Book Michelle Covets: The Boy Recession by Flynn Meaney

Why Michelle covets this book: I loved Flynn Meaney's hilarious debut novel Bloodthristy (read my review HERE) and I am very excited to read her sophomore novel. I also love funny contemporary YA novels. The Boy Recession seems like a winner!

book coverThe Boy Recession by Flynn Meaney
(released August 7, 2012)
Where have all the boys gone?

Down-to-earth oboe-player Kelly is always the friend and never the girlfriend. But as her junior year of high school starts, Kelly is determined to finally reveal her true feelings for her long-time crush and good friend Hunter - that is, until the Boy Recession hits.

Over the past summer, an overwhelming number of male students have left Kelly and Hunter's small high school class. Some were sent to private school and others moved away. Whatever the case, the sudden population shift has left the already small Julius P. Heil High in desperate shape. The football coach is recruiting chess champs for his team, the principal's importing male exchange students to balance out school dances,and Hunter is about to become an unexpected heartthrob.

Content with his role as the guitar-strumming, class-skipping slacker, Hunter is unprepared to be the center of attention. Desperate coaches are recruiting him for sports teams, and the drama teacher casts him in the lead role of the school musical. Even the Spandexers, powerful popular girls in tight pants, are noticing Hunter in a new light - with a little work, he could have potential. He might even be boyfriend material...

In order to stand out from the crowd and win Hunter's heart, Kelly needs a "stimulus package" in the form of cougar lessons from a senior girl who dates hot freshman boys and advice on the male mind from her Cosmo-addicted best friend, Aviva. As if dating wasn't hard enough without a four-to-one ratio!

For more info about Flynn Meaney and her books, visit her website. Click on the cover to go to the book's Goodreads page.

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"Books I Covet" is a weekly or bi-weekly blog post series I am going to be doing here. It will feature books I am very excited about reading and plan on buying/borrowing in the near future. It is similar to the "Waiting On" meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine. However, some of the books may already be published and others may still be in pre-order. I will include the books' blurb, cover art, and/or release date if they're available. Click on the WoW image on the left to join in!


  1. I hadn't heard of this before but it sounds fantastic! The idea that the cool girls are called the "Spandexers" makes me laugh already. I'll be adding this to my TBR list. Great pick!

  2. That book sounds like a great summer read, thanks for sharing!

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  3. i heart this cover! so cute.

    i haven't heard of this book before, but now am adding it to my tbr pile! sounds AMAZING!

  4. LOL LOOOVE the cover :))

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  5. LOL!! I love the title, and the synopsis had me grinning like mad. Sounds like it will be a good read. Great choice!

  6. Great post, haven't heard of this one before but it looks amazing! Mine is at YA Yeah Yeah if you'd like to take a look.

  7. Haven't heard of this one! The cover is pretty interesting and eyecatching!

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  8. Nice choice! I like the sound of this book and the cover is cute.

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    Safari Poet

  9. Great pick! This one definitely sounds awesome, I am so adding it to my TBR list - thank you for sharing! :)

  10. HAHA awesome cover! You know, the story doesn't sound like one we'd pick up just based on the blurb, but with a cover like that, we'd have to reconsider. ;)


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