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Kim Tomsic

Saturday, April 30, 2011


The Hook: 
"Heidi has the perfect solution to her popularity problems - a fake boyfriend. She's even made him an Internet profile that makes him look like a motorcycle-riding, poetry reading bad boy. *swoon* Heidi's friends are so impressed they start emailing Heidi's fake boyfriend with their problems . . . including their problems with Heidi."

MY INVISIBLE BOYFRIEND by Susie Day is a YA reader's must-have. It's packed with a fun hook and creative writing. Susie Day has an M.T. Anderson-ish style (not Octavia Nothing-ish, more Feed) and brings additional writer's spice to the table. Day blends imaginative elements  such as bizarre recipes, imaginary friends, enigmatic characters, and an element of mystery to create a perfect recipe of plot and drama. YA readers will love this book. 

3.75 out of 5 lollipop rating
My Invisible Boyfriend (Scholastic Press April 1, 2010) by Susie Day earns a 3.75 out of 5 lollipop rating.
ISBN-10: 9780545073547

ISBN-13: 978-0545073547

Available at list price of $16.99 from many Indie providers (i.e. Tattered Cover, Boulder Books) or from Amazon.

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