Print Length 216 pages
Publisher Entangled: Crush
Published Jan. 11, 2016
Emma has been best friends with Eli since she moved to his neighborhood ten years ago. Tired of being cast in the role of the girl next door, Emma creates a fake Facebook profile in the hopes of starting an online friendship with Eli, which would hopefully lead to more. Like...way more. From friend request to In a Relationship--it all seemed so completely logical when she'd planned it.
Eli can't figure out what Emma is up to. He’s pretty sure she's the one behind the Facebook profile, but then again, why would she do something so drastic instead of just admitting she wants to be more than friends? And who the heck is this new guy he saw her with? Eli starts to think that just maybe...he missed his chance with the girl next door.
Two best friends, one outlandish ruse. Their status is about to become way more than It’s Complicated…
What a fun book about high school antics and how to get a guy to notice you!
When Emma moved to town as a young girl, Eli became her first friend. Her best friend, really, yet lately she has been having more than friends thoughts about him. Convinced that he will not notice her, she creates a fake Facebook profile to capture his attention. Wat happens then is a series of misunderstandings and hurt feelings that could either break their friendship apart or bring them closer than ever before.
Emma is written so well that it is hard to believe she is only a character in a book. The feelings that she is dealing with are realistic and you can see why she makes the choices she makes. You end up cheering her on even as you are telling her she is being stupid.
Eli is a clueless guy. So clueless that I almost felt bad for him. Then he starts to treat Emma poorly and I got really annoyed with hi so much so that I was almost cheering for the other guy, Jake. Although towards the end I felt like Jake was a creeper. That is how poorly I felt Eli dealt with his feelings.
The Girlfriend Request is an adorable read. Easily finished in one afternoon, it transports you back to high school where love always equaled drama. If you love/like love triangles this is the book for you.
My Rating 3 out of 5 stars
Favorite Quote “Wow, total Cusack move. All he needed was a boombox over his head.”
Jake- college guy interested in Emma
Sarah- Emma’s bestie