The Girlfriend Request by Jodie Andrefski
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance / Romantic Comedy
Publication: January 11th, 2016
Updating best friend to girlfriend is more than a change of status…
Emma has been best friends with Eli since she moved to his neighborhood ten years ago. Tired of being cast in the role of the girl next door, Emma creates a fake Facebook profile in the hopes of starting an online friendship with Eli, which would hopefully lead to more. Like...way more. From friend request to In a Relationship--it all seemed so completely logical when she'd planned it.
Eli can't figure out what Emma is up to. He’s pretty sure she's the one behind the Facebook profile, but then again, why would she do something so drastic instead of just admitting she wants to be more than friends? And who the heck is this new guy he saw her with? Eli starts to think that just maybe...he missed his chance with the girl next door.
Two best friends, one outlandish ruse. Their status is about to become way more than It’s Complicated…
This Entangled Teen Crush book contains one fake Facebook profile, two best friends who secretly crave each other, and a dreaded sex talk with parents…boy crush in the room included. Pushing a relationship beyond the friend zone has never been so crazy…
Jodie Andrefski has been passionate about reading ever since she was a little girl, when she used to climb trees to escape with a favorite book. She now lives and writes in a small town in Pennsylvania with her teenage daughter. Though still an avid reader, she now prefers a comfy chair over the crook of a tree. An unapologetic coffee fiend, she's even happier if her java comes with pie. Jodie often draws on her background in education and mental health counseling to bring real world experience to her writing. She is a firm believer in the magic of a first kiss, and insists that you should never, ever give up on your dreams.
Man am I glad facebook was not around when I was in high school! This sweet, innocent and heart warming story left me with a goofy grin on my face. If you like high school romance then this book is for you! Emma and Eli have been friends since 1st grade. Now that they are in high school Emma realizes her feelings for Eli are more than just a friend. The only problem is Emma doesn't know how to tell Eli so she comes up with a plan that involves facebook! Will her plan work?!
Will Eli and Emma ever be more than just friends?!
I give The Girlfriend Request 5 stars! I am giving it 5 stars because I think this story is a great example for teens. Always be honest about your feelings even if you think you may get hurt. Never compare yourself to others. Never doubt your value and talents! I also LOVED that these high school kids acted their age but with no drinking, drugs or sex. A true feel good, wholesome young love story!