Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Boyfriend League by Rachel Hawthorne

Genre: YA Fiction

Author Website: www.rachelhawthorne.net

One Word Review: Cute

First Line: “For anyone not familiar with Ragland, Texas, the front-page headline in that morning’s Ragland Tribune may have seemed odd.”

Kathy’s Review: Danielle loves baseball and boys. This year she is determined to catch a boyfriend when the summer league comes to town. When she sees an ad in the local paper asking for host families for some of the team she talks her parents into letting a player stay with them, on condition that she not fall for that player. Unfortunately, Jason is not only the hottest guy on the team, he is also the only guy that Dani wants to date. What’s a girl to do?

This was a really cute, light read. I enjoyed Dani’s tomboyish character and the situation she found herself in. The book was lighthearted and clean, a good YA novel. The only thing I would have liked is if Dani had been a little older, or Jason a little younger. She is going to be a senior in high school and he is just starting college. It probably isn’t a big deal, but it would have been nice if they were the same age. Other than that, I thought the book was well done. This was my first Hawthorne book and I definately think I'll be checking out her other works.


  1. I'm really liking light YA novels lately. I think it just gives my mind a rest. I'll look into this one.

  2. Life experience has taught me to never get involved with baseball players, but this sounds cute.

  3. I love your one word reviews. That's such a great idea and it seems like it might be easier than deciding on how many stars to give a book.

  4. I thought this book was super cute. It reminded me of high school. That maybe why I didn't have a problem with him being older. It's like dating a senior when you're a sophomore. It was a quick, non-heavy read.

  5. I wasn't sure where else to post this comment. I've read several of Rachel Hawthorne's books since then and most can be described as bubble gum books. All are clean and enjoyable love triangles, easy to read, and unrealistic. I've decided that I have a problem with them all deciding at the end that a teenage long distance relationship will last. I'd still recommend her books to anyone, which is what I'm about to do.

    I think you'll like this Kathy. She wrote a werewolf trilogy called the Dark Guardian series. Lighter than Patricia Briggs, but I still liked it. I've only read the 1st, but I'll probably finish this trilogy.


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