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Boy Crazy

3.78  ·  Rating Details ·  1,934 Ratings  ·  74 Reviews

How to Date Like a Guy:

1. Flirt constantly.

2. Keep your options open.

3. Don't get attached.

Cassie and her two best friends, Greta and Keagan, are so over boyfriends. But just because the girls are anti-boyfriend doesn't mean they're anti-boy. So they make a pact for the summer: They'll each kiss ten different guys before school startsâ”no commitments, no drama

Paperback, 240 pages
Published April 28th 2009 by HarperTeen
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kitty cué
Oct 31, 2010 kitty cué rated it liked it
I will give three stars and I will explain my self why.

I'm a person that loves happy ending the guys ends up with the boy. For me, that is the only reason I read. I like to believe in happy endings.

Second: I'm a person that DISLIKES not knowing how the book is going to end. I like to know they end together, together.

I read a lot of time a head to know what happens =D

Soo.. In this book I was in half of it and I started realizing that she goes to boarding school and th
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Jennifer Rummel for

Cassie just got home from boarding school where her ex-boyfriend broke her heart. She's not ready to dive into summer.

But her two best friends she hasn't seen in forever have a plan. They're going to spend the summer dating boys - and NOT get tied down. Each of them must kiss ten boys during the summer.

Cassie has the perfect summer job, giving biking tours on an island, but she and her friends go out at night to relax. Gretta and Keagan start off j
I really liked this book. The only reason I didn't really give this book 5 stars is because the beginning was just a little too coy for me. It seemed as though this was going to be a retarded book but I really ended up liking it much more than I thought I would after reading the first chapter.

I liked Cassie's character a lot. I liked how she was around Trey, she seemed like a real person around him other than what she was supposed to be acting like when she was trying to get a kiss from t
Jul 14, 2015 Savvina rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
What an amazing book !!! Just addicting and incredible !! I wish the ending was different,we didn't see so much at all!!I love it!!This book reminds me the song "I Love It" by Icona Pop!! I adored Cassie's best friend!!Now,it's time to discuss the whole Trey thing !!Just damn it!!I was expecting a weird connection between Greta and Trey,because of the negative thoughts and opinion Greta had about Trey.At the end I proved that I was right.The one thing that I want so badly to know if Cassie and ...more
Apr 18, 2012 Katrina rated it did not like it
I didn't really like it.

I thought the characters were a wee bit overdone. /shudder/
There were also a lot of Hollywood references going on and the plot wasn't all that appealing to me even if I reached my first 50 pages. I also thought the writing style was a bit off. I couldn't describe exactly, but there were too much unnecessary details given out, which annoys me a lot.

I thought about putting the book down and stop reading it, but my patience won. Even if I did finish the book, it was disappoi
Nicole  Ciaramella
Feb 11, 2015 Nicole Ciaramella rated it did not like it
The characters were vapid and shallow. The book was overly predictable and it seemed to be simply a list of brand names and Hollywood name dropping that isn't relatable to 99.9% of girls in the target audience.
Jul 24, 2016 Scrill rated it did not like it
"She was refilling her drink from the keg out back when she noticed that one of the guys standing nearby was checking her out. Cassie loved how good that made her feel."

This book was awful on multiple levels.

1. Gateway-This book is about a few girls that decide they are going to kiss a bunch of boys over the summer. Basically they figure that since boys treat them like dirt and flirt around, that it's perfectly fine for them to treat them the same way. While there is nothing entirely wrong with
Patti K
Aug 19, 2013 Patti K rated it liked it
Where to start...well, to be fair, I'm going to review this as a YA book. The characters are young and the plot fits for that category. In that respect, the writing itself was decent and I can't complain. It wasn't too much trope and had some maturity.

However, I have a major gripe that prevents me from giving this anything more than 3 stars. I did like it. But I hate that the story detailed kids underage drinking and doing drugs, partying, going to clubs with fake IDs, doing whatever they want w
Jun 27, 2016 Audrey rated it liked it
Title: Boy Crazy
Author: Hailey Abbott
Genre: YA fiction
Publishing Information: 304 pages; April 28th, 2009 by Harper Teen
Series: Stand alone

Where I got it: E-book from the library

One sentence: For their first summer reunited, Cassie and her best friends Greta and Keagan decide to switch things up and leave commitments at the door as they dare each other to kiss ten different boys by the end of the summer; the only problem? Cassie may have met the perfect guy way too soon.

Themes: Romance, summer,
Jordan W
Sep 20, 2016 Jordan W rated it liked it
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Hailey Abbott's "Boy Crazy" is a quite a YA guilty pleasure read if one could label it, but to be honest, I thought it could be a lot better than what it was for the lesson it was trying to teach. Cassie is a girl out with her friends for the summer of her life. After making a pact with her friends to see who could kiss the most guys in a "single ladies" summer, Cassie finds her plan compromised when she meets Trey, a bad boy with a "love her and leave her" past. She not only falls head over ...more
Brianna V
Feb 26, 2015 Brianna V rated it it was amazing
I was hesitant to start reading Boy Crazy by Hailey Abbott because I wasn’t sure if it would have the components in what I look for in a good read. The novel was about three best friends taking on the summer of a lifetime. After wanting to leave heartbreaks and drama behind in the school year. Cassie, Greta and Keagan decide to create a pact. It entailed each of them having to kiss 10 boys by the end of summer, which left them enough time to not catch feelings for the boy and move on to another ...more
Jun 25, 2014 Abisha rated it liked it
This book was a good start off to the many books I will be reading this summer. There wasn't anything that I hated in the book except for those occasionally douche moment Trey had but there was only one that really ticked me off. Reading this book all in on day either meant it was an easy and amusing read (that's tends to be all the summer books I read) or it was pretty AMAZING. I feel the fact on how you find out Greta was the girl that he "played", there was either a typo on it came in the ...more
Jan 12, 2011 Amanda rated it it was amazing
In this book it starts off with three friends, they are done with ridiculous boys. So they make a pact, to kiss as many boys as possible, or at least ten boys. They aren't suppose to fall in love with any of the guys to insure that they get their "goal" by the end of the summer. When the main character, Cassie, goes off to complete her goal the first boy she tries to kiss is a guy who works for her mother's friends at Billy's Bikes. His name is T.J. and of course she falls for him. She doesn't ...more
Sandra Strange
Aug 21, 2015 Sandra Strange rated it did not like it
This novel's a cute story about three friends who determine to "date like boys," kissing 10 boys over the summer vacation without commitments or emotional involvement. The protagonist (one of the three), however, is reluctantly drawn into a real relationship--with a guy who treated one of the other two friends very shabbily! Why do I object to this book? Well, the premise is bad enough--a lot of making out with guys who are almost strangers. The consequences of the protagonist's crush is totally ...more
Pamela Hubbard
I love a good mindless beach read every once in awhile :) I'll admit that I mostly read these books for the setting. I love books set in Southern California or other beach towns. The setting conjures up so many good memories of vacations, summer time and friends (the carefree days).
In this story, Cassie is home from boarding school for the summer and reunites with her two childhood best friends. All three of them have suffered heartbreak and are ready for some fun. They decide to have a "ten bo
Nov 28, 2011 Renee rated it it was amazing
I have read two Hailey Abbott books and neither of them disappointed me (Getting lost with boys and Flirting with Boys) even though in both books it took me awhile to actually open the book and read it, and, I have totally underestimated them and now this is the third book I have read, that she has wrote, and, once again I waited awhile before I started to read it and... IT WAS AH-MA-ZING! Seriously once I picked up this book (or any of the other 2 books I'v read by Hailey Abbott) I couldn't ...more
Danielle Emmie
May 30, 2012 Danielle Emmie rated it really liked it
*4/5 stars*
I am not sure when I read this. I think I read this book when I was in 6th grade. Yes. Really. And now, I'm going to be a sophomore in a matter of days.. well, that's me. Everyone probably knows that I am a sucker for happy endings and all. This book was awesome! I, too, am a sucker when it comes to best friends' friendship. I've always liked those kind of stories where there's this girl and her best friend, then best friend dates someone, broke up, and girl likes ex-boyfriend. Proble
Jun 07, 2011 Dafina added it
Shelves: 10th-grade
What i learned from this book was many things but there was 1 thing that stood out to me. The thing that stood out to me was that you shouldn't lie to your FRIENDS. Because the truth is going to come around some time. And it is better to tell the truth then face it when it comes out by someone else. You shouldn't be hiding things from your friends because if your hiding things from them, then who else are you going to be able to tell your secrets to? I think Cassie learneed her lesson in the ...more
Himanshi Agrawal
Mar 10, 2014 Himanshi Agrawal rated it it was ok
There is nothing wrong with the story, it is pretty basic and this book makes for a very quick read.
However, it becomes a problem when you keep questioning the authors choice of words, there I was, trying to get lost in the story and my mind goes, "Vulnerable? Why is she feeling vulnerable?" or "Happy? why would you with the word happy here, it doesn't make sense." It becomes hard to just enjoy the book.

Another problem that arose was with the so called suspense in the novel.
Why does Greta hate
Feb 05, 2010 Lisa rated it it was amazing
Cassie and her 2 best friends are in California for summer. They vow to not have summer boyfriends. But that doesn't stop them from meeting hot guys. They have to find 9+ guys to kiss. Cassie finds the perfect boy, 9 boys too early, but Greta doesn't approve of him.
I can make a text to text connection, in Private by Kate Brian, Reed falls in love with Thomas, but behind her back Arianna is trying to break them up by scaring her. Arianna and Greta are a like in many ways, and so is Cassie and R
Erica Alyson
Dec 20, 2009 Erica Alyson rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
This is another perfect happy book! The best review is:
He nailed this review...Props to her :0)

Jennifer Wardrip
Aug 25, 2009
Jennifer Wardrip rated it: 5 of 5 stars

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Reviewed by Jennifer Rummel for

Cassie just got home from boarding school where her ex-boyfriend broke her heart. She's not ready to dive into summer.

But her two best friends she hasn't seen in forever have a plan. They're going to spend the summer dating boys - and NOT get tied down. Each
Jun 26, 2012 Jessica rated it liked it
This book made me want to go outside and do fun summer things and meet cute boys. Then I remembered I'm old, and socially awkward, and sleep all day, and spend my time in a windowless room.

Anyways, it was cute, Cassie and her friends were kind of annoying in the beginning, they kind of grew on me though, I guess, or I just decided to accept it and move on. The thing that goes wrong to mess everything up (because there always is in these kind of books) is a result of what happens when no one is h
Apr 08, 2010 Esther rated it really liked it
Cassie and her two best friends, Greta and Keagan, do not want anything to do with boyfriends. They feel it is to much drama. Yet they make a deal that they all have to kiss at least 10 guys before summer is over. Then Cassie breaks this rule even thoughtshe was one of the people who made it up. She falls in love and this whole idea of no boyfireind went down the drain.
I liked this book it was good and a cute book. I rate it four stars because I sort of felt it was to much of a clique book. Oth
Trisha W.
Sep 23, 2009 Trisha W. rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-books, read2009
This was a cute book. It was nice to read this book after reading about vampires, werewolves, and other intense novels. This book was just a fun, light read.
Cassie character was great in this book. She goes to a boarding school but comes home for the summer and spends time with her 2 best friends. But when Cassie meets up with Trey and decides she doesn't want to participate in her friends wild anti-boyfriend summer, Cassie doesn't realize that the guy she has fallen in love with has hurt one of
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How to Date Like a Guy:

1. Flirt constantly.

2. Keep your options open.

3. Don't get attached.

Cassie and her two best friends, Greta and Keagan, are so over boyfriends. But just because the girls are anti-boyfriend doesn't mean they're anti-boy. So they make a pact for the summer: They'll each kiss ten different guys before school starts—no commitments, no drama, just fun. Sounds easy enough. Then Cassie meets the perfect guy (nine boys too soon), and the pact starts to seem like a terrible idea. N
Apr 04, 2011 Nisha added it
this book is about how 3 girls being players for the summer.. they had enough of being serious and getting hurt by boys who turns out to be players. so its thier turn to be players. but as they hook up with guys, one of the girls falls in love with one of guys who she got to know. but it turns real bad when that guy is her best friend ex. the same ex who hurt her.and then its all bout how she tries to get to know him and try to avoid her best friend finding out.
Nov 26, 2012 Sara rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle
I'm not sure of how I feel about this book. I mean, it was nice and I liked Cassie and Trey's relationship. But the ending left me a bit weird. Yeah, they got abck together but... there was the end of summer and they would be separated for months. What would they do? How things would go between them? Will their love sirvive the school season without them messing (or cheating) around with other biys/girls? It remains a question point.
Amber Lynae
Mar 18, 2010 Amber Lynae rated it did not like it
If you like to read about spoiled girls who whine and manipulate then you will love this book. The three friends make a pack to kiss 10 boys in one summer. Evidently, by kiss they really mean sleep with. The girls are never under their parents supervision, and they party and drink among other low moral choices.

The love story could have been great if I could care about the characters more. It is hard to care about selfish immature characters.
A nice, easy, funny book. Not much depth to the story...sort of shallow, but I still liked it. This is the kind of book I like to read after reading all of my fantasy and dystopian books. Really brings ya to the present...haha.
I think the description on the back of the book gave too much away. Something that should have been kept off the back cover was there...and that specific detail wasn't shared until the end of the it was VERY predictable.
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Hailey Abbott grew up in Southern California, where she split her time between creative writing and creative beaching. She is the author of Summer Boys, Next Summer: A Summer Boys Novel, The Bridesmaid, Getting Lost with Boys, and The Secrets of Boys. Hailey now lives in New York City.

Her first book was Summer Boys, published in 2004, the first of a series. It was described as "escapist beach rea
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