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The Boyfriend Thief
Avery James doesn’t believe in romance—she’s studied enough biology to know that love is nothing more than hormones and chemicals. Besides, she has more practical goals in mind, namely saving up for a summer humanitarian program in Costa Rica. But when her Diggity Dog House supervisor denies her a raise a...more
When I first saw this I thought it would just be something sweet, light, fun read. Just something you read to feel good and swoon and grin. Well, it did make me swoon and grin but it actually discussed more deeper issues than what I had expected.
The main character, Avery, was miserable and broken. She's a control freak and wanted everything to be planned out. Since her mother had left them 4 years ago she developed that kind of attitude, thinking that if she didn't plan everything it...more
One of the things that Avery is dealing with is the fact that her mother abandoned the family a few years back. Ever since then, Avery has made it mission to keep the family running smoothly and make everything all right. Avery is a pers...more
Avery is a very organized person and when she was paired in a project with the most hyper, easily distracted, with tons of ideas roaming inside of his head guy Zac (in short, her exact opposite)… things started to get inter...more
Avery es una protagonista totalmente insoportable, pero lo peor, es que existen personas así. No, lo peor es que, en varias ocasiones me identifiqué con ella. Caemos en el error siempre de ver los defectos en los demás, queriendo acomodar sus vidas y meternos en ella y nunca vemos nuestros propios insoportables defectos. Hay personas que...more
Avery and Zac were so much fun to follow around and root for! Avery being the super everything has its place supposed “ice queen” and Zac—well he was just this grinning, bouncy ball of goodness and energy! Both of them made...more
The Boyfriend Thief by Shana Norris broke my heart. I have to admit that I get emotional when reading, watching and/or listening but The Boyfriend Thief is by far, the first book ever to have me in constant tears. The way Shana Norris spins this tale is really believable. It’s like she has a pull on my heartstrings! I could understand how it felt like to be trapped, that the past seemed to freeze over and time never moved on. I could also get a feeling of how desper...more
Would you go as far as stealing someone’s boyfriend just to get what you want?
Avery James was smart.
She was hardworking and protective of her family.
She was the president of the math club.
She was on the list of being valedictorian.
Avery was an achiever.
She was ambitious.
She wants to go to Costa Rica for the summer to volunteer for a medical mission.
She was a little short on money though despite the fact that she worked her butt off (sometimes literally...more
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Boyfriend thievery isn't a topic I would usually be interested in, but I'll admit that my curiosity was piqued by the premise of The Boyfriend Thief, especially because Avery doesn't sound like the type of character to commit such an atrocious act. And once it was revealed who exactly wanted to pay her to do the stealing, I was on board.
Avery is the kind of pr...more
Avery has her eyes set on her life plan: she plans to attend a summer program in Costa Rica, graduate the top of her class during senior year and then head for medical school. She wasn't going to let anything get in her way...except her dreams hang on a very critical issue: she needed more money to get into the program in Costa Rica. Then her biggest rival for the valedictorian position and ex-best friend Hannah gives her an offer: she will pay Avery five hundred do...more
Let me kick this of with my reaction on the cover. Well, the cover is so cute
The Boyfriend thief is about Avery James, a typical teenage girl who has a very un-typical nature of being organized. She works at a hotdog stand to earn money for her dream to attend a Humanitarian Program in Costa Rica. Then her biggest rival Hannah, offered her to steal her boyfriend Zac Greeley. Since she is short in money, she accepted i...more
Will she learn to let go of her control and live a little? Will the boy learn that maybe he's more than the funny...more
Kdyby tu byly půlhvězdičky, dala bych i 3,5. Knížka nebyla špatná, ale přece jen to bylo odzačátku naprosto předvídatelné a žádné překvapení se nekonalo. Navíc, i když je příběh jiný, tak trochu mi to připomínalo knihu Poslouchej od Sarah Dessen. Avery mi občas připomněla Annabel a Zac zase Owena. Možná je to blbost, protože každá kniha je úplně o něčem jiném a Poslouchej se mi celkově líbilo víc, ale některé situace si tam byly hodně podobné. Pořád je ale Blbá sázka o fajn kluk...more
The only thing I regret is not knowing how to make the lime, cherry and grape slushie that the hero of the book can make.
I read it the first day I got it. I've started reading it again now.
Fun summer book.
One problem: The t...more
If Avery James had one wish for the summer lying ahead of her, it would probably go towards her dream destination: an expensive h...more
I admit, I am a perfectionist. Totally. Very. Yes. But not as good as Avery when it comes to grades. I'm just in the top 30-40 of the best out of 130 something students in the school. So still one of the best. Just not the best. Like Avery, I like to succeed. Especially if I know I'm good at it. If I deserve it. I remember last year...more
I have to say The Boyfriend Thief is a gulty pleasure for me. I ended up reading this book while it wasn't in my currently-reading-shelve while i was suppose to be reading something else. Mind you i tend to do this all the time and always felt kind of guitly afterwards, but then discovered i'm not the only one...but this is all besides the point, i tend to ramble on sometimes.HeHeHe...back to the review------>The Boyfriend Thief is not one of the best YA-contemporary material i've read but i...more
Zac was the most adorable, cute, sweet, weird, infuriatingly happy and hot guy ever! I've actually fallen in love with him while getting to know him as the story developed.
And although it was clear from the start that Zac and Avery didn't have much in common, there was chemistry between them. A...more
Instead of revolving around stealing a boyfriend and what had come to my mind as slutty-like behavior in order to ac...more
La vida de Avery fue feliz hasta que su mamá los abandonó a los 13 años, (A ella, su padre y su hermano) después de eso perdió a sus dos mejores amigos, Hannah se volvió su enemiga, y no puede estar en la misma habitación que Elliot.
Ahora su mejor amiga, Molly está saliendo con Elliot, Hannah está pisándole los talones a su promedio, y para colmo en la clase de economía la han emparejado con Zac, él novio de su enemigo, quien no toma nada en serio.
It is always a pleasure to be surprised by a book and getting bitch-slapped for judging it beforehand. Because this was NOT the cute little book I thought it would be.
Sure enough, it had cute moments, but the characters weren't that superficial one-dimensional teenagers you expect to encounter in this kind of books.
I was a boyfriend thief, I reminded myself. A boyfriend thief couldn’t get personally attached to her work. It was a business agreement and nothing more....more
Anyways, this book is about Avery James and how her life turned upside down since her mother abandoned their family. She has been pretty broken since then, keeping much to herself and refusing to open up to others in fear of getting hurt again. She also struggles to fill in her mother's shoes as the woman of the house, keeping everything in order an...more
Oh, the woes of high school! Can you say DRAMA?
The Boyfriend Thief by Shana Norris is a light, fluffy, easy read. It’s a young and fun story. It’s enjoyable, but it’s not a story that connected with me on a strong emotional level; honestly, it just skimmed the surface.
The characters are entertaining. Avery is an uptight perfectionist, in the running for valedictorian. Zac is, pretty much, the complete opposite. He’s carefree, ch...more
The Boyfriend Thief is one of those novels that you thought will just be a light, feel-good romance read but it's not. Well, not entirely. It has that feel-good romance alright, but it also has it's own depth.
The story is about Avery James, a girl who likes everything organized (to the point where I think that maybe she has OCD). She was offered by her biggest rival, Hannah, to steal her own boyfriend, Zac. Since she is short on mone...more
The story is told from our heroine's POV, Avery James. Avery is one of those people who's life is all planned out. She's always in control, lives by the rules and she's got total order. And then everything changes after she takes on a bet to "steal" Zac Greeley from his current girlfriend and then, unexpectedly, Avery falls for Zac.
Zac Greeley is a carefree and...more