Review: The Girlfriend Request by Jodie Andrefski

28356657Title: The Girlfriend Request

Author: Jodie Andrefski

Published by: Entangled: Crush; January 11, 2016

Format/Source: E-ARC provided by the publisher, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating: 3 Stars

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Updating best friend to girlfriend is more than a change of status…

Emma has been best friends with Eli since she moved to his neighborhood ten years ago. Tired of being cast in the role of the girl next door, Emma creates a fake Facebook profile in the hopes of starting an online friendship with Eli, which would hopefully lead to more. Like…way more. From friend request to In a Relationship–it all seemed so completely logical when she’d planned it.

Eli can’t figure out what Emma is up to. He’s pretty sure she’s the one behind the Facebook profile, but then again, why would she do something so drastic instead of just admitting she wants to be more than friends? And who the heck is this new guy he saw her with? Eli starts to think that just maybe…he missed his chance with the girl next door.

Two best friends, one outlandish ruse. Their status is about to become way more than It’s Complicated…

This Entangled Teen Crush book contains one fake Facebook profile, two best friends who secretly crave each other, and a dreaded sex talk with parents…boy crush in the room included. Pushing a relationship beyond the friend zone has never been so crazy…

My Review

Emma has been in love with her best friend, Eli, for the last ten years. She can’t seem to get the nerve to just tell him how she feels, so she comes up with the crazy plan to create a fake profile. She hopes that when he realizes how much they have in common, he will finally see her as more than just a friend. 

This plan goes to hell pretty quickly. Eli is a pretty smart guy and he figures out pretty quickly that Emma is behind the fake profile. Now he starts to wonder if she did it because she has feelings for him or if she is playing some kind of prank on him.

Mostly this book just left me feeling very frustrated,]. Eventually they figure stuff out and ultimately, they are super sweet and cute, but the whole middle part of the book annoyed me.

They could have solved all of their problems with a good heart to heart. Emma had so many chances to come clean, and so did Eli. But their silence just led to more lies and more stuff that they had to work through. 

I liked Eli and Emma as characters, but they definitely both had me frustrated and wanting to yell at them. The ending was super sweet, unfortunately, it did’t really make up for the rest of the book.

This has probably been my least favorite crush book and I’ve loved most of the ones I’ve read. I wouldn’t not recommend this one, but I would say expect some frustration.

Happy Reading!


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