Review: Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

Posted August 23, 2017 by Laura Mauro in Book Review / 0 Comments

Review: Alex, Approximately by Jenn BennettAlex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett
Published by Simon Pulse on April 4th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Pages: 388
Format: eBook
Source: Library
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The one guy Bailey Rydell can’t stand is actually the boy of her dreams—she just doesn’t know it yet.

Classic movie fan Bailey “Mink” Rydell has spent months crushing on a witty film geek she only knows online as Alex. Two coasts separate the teens until Bailey moves in with her dad, who lives in the same California surfing town as her online crush.

Faced with doubts (what if he’s a creep in real life—or worse?), Bailey doesn’t tell Alex she’s moved to his hometown. Or that she’s landed a job at the local tourist-trap museum. Or that she’s being heckled daily by the irritatingly hot museum security guard, Porter Roth—a.k.a. her new archnemesis. But life is a whole lot messier than the movies, especially when Bailey discovers that tricky fine line between hate, love, and whatever it is she’s starting to feel for Porter.

And as the summer months go by, Bailey must choose whether to cling to a dreamy online fantasy in Alex or take a risk on an imperfect reality with Porter. The choice is both simpler and more complicated than she realizes, because Porter Roth is hiding a secret of his own: Porter is Alex…Approximately.


I overall loved the concept and I enjoyed the characters. It was well done. I just wish this book would have had duel POV because it would have made me equally invested in both characters. I think I preferred Porter as a lead character and wish i would have got into his head more. I thought this book was pretty predictable at points but it was fun read and I thought his setting made the books was so much fun and also had some fun friendship drama that i enjoyed reading about. I just wish that this book would have given me more about porter thought a POV.

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