Monday, July 11, 2011
Review: Babe in Boyland by Jody Gehrman
When high school junior Natalie - or Dr. Aphrodite, as she calls herself when writing the relationship column for her school paper - is accused of knowing nothing about guys and giving girls bad relationship advice, she decides to investigate what guys really think and want. But the guys in her class won't give her straight or serious answers. The only solution? Disguising herself as a guy and spending a week at Underwood Academy, the private all-boy boarding school in town. There she learns a lot about guys and girls in ways she never expected - especially when she falls for her dreamy roommate, Emilio. How can she show him she likes him without blowing her cover?
Release Date: February 17, 2011
Goodreads page here.
All I can say is: HOW CUTE.
Now that that random outburst is done... Babe in Boyland was just that - a cute, fun, and funny novel. Natalie has a great sense of humor, and reading her thoughts made me think I was going along on her journey at an all boys school with her.
I have heard people relate this to the movie, She's The Man. And while the storylines are similar - girl goes undercover as guy and goes to an all guys school - that is the end of the similarities. Besides that, the book and the movie are worlds apart.
Gehrman's novels are such guilty pleasures. They make you laugh, they don't make you think a lot while you're reading them, and they are very romantic with happy endings. This one is no exception.
I don't really have too much more to say about this one. It was quite forgettable - if someone asked me about this novel in a year, all I would probably remember is that it was cute and funny. This one is recommended if you are looking for something with romance that will make you laugh out loud while reading.