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3.46 of 5 stars 3.46  ·  rating details  ·  378 ratings  ·  59 reviews
On the outside, Reed is the high school hottie, but on the inside, he's still the clueless dork with braces and thick glasses who has never been kissed. Reed simply doesn't know how to talk with girls, and it's up to the Internet to get him up to speed and out on the market. Reed's friend sets up a website to help him figure out how to meet girls and get in to dating circu ...more
Hardcover, 180 pages
Published March 20th 2007 by Walker & Company
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more like 2.5 stars. This one was okay, but not great. I like the message of being yourself & not judging a book by a cover, but I was kind of bored through most of it. I picked this one up as it was on my weed list and thought it had potential, especially since it was a boy main character. I think this one would be a hard sell for my kids, which is ultimately why I probably won't be saving it.

One of the best books I've ever read!!! The first page, got me hooked up
and I read it the whole night!

It's funny and romantic, and I'm all for romance books
This book's hilarious!

P.S. Read alone. 'Cause you always laugh, and you don't want people to think you're on crack. ;)
The Girlfriend Project was a quick read for an afternoon. I recently scoured the teen section looking for appropriate, imaginative reading that wasn't science fiction. This one fit the bill.

Written from a teenage-boy point of view, the insights are not earth-shattering. Nerdy Dork turned Hottie is trying to figure out girls. In response, two best friends create website for people to post answers to his questions about girls. My major problem with this book? The hero is a genius, taking AP class
Nur Shahirah
Sep 25, 2008 Nur Shahirah rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone
The book is about a guy named Reed Walton. He’s seventeen years old and lived in New Jersey and never been involved in relationship before. He’s has best friends who are twins, Ronnie and Lonnie White. His best friends are helping him to find a girlfriend. They signed up him for the Girlfriend Project. He has a crush on Marsha Peterman but that was four years ago where Marsha rejected him. One day, he decided to ask Marsha out. But somehow, he was fear to ask her and instead of saying will you g ...more
this book was very good, IM sooooo in love with books like this . This book is a jorney for a senior boy to find a true love
This a very bittersweet and cute read! Especially because it's from a male's POV. It's been a while since I have read one.

I believe that in western countries, one who wear braces are labelled as the stereotypical "nerd" right? Well...that's not the case here. I can't say for sure in the whole of Asia but here and in my motherland that is not the case. Actually, if you wear braces you even look classy. I'm not saying that because I do (I wear it because I have to, not for looks for anything) and
Jennifer Wardrip
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Nice guys don't always have to finish last.

In THE GIRLFRIEND PROJECT by Robin Friedman, Reed Walton is a slightly shy high school senior who understands his AP classes much better than girls. In fact, he's never had a girlfriend before in his life. But his best friends, Lonnie and Ronnie, have decided that this year is going to be different. They have put together a 'girlfriend project' with the ultimate goal of finding a girlfriend for Reed. It does
At first I thought this book made the characters seem a little shallow. Then I thought about what age they were supposed to be, and it was probably pretty accurate. The only nit-pick I have is that I'm not sure that a dorky guy could be instantly accepted as a stud over one summer. On the other hand, my view point is pretty limited. I went to a tiny high school where everyone had known everyone since kindergarten.
I really liked the book. I thought that Reed was really clueless about girls, but t
couldn't enjoy the book when Reed always whined and was so clingy. the main character was annoying and it seemed like getting a girlfriend was ALL they ever talked about. It doesn't look good when the guy main character has that low self-esteem
It was a very insipid read. The usual story line - but I think it would improve upon in later pages (as happens many a time) and proceeded. Reed has suddenly become Charming Prince from an ugly duckling aided by removal of his spectacles and teeth braces and now girls are falling all over him. But at heart he's still an ugly duckling and is very evasive and weird. He is also secretly in love with his best friend Ronnie (a girl - one of a pair of fraternal twins) and towards the end of the book e ...more
Alexus Marshall
The main character, Reed, has always been that shy, quiet guy in high school. It's his senior year and he has never had a girlfriend. This is all going to change with the help of his best friends and his new look. Ronnie and Lonnie are his twin best friends that create "The Girlfriend Project", to get Reed a girlfriend! I enjoyed reading this book because it wasn't too long or incredibly short. It was about 200 pages. I also enjoyed the characters of the book. Reed is very unique in that his bes ...more
May 16, 2010 Eryn rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Becca
Recommended to Eryn by: Jenny
Even thought it was a quick read, I enjoyed it. At some times I was kind of annoyed with it, but overall it was a good book. I guess I learned something from it, which is good. Thats probably why I gave it 4 stars. I mean any book that you walk away with having more knowledge or learned another life lesson should deserve at least 3 stars. The extra star was probably for the ending. I liked it. It added a cool spin, and it almost let you make up another ending on your own. Let YOU experience it. ...more
Maggie Jackson
Pretty good. Realistic, which I like. Not happily-ever-after, but hopeful. A good book to read when you want a laugh and have time to kill.
I just finished this book today, around 6:00. This is the story of a dork that turned into a popular "stud" (this book isnt very accurate) and suddenly all these girls are after him and he doesn't know what to do! So his best friend Ronnie sets up a website called It asks people questions about what to do and what they think of certain situations and how they would respond. I like Robin Friedman, she wrote How I Survived My Summer Vacation and Lived To Tell the Story. A ...more
He's a catch but Ronnie let him go. What a douche she is.
Rika - (The Unpretentious Reader)
This book got so annoying so fast =S
Good, fun read.
I think it was a pretty good book. :) I enjoyed reading this book. It is a chick-flick. I found reading things like responses to Reed's questions on the website (his best friend Ronnie made it to help him with getting girls) and parts of the story with hijs kind granny quite enjoyable. Plus, the ending was pretty good! :)
Michelle Chan
The Girlfriend Project by Robin Friedman is a cute and typical cliche book. Reed Walton, former dork turned ultimate hottie, has never had a relationship, girlfriend. So at the start of his senoir year, his best friends Ronnie and Lonnie launch The Girlfriend Project to start of his love life. This book is the story of that project as it takes Reed up and down the rollar coaster called romance. It the average take on teen life with added humor.
Olivia McCloskey
I'm horribly confused...perhaps I missed something. Maybe I should sleep on it. Review to come.
Nancy Peek
This is a short read. Perfect for teens or tweens. Nothing objectionable. Can easily be read in one day or is great for reading in multiple short sessions such as a chapter a night of read aloud if your tween still lets you do that! Cute story told from the perspective of a 17 year old boy who finally "blossoms" and struggles to understand why the world suddenly treats him differently when he is still the same guy.
The Girlfriend Project was a really funny book! I love how Reed was sooo cluless about girls but ended up acting so suave even when he was being a complete dork! I highly recommend this book to people who love books about how your image is everything to everyone but never forget who you are! The most beautiful thing about someone is their heart!
A great book for any teen-ager! I loved the message of the book, "Be yourself." Dating is tough no matter who you are. Would you be suprised that the super cute jock gets nervous about dating? Don't be. We all, at one time or another, are on either side of a rejection. Don't let it shake your self confiendence.
This is a cute, quick read that middle and some high schoolers will like. I felt that it was pretty cliche, but it was a quick read and had a sweet main character. The problem was mainly with the "I love my best friend but she doesn't know it" plot that's overused and very 80's. Still, it has its charm.
Betsy Jibson
I thought this was a pretty realistic portrayal of a guy who finally came into his own and then is overwhelmed by the possibilities, and how his peers see him differently because of it. He finally got handsome, and now everyone likes him, so he doesn't know who to trust.
Jan 11, 2012 Dee rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Teens
One of the cutest YA books I have ever read. Even when I wasn't able to finish the entire thing since I just borrowed a copy, I liked what I read. Witty, charming, intriguing and satisfying , this book is a perfect Spring/Summer break read. Reed's a total sweetie btw.
I like the idea of this book. Coming from a dorky guy point of view, this I understand if sometimes he blabbers like a girl does. Although I sort of had a hard time deciphering text messages included in the book, I liked its ending. Didn't see that coming..
Emily Rhoads
meh, poorly translated from paper to kindle, but ultimately a pretty decent read about the ultimate Nice Guy (TM) and why no one will date him. (Spoiler alert: it's because he has his head stuck up his own butt.)
I loved this book from start to finish!!! I felt like all the characters were really relatable, and that the book really captured the highs and lows of dating in highschool. I would definitely recommend it!!
Celyn Ramos
Ow Reed! The ultimate jersey guy! the Kissing Genius. hahaha. i wanna feel ur kiss too!!! :) From being a geek to being the hottest guy of the school. wooo! :) A funny and romantic novel.
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Growing up, Robin Friedman loved to write, but it was not until after she had worked as an editor in New York City and attended a year of law school that she finally decided to pursue a career as a children's book author. Beginning her writing career in 2000, Friedman is the author of How I Survived My Summer Vacation: And Lived to Write the Story and The Silent Witness.
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