Friday, April 7

Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett
Release Date: April 4, 2017  
Publisher: Simon Pulse  
Age Group:  Young Adult
Pages: 400   

Summary:   In this delightfully charming teen spin on You’ve Got Mail, the one guy Bailey Rydell can’t stand is actually the boy of her dreams—she just doesn’t know it yet.

Classic movie buff Bailey “Mink” Rydell has spent months crushing on a witty film geek she only knows online by “Alex.” Two coasts separate the teens until Bailey moves in with her dad, who lives in the same California surfing town as her online crush.

Faced with doubts (what if he’s a creep in real life—or worse?), Bailey doesn’t tell Alex she’s moved to his hometown. Or that she’s landed a job at the local tourist-trap museum. Or that she’s being heckled daily by the irritatingly hot museum security guard, Porter Roth—a.k.a. her new arch-nemesis. But life is whole lot messier than the movies, especially when Bailey discovers that tricky fine line between hate, love, and whatever-it-is she’s starting to feel for Porter.

And as the summer months go by, Bailey must choose whether to cling to a dreamy online fantasy in Alex or take a risk on an imperfect reality with Porter. The choice is both simpler and more complicated than she realizes, because Porter Roth is hiding a secret of his own: Porter is Alex…Approximately.

My Thoughts: Oh my gosh, when I saw this summary I knew I had to read it as soon as I could get my hands on it! And I wasn’t disappointed. It was such a fun and cute one!

We are introduced to Bailey who has been living with her mom but when things start to get awkward she decides to go and spend the summer with her dad whom she hasn’t seen in awhile. It's a little inconvenient for her social life but it’s also a chance to find the boy she’s been crushing on through the internet. She’s been chatting with a boy across the country for quite a while and she does kind of want to hunt him down!

She moves and gets a job at a museum! This was really fun! I liked experiencing it with her! It was so intriguing and a lot of work!  She also meets a boy there and she despises him at first but once she gets to know him, things go a different way. I loved getting to know Porter and all that there was to him!! But this definitely puts a halt in her finding her dream mystery boy!

I just loved Bailey! I loved her personality. She was shy and not always sure of herself but another part that was determined and very loyal.

Overall: This one brought a lot of smiles and laughs to me. I enjoyed seeing what was going to happen next and read it in a day. One of those that you sit down and can’t stop! I really really enjoyed this one, and that ending, whoa! And the dinner scene, yep I laughed! I really enjoyed!!! I think this is a 4.5 cupcake rating for me.

Cover:  Love it! Even though it kind of makes it feel like a book that takes place at a beach, and I guess it does in a way. It’s a very cute cover!

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1 comment:

Alyssa Nelson said...

This sounds really good! I love the idea of putting some reality into it by having the main character put into a super complicated situation, but still keeping the story itself cute. Thanks for sharing!


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