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The Bro Code

3.45  ·  Rating details ·  1,906 ratings  ·  296 reviews
As a certified stand-up bro, Nick Maguire knows that some things in life are sacred: Do not skip ab workouts. Never back down from spicy foods. And always accept the outcome of Rock, Paper, Scissors. For these are the revered doctrines of The Bro Code, rules of conduct that have been passed down through the ages from bro to bro.

Heading into his senior year, Cassidy High’s
Paperback, 320 pages
Published September 22nd 2020 by Wattpad Books (first published January 1st 2012)
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Maja  - BibliophiliaDK ✨

There was absolutely nothing I liked about this book - not the plot, the characters or the writing. The only reason why it got two stars instead of one is that at least it didn't offend me. It just made me want to stop reading.

👎 What I Disliked 👎

Writing: Already from the beginning I was ticked off by the writing. It was so annoying! So many weird jumps all over the place. Strange, inserted sentences into the middle of other sentences. Very annoying
Veronica ⭐️
Sep 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult, 2020
3.5 stars
Elizabeth Seibert has delivered a humorous and satirical look at a group of boys, the jocks of their high school, as they navigate the path from boys to men.

The boys were all about ‘the code’ and, as most teens are, all about themselves and the rules that they decided they should live by. These were a group of privileged white boys and I think they realised that. However, with no responsibilities they also seemed to lack respect.

One rule; ‘you don’t hit on a bro’s sister’ starts to caus
I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

The Bro Code was filled with endless bro codes. Oh lord, the whole bros before hoes was nauseating to deal with but eventually these little douches figure a way to pull their heads from their own asses. That being said, towards the end.. I eventually ended up liking Eliza and Nick.

I get it, they are in high school and have the rest of their lives to live. Yet, some of things that were vaguely mentioned or happened in this b
Aug 31, 2020 rated it liked it
The Bro Code by Elizabeth A. SEIBERT is a story about a group of friends who live their life by following The Bro Code. So when Nick falls for his best friend sister that goes against The Bro Code. So they start meeting in secret.

I found this so cheesy and so repetitive. The saying Bros before hoes was repeated so many times that I found it so insulting to be reading this in a young adult book. I just couldn't give this a higher rating especially since Nick annoyed me so much.

Thank you Netgall
Rebecca J
Jul 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love rom coms, and this one delivered! Expected this book to be your typical high school love story where the jock falls for his best friend's sister, but for a surprising and important added value it has a whole social commentary subtext regarding toxic masculinity. Satire done well, you love to see it! You're clearly not supposed to like the way certain parts of the book go (but these make its messages all that much stronger), and I think that's what helps it to make such a strong stance aga ...more
**Thank you to NetGalley, the author, & the publisher for a chance to read & review an E-ARC of this novel!**

This one started off slow for me, but by the end I was wanting the story to keep going! I wonder how things turned out...& the story gave me major nostalgia vibes for my high school days. Please find my extended feedback below...along with some spoilers (beware).
Things I Liked:
-the nostalgia it brought back about my high
-the connections between the
katie ❀
Sep 04, 2020 rated it it was ok
Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing an eARC of The Bro Code in exchange for an honest review.

The Bro Code is an okay novel, though I had several issues with it. It was the classic rom-com--boy meets girl, falls in love, face problems and challenges, and live happily ever after. And it was too predictable for my liking. The plot was irregularly paced; some parts were too fast, and some too slow. I wandered away when I was through halfway. But I came back. I am a conqueror. Honestl
Mariana Bosnjak
Sep 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
I like that everything ties together so well in the end. This book is a conversation starter. The Bro Code as the title feels appropriate not only due to its content but its discussions about the toxicity of The Bro Code when there is nobody to regulate it. This book opens up the conversation about sexual assault and consent so this is a trigger warning you need to know about before diving into it. It talks about toxic masculinity and its relation to the bro code.

I went in expecting some harmles
Aug 02, 2020 marked it as dnf
Shelves: free-arc
Dnf at 15%

I tried but I just couldn't get into the book. There's too many silly bro code which I absolutely hate. And they pull this stupid prank on the heroine. It was total ridiculousness.

It just wasn't for me.

Arc provided through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
Jun 03, 2020 rated it it was ok
I wish I liked this more. The bro code the guys live by is pretty ridiculous and sexist, although occasionally funny. The story felt a bit disjointed at times and didn't flow well. There's also a reveal at the end that ruined two of the characters for me and I had a difficult time caring after that.

The rules of bro code in general are known, but some of these were so random. A bro must like dodge ball, a bro must always finish telling his joke, things like that I found funny and there were a fe
Darla Gatz
Oct 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
LOVED this book!!!! I thought the writing style was so well done and SO FUNNY. I actually laughed out loud multiple times. It reminded me of my little brother and my own high school days. I really liked that it was a very quick read. Would definitely recommend to all young adults.
Ariel • The Book View
I was eager to read this book because 1. it’s in the POV of a guy which we don’t get enough of in YA and 2. it sounded funny and fresh. It didn’t quite live up to my expectations.

There was a little more backstory at the beginning than I would have liked. It’s essential to explain some things at the beginning because, as readers, we have to learn who all the characters are and their stories. However, I felt a little like I was being bombarded with backstory. I think it really could have been spre
Jul 01, 2020 rated it it was ok

I'm really struggling to get my thoughts across on this book because I have such mixed feeling about it. But overall, it's not the best book I've ever read but it's an ok debut novel and the writing style has a lot of potential.

Even though I have very mixed thoughts on this book it was definitely a cute cheesy romcom between our main character Nick and his 'Bros' sister, Eliza. I thought for the most part their relationship was cute and easy to read about. In fact, for a lot of the book I wa
Jun 06, 2020 rated it it was ok
A huge thanks to Netgalley for the copy of this book! All opinions are my own.

Ugh. I had to force myself through this book. The last 25% of the book was probably the only part I actually cared about and that was because characters were finally HONEST with each other. Whether they intended to be or not, it all started coming together.

I didn't like the way the characters talked. It drove me absolutely crazy because you could tell it wasn't a teenager talking, it was an adult trying to sound like a
May 08, 2020 marked it as to-read
"i'm a prom king and the most popular guy in school and i'm in love with my bestfriend's sister"??????????? trope never gets old! yup sign me up! ...more
Maya Grimley
Jul 05, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: reviewed, arc, e-book, dnf
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Jun 05, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-stars, ng
When I read the synopsis of this book, I immediately thought of The Kissing Booth. I have not read The Kissing Booth but I have watched the movie, so I can only see the similarities from the movie to this book.
To start off, I want to thank the publisher for approving the ARC for me really quickly. This was my first ARC and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by how quickly the publisher accepted my request. Having said that, all opinions are my own and I was given the arc for an exchange of
Samantha Geissler
May 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thank you to Net Galley for the chance to read an ARC of The Bro Code by Elizabeth Seibert!

This story was a fun and fluffy romantic comedy that not only tackled the friends-to-lovers trope, but also spoke about the power of friendship, revamping the sexist 'Bro Code' and speaking about the #metoo movement.

Our story follows our main character Nick MacGuire who has been best friends with Carter O'Connell since they were in Kindergarten. The two "bros" are on the soccer team together and do everyt
Jul 18, 2020 added it
Shelves: arc
The narration style of this book was challenging for me, just because while I understood that the entire basis of this book was based on "bro culture," it was different to read everything from such an inflated bro-based lens.

I didn't really have any particularly strong connections with any of the characters, especially the "bros" and how their behavior was always excused for in certain ways, and by the time some of the toxic aspects of the culture were addressed I was already tired of it all. It
May 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
This young adult book focuses on Nick, a high school senior soccer star, who starts to develop feelings for his best friend Carter's sister, Eliza. Nick, Carter, and their friend Austin have a bro code that includes things like bros before hoes, don't date a bros sister, etc... This book deals with toxic masculinity and how that can be confronted and changed to protect and empower women. This book touches on timely issues such as the Me Too movement and non-consent. What's interesting is that th ...more
Noreen Machelle
Sep 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This story was a fun rom com! The character development was well done. In the beginning, Nick is your typical teenage boy, but as the story goes on he matures and it's so nice to watch. While, The Bro Code is mostly fun, it also touches on some important topics in such a way that it brings light to their importance without taking from the story. I enjoyed this story and can't wait to see what this author does next! ...more
Allison Tester
May 07, 2021 rated it liked it
It was a great quick beach read with a happy ending!
Sylvs (NOVELty Reads)
Nov 16, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arcs
ARC kindly provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

TRIGGER WARNING: rape, rape culture, toxic masculinity, sexism

Ugh, I really hate it when I have to say I couldn't really get into this one.

It's a shame too since I'm such a romance and contemporary fan. Hand me a super cheesy fluffy YA and I'll be all over it with 5 star reviews flooding your Goodreads feed. Unfortunately, as much as I love YA romance, I draw the line when things get too predictable for me. Whe
Tay Marley
Aug 18, 2020 rated it liked it
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Sep 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
I would first love to shout out a huge THANK YOU to the publishing company, Wattpad Books and NetGalley for providing me with an advance copy of The Bro Code by Elizabeth A. Seibert.

Congrats to the author for her debut novel! I’m wishing her the best. I truly admire young authors following their writing dreams. True inspirations <3
Nick is friends with Carter and Austin and they all follow the Bro Code (which must never be broken). However, this all changes when Nick has a crush on Carter’s siste
Jun 28, 2020 rated it liked it
I struggled a bit with this book. I really liked the love story between Nick and Eliza, and for me, that was the saving grace of this book. I liked their characters and interactions. But so much of the book focused on the "bro code," which was often sexist and played into the toxic culture of masculinity that we have today. Thankfully that was addressed at various points in the book, but I still feel like the final code was not quite where it needs to be. I think it was a good effort at addressi ...more
Aug 18, 2020 rated it did not like it
This book sucks. Like seriously sucks. And I was willingly to just power through for the lols until I got to the part where the main character (aka the male love interest) thought 'we don't have to pull out the Me Too card' after another character implied he got a girl drunk before making out with her. Disgusting. ...more
Paula  Phillips
Sep 19, 2020 rated it liked it
As a female, we all know the girl code where we don't date guys that our friends have commented that they like and it's friends before bros, etc. Well, it seems that guys have a code as well called The Bro Code. Meet a group of male friends who are in High School - we have Austin, Nick, Carter who are the best of friends. Enter Eliza - she is Carter's older sister and has just come back from spending a year in Australia on a student exchange and she has gotten hotter over the past year and Nick ...more
DNFed at 11%. Digital review copy provided by Netgalley.
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Feb 21, 2013 rated it liked it
RATED 3.5 STARS(Who the fuck ends a book like that??)

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REVIEW:First the book started out amazing. Nick was the charming asshole who everyone loved and I totally loved his character. And then she comes into the picture. All of the sudden the cool-and-sexy player Nick turns into this walking mess that can't stop thinking about her. I do have to admit that the first kiss that they shared was pretty amazing and very detailed. Kudos for that. I also liked the little "OH SHIT!"
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Elizabeth A. Seibert has been an author, sunscreen-obsessed lifeguard, barbecue-loving waitress, finance reporter, nine-to-five marketer, and aspiring superhero. Her stories on Wattpad have amassed over thirty million reads, and she’s been featured in Imagines: Celebrity Encounters Starring You (Simon & Schuster).

Elizabeth attended the University of Massachusetts Amerst and currently lives in Mass

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