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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling bzbe about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Babe in Boyland by Jody Gehrman. When high school junior Natalie-or Dr. Aphrodite, as she calls herself when writing the relationship column for her school paper-is accused of knowing nothing about guys and giving girls bad relationship advice, she decides to investigate what guys really think and want.

But the guys in her class won’t give her straight or serious answers. Disguising her When high school junior Natalie-or Dr. Disguising herself as a guy and spending a week at Underwood Academy, the private all-boy boarding school in town.

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There she learns a lot about guys i girls in ways she never expected-especially when she falls for her dreamy roommate, Emilio. How can she show him she likes him without blowing her cover? Hardcoverpages. To see what your friends bogland of this book, please sign up.

To ask other readers questions about Babe in Boylandplease sign up. Is really good trinity? See 2 questions about Babe in Boyland…. Lists with This Book. Jun 03, Wendy Darling rated it really liked it Shelves: I’ve never read this author before, but the quirky cover appealed to my sense of humor and the premise reminded me a of A Different Twistone of those Scholastic paperbacks I really liked in grade school.

Have you ever blyland why guys don’t call back when they say they will? Natalie has, so she decides to go undercover at a boys’ prep school bohland some inside info for her newspaper sto 3. Natalie has, so she decides to go undercover at a boys’ prep school for some inside info for her newspaper story on how the other half thinks.

She cuts her hair, puts on a school uniform, applies some fake stubble, and throws herself right into the project. How hard can it be to figure out what makes boys tick, right? The set-up and many of the details are obviously far-fetched and silly and have been used in many stories before this onebiyland you’re going to have to just run with them if you’re going to read this book. It’s not hard to leave your analytical brain at the door, though, bwbe I was hooked from the very beginning by the breezy tone and fast-moving plot.

I loved Natalie’s smart and funny voice as well as her sly observations about the world around her.

Promnesia when perfectly sane people forget about everything except spray tans, strapless dresses, and dyed-to-match pumpsBrazilaphobia fear of overly zealous hair removaletc.

There are really great girl-girl friendships and cute boys, as well as some interesting revelations that come to Nat about friends and trolls hiding in unexpected places. I also liked the author’s depiction of the natural exuberance in the way girls interact with each other, and the way Nat comes to appreciate both the opposite sex as well bage her own pleasure in being a girl.


This is a super cute book that is a lot of fun to read. I highly recommend it for the next time you want a fast and fluffy, biyland but not shallow book. It’s something we can all use from time to time. This review also appears in The Midnight Garden. View all 29 comments.

Which is exactly how this book feels to me. Granted, sometimes this premise is done well. I actually think that this theme could use a reboot, especially in this day and age, with gender roles becoming more and more fluid and undefined.

Is it true that boys think about sex every eight seconds? They actually think about it every five seconds, just like we all do. So yes, this book does not exactly bring anything new to the table. It turns out that there really are quite a byland similarities. Boylland main characters are high school journalism students, who cross dress in the name of research and are hoping to win a prize. Both characters infiltrate a new school. Both are popular as girls, but then become losers as boylsnd.

Both characters are bullied by the popular guy. Both must fend off unwanted advances from a girl. But I guess that I could have just described many of the large number of movies, television shows, and books that have all capitalized on this idea. But then most of that seems nullified when she falls for Emilio, a character who has very little substance at all, and seems mostly defined by his stellar abs and caramel skin.

And if anything, Natalie emerges from her little experiment with gender roles even more solidly defined. For journalism antics, cross-dressing, goyland traditional gender roles only slightly challenged, I would actually suggest watching this movie!

It has a zany brother! And thirty year olds playing high schoolers! Also seen hoyland The Readventurer. View all 24 comments. Aug 17, Kai rated it it was amazing Shelves: A girl who disguises herself as a boy and went to an all boys school?

Or if you’re familiar with Hisaya Nakajo’s Hanazakari no Kimitachi e, which is also about a girl who went to an all boys school. You’re probably right in that part of the story, but I think that’s where the similarity boypand. I have to give Jody Gehrman credit because as much as this book sounds familiar, she was able to make the story her own. Putting in her own spin using cliche elements from books we’ve read and movies we’ve seen, and injecting a healthy dose of hilariousness that will surely boyalnd one’s funny bones, along with a dash of wit and comedy that will make you forget it was similar to another story, Babe in Boyland is an insightful yet very entertaining sneak peek in what happens when girls try to understand what really can’t be understood.

I was already boyalnd my socks off after the first eight pages. Natalie’s voice is distinct and very funny, even comical. Her editors from hell who insults her on a daily basis mocks her further when her advice column bombs and virtually all the males in school hates her because apparently she doesn’t know a thing about byoland and boys.

She’s a failed love goddess and a journalistic bboyland, to quote her own words. So Natalie attempted to write her own expose, and maybe win the Story of the Year award while she’s at it. I can come up with a few adjectives to describe Natalie, a.


She’s reckless, she’s sassy, she’s witty, on awkward, and basically, she’s just a girl trying to learn how it is that boys “operate”. I love how Natalie puts in the effort to understand guys more, even though she’s crazy as babr nut for infiltrating an all boys school. She was trying to be more “dedicated” and more honest in her craft, which was mainly her driving force to do such a drastic action. And for her sanity as a girl, she had to find out once and for all how to give right advices to those writing to her, and not just what they want to hear.

Emilio somewhat reminds me a bit of Alex of the Perfect Chemistry, though somewhat tamer, more mysterious, and more laid back.

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He’s the kind of guy you would love to just bbe out with. Not really part of the popular cliques, but he gets along with everyone.

I love how simple his character is, but easily lovable. It’s amazing how much I appreciated being a girl after reading about being a boy from another girl’s point of view. Aside from the obvious luxuries we have that boys don’t, what she had to sacrifice, Natalie had to pretend to be someone she’s not, and along the road she had experienced all kinds of failures. I found myself rooting for both Natalie and Nat, and finding delight when they overcome situations which otherwise embarrasses the world out of everyone in a normal setting and basically existing in a world far different from her own, the world of boys.

The author’s experience in theater is put into good use in this novel. Natalie’s character, aside from being a writer, is also an actress, and Jody was able to give an authentic feel on how it feels like to be a high school actress, or just being a part of a drama club. But what I really loved about this book, was the lessons and realizations that Natalie has picked up along the way. Sometimes its not about trying to decode or understand what “boys” want to say or do.

It’s about us appreciating what we are and what we have. Its true that Natalie had learned a few hard truths about relationships and boys, but what probably is the greatest lesson this book gives is what she discovered about herself.

But seriously, reading Natalie’s piece about boys towards the end of the book. It wouldn’t hurt to think about what was written about the ever elusive, ever complicated View all 15 comments. Mar 22, Brooke rated it it was amazing Shelves: I loved this book.

Babe in Boyland by Jody Gehrman

I want to snuggle up and cuddle it and marvel in its bahe. That boy made me swoon. The characters in this book were so easy to love. Natalie AKA Nat felt so real, she’s the type of girl who’d be great to have as a friend. Chloe and Darcy were awesome, best friends so different but when matched with Nat, the perfect balance. And as I mentioned, Emilio was certainly easy on the eyes or so I’d imagine.