Babe in Boyland

Babe in Boyland

by Jody Gehrman

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Overview

Babe in Boyland by Jody Gehrman

Natalie boldly goes where no girl has gone before in this fresh, funny peek inside the male mind!

Natalie writes the relationship column for her high school newspaper. Then she is accused of knowing nothing about guys and giving girls bad relationship advice, so she decides to disguise herself as a guy and spend a week at Underwood Academy, the private all-boys boarding school in town. And in the process, she learns about guys, though in ways she never expected. But when she starts to fall for her dreamy roommate, things get even more complicated. The fun doesn't stop in this light, lively offering for teen girls.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101475737
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 02/17/2011
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 742,634
File size: 416 KB
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Jody Gehrman is a Betty of all trades. She writes novels for adults, is a playwright, an actress, and a singer-songwriter. This is her first foray into young adult literature. She lives in Potter Valley, California.

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Babe in Boyland 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 72 reviews.
Aik More than 1 year ago
Having not read any of Jody Gehrman's other books, I opened Babe in Boyland, not knowing what to expect. The synopsis reminds me of Amanda Bynes' movie - She's The Man, K-Drama He's Beautiful and Taiwanese drama, Hanazakari no Kimitachi e, in which the heroines go cross-dressing as a guy in a foreign place, but with different motives. I was a little worried that Babe in Boyland will fall into the same mold as the movies/dramas, but turns out, it doesn't fall back on tired stereotypes. The cross-dressing is just a factor in the story that enables our gutsy heroine to find out the Top 7 Secrets about Guys. In fact, Jody Gehrman does a great job in explaining how Natalie goes undercover as a new (male) student - Nat Rodgers - in Underwood High. The details on how she does certain things are brilliantly explained, like how she mimicks a guy's strut, how she practices to keep her voice low and manly, and ultimately: how she keeps her identity a secret to the guys at Underwood. She uses Natalie's character to give readers an insight on how people act around different surroundings, which is quite true considering how multifaceted us humans are. This story is told from Natalie's (a.k.a. Nat Rodgers) perspective, which is a good choice since we get to see things through her eyes. What makes this book so entertaining is that the author has a wry sense of humour which never fail to make me chortle like a maniac. Really, it is hilarious! There was one particular scene where I laughed until my tears start rolling down, and my distracted little brother peeled himself away from his computer game to ask me what's wrong. LOL. Although Babe in Boyland seems to be funny and cheery, it has a real depth within. The story itself actually offers truths about real friendship and why love relationships get strained or broken. Tolerance and acceptance is indispensable to maintain a loving relationship between a couple. With witty dialogues and realistic scenes, this book is bound to capture your heart. Overall, Babe in Boyland is a refreshing, light and quick read. Jody Gehrman definitely deserves a bunch of compliments for creating such a highly lovable and enjoyable story. Well done, Jody!
writingirl_15 More than 1 year ago
Natalie Rowan, seventeen of Mountain View High becomes Nat Rodgers, seventeen, of Underwood in this extremely funny and compulsive page-turning book. Natalie (a.k.a Dr. Aphrodite, a relationship guru for her school's newspaper) just got the shock of her life. The guys at her school think she knows nothing about boys and have been feeding all the girls out there BS! Seeing how she hasn't been in a relationship before, she comes to the conclusion that they might just be right. When she hears about the Story of the Year contest she decides she'll write her story about decoding boys. It kills two birds with one stone: it'll help her with her column and it'll show that she's a real journalist to her editors who think she's a joke. But her plan doesn't work out as well as she thought it would, so she comes up with a plan B. Go undercover as a boy at the local all-boys high school for a week and report about her findings. Let the fun begin! Babe in Boyland was hilarious! All the characters were well-rounded and fleshed out. My favorite character has to be Natalie. She had a little bit of every kind of girl in her, which makes her very relatable to most every female reader, in my opinion. The situations Natalie gets into, and how she deals with them, are extremely funny. At the end of the book I felt like I knew a bit more about guys than I did starting it. The one issue I have with Babe in Boyland is that it reads a lot like the movie She's the Man, starring Amanda Bynes and Channing Tatum, would if it were a book. I don't know if the author ever watched that movie but there were many times when I was reading a scene where I had a sense of déjà vu. Overall, it was a light and hilarious summer read. A perfect book if you need some laughter in your life.
Sami Weiler More than 1 year ago
I loved this book i would defentily recommend this book!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't listen the the negative people writing the reviews. If you think you'll like it, read it. You won't waste your money just because other people didn't like it . I'm 15 and I love this book so far and I'm only half way through. Its not cheesy, its reality.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best book have ever read in my life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so well written. A funny comedy slash romance between Emilio and Nat (Natalie), makes me want to never put down the book. Beautifully made!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey your here hey max remember how we met omg that nite was fun wasnt it well that nite i got turned down by my crush which is y ive called you here to reason #1 boys they get in your way and their jerks but not max he was sweet funny loving and all that hes perfevt but i used him the first nitethats reason #2 i was hollow empty and alone and he was vulnerable so it happened go to pork res #13
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1 Found this book. 2 Loved it. 3 Cried when it was finished. 4 Loved it even more. 5 Spread the word. 6 Bought it for my friend for her birthday. Beautiful work Jody !!
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Leorise5 More than 1 year ago
it's a cute story , very much like she's the man , it's funny and a fast read , i definitely enjoyed it and would recommend it
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I didnt hate the book but i didnt like it.Therfore this enigma has compelled me to write a review.Remember that cute little movie Shes the man...this was basically that,with no twist or anything.Not only did get on my nerves but i kept saying to myself that if she says scheisse one more time i will personally smack her.I mean how many times can rhe girlsay schiesse.This book just felt shallow and overdone.Sure its cute if u want something light and kinda stupid,but after a while i just kinda felt pissed.
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This book could have so easily been cheesy, but Ms. Gehrman does a lovely job handling the subject matter. The read was fun and offered some insightful points. I really enjoyed it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE THIS BOOK!!! My friends and I call this our girl bible because u learn so much about yourself from this book. I love her paper of the year peice because it made me relieze i sometimes change myself for boys. Great book !!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was funny,crazy ,and overall amazing! It is a must read!I couldn't put it down! It will make you laugh and cry at the same time!A truley great book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book! From begining to end it was amazing