The Fine Art of Pretending

The Fine Art of Pretending

eBook - 2014
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According to the guys at Fairfield Academy, there are two types of girls: the kind you hook up with, and the kind you're friends with. Seventeen-year-old Alyssa Reed is the second type. And she hates it. With just one year left to change her rank, she devises a plan to become the first type by homecoming, and she sets her sights on the perfect date-Justin Carter, Fairfield Academy's biggest hottie and most notorious player.With 57 days until the dance, Aly launches Operation Sex Appeal and sheds her tomboy image. The only thing left is for Justin actually to notice her. Enter best friend Brandon Taylor, the school's second biggest hottie, and now Aly's pretend boyfriend. With his help, elevating from funny friend to tempting vixen is only a matter of time.But when everything goes according to plan, the inevitable break up leaves their friendship in shambles, and Aly and Brandon with feelings they can't explain. And the fake couple discovers pretending can sometimes cost you the one thing you never expected to want.
Publisher: Contoocook, NH : Spencer Hill Contemporary, 2014.
ISBN: 9781939392275
1939392276
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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NoCommonRaven
Aug 13, 2018

This is an interesting twist on something that makes a lot of sense to me. All Aly wants to be is looked at by boys as something other than a friend. So, she changes herself from who she is into the complete opposite of herself, hoping that maybe the boys will finally notice her. She also pretends to hook up with her best friend(who is totally hating that she changed and knows its all for show), just to try and get her sort-of-crush to get jealous and go out with her.
This story seems to be saying the same thing as my friend(who is like my older brother) said to me once: "And just be yourself, no matter what. If they don't like YOU then screw 'em."

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Aug 13, 2018

NoCommonRaven thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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