Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Boy Recession- Flynn Meaney

Title: The Boy Recession
Author: Flynn Meaney
Source: Borrowed from the library
 Series: No
Rating: 4.5/5

It's all about supply and demand when a high school deals with the sudden exodus of male students.

The boy recession has hit Julius P. Heil High, and the remaining boys find that their stock is on the rise: With little competition, even the most unlikely guys have a good chance at making the team and getting the girl. Guitar-strumming, class-skipping Hunter Fahrenbach never wanted to be a hot commodity, but the popular girls can't help but notice his unconventional good looks. With a little work, he might even by boyfriend material.

But for down-to-earth Kelly Robbins, the boy recession is causing all sorts of problems. She has secretly liked her good friend Hunter for a while now, but how can she stand out in a crowd of overzealous Spandexers?

As if dating wasn't hard enough without a four-to-one ratio!

Laugh out loud funny. The point of view is from Hunter who is a slacker musician who becomes a hot commodity after numerous boys leave and go to boarding schools. Kelly has been friends with Hunter for a long time and she has recently developed feelings for him but now that they are in a boy recession at school all the other girls at school have flocked to the boys that are left. 

This book is really fluffy and fun. The premise of the book sounded like a lot of fun and it totally was. Hunter is super sweet and even though his friend Eugene can be a little neurotic, the two of them and of course Derek are hilarious together.They balance each other out.  Kelly and her best friends Darcy and Aviva are a lot like Hunter and his friends, they keep each other sane.

The book was really straight forward, I knew everything that was going to happen but the chemistry between the characters was well done and I found myself laughing out loud a lot, especially at Eugene. He always had these business ideas and his idea about the prom was actually really smart. 

I read this book in a day, it was super sweet and funny. I liked the writing, the characters had depth to them, the love interest had lives outside of pinning over another character which I find is really rare in YA. I really enjoyed it and I will be picking up the author's other book.

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