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Review: The Girlfriend Request by Jodie Andrefski

Title: The Girlfriend RequestThe Girlfriend Request

Author: Jodie Andrefski

Publisher: Entangled Teen Crush, Entangled Publishing

Pages: 244

Date of Publication: January 11th, 2016

Rating: 3.5/5

My Review:

This is an enjoyable, quick read for when you’re not going to want to have to analyse or think too deeply about anything but just getting lost in the story. It tells how the relationship of a couple of teenagers who have been neighbours and best friends for years changes when one of them believes herself to be in love with the other. Emma creates a fake Facebook profile, complete with images, to try to get Eli to take notice of her fake self and ask her out . . . She also tries going out with someone else to make him jealous and there are all kinds of dramatic moments resulting from her deceptions.

The story is told from the points of view of Emma and Eli, making it easy to relate to how they are feeling and giving you a good idea of the thoughts behind their actions. There’s plenty of teenage angst and turmoil involved and has the requisite HEA ending. Emma and Eli are great characters and, apart from the cat-fishing, believable ones, too. I really liked Emma’s best friend and voice of reason, Sarah who constantly warns Emma against her actions. If you can suspend your disbelief that a very bright student would want the love of her life to fall for a fake persona she’s created rather than herself, this is a well written and enjoyable read – just don’t think too hard whilst you’re reading it!

Synopsis:

Updating best friend to girlfriend is more than a change of status…

Emma has been best friends with Eli since she moved to his neighborhood ten years ago. Tired of being cast in the role of the girl next door, Emma creates a fake Facebook profile in the hopes of starting an online friendship with Eli, which would hopefully lead to more. Like…way more. From friend request to In a Relationship–it all seemed so completely logical when she’d planned it.

Eli can’t figure out what Emma is up to. He’s pretty sure she’s the one behind the Facebook profile, but then again, why would she do something so drastic instead of just admitting she wants to be more than friends? And who the heck is this new guy he saw her with? Eli starts to think that just maybe…he missed his chance with the girl next door.

Two best friends, one outlandish ruse. Their status is about to become way more than It’s Complicated…

This Entangled Teen Crush book contains one fake Facebook profile, two best friends who secretly crave each other, and a dreaded sex talk with parents…boy crush in the room included. Pushing a relationship beyond the friend zone has never been so crazy…

This book is available from a variety of sources including

amazon.co.uk           amazon.com          barnes and noble

Thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley, too, for letting me read an ARC of this book in exchange for this, an honest review.

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