself, so she does the only sensible thing she approaches a boy waiting in a car and asks him to be her fill-in boyfriend for the night. And she ends up liking him far more than she ever expected. Gia, often self-absorbed and lacking in empathy for others, is not always easy to like. Several difficult exchanges with Gia's so-called friends make for a slow start, and the girls' mutual cruelty is cringe-inducing. West doesn't keep the story there for long, however; what seems like a fairly run-of-the-mill high-school story blossoms into a surprisingly engaging romance and journey of self-discovery, particularly as Gia grows closer not only to Hayden, her fill-in boyfriend, but also his entire family. High-school romance fans will enjoy the sweet and witty dialogue between Gia and Hayden.--Gaus, Eve Copyright 2015 Booklist