Shared characters with The Boy Next Door but can be read as a stand alone. In this book, instead of emails the story is told through voice messages and occasional journal entries. This book also takes place at the New York Journal.
This was such a cute book. It was a fun, fast read that had me laughing while turning the pages. I've always been a fan of Meg Cabot's books, and this one was exactally what I wanted it to be. What I loved the most about this book was the format it was written in. The entire book was composed through emails, voice mails, journal entries, menus, memos, texts you name it. Although the title just suggests a simple love story, the boy meets the girl, she likes him, he likes her, they fall in love, they live happily ever after, this story was far from that. There were desserts, a law suit, a mean boss and a cute lawyer. The story revolves around Kate who works for a New York newspaper called The Journal. When her terrible and soon-to-be married boss Amy orders her to fire Ida, the dessert cart lady who makes delicious desserts but doesn't give them to people who don't deserve them (Amy's fiancée, Stuart), Kate finds herself in a lot of trouble. Along the way she meets Mitch Hertzog, the hot lawyer who just happens to be Stuart's brother. Together they fight for justice and the perfect dessert. Overall, this was a nice, light-hearted book that had me laughing out loud. Meg Cabot creates such fun characters who we love, and hilarious characters who just creep us out (yeah I'm talking about Dale). Boy meets girl was a fast read that left me in a good mood.
I picked up this book to read something light and humorous; as a tween, I also loved Cabot's 'Princess Diaries' series as well as "All-American Girl." I was not disappointed - I finished the book within a few days (and it would've been more like one, if I hadn't started it in the late early evening). I thoroughly enjoyed the format, which took the form of emails, receipts, menus, journal entries, instant messages, etc.; as an avid emailer/writer/member of the 21st century, this resonated well.
The main character, Kate Mackenzie, was relatable for me, as well as witty and endearing. Some of Cabot's flaws are that she sometimes uses a similar voice / some of the same phrases for all of her characters, which became somewhat redundant and non-convincing. The character development was solid enough for a book of the "chick lit" genre (but don't expect multi-dimensional or complex people, either!). It is unsurprising in the writing style that Cabot also authors YA fiction, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. It's a just a simple story with a silly conflict interwoven into the storyline. Many former fans of 'The Princess Diaries,' etc., will feel nostalgic and satisfied by 'Boy Meets Girl.'
Overall, this book was a fun, comical, entertaining, and "happily-ever-after" sort of read. If you're looking for nothing more than something juicy, fast, and cute, I'd highly recommend this title!
This book was a riot! Cute and funny and I love the way its written in 'chat' and emails and journal entries, etc.
This book didn't meet my expectation. I felt the ending to be abrupt and boring.
The only unique thing about this book was it's writing format.
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