Saturday, February 14, 2015

Review : The Boyfriend Thief by Shana Norris

Saturday, February 14, 2015
Title : The Boyfriend Thief
Author : Shana Norris
Genre : YA Contemporary
Release Date : March 21st, 2014
Publisher : The Studio


1 ill-fated hot dog costume. 2 former BFFs. 11 days to seduce a boy. 

Avery James doesn’t believe in romance—she’s studied enough biology to know that love is nothing more than hormones and chemicals. Besides, she has more practical goals in mind, namely saving up for a summer humanitarian program in Costa Rica. But when her Diggity Dog House supervisor denies her a raise and Avery finds herself $500 dollars short for the trip of a lifetime, Avery has no choice but to accept an unexpected offer. The deal? She must steal her arch nemesis Hannah’s boyfriend before prom, giving Avery eleven days to seduce Zac Greeley.

Avery is sure the job will be easy. But a few midnight comedy shows and spontaneous dance parties (not to mention one particularly intimate carwash) later, Avery finds herself questioning everything she’s ever thought about love. Could Zac’s signature cherry-lime Slurpees be causing brain freeze, or is Avery actually starting to fall for him?

Will Avery be able to steal Zac away from Hannah before he steals Avery’s heart?

When I see the title, I kinda hope that this is one of those book that have cute romance, interesting plot, and lovable character. Unfortunately, I only got cute romance. The plot is actually interesting, but its predictable. We all know that this book will end well. And the characters, well, lets just say that Avery James didn't make it to my favorite characters list.

I dislike Avery at first. She's a neat freak, and she'd do anything to make everything perfect, under control, and organized, even if that mean she has to hurt other people. I hate how she treated her father, her brother, Zac Greeley, and sometimes even her best friend Molly. She treated them like they're her servants, therefore they have to do it like she said. I also hate that she accept Hannah's offer to 'steal' Zac's heart for a money! For someone that claimed to be so smart, she's stupid for accepting that. I actually understood why she acted like this, but still, I couldn't help but dislike it. Despite that flaws, I admire how she realized her mistake and be a better person in the end.

While I dislike Avery, I love Zac the moment we were introduced to him. He's funny, hilarious, reckless and a lovable character. Basically, he's kind of person everyone would describe as class clown--funny but lazy or stupid. But, he's not stupid or lazy at all. He's actually very smart in his own ways, with his wit and charm. Though, behind those humorous facade,  the saying 'the saddest people smile the brightest' could apply here. Zac has a problem with his family, especially with his dad. Fortunately, Avery actually help him. This is why I love the romance--not just because its cute but because they help each other.

Like I said, one thing that I love in this book is Zac the romance. Avery and Zac both have a flaws, but they help each other to cope with it. I love it when romance is not just 'I like you and I like you too', but when they actually have something to be with each other. Beside the romance, I enjoy the plot too, though I can't say that I love it since its predictable. I definitely enjoy Zac's funny comments and behaviors, and even Avery's new personality at the end of the book.

Overall, if you're looking for a light, fun, and adorable book, you can read this one!


  1. Sometimes, I think light and predictable is okay. So we'd know the difference. ;)

    1. Yeah, I actually like light books, especially when I have so many homeworks and projects to do :)


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