Review: How to Meet Boys by Catherine Clark

How to Meet Boys
Author: Catherine Clark
Release Date: May 6, 2014
Publisher: HarperTeen
Source: Edelweiss
Review by: Jenn
Find out what happens when you fall for your best friend's worst enemy in this timeless and hilarious story of a forbidden first love and forever friendship.

Lucy can't wait to spend the summer at the lake with her best friend, Mikayla. But when Jackson, the boy she's been avoiding ever since he rejected her, reappears in her life, Lucy wonders if this summer to remember is one she'd rather forget.

Mikayla's never had much luck talking to boys, but when she (literally) runs into the cutest guy she's ever seen, and sparks fly, she thinks things might be looking up...until she realizes the adorable stranger is the same boy who broke her best friend's heart.

As things begin to heat up between Mikayla and the one guy she should avoid, will Lucy be able to keep her cool or will the girls' perfect summer turn into one hot mess?
2.5 stars out of 5 stars
*I received an eARC of this book from the publisher but it did not influence this review in any way.*

How to Meet Boys follows the story of Lucy and Mikayla as they navigate their summer away from home. I was really excited about starting this book. I've been in a contemporary kick lately and I just wanted to get my grabby hands on another cute, fluffy, romantic read. How to Meet Boys delivered but only on certain parts.

My biggest turn off was that I just couldn't click with any of the main characters. Both Lucy and Mikayla didn't sound like a pair of 17 years old seniors. In fact, they sounded a bit immature, which didn't make sense since they were spending their summer vacation in a cabin with no parental supervision. I also feel like Mikayla was a little too plain and bland and I just couldn't relate to her. My other problem with the story was that the plot felt a little to contrived and and dramatic just for the sake of drama and that is always a turn off. It was too convenient how everything managed to work out for the girls.

What I did enjoy was how close the girls are and I like how they managed to make up after some misunderstandings. I also love the small town vibe the story takes place in. It sound like such a idyllic little town and I can easily picture the girls riding their bikes around town.

I thought this was a cute read but it didn't quite live up to my expectations. I hope some other readers do end up liking it though.


Post a Comment

Thanks so much for passing by and for commenting. I read and appreciate each and every comment.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...