Title: Babe in Boyland
Author: Jody Gehrman
Publisher: February 17, 2011
Publish Date: Dial
Barnes and Noble
I have been wanting to read this book since it came out. I love the cover and it really makes me want to pick this book up. Reading a book about a girl wanting to be a writer is even more fun!
I read this book in a few hours. It was a fun, fast read. Incredibly funny parts that had me laughing out loud. Wonderful, heart warming parts that made me want to find these people and give them a hug. And horribly mean people that I wanted to beat up, but Nat did a good job giving them what they deserved.
Natalie is trying to become a real writer. Her friends are making fun of her for writing her Dr. Aphrodite article that answers questions girls send in. They feel she is not answering them well and the comments are even worse. Her friends challenge her to find a topic that is real enough to enter into a writing contest. When she cannot get the answers she wants, she goes undercover at a local boys school to get the reality. She falls head over heels for her hunky roommate, she ends up in a very compromising position with her best girl friends and she is using her acting skills the entire time. Her voice changes and she forgets occasionally that she is supposed to be a boy. Hilarious how she compares the two sexes. So much fun!!
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?