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3.99  ·  Rating details ·  926 ratings  ·  76 reviews
Just in time for Valentine's Day comes a funny, fresh novel from Sabrina James! Valentine's Day is fast approaching at North Ridge High! And this year, the school is sponsoring a "Most Romantic Couple" contest. Everyone wants to win—including Jennifer, who's not going to let the fact that she doesn't actually have a boyfriend stop her! Romantic twists and turns and comic m ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 323 pages
Published January 1st 2009 by Point
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Rating clarification: 3.5 stars

D’aaaaaaaaaaw! ♥ How cute was that?

Be Mine was a very predictable but very cute read.
Really, there were absolutely no surprises at all, it was completely obvious how everything would play out and the writing was also pretty simple but still, the story was cute, warmed my heart and made me smile a lot. A light and fun read!

Side note: It’s a pity I haven’t read Secret Santa before reading Be Mine since the characters from the previous book get mentioned a few times a
Rating Clarification: 3.5 Stars

Be Mine by Sabrina James is the perfect read for Valentine’s Day. It’s a very cute albeit predictable read that will make you smile and sigh in mild frustration over the characters’ antics. It’s a fun, fast and adorably written YA contemporary that you shouldn’t miss if you’re looking for a light romance.

This book centers around North Ridge High couples(view spoiler) . A few of
"Be Mine" is very, very similar to Secret Santa. The main protagonists are different students enrolled at North Ridge High, but they basically fill the same roles as the the Christmas set. Nonetheless I had a lot of fluffy, harmless fun reading the Valentine version. The final couples were absolutely lovable and made me look forward to reading Spring Fling.

I distributed two stars less than to Secret Santa, because
- I simple adore Christmas romances (and this is a Valentine story)
- The ending wa
Dec 22, 2010 rated it really liked it
There is only one word to describe Sabrina James books; Adorable!

I'm really glad that I read Secret Santa a couple of months ago since it felt easier to slip back into North Ridge High, in Be Mine.

Be Mine was another really fun book that is centered around couples and there friends who are competing for Most Romantic. Only I think this one was less confusing then Secret Santa.
My favorite couple were Jennifer and Will and Natalie and Leo! I don't know why but I hardly cared for Eden and Claudia w
Feb 16, 2017 rated it it was ok
Very very cheesy

Too many teenage girls and teen drama for me.

How fucked up it is that teenagers think not having a boyfriend for Valentine's Day is the death of them.

It was on the verge of being cute. But too much of perfect cheesiness and teddy bearish. Yuck. Yet I finished it so it's fine. :)
Feb 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Apr 23, 2009 rated it liked it
Cupid is taking aim at North Ridge High.
Do you think you and your boyfriend or girlfriend could win a Most Romantic contest? The students at North Ridge High hope they have what it takes. Especially Jennifer Harris. Fed up with her arch enemy, Claudia Monroe's, bragging about her amazing boyfriend. Jennifer soon hatches a plan to get a fake boyfriend, convince people they are romantic, and win The Most Romantic contest. But will she be able to do all of this by Valentines day??? Her prayers are
Apr 14, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-in-storage
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Apr 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
What I think of the book,"Be Mine" by Sabrina James, was that this was a really good book that I enjoyed reading.This book unlike any other books I've previously read gave me a real reality taste of what may come in the future refering as to a girl's life in high school.I would recommend this book to maybe just girls who like reading funny romances that take place in high school.
Mar 01, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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Apr 18, 2011 rated it it was ok
Recommended to Janina by: Olivia - thanks again for sending it :)
This was fluffy and predictable, but also very sweet. Enjoyed it. And yes, I don't have much to do besides sitting outside in the sun reading at the moment :).
Jun 06, 2017 rated it liked it
I gave this book a 3 star rating. I read this book before Secret Santa, but this story takes place after it. I thought it was cool and can't wait to read Secret Santa.
Jul 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Arisah Wahidin
Sep 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Full of girls drama and plot twist but still interesting plot and all <3 love it
Oct 18, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-2017
This book was pretty sappy and wrapped up a bit too quickly for the build up. It’s a good read for young tweens who want teen romance that’s gentle.
Dec 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is amazing.
Eden Linford
Apr 16, 2020 rated it liked it
This was a pretty cute book. It was cliche and very predictable, though. I read it way back in 4th grade and I loved it back then, so that should tell you something. :)
May 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing
North Ridge High is having a Most Romantic Couple Contest and has got the school in a frenzy of couples trying to get nominated. There will be five nominations. The couple that wins will get to go to New York City for a dinner. Some students are really excited while others are reminded that they are spending Valentine’s Day alone. For instance, Jennifer. She doesn’t want to be alone for another Valentine’s Day. She gets mad at Claudia (local queen bee of North Ridge High( and tells her that she ...more
Sakshi Agarwal
Jun 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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loved it
Mar 27, 2012 rated it it was ok
I read this book for two reasons: 1, it looked cute (and it was). 2, I want to write YA romance in this sort of comedic style, and I enjoy reading books currently being published in that genre.

It worked well as a sort of "do's and don'ts" for YA writers. Looking at the majority of reviews on Goodreads, this book was well liked by its target audience. It's cute, has a variety of likable and appropriately unlikable characters (though they are very stereotypical), and there are plenty of plotlines
Esther Kim
Mar 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I chose the book, "Be Mine" by Sabrina James when I was in the school library in the beginning of the quarter. I had read the first book of the series in seventh grade, so I wanted to read the next book which is Be Mine. Be Mine takes place in North Ridge High School and takes place near the times of Valentine's Day. The school is holding a contest for the most romantic couple. The main character, Jennifer asks the most popular guy in school, Will to be her fake boyfriend so that they could beat ...more
Jasmine Guo
Jan 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Falling for you: A Book Review of Be Mine

Sabrina James ISBN:0545097398

Valentine's Day is around the corner at North Ridge High School. Everyone is talking who likes who. There a contest, "Most Romantic Couple" Jennifer challenges Claudia, the most popular girl, on this contest. Jennifer will do anything to win, even if she doesn't have a boyfriend. That is until, Will shows up. That's when everything happens.

This bookcis a typical romance story that could happen in real l
Oct 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book is all about one stupid couple contest that ends up creating a ton of problems and drama. It all begins when the school principle announces the annual Most Romantic Couple Contest. Claudia and Natalie, who are best friends, end up arguing with each other. Everyone is making of the fat kid Leo who happened to be Natalie’s neighbor’s uncle. Natalie never made fun of Leo; in fact they sometimes bonded when they both baby -sitted the little girl. When Natalie’s boyfriend starts being a jer ...more
Krithika Sundar
Aug 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
What a cute,adorkable and predictable read.

I loved every bit of it. Jenny, Eden, Claudia and Natalie are 4 girls this story covers.

Jenny hates valentines day and is so annoyed that there is a competition for most romantic pair. She hates this and wants to participate. the catch Is she doesn't have a boyfriend . But she's determined.

Claudia is the typical mean girl. Natalie and Eden are two sweethearts that hang out with Claudia but they're such good characters and your rooting for them as well.

Katie W
Jan 20, 2010 rated it liked it
I was pleasantly surprised with this book--it was clean (just a few kisses without description). This story is about several people who are vying for the title of the school's most romantic couple, which will be announced at the school's Valentine's Day dance. What I really liked was that some of these teens realized that it's more important to be who you are and not who you think others want you to be. The "Queen Bee," Claudia, was a real "mean girl" and got kind of annoying, but it was great t ...more
Jennifer Wardrip
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Jennifer has a bad habit of lying whenever Claudia's around. Not only has she made up a fake boyfriend, but she's agreed to bring him to Claudia's party on Saturday.

Now she has to find a boyfriend in a week and maybe compete for the school's most romantic couple.

She stumbles across the perfect boy: the heartbreaker. Revenge gets even sweeter when he's looking to settle a score with Claudia, as well.

Can the two of them pull off a plan to teach th
Feb 01, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: quarter-3
Be Mine is another great book written by Sabrina James. I think Secret Santa was better though. It's just about this girl named Jennifer who goes to North Ridege High (like the girls from Secret Santa) and she told Claudia (a snotty girl) that she have a boyfriend. Jennifer promised she'll show up at the dance with his boyfriend and win the "Most Romantic Couple" contest. The only problem is that she lied about having a boyfriend! Then she met Will (boy at her school) to be her "pretend boyfrien ...more
Feb 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: re-read
Like Secret Santa, this book takes place at Northridge High. It also has multiple points of view, and stories about multiple couples as the school hosts a most romantic couple contest. Why this is school sanctioned is beyond me, but it makes for a good plot device. Especially when Jennifer Harris tells snobby Claudia that she and her boyfriend are going to win. Only problem, Jennifer doesn't have a boyfriend. Light and funny. I liked Secret Santa more, and would recommend that one first, but you ...more
Oct 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
this was the first romantic comedy book i've read and i loved it!!!
it's about a girl, jennifer, who brags thats she's going to win the 'most romantic couple' contest. But there's one problem: she dosn't have a boyfriend!! so she has to find a pretend boyfriend and they have to learn everything about each other just in time for the competition.
the story was so much fun to read and it kept me smiling all throught the book.
the ending was predictable but don't you just love happy endings?!
Nov 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
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