Babe in Boyland by Beth Gehrman

Book Title: Babe In Boyland
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Publisher: (Imprint of )
Release Date: February 17, 2011
Format: Hardcover (292 pages)
Dates Read: 6/28-7/1
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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?

I wish Babe in Boyland had been around when I was in high school. There are so many different emotions and thoughts that every girl thinks and feel when they’re in high school. You worry so much about trying to look good to impress about and try so hard to figure them out. You don’t realize how much some of it doesn’t matter and how much isn’t as complicated as you make it seem.

This was so fun to read and actually had me literally laughing out loud. I mean, a teenage girl pretending to be a guy at an all boys school is bound to be pretty funny. And you got to feel all the same excitement and giddiness of a first love.

Natalie was such a fun character and I totally loved her. She started out in the beginning of the book being a little insecure and unsure of herself but, she grew so much through out the book and realized that a lot of what she thought mattered, didn’t. There was so much too her, more than she even knew till she went undercover and found this whole other side of herself.

Her best friends, Darcy and Chloe, are so different from each other and from Natalie and it just proves that even though people might seem different on the outside, on the inside, they are more similar than you know. They were both such fun characters to, and without them, Natalie would have never gone through with her plan to become Nat.

When Natalie starts to get to know her roommate (and crush) Emilio, she realizes that guys are actually sensitive and they want more then just a pretty face. He wanted a girl who was just real and didn’t try to hard to get him to notice her and be what she thought he wanted. And he had secrets that he didn’t feel like he could share with anyone, but he opened up to Natalie.

Babe in Boyland gives you a whole new perspective, especially if you’re a teenage girl in high school. It makes you realize and notice a lot of things you normally wouldn’t. Natalie was crush by the way things happened, but in the end, everything worked out for her. And even if it hadn’t worked the way she wanted, she still got something out of it because she found this whole other side of herself.

This cover is so cute! And her eye are absolutely gorgeous. Although, if that is kind of what Natalie looked like, then it would be hard to pull of being a guy. But I love how she has the mustache on her finger. It fits so well with the story because it’s so fun and goofy, and at first, that is what it seemed to her.