Release Date: August 31, 2010
Age Group: Middle Grade
Received From: Publisher
My Rating: 3 Stars
Seventh grade was supposed to be fun, but Tori is having major drama with her BFF, Sienna. Sienna changed a lot over the summer on the first day of school she’s tan, confident, and full of stories about her new dreamy boyfriend. Tori knows that she’s totally making this guy up. So Tori invents her own fake boyfriend, who is better than Sienna’s in every way. Things are going great unless you count the whole lying-to-your-best-friend thing until everyone insists Tori and Sienna bring their boyfriends to the back-to-school dance.
I’m always a little weary reading a middle grade book that doesn’t have some sort of fantasy element, but I’m always pleasantly surprised! You would think I would learn! My Fake Boyfriend is Better Than Yours was a lot of fun. Tori and her best friend have grown apart over the Summer, but now it’s the first day of seventh grade and Tori plans to confront Sienna and patch things up with her. That is, until Tor hears all the lies Sea is telling about her new fake boyfriend.
I read this in one sitting and giggled the entire time! Tori’s antics were very funny. It reminded me of being that age again. I think I would rather be a 12 or 13 year old than a 16 or 17 year old any day! This is a cute lighthearted book that fans of Lisa Schroeder’s It’s Raining Cupcakes will enjoy.