Review: How To Meet Boys

Jun •  26 •  2014

I received this book for free from FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: How To Meet BoysHow To Meet Boys by Catherine Clark
Series: Stand Alone
Published by HarperTeen on May 6th 2014
Genres: Young Adult-Contemporary/Romance
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher
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Find out what happens when you fall for your best friend's worst enemy in this timeless and hilarious story of a forbidden first love and forever friendship.

Lucy can't wait to spend the summer at the lake with her best friend, Mikayla. But when Jackson, the boy she's been avoiding ever since he rejected her, reappears in her life, Lucy wonders if this summer to remember is one she'd rather forget.

Mikayla's never had much luck talking to boys, but when she (literally) runs into the cutest guy she's ever seen, and sparks fly, she thinks things might be looking up...until she realizes the adorable stranger is the same boy who broke her best friend's heart.

As things begin to heat up between Mikayla and the one guy she should avoid, will Lucy be able to keep her cool or will the girls' perfect summer turn into one hot mess?

Catherine Clark, the author of beach-read favorites Maine Squeeze and Love and Other Things I'm Bad At, has once again crafted a hilarious and spot-on portrayal of what it's really like to be a teenager. Readers will love this irreverent coming-of-age story…and will be breathlessly turning the pages to find out what happens next.

After I finished this book I was unsure how to feel about it. So many things happen yet everyone seemed to be okay with it.

Plot: So this plot is basically told in the synopsis. Two girls off on their own and meeting boys. Of course the best friend falls for others crush and enter drama. The plot moves at  a fairly good place. Some parts move slow but the reader is caught up by the middle of the story. Lots of history is said so that the reader can better understand the situtaion.

Best Friends/Relationships: Now this the part that REALLY GRINDS MY GEARS. Literally.

*SPOILER ALERT* (It’s in the synopsis anyway but just a warning) Highlight to see.

So Mikalaya falls for Lucy (her best friend) crush. They start to date behind her back and even kiss. Yet, its all dismiss cause she didn’t really like him anyway. WHAT?? get my drift. When Lucy got mad, everyone around her was telling her to let them be together, blah,blah, blah. I didn’t like that at all. What kind of “best friend” would do that? IDK, but this whole drama part did not sit well with me.

Ending: Even the ending felt rush. Suddenly Lucy was okay with everything. She found a new guy and we can all have a happy summer. Umm…no. Just no.

As you can tell, parts of the book I did not like. It is overall, still a good story. Despite my issues, the story carries some good lessons about love and friendship. The girls grow and mature, making hard decisions. Life is after all is not perfect so I get it. If your up for some best friend drama then give this story a go.

I give it 3 BITES!


Happy Reading!


  1. Jenny
    Jun 26, 2014

    Hmmm. Yeah I have an issue with what was highlighted. I don’t deal well with things like that at all, and that particular thing is always a deal breaker for me. I’m going to take a pass on this one Savy, thanks for sharing your thoughts!!! You helped me figure out this would not be the book for me:)

    • Savannah
      Jun 26, 2014

      I hear ya. That’s why I had a hard time with this story.

  2. Lisa (Fic Talk)
    Jun 27, 2014

    Your highlighted bit is an issue for me. I personally do not like having to read about it because it makes me rage-y. I also have an issue with how everything supposedly wraps up so neatly and easily at the ending.

    Think I may still attempt it but I’m in no hurry.

  3. Candace
    Jul 3, 2014

    Hmmm… I think this might frustrate me a lot. I’m still glad you enjoyed it though.