Saturday, December 29, 2012

Review: The Boyfriend Thief by Shana Norris

by Shana Norris
 Published: April 30, 2011
 Kindle Edition, 350 pages

Avery James has her life planned out: this summer she'll work with a humanitarian program in Costa Rica, next year she'll graduate at the top of her class, and after that, college and medical school. Perfect, planned, total order.

The only problem: getting the rest of the money she needs for the trip before the deadline. Hannah Cohen, her biggest competition for the valedictorian title, makes an unexpected offer: If Avery can win over Zac Greeley and make him break up with Hannah before the end of the school year, a check for five hundred dollars is all hers. Faced with the prospect of spending yet another summer working as a giant hot dog, it's an offer Avery can't refuse.

Zac is nothing like Avery expected. Within his chaotic world of midnight slushie runs and spontaneous dance parties, her total order is quickly falling apart while Hannah seems poised to get everything she wants. But just how much is Avery willing to give up for the perfect, planned life?--Goodreads

3.25 Stars!

The cover of this book is cute, just like the novel was. The Boyfriend Thief was a lot more Middle-Grade than YA, but it was still a good read. I was torn between giving it a 3 stars or a 3.5 stars, so decided it is a 3.25 star book! :)

Avery, the main character, really disappointed me. I guess I wanted to like her, but I couldn't. I didn't dislike her, but at the same time I can't really say that I liked her. I know this is kind of confusing and extremely oxymoronic, but this is how I feel; deal with it! :P Avery was just kind of forgettable? I read a lot of contemporary novels and you really can't switch it up with contemporary, so most novels basically have a similar plot, but different-ish characters. With Avery I was really angry at her for being angry at others. I know something bad happened between her, Hannah, and Eillot, but we don't know quite why until much later. I am all for building suspense, but that suspense was stretched out a bit too long...

I liked Zac although he was very much like other contemporary male characters. I was rooting for Zac and Avery though! LOL:)

The character I liked the best was Elliot. I thought he was just a random character, but the novel had an unexpected twist to the book with Elliot. 

The plot as I said before, it's not quite original, but it was an easy, cute read. If you are aiming for a light and fast read this is the novel for you! 

Purchase this novel at: Amazon and B&N 


  1. I read this book sometime back and I don't remember much about it, really. Great Review. Like you said it's a light and easy read. :)

    1. Light and easy reads are the best especially around the holidays were you are busy, but still want to read something.


  2. I haven't heard about this book, but I may give it a chance when I'm up for some cute and easy read. Great review!

    Anatea @ Anatea's Bookshelf

  3. This one's been on my radar for a while now but I haven't given it a try yet. I agree about the cover being super cute! Thanks for the great review :)

    Jesse @ Pretty In Fiction

    1. I love the girl's shoes in the picture. I think they're super cute :)



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