Saturday, 14 May 2011

Boys for Beginners by Lil Chase

Title: Boys for Beginners
Author: Lil Chase
Published by: Quercus Books
Publication date: 4th August 2011
Pages: 224
Genres: Young Adult
Format: Paperback
Source: Review copy from the publisher

Why are boys so stupid?!

I mean it's great playing football and having a laugh but as soon as they fancy a girl they act like idiots.

Well, that's what I thought until Charlie started at school. He is the hottest thing to hit year ten and now the game has changed. I'm going to ditch the t-shirts and football boots and make him fall for me.

I just have to get some of the girlie girls to help me.

No problem. Right?

Gwynnie x

I. Love. This. Book. Look at the cover, isn't it amazing? I love the cover just as much as I love the story inside it. This cover reminds me of the Lottie Biggs books (by Hayley Long) as it's chaotic, fun, bright and intriguing!

This is about a tomboy called Gwynnie....she has plenty of friends who are boys, and all of the boys like her, except they don't seem to see her as a girl - they count her as one of the guys. As time goes on, this starts to bother Gwynnie and she takes dramatic steps to become the stereotypical girl - lip gloss, boy bands, shopping sprees....bye-bye football, pizza-eating contests and scruffy trainers!

This is a really enjoyable novel and I think quite a few girls will relate to it. It is also really funny, and the characters are genius and true to life, while there are lots of sub-plots to keep you interested.

Even if you don't enjoy this book (you will, though) you'll find that you keep reading just to see how the whole story concludes.

I loved this, and I give it 5/5! There are some parts in the book that may not be suitable for younger kids, so I give it an age rating of 10+.


  1. This sounds fantastic! Great review. I love the cover too.

  2. I think it's Quercus? I really love the sound of this - thank you for the wonderful review!

  3. sounds really interesting. kind of a junior romance.
    i love the cover too :)

  4. LOVE the cover! And the book sounds AWESOME! Great review :D

  5. i love the cover i'm glad you are coming to my school