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Stupid Cupid

(Stupid Cupid #1)

3.53  ·  Rating details ·  476 ratings  ·  73 reviews
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Felicity's no ordinary teen matchmaker...she's a cupid!

Felicity Walker believes in true love. That's why she applies for a gig at the matchmaking company Cupid's Hollow. But when Felicity gets the job, she learns that she isn't just a matchmaker...she's a cupid! (There's more than one of them, you know.)

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Paperback, 272 pages
Published December 22nd 2009 by Simon Pulse (first published December 4th 2009)
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Aug 16, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I <3 Felicity! She is too cute and fun and I wish she was real so we could hang out. The concept of a cupid who can matchmake anyone in her school by sending them an e-mail on her special PDA is so cool and the writing is so funny! This is a seriously cute and fun book teens will love. ...more
Feb 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I love this book and rereading it was great! Felicity is great and the whole Cupid take was a really interesting take. More people should read this!
Mar 08, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
Stupid Cupid is a fabulously funny novel that I simply adored. Sure, it doesn’t have a ton of depth or the best of writing, but it does have three main characters that I ( and other teens) can relate easily to and a premise that was an interesting take off of 'cupid' making this a fun read for teen girls everywhere.

Anyway, getting back to the main characters. Felicity, Andy, and Maya were all girls that were definitely not stereotypical and had several different layers to them that made you enj
Aug 15, 2009 rated it liked it
A great start for a series!

If your looking for a story with a lot of depth this isn't the book for you. But if you looking for something light, fluffy and feel good, than Stupid Cupid is right up your alley!

It's entertaining, funny.. lots of laugh-out-loud moments! The plot itself was a little predictable, but it was still interesting enough to keep you turning the pages. From the description, I thought it was going to be more along the lines of Felicity finding out she is related to the "real
Dec 03, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2010, contemporary-ya
I really enjoyed this book; it was a perfect read for February. I liked the whole “cupid” angle and thought it was fun seeing Felicity matching her fellow classmates up. There were some funny scenes; one line pops into mind about apples that had me laughing out loud, which wasn’t a good thing since I was sitting at the DMV at the time. Felicity, Maya and Andy were fun to read about and I look forward to reading the rest of the series.

I would have liked a little more background story on Cupid’s H
Jun 24, 2010 rated it it was ok
This book wasn't really worth reading. The author came to our library this past week, so I thought I would give it a try.

It is a teen drama that I think the author put too much effort into. She had swear words where there weren't any needed and it was sort of a boring story. With that said, I have requested book #2 from the library. What can I say? I'm a sucker for a series of books.

Felicity Walker is hired as a "cupid" for a dating company. She is able to send emails that, once opened, are ab
Dec 15, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: young-adult
Got about half way through before I gave up trying to care about the story and characters. The premise was interesting, but there was just something about the writing I didn't care for. Maybe it was just too immature and Felicity (that's her name, right? I kept forgetting who everyone was because I didn't much care) was just too stupid. You see her make obvious mistake after obvious mistake, just knowing it's all going to blow up in her face. I'm all for funny drama in books, but this was too co ...more
Takesha Powell
Jun 21, 2018 rated it it was ok
Though Rhonda is a skilled and imaginative writer, this novel falls a little flat. As the mother of a teen, I know that there is always something going on amongst high school teens - even the so-called "nerdy /isolated" ones. This had the feel of a woman writing a teen novel from a more removed standpoint. It didn't feel quite like a 'teen' novel (I was studying the YA book because I was planning on venturing into the genre with my next novel).
Albeit, it is a good novel, and the writer is tale
Takesha Powell
Nov 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved the idea behind this book...won't give much away except for the fact that the main character is a "real-life" cupid, that exists in America (along with others), who are specially chosen...what happens next is funny, witty and engaging! It's a nice, fun read for those interested.
Dec 05, 2017 rated it liked it
Short and sweet, what's not to like?
Jul 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
Dear GoodReads readers,
I just finished my new book today, it’s called Stupid Cupid by Rhonda Stapleton. I think this was an interesting and very odd book but I liked the idea.
Felicity believes in true love (and is also broke) so she applies for a job at a match making company called Cupids Hollow. What Felicity doesn’t realizes is she isn`t just going to be matching people up from a dating site, she will be matching people up from her school. The cool thing about Felicity`s job thought is she is
Feb 25, 2012 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

I’m actually reading the omnibus, but I wanted to post the reviews for each book separately.

I’ve found that with YA books, if it’s not paranormal or a re-telling of a fairy tale, I find them to be a bit young for me. Not that they’re not good, it’s just that the paranormal tales often seem to be more like adult books, but with teenagers, while books like Stupid Cupid are more teen-like. I know this is kind of a stupid thing to say since they’re YA books, but that’s just the way it is.

Feb 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is such a light, fluffy book that I couldn't help but be drawn to it. Best of all, it wasn't a disappointment. I shall be reading the rest of the series!
Nov 03, 2009 rated it liked it
Before I start this review, I would like to say that Stupid Cupid is more like a Simon Romantic Comedy than just a regular Simon Pulse book. I went into it thinking that it might be a little bit serious, and a little less predictable, than a regular Simon Rom-Com, but that was not the case.

My main thing with this book was that it was very predictable. I guessed what was going to happen at the end about halfway through the book. It didn't keep me wondering what was going to happen, and that disap
Mar 03, 2009 rated it really liked it
A ridiculously laugh-out-loud funny novel. There weren't really any depth or good writing style but it was just funny in general. It was easy to relate to the girls in this book.
The three main characters, Felicity, Maya and Andy are best friends forever. They've had each other's back for the longest time so it's natural that Felicity would want to help boost Maya's love life. And watching it unfold with its twists and surprises was hilarious.

Though none of the characters had any real depth in th
Princess Bookie
Mar 06, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read2010
My Thoughts: I had been really looking forward to this series and I waited until all 3 books were released until I started so I didn't have to wait a long time to read each one! We start off being introduced to Felicity who is a teenager who needs a job. She is best friends with Maya and Andy. I just love all their names, so creative! She gets a job at a matchmaking company. No, its not one you've ever heard of! Its called Cupid's Hollow. She barely reads the manual and just starts hooking peopl ...more
May 02, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya-read, read-2010
Summary: Felicity applies for and gets a job as a cupid. She is assigned to match up couples in her high school. This starts off well enough but when she matches her friend Maya up with three guys (a big no-no), things could turn ugly.

Why I Read: I had seen some reviews of it and I liked the concept.

My Thoughts: I don't know if I've read too much YA lately or if I'm becoming blase but I found this rather predictable and the main character very aggravating. Her attitude toward her job was infuria
Jessica (BookRockGoddess) Bolton

I normally would have passed on this type of book just by looking at the cover because I would have thought it to be realistic fiction and I am not all that into that type of genre. Not because this cover isn't attractive but it would not have normally appealed to me because it looks like one of those girly realistic love stories. I am so glad that I went to a book signing and heard Rhonda talk about this book. Rhonda is extremely funny in person and I just knew if a tenth of her personality cam
Jennifer Wardrip
Jul 12, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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Felicity scored a job - she's become a cupid. Cupid is no longer only for adults and there's a whole slew of them. With this new job, Felicity has the power to create love matches by sending blank emails to the couple with potential.

There are rules involved: each potential couple must have at least three points of common interest, you don't hook up more than one person with another, and above all you must learn from the matches that don't make it a
May 18, 2010 rated it liked it
honda Stapleton brings readers a youthful and light read that will be adored by readers who seek enjoyment in reading. With a teenage reasoning on school, on life, on work and on love, this story explores the desires of Felicity and the hesitations of a new cupid.

Felicity proves herself to be a happy-go-lucky. As the story progresses, she learns that just like every job, her matchmaking demands a responsible attitude. With every mistake she commits, Felicity emerges with a better judgment of rig
Angela  M
Jun 30, 2010 rated it liked it
Felicity needs a job, so when she sees an add for a matchmaking company called Cupid's Hollow, she thinks it might just be the perfect gig. Once hired she learns that not only is she now a matchmaker, she is now a cupid!

Felicity is givin a PDA, one that is magical, it sends emails instead of arrows, the latest cupid technology. But Felicity soon finds out that being a cupid isn't as easy as she thought it would be. She's made her first love match, two kids from school, and it seems to be going
Jul 09, 2009 rated it liked it
This is one of the cutest books I've read in a long time. It's about a girl who is Cupid...well actually who is A Cupid. She has no arrows, instead she has a pink PDA and emails of llllllooooooooovvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeee!!!!!! Felicity starts matching people up, one of them being her best friend Maya, except she breaks a rule...she matches Maya up with THREE guys!! The three guys start vying for her attention, jumping through hoops just to get near her, and so much else!! Felicity is trying to jug ...more
Oct 29, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This book is too cute! All while being hilarious and totally original. I also must make a comment on the cover now - isn't it absolutely adorable? I lurve it! Rhonda Stapleton definately put a new view of "cupids" out there. I really liked how a big part of the book was focused on Maya's romance, while leaving Felicty hoping for a romance of her own.

I loved the characters. They were all so fresh. Felicity, Maya and Andy were all different from each other, but you could tell the bonds of friendsh
Jan 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Felicity Walker is just your average teenager, with problems of her own, and she needs a job. Not being the best at interviews, she didn’t think the interview with Cupid’s Hallow would be any different. Only it was. Things in her little mixed up world were just about to get even more mixed up as she was now employed and not just a matchmaker…Felicity’s a cupid!

With a PDA and a job to do, she is on the hunt for the perfect matches and lots of bonuses to come her way. But when Felicity matches her
Lindsay Paige
Dec 18, 2010 rated it it was amazing
WARNINGS: So cute and I loved it.

Stupid Cupid is a fantastic, fast read. This book was a very enjoyable, easy to read, and interesting enough to keep me turning the pages. Sometimes, I would even laugh out loud or giggle at whatever was happening (the situation between her parents, a prime example!). It was definitely a good way to start the series and I most certainly can’t wait to read more.

Felicity is the classic good friend, who of course causes a bit of trouble for her friend only while try
Sep 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This had to be one of the cutest YA books Ive read in a while. Not only does Felicity have the coolest job ever, but her one-liners and personality are histerical!

Felicity needs a job and lands one at a matchmaking service called Cupids Hollow. When her boss explains to her that she IS a cupid, she will be able to make matches in her school via a cupid-arrow/email. Cupids Hollow is funded by the flower/card industries, so when love is in the air, everyone profits.

With a tricked out cupid PDA Fe
Astraea Nyx
Dec 22, 2011 rated it did not like it
This is just my opinion, and I hesitate to be so negative because I know this is an author's hard work here... but I really, really didn't like this book. Didn't finish it. Didn't get past the first quarter of the book. I found myself staring at the words going "...what the hell is this?" Maybe it's because I don't read much contemporary fiction, but this had a speculative element so I expected it to be on a par with other books of a similar genre. Not at all.

I got this book for free as a prize
Dunja T
Aug 30, 2011 rated it liked it
I thought this book was pretty okay. It wasn't all that great, but OKAY.

A few questions first of all. If the 'manual' was so important to read, then why did she end up jot reading it and turning out just fine? Also, wasn't it really REALLY bad to match someone up with 2 people, so how come she did it with 3 and no one found out and it STILL turned out to be okay...? Also, I thought it was too childish (I'm sorry! It was in the teen section!) and cliche in the end. I mean, why does the main chara
Karen Keyte
Stupid Cupid is one of those light-hearted, just-for-fun books that everyone likes to read, at least once in a while. I liked the idea of the teenage cupid, and the humor in a girl who has only ever had one boyfriend (and he was just trying to get closer to one of her best friends) doing the job made it even more fun. This is a quick read - in fact, the three books of the trilogy can all be read in the time of one of the longer, heavier books you find for Y.A. readers. Each book (Stupid Cupid, F ...more
Sep 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Pretty cute read, but something wasn't quite there for me. I think it was because of how dense Felicity could be sometimes. I assume that is because this book is written for younger readers (although my favorite category to read from is Young Adult), but it was crazy annoying whenever she'd decide to break one of the rules that her Cupid Job specifically forbade her to do and then when it didn't work out, she would go, "oh, maybe that's why they said don't do this." I kept hoping that she'd get ...more
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Rhonda Stapleton started writing a few years ago to appease the voices in her head. She has a Master's degree in English and a Bachelor's degree in Creative Writing. Rhonda lives in Northeast Ohio with her lovely, energetic family and their crazy dogs.

In the twelve minutes of free time she has each day, Rhonda enjoys reading, photography, writing poetry, singing in the shower (and in the car, at w

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