Book Review: The Girlfriend Request by Jodie Andrefski

28100441Read On: 11th January 2016

I liked this book but didn’t love it. Another Entangled Publishing book :). I only wish that it wasn’t so rushed between Eli liking Emma as a friend and then suddenly had a crush on her. It was to fast.

And i didn’t get what Jake was about. I don’t think he was needed really.  I really liked him, and wanted to read more about him but i don’t think the book needed him.  

Here is the Goodreads Blurb:

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…

Characters

Emma and Eli are both strong characters in their own right. I really liked both of them and I got a good sense of who they were. Meaning the author did a great job of their GMC.

I understand the fake Facebook profile and when it didn’t work she moved onto a fake date. But what started out as fake, didn’t stay fake. And that’s where things started to get strange. Jake was a great character and I wanted to read more about him, but then it pulled me away from Eli and Emma’s story. I think maybe it should’ve stayed fake, there was no need for a love triangle.

Writing/World Building

The writing was good. I loved the authors voice. The world building was perfect. Just enough detail to give you a good sense of where they were and doing. 

Overall

It was a great read. Could’ve been better but that’s just me.

Rating

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