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Saturday, July 11, 2009

The Girlfriend Project

Synopsis: On the outside, Reed is the high school hottie, but on the inside, he’s still the clueless dork with braces and thick glasses who has never been kissed. Reed simply doesn’t know how to talk with girls, and it’s up to the Internet to get him up to speed and out on the market. Reed’s friend sets up a website to help him figure out how to meet girls and get in to dating circulation, but he’s confused about what he wants in a relationship. Soon, the website develops into more than just a way to get Reed a girlfriend. The Girlfriend Project reveals the struggle of teen dating with all it’s extraordinary highs and heart breaking lows, with rare insight into the vulnerability and insecurity guys often hide. This book is for any teen who has ever felt like the odd one out when it comes to dating—or in other words, every teen.
Review: I was wandering around my public library and wanted a quick read, and this was what it delivered. The Girlfriend Project tells the story of Reed, a high school senior who has just gotten a "makeover." He got rid of this glasses, braces, and pretty much cleaned up well enough for the girls in school to notice him. Despite this, Reed still has trouble with his attempts to ask out girls. After messing up twice in the same day, his best friends, Lonnie and Ronnie, set up "The Girlfriend Project." But once, Reed scores two dates on the same day, he realizes that he doesn't want to date just anyone, he wants someone he can find love with. With every girl in school finally noticing him--even the girl who turned him down four years ago--Reed receives many viewers on his website (The Girlfriend Project). He starts to find out that he might be in love with his best friend, Ronnie. The only problem is she's in a serious relationship with her boyfriend, and if he told her this, it would ruin their friendship.

The Girlfriend Project
was good in my opinion, although it didn't make my favorites list. I was kinda disappointed with the ending, since it was just a tad bit rushed. However, if you are looking for a quick read in your spare time, this is the book for you.
Rating: 3.5/5