Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Boy Project: Notes and Observations of Kara McAllister by Kami Kinard

Title: The Boy Project: Notes and Observations of Kara McAllister
Author:  Kami Kinard

Part of series or standalone: standalone
Publisher:  Scholastic, Inc
Published: January 1, 2011
Format: hardback
Source: Own
Challenges: YA and MG DAC

Kara McAllister is the only girl in her grade that’s never had a boyfriend. She’s smart and creative but has no idea in the matters of the heart. Since her parents tell her if she can get all A’s they will give her unlimited texting, she decides to enter the science fair with a project that will help her get a boyfriend. She decides that she’ll observe guys and take notes in her notebook and flash cards.

She likes on guy in her grade, Evan. She gets her friend to sit with him at lunch with her so she can talk to him. Well, her BFF, Tabi, talks to him more than she does, but she’s happy just to be next to him… until she finds out that Tabi and Evan are now boyfriend and girlfriend.

It wouldn’t have happened if Kara hadn’t tried to get back at Chip, a boy in her grade and class, for taking her name off the attendance list. Chip is the class clown and the boy her only shook her hand when he was the one who was supposed to kiss her from a game of spin the bottle. She can’t stand him but she finds herself liking him a little bit more when she gets to know him when both have lunch detention. Will her project help her find a boyfriend?

I really liked this book. I always love books that have pictures and diagrams in it. The book had all of the flash cards that Kara made and even some graphs. I didn’t like Kara’s and Tabi’s relationship a lot because it was more one-sided. Kara always listened to what was going on with Tabi but never voiced her own problems. This a cute book that young girls will love.

1 comment:

  1. I have so many one sided friendships that I think I'd find this book would depress me in my current state of mind. But, as always, great review.