Young Adult

  The Fill-In Boyfriend ... by Kasie West

When Gia Montgomery's boyfriend, Bradley, dumps her in the parking lot of her high school prom, she decides to do the unthinkable…convince the cute guy waiting to pick up his sister to pretend to be her boyfriend for the night. The task is simple: two hours, zero commitment, a few white lies.
The problem is that days after prom, she can't stop thinking about her fill-in boyfriend. But can Gia turn her fake boyfriend into a real one without exposing her lie and possibly destroying her friendships and her newfound relationship?
Smartly observed and wonderfully romantic, Kasie West's talent shines in this tale of one girl's unexpected quest to find love…and possibly herself.

Our Review

How could the unthinkable be absolutely real? The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West opens with every girl's nightmare...being dumped on prom night, standing there alone in the parking lot and knowing you have to face the humiliation of your friends and "frienamies" on one of your biggest nights ever, with the possibilities of being crowned Prom Queen!

I loved the way the author draws you into the reality of young adult life, feeling every emotion that the main character Gia Montgomery is suffering. Out of desperation, Gia connects with the only guy still hanging around the parking lot after dropping his sister off, and wham...the lies begin to fly.  Such a simple act of saving face to her friends turns out to become a surprisingly twisted turn of events that can ruin friendships or possibly start new ones.

Romance has it's ups and downs, and how will Gia deal with her own emotions as she becomes to realize what is important in her life...popularity or being true to herself.

Who knows what we would have done in our days of youth in this situation, but the author truly has her finger on the heartbeat of this generation.


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