Hey everyone! Welcome back to day 3 of the 2014 YA Heartbreakers. Today we are hosting Katie Sise, author of The Boyfriend App. I have heard SO MANY good things and feels about The Boyfriend App. Very fitting for Valentines Day! Read below for an interview with Katie.
Katharine’s first novel, The Boyfriend App, was published by HarperCollins Balzer + Bray on April 30, 2013. The Boyfriend App tells the story of a girl who, in order to win a scholarship offered by a secretly-evil global computing corporation, invents an app that makes any boy fall madly in love with her, with chaotic results. The Boyfriend App has received rave reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, School Library Journal, and VOYA.
Katharine has a BA in Film, Television and Theater from The University of Notre Dame. She lives in New York City with her family.
Can you tell us about your book, THE BOYFRIEND APP, in 10 words or less?
App gets a girl any guy she wants….chaos!
Will there be a companion novel to The Boyfriend App or are you working on anything else atm?
Yes! THE PRETTY APP is coming out next year. I’m very excited. It’s a companion novel told from Blake’s perspective. Since Blake is
the “mean girl” in The Boyfriend App, this one was very interesting to write!
As a contemporary author how important do you think romance is in a YA book?
I gravitate toward books with a romance element, so for me, it’s important. And I love writing romance. But there are certainly incredible YA books out there without it.
Who is your favorite YA couple from a different series/book that’s not yours?
There are too many! But right now I’m reading The Eve Trilogy by Anna Carey, and I love Eve and Caleb. And who didn’t fall in love with Eleanor and Park this year?
Do you have any Valentines Day/February traditions?
I always call my dad, my mom, and my siblings, and send them cards. We had so much fun on Valentine’s day growing up. And now I celebrate with my husband and my family, too, usually with cards and small gifts.
What YA book would you LOVE to see transformed into a movie?
EVERY DAY by David Levithan
What is the most heartbreaking book that you have read?
NEVER LET ME GO by Kazuo Ishiguro
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