Operation Boyfriend by Molly Zenk – Review by Karyn Taylor

Operation BoyfriendOperation Boyfriend by Molly Zenk
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Operation Boyfriend is a young adult romance by Molly Zenk. I’m still confused as to my feelings about this book. On the one hand it’s really well written and there is great depth to the characters. On the other hand I wanted to give the leading female character a massive kick up the backside and I also despised her best friend with a passion.
Glynnis has a disastrous dating history. Her most recent boyfriend is about to have a commitment ceremony with another guy. Her mother is obsessed with her getting married and her best friend is adamant that she is going to find the ideal man for her.
Corin is the geeky nerd who has been watching Glynnis on the bus every day for 2 months before finally plucking up the courage to talk to her.
Corin and Glynnis get on great and are building a great friendship but best friend Kenley will do everything to sabotage their budding relationship.
This story is filled with so much angst and emotion. I loved Corin and thought he was just perfect for Glynnis. As someone who struggles with conflict, I probably should have had more empathy with Glynnis but I really, really wanted to give her a major kick up the backside and wanted her to tell Kenley to butt out of her life. And don’t start me on Kenley, I hated her so, so much. I really struggled to understand how Glyniss could be best friends with her.
Overall, I really enjoyed the book and adored Corin. The facebook conversations with Glynnis’ parents was hilarious too. This added to my enjoyment of the story.

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