Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Babe in Boyland by Jody Gehrman

When high school junior Natalie--or Dr. Aphrodite, as she calls herself when writing the relationship column for her school paper--is accused of knowing nothing about guys and giving girls bad relationship advice, she decides to investigate what guys really think and want. But the guys in her class won't give her straight or serious answers. The only solution? Disguising herself as a guy and spending a week at Underwood Academy, the private all-boy boarding school in town. There she learns a lot about guys and girls in ways she never expected--especially when she falls for her dreamy roommate, Emilio. How can she show him she likes him without blowing her cover?

I really wanted to love this book, but I just didn't. The plot of it reminded me a lot of She's the Man which is one of my favorite movies, so I expected to really enjoy it, but I just didn't.

I liked some aspects of Natalie, her voice was funny and I loved the fact that she was a writer and an actress, however I thought it was kind of silly how after asking three guys their opinion on something she decided to go to a boys school. I also liked Emilio a lot, I wish we had gotten more of a look at him and his past, it would have been interesting to have this book from dual perspectives, Natalie's and Emilio's.

This is a quick read good for laughs and a fun love story. Worth picking up but not the most original story I've read.

Plot: 3/5
Characters: 4/5
Ending: 4/5
Cover: 5/5

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