This book is divided into two parts. I loved the first part. The second part is the reason my score dropped by a lot.
In the first part of the story, we have Audrey, a smart hacker girl who can't wait to get out of high school and start college, but money problems will probably keep her having to work multiple jobs just to go. Luckily, a contest with a $200,000 prize has started for high school students to create the best app. Audrey comes up with the idea of the Boyfriend App, an app that helps people find the perfect boyfriend/girlfriend. With this comes a sudden boost in popularity, but when problems start happening, Audrey has to figure out a way to set everything right. This story was adorably cute. I loved Audrey and her friends.
But then part two happened, and it brought a sudden genre shift. Suddenly, the book introduced a sci fi element. Now, that alone didn't bother me. Sure, it was really sudden and didn't seem to fit the direction the story had seemed to be going, but I could go along with it. It was what the story did with the sci fi element that I hated.(show spoiler)
The treatment of the Boyfriend App 2.0 might not be a problem for a lot of readers, but it was for me. But even without it, the second part just fell flat for me compared to the first. Things just got exaggerated to a ridiculous extent and the ending tied everything together far too nicely for my taste. The book started out really well for me, but then just kind turned into a hot mess, which was too bad because part one was really good.