How to Meet Boys by Catherine Clark

Disclaimer: I received this ARC for free from the publisher Harper Collins in exchange for an honest review. However, this fact does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Find out what happens when you fall for your best friend’s worst enemy in this timeless and hilarious story of a forbidden first love and forever friendship.

Lucy can’t wait to spend the summer at the lake with her best friend, Mikayla. But when Jackson, the boy she’s been avoiding ever since he rejected her, reappears in her life, Lucy wonders if this summer to remember is one she’d rather forget.

Mikayla’s never had much luck talking to boys, but when she (literally) runs into the cutest guy she’s ever seen, and sparks fly, she thinks things might be looking up…until she realizes the adorable stranger is the same boy who broke her best friend’s heart.

As things begin to heat up between Mikayla and the one guy she should avoid, will Lucy be able to keep her cool or will the girls’ perfect summer turn into one hot mess?

Catherine Clark, the author of beach-read favorites Maine Squeeze and Love and Other Things I’m Bad At, has once again crafted a hilarious and spot-on portrayal of what it’s really like to be a teenager. Readers will love this irreverent coming-of-age story…and will be breathlessly turning the pages to find out what happens next.

Source: Goodreads

My review:

Well, I didn’t know anything about this book so I didn’t really know what to expect other than a summery romance novel.

And that’s exactly what I got, and nothing more. How To Meet Boys was just a contemporary that felt a little dull, with its one – dimensional characters and its rather predictable plot.

I didn’t really care about the protagonists, nor about what would happen to them because I just couldn’t connect with Mikayla and Lucy. I don’t know, I just found that they lacked depth and they didn’t really seem real to me.

Also, I couldn’t really connect with their problems since my best friend and I never had to deal with such a matter.

That’s why, sadly, I didn’t like this book at all and I don’t really have much to say about it.

How to Meet Boys wasn’t my cup of tea because I didn’t like the subject matter and because the characters were dull, and there wasn’t anything special about the plot.


1.5 – 2 out of 5 stars

Note: I would like to thank Harper Collins for sending me this review copy!



5 thoughts on “How to Meet Boys by Catherine Clark

  1. Ah, too bad. Far too many contemporary books are like this, just a romance and nothing more. It really brings the story down when you can’t connect to the characters.


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