Saturday, December 10, 2016

Throwback Author Spotlight: Susie Day

So many times when I go throw my personal bookshelf, I run my fingers over the first novels that introduced me to the young adult genre. I'm talking about authors and books that hardly anyone discusses nowadays. These are the books that fostered my love for teen fiction, fantasy, and reading in general. Therefore, I've decided to occasionally spot-light some of these hidden gems, partially because they deserve it, but mostly because I want to revisit some of my old favorites. 

This time, let's talk about My Invisible Boyfriend by Susie Day (2010).

A hilarious novel about the ultimate high school hoax gone wrong - Heidi invents a boyfriend only to find that her fake Romeo is suddenly more popular than she is!

Heidi has the perfect solution to her popularity problems - a fake boyfriend. She's even made him an Internet profile that makes him look like a motorcycle-riding, poetry reading bad boy. *swoon* Heidi's friends are so impressed they start emailing Heidi's fake boyfriend with their problems . . . including their problems with Heidi.

As if that weren't bad enough, a delicious and possibly single person called "A Real Boy" emails Heidi to say he knows the truth.

Can Heidi escape from her world wide web of lies?

Or will her chance at romance disappear faster than you can type gtg?

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This is definitely a more recent throwback. 2010 doesn't seem that long ago, but it definitely feels like it's been a while since I read My Invisible BoyfriendAlthough not many people have praised this one like I have, I still think it's a cute, worthwhile read. Day is funny, and her characters were lighthearted and enjoyable. As far as chick lit goes, this one is an under-appreciated book.