Two Boys Too Many? More like one girl too many,
This review is from: Two Boys Too Many (Sweet Dreams Series #156) (Mass Market Paperback)
The greatest flaw of "Two Boys Too Many" seems to be not so much a matter of an excess of boys (though with three love interests for our heroine, one might begin to wonder); rather, the problem seems to be that there is one girl too many - namely, main character Bonnie Jean (B.J.) Tyler. Inexcusably immature, shallow, and insecure, Bonnie Jean drags down not only the plethora of boys in her warpath, but the reader as well.
Stringing along upstanding basketball star Jack Arnold and flashy rich guy Paul "Zep" Zepperelli, Bonnie Jean claims to "love" both boys and thus rationalizes continuing to date them both, despite increasing protests from the guys. While there is nothing inherently wrong with casually dating multiple people in high school (or beyond) when all parties are complicit, the novel so brashly cajoles the reader into sympathizing with Bonnie Jean's dating woes, that the reader will likely have difficulty mustering even an ounce of sympathy for the floundering heroine, particularly as she generally comes off as whiny and underhanded.
Further complicating matters is Bonnie Jean's latest crush on studious Brian Macklin, the understanding computer geek who tends to get an earful of Bonnie Jean's woes when all he really wants to do is spend time in the library writing a paper about processors and stuff. Why any of these guys has the slightest interest in Bonnie Jean is never explained (particularly if we are to believe she looks anything like the cover model, who appears to be pushing 30); last time I checked, manipulative drama queens weren't fending off guys from all directions, and the reader will probably ultimately pity the poor schmuck that ends up with her after the dust clears.