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The fill-in boyfriend, Kasie West

Label
The fill-in boyfriend
Title
The fill-in boyfriend
Statement of responsibility
Kasie West
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. Will Gia turn her fake boyfriend into a real one without exposing her lie and possibly destroying her friendships and her newfound relationship?
Writing style
Award
Buckeye Teen Book Award (Ohio), Grades 9-12, 2016
Review
  • Grades 8-11 Getting dumped on prom night is the stuff of nightmares for some girls, but for Gia Montgomery, it’s all too real. With her friends waiting inside to meet her (now ex-) boyfriend, Gia knows she can’t walk in by herself, so she does the only sensible thing—she approaches a boy waiting in a car and asks him to be her fill-in boyfriend for the night. And she ends up liking him far more than she ever expected. Gia, often self-absorbed and lacking in empathy for others, is not always easy to like. Several difficult exchanges with Gia’s so-called friends make for a slow start, and the girls’ mutual cruelty is cringe-inducing. West doesn’t keep the story there for long, however; what seems like a fairly run-of-the-mill high-school story blossoms into a surprisingly engaging romance and journey of self-discovery, particularly as Gia grows closer not only to Hayden, her fill-in boyfriend, but also his entire family. High-school romance fans will enjoy the sweet and witty dialogue between Gia and Hayden. -- Gaus, Eve (Reviewed 04-01-2015) (Booklist, vol 111, number 15, p65)
  • Gr 7 Up — Gia Montgomery is the epitome of a popular high school girl; she's a pretty, self-centered student body president who constantly seeks approval via social media. New girl Jules has been adopted into the popular girl clique but is really more of a frenemy, always trying to bring Gia down a notch or two. So when Gia's oft-bragged-about-but-never-actually-seen college boyfriend breaks up with her in the parking lot outside the prom, she is understandably desperate to save face. Enter random boy sitting in his car in the parking lot. Gia bangs on his window and demands/begs the stranger to fill in as her boyfriend for the prom. The Fill-In Bradley ("FIB") guy fits the bill, and Gia pulls off the deception to Jules and her friends. But circumstances continue to bring Gia and "FIB" (actual name: Hayden) together: Hayden's younger sister Bec is in Gia's history class and is quick to call in a favor. Now Gia is filling in as a pretend new girlfriend to make Hayden's ex jealous. Predictably, Gia and Hayden end up actually becoming friends, and a true attraction brews. The cotton candy-colored cover and title belie the fact that this is a genuinely clever and enjoyable book. Recommend this to fans of authors Sarah Dessen, Elizabeth Eulberg, and Stephanie Perkins as well as lovers of films like Clueless, Ten Things I Hate About You , and Easy A . VERDICT If sometimes too overt in the "shallow girl finds depth" theme, this sweet romantic tale is still hard not to like.—Tara Kehoe, New Jersey State Library Talking Book and Braille Center, Trenton --Tara Kehoe (Reviewed March 1, 2015) (School Library Journal, vol 61, issue 3, p163)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10416017
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
West, Kasie
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • HL
  • 550
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
PZ7.W51837
LC item number
Fil 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenagers
  • High schools
  • Dating (Social customs)
  • Teenagers
  • High schools
  • Dating (Social customs)
  • Dating (Social customs)
  • High schools
  • Teenagers
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The fill-in boyfriend, Kasie West
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9780062336385
Lccn
2014952523
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)887857535
Label
The fill-in boyfriend, Kasie West
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9780062336385
Lccn
2014952523
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)887857535

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