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My Invisible Boyfriend

3.29 of 5 stars 3.29  ·  rating details  ·  742 ratings  ·  130 reviews
Heidi has the perfect solution to her popularity problems - a fake boyfriend. She's even made him an Internet profile that makes him look like a motorcycle-riding, poetry reading bad boy. *swoon* Heidi's friends are so impressed they start emailing Heidi's fake boyfriend with their problems . . . including their problems with Heidi.

As if that weren't bad enough, a delici

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Kindle Edition, 292 pages
Published June 1st 2010 by Scholastic (first published April 1st 2010)
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Ipshita
This is the first time I am giving a book only 1 star. Wish I could give it more but this book seriously tested the limit of my patience. Okay so when I started reading this book I was totally confused and did not get a clue as to what was happening for the first 10 pages or so.
I will immediately state the reasons as to why this book didn’t work for me.
Reason 1: The heroine referred to her dad and mom as ‘Dad Man’ and ‘Mothership’ throughout the whole book. Now some people would think that its...more
Savannah (Books With Bite)
How much trouble can a fake boyfriend cause? Apparently a lot. Heidi, caught in the moment makes a fake boyfriend. One that is sweet, broody, and a boy that every girl wants. Heidi also has a blackmailer who knows her secret.

I loved Heidi. Her willingness to go all the way with this plan is cool. At times I wondered if she can remember that this is all fake. She really seemed into the fake boyfriend she made.

I am surprised at her friends. It just goes to show who your friends really are. I woul...more
Cheryl Klein
A charming little bonbon of a book, delivering exactly what the title promises: a funny romantic comedy full of good banter and funny mixups (e.g., creating an online, supposedly long-distance, ultimately nonexistent boyfriend for yourself because all of your friends have sig. others, then having all of your friends friend your boyfriend and start asking for romantic advice). One of my favorite fun reads of the last year.
Lauren
I have to admit that when I first started this I didn't like it very much, but as the story went on and the characters, as well as the writing, became clearer and more developed, I was hooked, quite simply. Since when you take out the slow moving beginning, My Invisible Boyfriend is one darlin' book that I simply couldn't get enough up, and I hope the same goes for you if you take the leap and read it too!

Heidi was a charming, yet naive (Though who isn't at some point or another?) main characte...more
Sarah
I picked this up at the library because the premise sounded interesting and I liked the cover (hey, when you're flicking through a shelf of library books what else do you have to go on?) but it was so dreadful that I quickly gave up in disgust. Life is too short to finish stupid books. For a start the writing was incredibly annoying - the main character had the attention span of a squirrel and the vocabulary of a TV show for teenagers, written by adults. I couldn't even follow what she was sayin...more
Nafiza
Admit it, you've been tempted sometimes. To do the same exact thing that Heidi does: invent a perfect fake boyfriend. When you are among friends who go through partners like they are handkerchiefs and you feel unwanted and undesirable because you don't have anyone doting on you. Or if everyone else in the group is paired up and you stick out like a sore single thumb. Heidi uses this fake perfect boy (complete with what is equivalent to a FB account) to fit in, smooth the edges which would otherw...more
Rain Misoa
Oct 07, 2011 Rain Misoa rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who want a light read and don't mind high school drama/crap.
Recommended to Rain by: Nicole Terazue
Man, this book was a trip. I spent so long reading it (mostly because life enjoys beating me into a bloody pulp) that I feel I know these characters personally. That I lived with them in this boarding school. That I was about to go squealy fangirl over the yaoi... oh, wait... I did do that... OH WELL! What I'm saying is that I REALLY enjoyed this book. I didn't think that I would considering that this is just not a genre I like. Why in the world would I want to read about high school life/drama?...more
N.T. Embe
Aug 22, 2011 N.T. Embe rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Those who enjoy high school non-stupid drama, and mysteries! And humor/romance! <3
Recommended to N.T. Embe by: Library
I knew I was going to be entertained by this book, just from the name and the summary I read on the inside cover. But what I didn't expect was how much I ended up enjoying this book! Mind you, it has all the stereotypical settings: high school, everyone getting hooked up and ruining the "best friend gang~!" feeling of the years before, and then our main female lead trying to fit in as best she can to try to save that group of friendship she had with her buddies. Then again, I guess that's exactl...more
Amber Skye
May 31, 2010 Amber Skye rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Meg Cabot fans
Shelves: for-review, signed
(Actual rating was 4.5 stars)

Can I just start out by saying how much I enjoyed this book? I mean, really enjoyed it? My Invisible Boyfriend is one of those books that makes you smile over and over again. Lighthearted and witty, Day's writing was able to tickle my funny bone. At the same time, the story also deals with the many insecurities and problems faced by teen girls today.


Heidi is a hilarious character. Her ridiculous schemes will make you groan in horror and laugh out loud. I loved Heidi'...more
Kristi
Heidi has been dragged around the many private schools of England by her teacher parents for most of her life. Always the new girl AND daughter of two teacher types, she's never really fit in. But once her parents take positions at a "last ditch for the rich kids" private school, Heidi finally makes some friends and her parents inexplicably stop and stay there for a while.

Heidi loves Mycroft Christie (a very Doctor Whoish character) and watches the several seasons of his show on DVD. She'd enjo...more
Duanur
It was better than I expected! This was my 100th book on goodreads! I took a risk to read this book as my 100th. But it didn't dissapoint me. It was light and fun. But it was not shallow. Heidi is trying to find her place in the world. And I think it is the usual problem with fifteen-year-old-teens. I am, too 15 year old and I am glad I don't have "belonging" problems.

She wants to be like her friends and when a misunderstanding happens she continues lying. She pretends like she has a boyfriend....more
Rox
Don't be fooled by the nice summary of this book, or else, you'll burn.
I know that this novel is YA, so I'm expecting teenage talk and all, but having those teenage code names right at the beginning is a major headache. "Mothership", "Dad Man",and "Peroxide Eric" to name a few screams WTF are these?! There should be a limit to using code names, or if you really have to use it, I hope that the readers won't be thrown to the bizarre world of code names without even a short introduction.
Then there'...more
Maggie
Ok. The only reason I rated this book 3.5/5 stars was because I had a really hard time with the beginning. I also totally guessed who "E" was from like the first chapter. ANNNYWAY I really loved this book and I think the Mycroft & Teddy were awesome! Also loved Ludo.
With love and affection,
M
Ray
My Invisible Boyfriend is the second book by Susie Day, an author I have honestly never heard of until this book popped up on my Goodreads rec'd list. She has written a handful of YA/young children's novels so far.

Plot: Heidi feels a little jealous and left-out of the snogging scene so she invents a new boyfriend based off of/inspired by a fictional detective TV show (with some healthy homages to Sherlock Holmes and the Agatha Christie books) and fakes him through convincing online interaction....more
Mara
Cover Blurb: Yes or No? Well, considering that this is a chick-lit, I can't exactly say much about the cover, because it does fit the genre. And since I'm not a fan of chick-lit in general, I'm also not a big fan of chick-lit cover art. This one is better than most, because it at least has something going on, whereas most chick-lit books are like Sarah Dessen - there's nothing happening. It's just . . . a sunset. Or a random pair of legs. Yawn.

Characters: Heidi was rather adorable in all of her...more
Rachel
Absolutely adorable book that's the perfect (not-so) guilty pleasure. A total blast.
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Kayla Lee
Feb 28, 2011 Kayla Lee rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: ?
Shelves: read-2011
Despite reading this book twice, I could not possibly say it has even been short-listed for my selection of favourites.I read it twice simply because right then I had nothing else to read. I am a young teenager (yes, I know my profile says I am 19) and I think teen 'romance' books are growing exceedingly tedious and sheerly exhausting to read. Of course I blame this on Twilight. I find myself having to re-read gems like 'Ruby Red' over and over again, after many tiresome hours spent in a 'stocke...more
Rachel Star
Heidi wasn't dating anyone. Happy enough with being in love with Mycroft Christie, the dashing hero of her favourite TV series, and admiring Teddy, the handsome son of Betty, who owns the Little Leaf where Heidi works, from afar. But, when all her friends suddenly become happy couples, totally loved up and leaving her feeling totally left out, Heidi is forced to take drastic measures. Like having an boyfriend who's actually a biscuit. However, Gingerbread Ed is Perfect with a capital, cinnamon s...more
The Bookologist
A story driven with fun, wit, and humor, My Invisble Boyfriend will charm readers with its original teen euphemisms. Day creates a lot new words, which definitely captivates readers into the book. The premise of the novel was another concept to the story that had kept me reading more.

The beginning of the story was pretty slow and draggy… I felt a bit lost at times and it felt as this book was a bit rushed and predictable. Also, the euphemisms were a bit overdone in this novel and I had quite a h...more
Kate McMurry
Cute young-adult chick lit comedy

Fifteen-year-old Heidi's family moves around a lot, and that combined with the fact that she's an quirky, creative loner has caused her to have trouble making friends over the years. In fact, she's often been labeled as a geeky outsider, with terrible nicknames like Frog Girl. For most of her teen years, her only friend has been a make-believe one, Mycroft Christie, a "time-traveling gentleman detective" from an off-the-air TV series with whom she has imaginary c...more
Jordan Lombard
This was a cute story that partially reminded me of myself when I was that age. I was always talking to my favorite tv characters as if they were real. The mystery was engaging, though I was pretty sure half way through the book who the mystery man was and it turned out I was right in the end. But, I was happy about it. I think he was a good choice for Heidi.

I found it ironic that out of all the couples that started out at the beginning of the semester, the only one to survive and grow was the...more
Stephanie
The premise was great, the execution...not so much. I remember looking at the summary and being extremely excited because the idea of a creating your own fake boyfriend just sounds so clever. However, after reading the first twenty pages or so, I remember getting a massive headache at the writing and the execution of the plot. It was like everything blurred in front of me and I just couldn't continue. I ended up skimming and skipping a lot to just read the emails and communication Heidi had with...more
Hanna
I feel like even though this book contains content that is for teens, it was written for tweens. The writing standard was just a juvenile level. I wouldn't recommend it to tweens because of light (and I mean really light, I just don't think kids should read about that stuff) references of alcohol and sex (but usually only in passing, although there is quite a lot of making out). But, I also wouldn't recommend it for teens because I feel like our reading level is above that. This book is just stu...more
Alison
A new boyfriend is just a Facebook profile away!

Heidi Ryder comes back to school after summer break only to realize her three best friends have all coupled, leaving her to be the 7th wheel? When a gorgeous guy sweet talks her, only to get her to do a favor for him, it looks from afar like she blows him off. Why would she do that? She MUST have a boyfriend! Instead of coming clean, Heidi goes along with the notion that she has a boyfriend. All it takes is a Facebook-type profile, an e-mail addres...more
Nielson
Really didn't like it. A new student at an alternative high school, Heidi wants so badly to just fit in...and it seems the only way to do it is to create a fake boyfriend, fake internet profile and all. Soon enough, her "boyfriend" has become involved in all her friends' dramas, while she is left out in the cold. And to make matters worse, a REAL boy, without disclosing his identity, reveals his love for her through email. Who knew that having a fake boyfriend could cause so many real problems??...more
Jordyn
For the first time in her somewhat nomadic life, Heidi Ryder has friends. Real, actual friends. And she belongs. But when those friends come back to school after summer break with significant others, Heidi feels herself slipping out of that belonging feeling she loves and, in a moment of panic, she maybe accidentally invents an imaginary boyfriend.

Of course, the premise of inventing a boyfriend (and then giving him an online personality/life) is one ripe for hilarious complications and hijinks....more
Trisha W.
I don't normally write a review for books that I don't like. But a copy of this was sent to me for review so I feel that I need to review it since that was the purpose of the review copy.
Okay, this book wasn't horrible. It just wasn't the best. I found myself skipping over a lot of the pages and reading the e-mails and just paragraphs here and there through out the book until I got to the end. The writers writing is very confusing from page one. For example, this is how the book starts:
Heidi is...more
Kirsti
This story was written so poorly, I'm surprised I even finished it. OK, for starters the writing is terrible. It jumps around constantly, and I skimmed over the Mycroft fantasy moments because they were just plain stupid. She speaks in this horrible, self obsessed voice throughout the whole series, and uses words that make me cringe like 'Dad man' and 'Mothership' to refer to her parents. It just reeks of 'OMG! I am SO hip and YOUNG with my nutty words, LIKE ME< LIKE ME< LIKE ME! So basica...more
Christina (Reading Extensively)
Heidi is a quirky character with a great sense of humor. She loves to watch DVD episodes of her favorite spy show and has imaginary conversations with the main character, Mycroft Christie. It is hard for Heidi to adapt to the changes in her friends. She feels left behind since her friends have all paired up with guys. Heidi's behavior may seem odd at times and she does give in to flights of fancy but I think it makes her character believable. I found myself identifying with her as someone who ha...more
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