Girlfriend Project

Girlfriend Project

by Robin Friedman, Robin Friedman

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Overview

On the outside, Reed is the high school hottie, but on the inside, he's still the clueless dork with braces and thick glasses who has never been kissed. Reed simply doesn't know how to talk with girls, and it's up to the Internet to get him up to speed and out on the market. Reed's friend sets up a website to help him figure out how to meet girls and get in to dating circulation, but he's confused about what he wants in a relationship. Soon, the website develops into more than just a way to get Reed a girlfriend.

The Girlfriend Project reveals the struggle of teen dating with all it's extraordinary highs and heart breaking lows, with rare insight into the vulnerability and insecurity guys often hide. This book is for any teen who has ever felt like the odd one out when it comes to dating—or in other words, every teen.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802796240
Publisher: Walker & Company
Publication date: 03/20/2007
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.71(w) x 8.61(h) x 0.84(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

ROBIN FRIEDMAN has worked as a children's book editor, freelance writer, newspaper reporter, and advertising copywriter. Her novel How I Survived My Summer Vacation has been published in 3 countries. She currently lives in New Jersey with her husband, Joel, and their cats, Peppercorn, Peaches, and Butterscotch.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
The Girlfriend Project by Robin Freidman, is a recommended story for everyone. Ages 12 to 20. I think its highly entertaining. Me and my friend Rissa were talking about this book and it seems we both couldn't put the book down. Just when you seemed you figured everything out, It turned into something you wouldnt dream of happening.You definatly should read this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really got into this book. I could totally relate to the fun things about New jersey because that is where i'm from. (NEW JERSEY ROCKS). Its funny and realistic as well. Reed seems super cool yet smart and his story is really crazy and different.
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TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Nice guys don't always have to finish last.

In THE GIRLFRIEND PROJECT by Robin Friedman, Reed Walton is a slightly shy high school senior who understands his AP classes much better than girls. In fact, he's never had a girlfriend before in his life. But his best friends, Lonnie and Ronnie, have decided that this year is going to be different. They have put together a 'girlfriend project' with the ultimate goal of finding a girlfriend for Reed. It doesn't hurt that over the summer Reed has grown taller, gotten his braces off, and the girls at his school now think he is smokin' hot!

Reed is pleasantly surprised by this change in attitude that the girls have towards him, but he adamantly maintains that he is still the same person. Watching Reed slowly morph from a completely awkward AP dork to a more confident and independent young man is amusing, with plenty of hilarious, embarrassing moments. It's great to get a look inside Reed's mind, and find out what high school guys are really thinking.

The website Ronnie sets up for The Girlfriend Project serves as a place for Reed to pose questions to the student body, such as "If a guy doesn't kiss you on the first date, what does that mean?" and "How important are looks to you?" These questions are followed by several comical and some very honest answers hidden behind the veil of anonymity that an online screen name provides.

After going out on a couple of unsuccessful dates, Reed realizes that maybe the girl he likes the most was right in front of him all along. Now, if only he could work up the courage to tell her how he feels about her.

Reed really dispels the myth that high school boys are only interested in the physical part of a relationship. He is a surprisingly sensitive and sweet guy, and maybe after reading this book, girls will give that shy guy at the back of the class a chance when he tries to talk to you. This book addresses the whole issue of high school dating very clearly, with a lot of humor, but also with a lot of truth. Robin Friedman has a great understanding of how confusing the teenage years can be, especially when you are trying to figure out just what 'being yourself' really means.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nice guys don't always have to finish last. In THE GIRLFRIEND PROJECT by Robin Friedman, Reed Walton is a slightly shy high school senior who understands his AP classes much better than girls. In fact, he's never had a girlfriend before in his life. But his best friends, Lonnie and Ronnie, have decided that this year is going to be different. They have put together a 'girlfriend project' with the ultimate goal of finding a girlfriend for Reed. It doesn't hurt that over the summer Reed has grown taller, gotten his braces off, and the girls at his school now think he is smokin' hot! Reed is pleasantly surprised by this change in attitude that the girls have towards him, but he adamantly maintains that he is still the same person. Watching Reed slowly morph from a completely awkward AP dork to a more confident and independent young man is amusing, with plenty of hilarious, embarrassing moments. It's great to get a look inside Reed's mind, and find out what high school guys are really thinking. The website Ronnie sets up for The Girlfriend Project serves as a place for Reed to pose questions to the student body, such as 'If a guy doesn't kiss you on the first date, what does that mean?' and 'How important are looks to you?' These questions are followed by several comical and some very honest answers hidden behind the veil of anonymity that an online screen name provides. After going out on a couple of unsuccessful dates, Reed realizes that maybe the girl he likes the most was right in front of him all along. Now, if only he could work up the courage to tell her how he feels about her. Reed really dispels the myth that high school boys are only interested in the physical part of a relationship. He is a surprisingly sensitive and sweet guy, and maybe after reading this book, girls will give that shy guy at the back of the class a chance when he tries to talk to you. This book addresses the whole issue of high school dating very clearly, with a lot of humor, but also with a lot of truth. Robin Friedman has a great understanding of how confusing the teenage years can be, especially when you are trying to figure out just what 'being yourself' really means. **Reviewed by: Amber Gibson
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found The Girlfriend Project by Robin Friedman absolutely charming. Although I've passed my awkward female teen years many decades ago, I enjoyed her ability to get into the head of Reed Walton, a very confused young man trying to find his true identity. It brought me back to my dating days and the inability at the time to understand why certain boyfriends acted so goofy. Ms. Friedman captured very well Reed's frustrations when dealing with girls and it was clever of her to use the Girlfriend Project as a vehicle to alert Reed to how others felt about him. I wish there would have been a book called The Boyfriend Project by Ms. Friedman to have helped me in my awkwardness at that time. Coming from NJ, I particularly enjoyed her references to familiar locales, the NJ motto contest and all the little 'NJ-isms.' Brava Ms. Friedman!