Published by HarperCollins on May 5th 2015
Genres: Dating & Sex, Friendship, Love & Romance, Social Issues, Young Adult
Source: My Own, Paperback
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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.
“The Fill-in Boyfriend” by Kasie West is a great read. I was immersed into the story right away. I got addicted to this story right away. I was very invested in Gia and her story. The story starts out with Gia being dumped right outside of her school where she is supposed to walk into prom with her boyfriend. As Gia cries in the parking lot she sees a guy staring at her from his vehicle. She asks if he would be willing to pretend to be her boyfriend just so that her friends don’t think she is a liar. He agrees to it and that is when everything changes. Now Gia owes this mysterious boy a favor.
I really liked West’s story because I feel like she provided the reader with great characters that were easy to relate too. Gosh, I felt like West was going to rip my heart out a few times though. My heart broke for Gia a lot. It felt like things were going to go good for her and then everything would just fall a part. I couldn’t believe what Gia was going through but I was so proud of her at the same time because she was learning so much. I think Gia grew up a lot in this book and I was so proud of her by the end. I do wish that the ending was a little bit different. Hey,, I reader can’t have everything right?
The writing. Oh goodness. I think West is a great writer. this was such an amazing story and she was able to draw me in as the reader and keep me addicted. I can’t wait to read more of West’s books. I think this novel had a wonderful pace and that the characters were written very well. I really hope that she brings Gia and the gang back because I would love to have a story about Bec. I think Bec would make a great main character. Definitely check out this book because I think it is amazing.