Mar 29, 2010

My Invisible Boyfriend by Susie Day

My Invisible Boyfriend by Susie Day was supplied by Around the World Tours and is set to be released April 1, 2010.

Heidi is accustomed to being odd-girl-out. With parents who like to flit across the country in search of the next struggling school in dire need of their assistance, she is used to being the new girl who never quite fits in. Fortunately, at the latest stop she has managed to find a gang of kids quite like her. That is until after summer vacation.

Heidi comes back expecting that everything will pick up where it left off, but the party changes everything. At the annual "let's get rid of our stashes so they aren't confiscated" party, Heidi turns down a guy. Automatically her friends assume that she is seeing someone; and just so she doesn't feel left out, she doesn't correct them.

So she makes up an amazing sounding guy, complete with an online profile. Everyone tells her how amazing he since, this motorcycle-riding, Shakespearean sonnet-writing Romeo. He's so amazing, that her friends start contacting him for advice about everything; including what to do about Heidi. As if your friends not liking you as much as you thought they did isn't bad enough, someone has discovered the truth and is threatening to uncover her secret. Heidi is now thrown headfirst into the truth. She must decide whether her friends deserve to hear the truth from her or if she just doesn't care anymore. Her lies are about to catch up to her and there's nothing she can do about it. Or is there?

Sadly, this book was not as great as I thought it was going to be. Heidi was just too wishy-washy for my tastes. She is triumphing over her friends one minute and then moping about her sad existence the next. Her character did not really elicit any feelings from me other than annoyance and frustration. I felt she had so many opportunities to clear herself, but never took them because they weren't easy. Not exactly the kind of message I want to send out.

The plot kind of sluggishly moved forward for me. There was no real hook anywhere. I tried very hard to find some redeeming quality anywhere and I continually came up empty-handed. The shallowness exhibited by these kids was just beyond my level of tolerance and I really wish they had been slightly less predictable. This was just not a good book for me. I hope one of you has better luck!


ladystorm said...

To bad you didn't like it. Nice review though. It doesn't really sound like something I would wan to read.

Andrea said...

How disappointing. I hate that.