Book Reviews

Faking it by Madeleine Labitan

My edition: Kindle Unlimited
Pages: 86
Series: Fake Boyfriend Duet
Genre: YA, High School
Published: Dec 13, 2019
Rating: None DNF @ pg 6


He’s the best kind of revenge a girl can ask for…

Indie Jackson can’t believe her hot senior boyfriend dumped her. She thought they were doing so well. It wasn’t like she was expecting their relationship to last forever. A whole school year was all she was hoping for, really. But it turned out Brad McNeely had other plans…and they didn’t include her.

When her best friend suggests they come up with a revenge plan, Indie seriously considers it—egging her ex-boyfriend’s beloved car does sound tempting. But not quite as tempting as Grayson Turner’s—her best friend’s brother—advice: get a fake boyfriend to make Brad jealous.

Totally crazy? Yes. Completely juvenile? Oh, definitely. But Indie believes she can pull it off. Now, she just has to convince the guy she has in mind to get with the program.

After all, it was his idea to begin with…


Completely juvenile? Yes, yes it is.

How to say this without being cruel? The writing style was juvenile sounding. The MC is full of herself and acts kind of self-absorbed. If she changes later in the book, good for her, but I can’t be along for that ride. I just couldn’t get through this.

Not for me. Maybe it’s the fact that I’m almost thirty and this is just too young for me or if it’s the fact it is written too young that does it. Does that make sense?