Boy Meets Girl

Boy Meets Girl

Book - 2004
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Meet Kate Mackenzie. She:

works for the T.O.D. (short for TyrannicalOffice Despot, also known as Amy Jenkins,Director of the Human Resources Divisionat the New York Journal) is sleeping on the couch because herboyfriend of ten years refuses to commit can't find an affordable studio apartmentanywhere in New York City thinks things can't get any worse.

They can. Because:

the T.O.D. is making her fire the most popularemployee in the paper's senior staff dining room that employee is now suing Kate for wrongfultermination, and now Kate has to give a deposition in front ofMitch Hertzog, the scion of one of Manhattan's wealthiest law families,who embraces everything Kate most despises ... but also happens to have a nice smile and a killer bod.

The last thing anybody -- least of all Kate Mackenzie -- expects to findin a legal arbitration is love. But that's the kind of thing that canhappen when ... Boy Meets Girl.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Pub., c2004
ISBN: 9780060085452
0060085452
Characteristics: 387 p

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avidreader2002 Mar 18, 2015

Shared characters with The Boy Next Door but can be read as a stand alone. In this book, instead of emails the story is told through voice messages and occasional journal entries. This book also takes place at the New York Journal.

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sumaiyah98
Mar 05, 2014

This was such a cute book. It was a fun, fast read that had me laughing while turning the pages. I've always been a fan of Meg Cabot's books, and this one was exactally what I wanted it to be. What I loved the most about this book was the format it was written in. The entire book was composed through emails, voice mails, journal entries, menus, memos, texts you name it. Although the title just suggests a simple love story, the boy meets the girl, she likes him, he likes her, they fall in love, they live happily ever after, this story was far from that. There were desserts, a law suit, a mean boss and a cute lawyer. The story revolves around Kate who works for a New York newspaper called The Journal. When her terrible and soon-to-be married boss Amy orders her to fire Ida, the dessert cart lady who makes delicious desserts but doesn't give them to people who don't deserve them (Amy's fiancée, Stuart), Kate finds herself in a lot of trouble. Along the way she meets Mitch Hertzog, the hot lawyer who just happens to be Stuart's brother. Together they fight for justice and the perfect dessert. Overall, this was a nice, light-hearted book that had me laughing out loud. Meg Cabot creates such fun characters who we love, and hilarious characters who just creep us out (yeah I'm talking about Dale). Boy meets girl was a fast read that left me in a good mood.

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caitburke
Aug 08, 2012

I picked up this book to read something light and humorous; as a tween, I also loved Cabot's 'Princess Diaries' series as well as "All-American Girl." I was not disappointed - I finished the book within a few days (and it would've been more like one, if I hadn't started it in the late early evening). I thoroughly enjoyed the format, which took the form of emails, receipts, menus, journal entries, instant messages, etc.; as an avid emailer/writer/member of the 21st century, this resonated well.

The main character, Kate Mackenzie, was relatable for me, as well as witty and endearing. Some of Cabot's flaws are that she sometimes uses a similar voice / some of the same phrases for all of her characters, which became somewhat redundant and non-convincing. The character development was solid enough for a book of the "chick lit" genre (but don't expect multi-dimensional or complex people, either!). It is unsurprising in the writing style that Cabot also authors YA fiction, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. It's a just a simple story with a silly conflict interwoven into the storyline. Many former fans of 'The Princess Diaries,' etc., will feel nostalgic and satisfied by 'Boy Meets Girl.'

Overall, this book was a fun, comical, entertaining, and "happily-ever-after" sort of read. If you're looking for nothing more than something juicy, fast, and cute, I'd highly recommend this title!

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bookpusher
Apr 02, 2012

This book was a riot! Cute and funny and I love the way its written in 'chat' and emails and journal entries, etc.

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bs3
Jul 16, 2010

This book didn't meet my expectation. I felt the ending to be abrupt and boring.
The only unique thing about this book was it's writing format.

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