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Fake Boyfriend

3.62  ·  Rating Details  ·  2,874 Ratings  ·  197 Reviews
He's absolutely perfect.
If only he were real.


Lane and Vivi have had it with Isabelle Hunter's boyfriend, Shawn Littig (a.k.a. Sluttig). He is the only person who can turn their smart, confident best friend into a complete mess. When Shawn Sluttig cheats on and dumps Izzy just months before the prom she's been planning since the ninth grade, Lane and Vivi decide to tak
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Paperback, 263 pages
Published February 24th 2009 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (first published December 26th 2007)
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Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Jaglvr for TeensReadToo.com

Everything goes perfectly for Isabelle Hunter. It always has. Until the day her on-again/off-again boyfriend, Shawn "Sluttig" Littig, breaks up with her. And just a few months away from her prom. Isabelle has been dreaming of the prom for years. She's so obsessed with the prom she's created a notebook that has every last detail of the dream night planned out.

Her friends Lane and Vivi have never approved of Shawn and decide to do whatever they can to keep h
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Cristina Boncea
Mar 30, 2015 Cristina Boncea rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: need-rereading
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Martyna
Aug 09, 2015 Martyna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 stars!!
Emma
Aug 13, 2014 Emma rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was my first time reading Kate Brian and while I sort of liked the book, there are a few key facts that are keeping me from giving it a higher rating.

I'll start with the positives. I really liked the character of Lane, as she was sweet, real and relatable. She also grew in confidence throughout the story, which was nice to see. I also found myself really liking Marshall, as he was the most considerate of all the characters. Also, there's a big surprise toward the end of the book that I won'
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Lia Balagot
May 19, 2011 Lia Balagot rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: friends, girls (this is a chick-flick, i guess. haha.)
The story is about Vivi and Lane planning about making their friend Izzy get over her ex-boyfriend who happens to take her for granted. Vivi and Lane starts their plan through creating a MySpace account of a guy who would flirt with Izzy and make her fall in love.
The same as many stories go, there were a lot of exciting twists that happened from the start till the end.

The story line is exciting and catchy. I admit that the story really kept me hooked even though I'm a little annoyed with some of
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S.A.
Apr 18, 2011 S.A. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Alea
Dec 13, 2008 Alea rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-for-review
I was really attracted to the premise of this book, two friends make online fake romantic interest for third friend to get her away from her sleazy ex-boyfriend. It could have played out in a number of ways and I wanted to find out how it would.

For the most part this was a fun book! I really liked the character of Lane, who was in love with her best guy friend but couldn't tell him! I also liked the conflict that Vivi goes through in the book. I didn't really care for the character of Isabelle
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Ashley
Aug 10, 2011 Ashley rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
To be absolutely blunt, I really found this book cheesy. Its about this group of girl, this one girl unhealthily attached to her abusive/douchebag of a boyfriend. Her other 2 friends really want to help her friend get over him, and instead of having a heart-to-heart between them and probably the counselor like most friends would, they think it would be smart to create a "online boyfriend" to take her to Prom. It is very, very obvious that these girls have never had an Internet safety speech, oth ...more
Abbie
Jun 18, 2014 Abbie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks, ya-romance
Vivi and Lane had their friend's best interest at heart but I would have slapped them in the face if I was in Izzy's place. It had all worked out in the end, everyone was happy --- and in a relationship. I laughed at the jokes and swooned a little over Jonathan. Overall, it was an enjoyable book.
Ashley
Apr 02, 2012 Ashley rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The reason I gave this book three stars is because it was entertaining, not
really one of my favorites, but wasn't that bad. The story line was okay, and the
characters well prtrayed, but the dialogue was kind of cheesy. There were, however,
funny moments you wouldn't expect. The ending was totally obvious, but I liked how
it turned out. It's one of those books that I could lay in bed with all day
and read when I'm bored for a little laugh and entertainment. I wouldn't mind
reading it again, but l
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Pia
Read it and find your real love.
Kristina
Jul 21, 2015 Kristina rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I read this book for a high school curriculum creation assignment, so I knew going in that it was a YA lit novel. However, there are plenty of good writers producing YA lit worth a few stars these days. In light of all of the talent, I am struggling to find why this one made the cut. To a high school teacher, these people didn't SOUND like high school students. The cast of a high school movie, maybe, but not real kids.

A few problems:
1. Stock characters and trite archetypes. There's a literal gir
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Elusive
Dec 18, 2015 Elusive rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review
In ‘Fake Boyfriend’, Lane and Vivi come up with the idea to create a fake boyfriend in order to help their best friend Isabelle move on from her terrible ex-boyfriend, Shawn. After creating a profile of the perfect fictional guy named Brandon, Vivi’s brother Marshall plays the role of online Brandon. Meanwhile, they search for the ideal handsome guy to be offline Brandon so that he can be Isabelle’s prom date. However, once they meet the right candidate named Jonathan, Vivi ends up falling for h ...more
Tabatha
[Book: Fake Boyfriend]? Yeah, so predictable!

. . . And yet, so entertaining and different!

I actually cannot bring myself to write a review right now so more when I get the time!

Over & Out for now, T xxx
Summerskies
Aug 14, 2010 Summerskies rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fun-reading
I loved this book when Isabelle gets her heart broken by her boyfriend once again her friends decide to take charge they create a fake boyfriend online it's all going well until one by one everything starts unravelling
Annette
Apr 21, 2008 Annette rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this book is okay, i kinda liked it, OY! it was okay i guess :P LOL this book wasn't as good as Megan Meade's Guide to the Mcogowen boys though :P LOL
Stephanie
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Cecilia
Aug 31, 2014 Cecilia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another amazing addictive Kate Brian book. This author never lets me down!
Pinky
I wish I had a fake boyfriend.
Jessica
May 27, 2015 Jessica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Justine
Jul 14, 2010 Justine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The fun, quirky colours on the cover suggest it all. Fake Boyfriend is an entertaining, comical read that I happened to devour in one sitting. It will make you cry out loud, giggle uncontrollably, yell out in frustration and cause your heart to ache.

If there was one thing I hated the most, it would be the character Vivi. She has an attitude that makes me want to pull my hair out. She rolls her eyes every second, bosses her friend Lane around, snaps at her brother Marshall every time she gets and
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Siti
Apr 23, 2009 Siti rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 9thgrade-shelf
2nd QUARTER
Siti Hajar Mohd. Khairi

Fake Boyfriend
By Kate Brian
240 pages
Simon and Schuster. $16.99
ISBN 13: 9781416913672
(Ages 14 & up)


Could you create the perfect guy just for your best friend who had witnessed her own boyfriend cheating? Could you pay someone to be the guy you had created on Myspace? Would you go through all this trouble just for a friend? Would you LIE to your friend just to make them happy? That is exactly what Lane and Vivi do upon the break-up of their best friend, Izzy
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Karen
Dec 07, 2011 Karen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011-2012
Fake Boyfriend
Published December 26th 2007 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Kate Brian
Pages.240 $16.99
ISBN-10:141691367X
ISBN-13:9781416913672

Fake Boyfriend is not an appealing title nor appealing to read it. However, although the cover does not look great it is indeed a novel to try and read it. After all it is one of many Kate Brian's spectacular novels. The book focused on three main characters and their development, Lane, Vivi, and Isabelle. The genre can be considered as romanc
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Stephanie
Apr 03, 2009 Stephanie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
Fake Boyfriend was one of those quirky, funny, fast reads.

What I loved about the book was the witty plot. I just loved the idea of creating a fake boyfriend just to help a friend in need. A funny and fast ride that will definitely leave the readers laughing and ready for more of Kate Brian’s stuff.

I loved Vivi and Lane because they were willing to do something totally outrageous so their best friend wouldn’t feel so depressed from her ex-boyfriend’s cheating. Vivi was really outgoing and it was
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Courtney
I don't knw if my expectations were too high, or if I'm too removed from the high school scene to enjoy this novel. I found it extremely cliche and predictable. For me, it's only saving grace was the witty dialogue, but even that, bordered on scripted from every high school drama episode I've ever watched - past or present.

Izzy's dream since ninth grade is to go to prom with the perfect guy. She believes she's found him in her current on-again-off-again boyfriend, Shawn, until she catches him c
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Patricia
Oct 29, 2009 Patricia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lane and Vivi are Isabelle's best friend. They are so done with Isabelle's jerk of a boyfriend who dumps her before prom. So they make up a guy on the internet who is the perfect guy for Izzy. But Marcus, Vivi's brother the one behind the computer screen. Now they need a face for Brandon, who they turn to Jonathan for. The setting of this book was at Westmont High Highschool. The main characters were Vivi, Izzy, Lane, Jonathan/Brandon, and Curtis.
I could make a text- to-self connection with L
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Ashley
Jun 25, 2009 Ashley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: ANYONE
Recommended to Ashley by: This site
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Mimi
Sep 28, 2010 Mimi rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
The premise of the book is a girl trying to save her best friend from forgiving the boyfriend that keeps ruining her best friend's life. The girl enlists the aid of their other best friend and the mess just keep getting grander and grander. And "forgive" isn't exactly the right word. They don't care if she forgives him; they just don't want her to take him back to allow him to hurt her again. Because they know he will. Because he always does and has for the past four years.

So the two friends inv
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Natshane
Jan 13, 2011 Natshane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Looking for a light/sweet reading
I love the entire story plot!

It was very teen-ish but in a very humorous kind of way! The cover and the title drew me in to read this book and it was totally worth it. I was giggling like a hyena throughout the book and it was really making me giddy and feeling a bit 'out-of-order'. I love they style of writing, nothing too serious, yet nothing too kiddish either, a perfect book to hit the beach with or curled with for a good light reading.
I had grown fond of Kate's books and every book she wr
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Aurianna Aghajanian
Oct 12, 2011 Aurianna Aghajanian rated it it was amazing
"Fake Boyfriend" was an incredible book. The story was about 3 best friends who were getting ready to go to the prom with their dates but then their dates either brake up with them or cheat on them which was the case for Isabelle. She was very smart, pretty, popular, and an intelligent person. Isabelle's friends were so sick of her boyfriend cheating on her,so they made a fake my space account of the guy of her dreams. Isabelle started to talk to the fake guy "Brandon" and started to really like ...more
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Kate Brian is the author of the SHADOWLANDS TRILOGY (SHADOWLANDS, HEREAFTER & ENDLESS), as well as the New York Times bestselling PRIVATE and PRIVILEGE series, and the wildly popular MEGAN MEADE'S GUIDE TO THE MCGOWAN BOYS. She also writes teen fiction under the name Kieran Scott.
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