Hi everyone! I have news for you! There’s this hilarious book coming out this summer and after reading it, I wanted to let all of you know how much I enjoyed reading it. After a few weeks of mediocre reads, I am glad that the last couple of books have been amazing!
My Perfect Boyfriend by Crystal Hemmingway is a comedy about a young woman who is sick and tired of her mother’s overbearing, demanding and disapproving ways. Her life has gone out of whack, she’s lost her job and quite possibly her fiance (which is definitely her mother’s fault, by the way). Moreover, she can no longer afford her comfy apartment in LA and now has to go live with the woman she can’t seem to breakaway from. When Crystal discovers her sister Lisa is working on engineering robots that look and act human, she gets an idea. She can get paid to test the android and get free time! No more acting like her mother’s psychiatrist, assistant and best friend. No longer having to deal with her mother waking her up before the crack of dawn to do chores, no more walking on eggshells, no more having to dress a certain way, talk a certain way, eat certain foods.
When the robot shows up in their lives, Crystal thinks Adam is a Godsend, he meets all her requirements and her mother is head over heels. The problem is that she is falling a bit fast, her mother sees Adam practically every single day and he adores everything to the point that it seems he doesn’t even have a will of his own…but then again, androids don’t have wills. Or do they?
Overall rating: 5⭐
I think that my favorite aspect of this novel is the format. Told in a series of texts, IM’s, emails and journal entries we see how the story plays out from different perspectives. We see how two people can walk out of the same conversation with two completely different frames of mind. Crystal’s relationship with her mother and sister, her maybe ex-fiance. and the novel she’s working on. Crystal is spiraling, the lies, albeit hilarious, are beginning to take a toll on her.
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