Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Review: The Boy Recession

The Boy Recession
Release date: August 7, 2012
The population of Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, is shrinking as families move to cities and towns with greener pastures, and the local high school is hurting: nearly all of the area's most eligible guys have moved or transferred schools.

With little competition, the remaining boys find their stocks on the rise, and even the most unlikely candidates have a good chance at making the team and getting the girl. Guitar-strumming slacker HUNTER FAHRENBACH has made an art of blending into the background, but now desperate coaches are recruiting him and popular girls are noticing his scruffy good looks. With a little help, Hunter might even by boyfriend material...

Down-to-earth KELLY ROBBINS has a simple wish for her junior year: "one normal, nice boy to crush on." Kelly and Hunter have always been friends, but is there something more to their platonic relationship? And can Kelly overcome the odds? After all, dating is hard enough without a four-to-one ratio.
I think this book read more for the much younger adult, even though the characters were juniors or seniors they talked and seemed more like freshman or middle school.  It could just be me, who knows but it was just an okay read.  Very fluffy and quick.
We meet Hunter, who is a guy who doesn't really care about much, not getting a job, school, or anything other than sleeping and maybe hanging out at the gas station with his friends.  Then there is Kelly who seems like a typical average girl.  Who has never really liked anyone and figures out that she kind of has a thing for Hunter, who happens to pick her since they were both in band to work on a music project together. 
The whole book reads like a chill relax and just lightness.  There's no real issues at hand, even the whole boy recession doesn't even seem like a big deal.  This definitely had great potential for something different but it was fun quick easy breezy read.  If you want to go back in time to when things were so simple as to who you are going to prom with then this is the book for you, or maybe you're living that right now. 
I really, really like the cover to this book though.  It's cute and interesting, vibrant colors and great to see how the guy is just chill completely surrounded by women.  That's what really attracted me to it, it's very eye catching. 
 So this wasn't my favorite book really but it was still a good quick read. 

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