When high school junior Natalie--or Dr. Aphrodite, as she calls herself when writing the relationship column for her school paper--is accused of knowing nothing about guys and giving girls bad relationship advice, she decides to investigate what guys really think and want. But the guys in her class won't give her straight or serious answers. The only solution? Disguising herself as a guy and spending a week at Underwood Academy, the private all-boy boarding school in town. There she learns a lot about guys and girls in ways she never expected--especially when she falls for her dreamy roommate, Emilio. How can she show him she likes him without blowing her cover?
What I thoughtI was pretty excited to finally get around to reading this one. I had hoped for some outrageously funny events. I admit, I had She's the Man (Amanda Bynes movie) in my head when I started out with this. In the end, I think I had too much built up for the story to really love it.
I have a hard time really imagining something like this would really work (even in a movie, like the above referenced). But it is fun to watch as Nat, aka Natalie, tries to hide the fact that she's female in an all boys school. It was fun, but failed to truly impress.
I did like the theatre aspect of this. I thought it was interesting how Natalie had viewed her competition and how it plays out in the book. I wasn't so keen on the romance part of it, it seemed a little rushed.
This is read worthy, I just might suggest picking it up from the library before buying a copy.
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