Boyfriend From Hell

Boyfriend From Hell

by E. Van Lowe

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ISBN-13: 9780983632900
Publisher: White Whisker Books
Publication date: 08/30/2011
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

E. Van Lowe is an author, television writer, screenwriter, playwright, and producer who has worked on shows such as "The Cosby Show," "Even Stevens," and "Homeboys in Outer Space." He has been nominated for an Emmy and an Academy Award. Van Lowe stepped into the young adult fiction genre with his novel "Never Slow Dance With a Zombie," a horror novel with a comedic twist. It was a selection of the Scholastic Book Club and a nominee for an ALA Award.

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Boyfriend from Hell 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 67 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The protagonist is an insecure whiny little airhead who clings to her mother and embarrasses herself with her desperation for a boyfriend. The characters are flat and transparent at best, and coupled with the worn out plot makes for dull read. The sheer pettiness of the protagonist has left a bad taste in my mouth, so much so that I am deleting this book from my nook.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Honestly this book was very good..it was super funny, exciting with just enough mystery to keep u reeling. I only took a half star off bc at times i would skip things that to me werent needed to be explained so much. I would definately recommend this book to friends. I would also read it again.
BookwormBrandee More than 1 year ago
Boyfriend From Hell was a fun read! It does feature a little darkness...Satan does make an appearance, after all. ;) But I enjoyed the story and getting to know all the characters. Megan Barnett has a pretty sweet life. She has an awesome mom, great best friends, and a hot new guy just joined her mathlete team. But things begin to change the day her mom decides she'd like to have a boyfriend. Wait. What? Megan doesn't even have a boyfriend.  So, as Megan's mom, Suze, embarks on her quest to get a date, Megan has to deal with her feelings about this. Particularly once she becomes suspicious of the man wanting to date her mom. Suze thinks he's great, but Megan thinks he just might be from Hell. I found Boyfriend From Hell very engaging, well written, with nicely developed characters. It was very engaging with its realistic portrayal of teenage life with art and the supernatural woven in. I liked how Megan grew over the course of the book. She realizes what's important and I appreciated that. I also enjoyed the snarky humor. The friendships in the story were well defined too. Y'all know I love a great supporting cast and this book has one! I LOVED Matt! I know...but I did. The mystery also kept me engaged. Overall, this was a very entertaining YA book. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hoped this would be a really great book, sadly it is not! It is about a girl fighting the devil. Her "boyfriend" is hardly even a part of the story. It is over 1,000 pgs and I sifted through more than 500 of them just to read the major parts. What a waste! So glad I got it on sale, I will NOT be getting the others! The best thing about this book is the cover!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i've loved this book ever since i read the title
Jasmyn9 More than 1 year ago
Megan has a creepy feeling about her mother's new boyfriend, Armando.  But then there's also the new boy at school, Guy.  Megan is right to have that creepy feeling - they're both not quite what that seem at first.  Megan's quest to uncover the bad guy underneath is very inventive and interesting, but some of the characters that were helping weren't.  The story had tons and tons of potential and didn't quite make it where I thought it was going to go.  There is a little twist or two at the end that helped make up for it though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At first when i got the book i thought it was going to be pretty good, but then the first chapter came and every thing went down hill from their.
Angelscryhavoc on LibraryThing 21 days ago
Book Title: Boyfriend From Hell Author: E. Van LowePublished By: White Whisker BooksGenre: Young AdultRecommended Age: 13+Reviewed By: Emily Tuley / AngelsCryHavocBlog Reviewed For: Great Minds Think Aloud Literary CommunityRating: 3.5 RavensThis was hard to decide as the story and the basis were very good however, I had a few complaints on just a few things. Before I delve into those I want to touch on the other things that made me really enjoy this book and why it¿s one of the first half points I¿ve EVER given in a review. The story of Megan and her mother was very realistic and touching on some levels. The close friendship between the single mom and only daughter kept a smile on my face as it¿s often not the case with most books and the single parent a lot of times the child is rebellious of the parent seems detached, self centered and clueless. The disconnection of the family making it easier to pull the teen off on the adventure and not focus the story around the family at all. I was glad to see that the mother held a very significant part and that the story was about more than the teenage love affair. Megan was even at times that frustrating teenager that I myself wanted to ground and send to her room for a while cause of her attitude. Then when the reasons were shown it was even better in truth out of her anger and jealousy it showed that it was love she had for her friends and family causing her reactions and doing the things she was doing. Now to touch on the topic of Guy I have to agree to an extent with a lot of others and some that I have talked and shared this book with. We wish there was a little more involvement with him aside from the small specs of him here and there it left him being almost obscure perhaps that was in preparation for the second book in this series and perhaps there we will see more of his roll within this series but, If not I¿m a little torn as to the purpose of Guy at all other than that paranormal love interest of the heroine girl. Which leads to my final thing of happiness, I¿m glad to see a girl that is so not so dependant upon a male or someone else to save her or help the situation rather I got to see not one but two very strong girls with two different backgrounds come together to make a united front against Satan as they try to save Megan¿s mother as well as each other. Maudy the outcast girl was pulled in and I loved the way the author formed the unlikely friendship between the two girls and showed that true friendship is in the oddest places. Between the risk of loosing everyone she loves, loosing her best friends and being stabbed in the back by one of them. It¿s a paranormal tail that I really enjoyed and actually look forward to the next book . I just wish this one would have been a little longer and perhaps a little more detail however that lead to my 3.5 rating as it was a really good book and really great concept just needed a little more in the nudge of detail for me.
LauraLulu on LibraryThing 21 days ago
I didn't love this book, but it was a cute, fast read. I just never loved Megan, our protagonist, and I felt the supporting characters were pretty two-dimensional. I'm big on characterization, so this took something away from the book for me. Megan starts out pretty annoying. Granted, I could completely understand why she was annoying: she's a teenager, her mom just started dating again, and her two best friends started dating each other. All good and understandable reasons for a teenager to be jealous and snippy, but it doesn't mean I have to like it. :) She does redeem herself later in the book, so there's that. And the book has some nice twists and turns, and shocks and funny bits, which I'm always a fan of.I don't know if I'll be in a rush to pick up the next book in the series, but I'm sure I'll read it.
Jacey25 on LibraryThing 21 days ago
Fun and fluffy, not too unrealistic of a potrayal of teenagers IMO. Yes, Megan spends a bit of the book being a PITA but hey, it's expected for her to be that way. Overall, a good beach read.
angee1011 on LibraryThing 21 days ago
For starters, I have to say that I didn't finish this book. I know-- it's shameful. But for reason, I just could not get through this. It hardly captured my attention. I got about half-way through and just quit. It was taking forever. It just seemed so dry.This story is about a girl named Megan. Her best friend is her mother and she decides it's time to start dating again. Megan freaks. Then her two best friends get together and she gets jealous even though she has a boyfriend, which to me didn't make any sense. And then weird things start happening and she starts trying to break her mom and the guy she's seeing up. It just wasn't realistic.I don't have much to say about this book. If you go for the whole "my boyfriend is the devil" thing, then this book is what you want. Otherwise, it's really not worth reading.
dulcibelle on LibraryThing 21 days ago
An interesting YA paranormal romance/urban fantasy. Megan is 15 and her mom is her best friend. Then mom starts dating the Devil - literally. This is the story of how Megan saves the day. I like that Lowe has made Megan real - she doesn't always have the answer; she has normal, teen-aged reactions to what is happening around her; but she comes thru in the end. The first in a new series, I'll be looking for the next book.
jenreidreads on LibraryThing 21 days ago
Such a great premise for this novel! I really wanted to like it, but I could NOT get past the mediocre writing. A "slow dread" is constantly filling Megan's belly, or a "slow chill" is "bristling" up her spine. Ugh. There are SO MANY clunky similes and metaphors. They were incredibly distracting and awful."I looked forward to my stolen moments with Guy the way a child looks forward to Christmas.""My blood was pumping so fast it felt as though it was being pushed through a broken water pipe.""His laughing eyes dove into my soul.""The words just tumbled out of me like a row of dominos. And once the first one fell, the others couldn't help but follow.""The hope drained from his face like water through a sieve."I think Van Lowe's intent was to be funny, and I did chuckle a few times. Megan is such a ridiculous character; I'm not sure I ever really believed her. Megan says to herself, "They say change only comes under duress." I never saw all that much duress in her life. Losing her friends and behaving childishly when it comes to her mother dating was all her own fault. It states in the blurb on the back of the book that either Megan or her mother is dating Satan, but we aren't sure which boyfriend it is. False. It's obvious from the beginning who Satan is. So of course, I figured the twist would be that it's the other guy. Nope. I was right from the start. The twist comes completely out of left field, and felt tacked on simply to be a twist. The end is left open for the rest of the series, but I will not be reading them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It started off realy great but gradually got weird. Although the weorder it got the more i seemed to get used to it. I liked it. It had a good story plot and left me shocked few times. I did infact like it and the ending was good too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The storyline was very and a melodramatic ? it has potential. But needs to be redrafted
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked it. It was nowhere near as good as" blood and snow", by RAShelle Workman or " Of Witches and Warlocks the Trouble With Spells", by Lacey Weatherford. Both should be free ;)
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The devil hss never been so dull.
GottabeABookWorm More than 1 year ago
Boyfriend From Hell was a well written book! It had many interesting details and plenty of action scenes. I loved the way the author used words to create the imagery. Well done!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really like this book. I thought it was different from a lot of the other books I have read. I can't wait to read the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book may not be great but it was a nice read with a interesting plot twist. It was worth the time and money to read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author didn't have a strong plot in this book. It wasn't one of my favorite series but it was good. I thought it was kind of hard to understand and follow where the story was going but other than that it was pretty good.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is dumb the plot sounded good bt her execution of that plot was disappointing the characters felt flat i didnt know anything reallu about them i just knew each one had a history their personalities were dry every time the main character talked about Guy i rolled my eyes their relationship was pathetic and i didnt get any feeling from their relationship besides the main character's need to be kisse she sounded more than desperate she and Guy i knew not one thing about him that was personal until the end and even that i had already knew Guy was nfot important at all he didnt do anythig they never went out and did things that evolve a relationship the main charcter was a drama queen to the max and every time i heard the other characters insist she wasnt it felt like the author was trying to convince us the main character wasnt Armando was pretty good his character was pretty well done until the whole half horse half man body showed up and i nearly laughed my head off it was so stupid this book over all i could not stand it.