The Fake Boyfriend by Kate Brian

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Age Level: 12 and up

# of pages: 262 p.

RAC book: Yes

Lane and Vivi feel that their other best friend, Isabelle, allows her loser boyfriend to walk all over her. When he cheats on her in a very public place they decide to act before she decides to take him back again. They start chatting with her online as a fake boyfriend. They set up the profile online and encourage Lane’s brother to chat with her so that it sounds like a boy. As you can imagine, craziness breaks out when Isabelle decides she wants to ask her mystery man to prom. Lane and Vivi have to scramble to find someone who can play their made up man.  Who they end up finding only causes more problems.

While this story has many predictable factors, there is also something sweet about the lengths these two girls will go to in order to protect their friend from someone they think intentionally hurts and uses her. The ending is a bit more complicated than expected based on the simplicity of the story thus far and packs a few unexpected twists. Girls who enjoy reading Meg Cabot books will be a fan of this one as well. The characters are well-developed and the ending is impossibly happy. Readers who like a little edge in their stories should avoid this one.

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3 Responses to “The Fake Boyfriend by Kate Brian”


  1. 1 Beth February 23, 2009 at 6:28 am

    I love a good lack of edge. >_> My brother makes fun of me for it.

  2. 2 Anonymous October 4, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    im a 12 year old girl and i thought it was a great book it kept me interested and hooked i liked the plot of the story and the characters!i definitely recommend it

  3. 3 ashley May 17, 2012 at 11:21 am

    i have the same book like that since lastweek


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