From School Library Journal
Grade 8–10—"Reed Walton, Ultimate Nice Guy and Ultimate Jersey Guy, needs your help. Answer these questions so he can become an expert on dating. Maybe he'll even pick you to be his girlfriend!" So begins www.thegirlfriendproject.com, a site designed by Reed's two best friends to help him navigate the world of women. Reed is a nerdy senior who's never had a date; over the summer, however, his appearance changed dramatically (no glasses, no braces), and now he's a chick magnet. Unfortunately, his lack of experience makes dating a minefield, and he needs all the online help he can get. Reed's character develops somewhat over the course of this coming-of-age story, but certain elements feel a little forced. His metamorphosis from a dork to a hottie, for example, is never fully explained. His crush on best friend Ronnie is supposed to be a secret not revealed until the middle of the book, but it's telegraphed to readers too early, too often, and too obviously. Finally, the ending [...] is laughably far-fetched. Alex Bradley's 24 Girls in Seven Days
(Dutton, 2005) has a similar plot (a 12th-grader's friends create an online dating site for him), but is more fun and more believable.—Daisy Porter, San Jose Public Library, CA
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This book addresses the whole issue of high school dating very clearly, with a lot of humor, but also with a lot of truth. Robin Friedman has a great understanding of how confusing the teenage years can be, especially when you are trying to figure out just what 'being yourself' really means. --TeensReadToo.com
From Bildungsroman Book Blog
If you want a cute story about first dates and gentle break-ups, if you liked Saved by the Bell, or if your heart belongs in New Jersey, give THE GIRLFRIEND PROJECT by Robin Friedman a try. --Bildungsroman Book Blog