Friday, April 15, 2016
The Pretty App, by Katie Sise
Ostensibly a sequel to The Boyfriend App, this story reunites some of the characters from that novel and sends them on a new adventure. The message is largely the same: building faith in yourself and rejecting exploitative technology. It's a message with a sledgehammer (even teens won't need it laid on this heavy).
The story is entertaining enough, although the romance didn't really take off (and perhaps that was for the best?). Blake seems a bit uneven -- starting overly shallow and discovering her virtuous side too quickly. Not an appealing character in the first book, she is not much of a hook for the second. So, not much of a character study, but the pace is brisk and there isn't a dull moment.