Saturday, August 11, 2012
Review: The Boy Recession by Flynn Meaney
Hardcover, 247 pages
Release Date: August 7, 2012
Published by: Poppy
Description (from Goodreads):
Where have all the boys gone?
Down-to-earth Kelly is always the friend and never the girlfriend. But as her junior year of high school starts, Kelly is determined to finally reveal her true feelings for her long-time crush and good friend Hunter - that is, until the Boy Recession hits.
Over the past summer, an overwhelming number of male students have left Kelly and Hunter's small high school class. Some were sent to private school and others moved away. Whatever the case, the sudden population shift has left the already small Julius P. Heil High in desperate shape. The football coach is recruiting chess champs for his team, the principal's importing male exchange students to balance out school dances,and Hunter is about to become an unexpected heartthrob.
Content with his role as the guitar-strumming, class-skipping slacker, Hunter is unprepared to be the center of attention. Desperate coaches are recruiting him for sports teams, and the drama teacher casts him in the lead role of the school musical. Even the Spandexers, powerful popular girls in tight pants, are noticing Hunter in a new light - with a little work, he could have potential. He might even be boyfriend material...
In order to stand out from the crowd and win Hunter's heart, Kelly needs a "stimulus package" in the form of cougar lessons from a senior girl who dates hot freshman boys and advice on the male mind from her Cosmo-addicted best friend, Aviva. As if dating wasn't hard enough without a four-to-one ratio!
I really wanted to read this book because it sounds pretty funny and intriguing! It didn't disappoint in making me laugh!
Kelly didn't stick out to me at all really, she was a pretty normal teenage girl. So I don't have much to say about her.
All of the girls in the book were crazy, doing things they never would have done if they weren't in a "boy recession." It was pretty comical.
Hunter and his friends were really where all the laughs came from. Eugene had me busting out in laughter all the time. Every time he was in the story I was like oh my god, is he serious? Are people really buying this? And that just made me laugh even more.
The funny parts are really what made this book worth reading.
If you are looking for a fun, hilarious, and light read you should check out The Boy Recession.