Alex Approximately by Jenn Bennett
Published by Simon Pulse on April 4, 2017
Genres: Young Adult, contemporary
I would give this book 3.5 for a review.
In this delightfully charming teen spin on You’ve Got Mail, the one guy Bailey Rydell can’t stand is actually the boy of her dreams—she just doesn’t know it yet.
Classic movie buff Bailey “Mink” Rydell has spent half of her junior year falling for a sensitive film geek she only knows online as “Alex.” Two coasts separate them until she 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—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, the oddball Cavern Palace Museum. Or that she’s being tormented daily by Porter Roth, a smart-alecky yet irritatingly hot museum security guard. But when Porter and Bailey are locked in the museum overnight, Bailey is forced to choose whether she should cling to a dreamy 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.