My Fake Boyfriend Is Better Than Yours
by Kristina Springer
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.
This Blonde’s Review:
Tori has just spent all summer without her best friend Sienna. Her family came into a bunch of money and went away for summer vacation. She doesn’t see or hear from Sienna until the first day of school, and everything is different than she expected. Sienna has changed, she looks different, she acts different, and she has a boyfriend Tori never heard of. Except… maybe she doesn’t. Tori notices something about Sienna when she talks about her boyfriend that reminds her or something she used to do when she’d lie. Rather than just sit back and listen to it all, she decides to make up her Own fake boyfriend. Then the battle of the boyfriends begins. With each story Sienna tells, Tori feels the need to have a Better story. Which leads Sienna to tell of a better story about her boyfriend. Until Tori has to come up with a real live boyfriend. Then she has to figure out how to get a real boyfriend or if she’ll tell the truth.
This was such a cute story. A great way to show how lies can get a life of their own. I really liked Tori, but wasn’t sure how I felt about Sienna since she didn’t come into the story until she was already her changed self. I really liked the way this book ended up. Definitely a good book to read, even though it is a little short.