My friend and fellow FPD blogger came by on Friday and lent

My friend and fellow FPD blogger came by on Friday and lent

5/17/2021, 9:16:46 PM
My friend and fellow FPD blogger came by on Friday and lent me her copy of The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West. My knee-jerk reaction to these types of books is that it is not my type. Ha. I am not even sure why. I am prone to fantasy. But I interviewed Kasie last year when Over the Fence came out and knew that I liked her and her book. So I dove straight into this yesterday even though I was totally hung over from HoO and loved it! . Gia is a high school senior who gets dumped by her college boyfriend IN THE PARKING LOT BEFORE PROM!! Her friends have been reluctant to believe he exists because they have never met him or seen a picture. Determined not to be called a liar, Gia spots a boy hanging out in his truck nearby and begs him to pretend to be her ex just for a few hours. But Jules, a newcomer to Gia's group of friends is determined to oust Gia from the group and will stop at nothing to make Gia look bad. So when Gia stars falling for her fake boyfriend she gets in over her head with the lies to her friends. Especially with Jules doing my everything she can to trip Gia up. What follows is a real page-turning read that was sweet, fun, and thought provoking! Kasie West includes an underlying social commentary on the effects of social media which certainly got me thinking. The writing was so authentic that the story brought me straight back to my high school experiences. I loved all the memories and feelings it brought back as I was reading. Super cute with an ending that was not what I expected. Kasie surprised me with how things turned out and I appreciated that. Well written, great dialogue, and a great set of characters. Definitely a 4.5 star excellent read and something you should add to your summer reads. . 🚩🚩 @appraisingpages June Bookish box is on sale now! I know what books inspired the #flashbackfiction theme and trust me, they are mega fan favorites! Including one of my all-time faves (hint, Logan Lerman starred in its book-to-movie adaption.)

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