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Meet Kate Mackenzie. She:

works for the T.O.D. (short for TyrannicalOffice Despot, also known as Amy Jenkins,Director of the Human Resources Divisionat the New York Journal) is sleeping on the couch because herboyfriend of ten years refuses to commit can't find an affordable studio apartmentanywhere in New York City thinks things can't get any worse.

They can. Because:

the T.O.D. is making her fire the most popularemployee in the paper's senior staff dining room that employee is now suing Kate for wrongfultermination, and now Kate has to give a deposition in front ofMitch Hertzog, the scion of one of Manhattan's wealthiest law families,who embraces everything Kate most despises … but also happens to have a nice smile and a killer bod.

The last thing anybody—least of all Kate Mackenzie—expects to findin a legal arbitration is love. But that's the kind of thing that canhappen when … Boy Meets Girl.

Topics: New York City, Epistolary Novels, Funny, Lighthearted, Opposites Attract, Lawyers, and Family

Published: HarperCollins on
ISBN: 9780061809323
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A quick read. I enjoyed it. Only thing I missed was what happened to Amy.
Did she break up with Stuart? her friend did not reply to her calls anymore.
Too bad the ending did not include that. it would have been fun if the third book would have been about Amy Jenkins who played a mayor lead in the first 2 books.
3.5 stars.more
I picked up this book at exactly the right time. It was light and humorous and unique. The fact that I was able to be so completely invested in a story that was told solely through emails, IMs and journal entries really surprised me. Just a really fast fun read that may not be for everyone, but I thought it was a hoot.

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Out of the Boy trilogy, I’d have to say that I like this book the best. The characters are very relatable, Kate and Mitch have a great chemistry throughout the story. There are some down points—again, the best friend character only seems to have one continuing subplot (this time, getting pregnant) with no real further development aside from “the best friend.” I also really didn’t like Amy Jenkins’ or Stuart’s characterization; I realize that they’re supposed to be the antagonists, but the way they acted bordered on being stereotypes, even in their back-and-forths. What really saves the book is Kate—she’s more down-to-earth than Mel or Jane, and I could really see her conflicted nature about what she was supposed to do and doing what she knew was right. (And also, funny! Genuinely laughed a lot more at this.)more
This is typical chick lit, but I enjoy it because it was my first chick lit ever and I love it still the same. This is completely predictable in every single way, but I love it the way I love chick flicks. Quick & easy read if you're looking for something light.more
I thought that this was a very easy, humorous read. It's the type of book that keeps you laughing and not wanting to put it down. Cabot creates these characters, such as Kate, that you want to sympathize with. They seem like your friend that you want to hang out with and continue to read about and help solve their problem. Boy Meets Girl is not your traditional type of book. This is a book that is written in well thought out emails and voicemails, and Cabot does it in such a way that allows you to get intimate with Kate.more
Boy Meets Girl is a modernized epistolary novel. So, the text is composed of emails, journals, notes between characters, etc. The format is very interesting, and it is a generally good story. As the title tells us, it's the basic "boy meets girl" tale. However, the format kicks it up a notch. I would recommend it for light, entertaining reading.more
This was listed as recommended reading in the chicklit genre, which I haven't read a lot in, but I did love Bridget Jones Diary, the template for this sort of fiction. Like that book, this is about life, love and career from a female point of view in a contemporary urban setting, in this case New York City. Also like Bridget Jones it's fluffy and light, and in an unconventional narrative structure. The book opens with a draft business letter, complete with strike outs, by twenty-something Kate MacKenzie of human resources at a New York City newspaper. She works for a boss known as T.O.D. among her colleagues (Tyrannical Office Despot) and gets involved in a lawsuit (and with the lawyer involved). There are some smile-worthy and witty lines, but the format irritated me. There aren't just letters but to-do-lists, transcripts of instant messages, phone messages, meetings, dispositions, as well as emails, signs, menus, receipts, reports, memos, journal entries (in script font)--a dizzying array of formats that unlike Bridget Jones diary entries left me increasingly annoyed and unable to settle into the story. Too fluffy, too far-fetched, too reminiscent of teen fan fiction for my tastes.more
I like the style of this book. It was very entertaining and a quick read. Perfect for reading by the pool on a hot summer day. Kate is very engaging. This book lends a hysterical slant to sibling relationships. Mitch is a perfect leading man and Amy is a woman you love to hate. She's the boss every one has had at some point or another. It's wonderful to see her get her comeuppance.more
This book does a whole story without narrative, it's all written communication, whether on paper or electronically, and it's brilliant. I loved the easy, direct language and the fastness of the read (one very short session is all it took to get through this). The story was nothing original, but well told and enjoyable enough, mainly because of the excellent and mercifully small cast.more
This is a quick, amusing read, complete with romantic entanglement. This story is told entirely through email, IM, notes, and the occasional phone message. Which just goes to show that the epistolary novel is not dead in the electronic age! Occasional cursing.more
An adult Meg Cabot title this is told in the form of emails, IM's, letters, diary entries and other such items that doccument the life and woes of Kate MacKenzie. There are times that you wonder why she would be writing at this time but this is the pivot around which the book is written.The other two main characters are Ida Lopez, a provider of cakes to those she deems worthy and when she refuses Stuart Hertzog, a lawyer one of her cakes it sets in motion a series of events that cause Katie to come into contact with Mitch Hertzog, the brother of that lawyer and a completely different person.more
This is another love story. (Hence the title.) But I really liked this book because unlike other Meg Cabot books, this one is written entirely on e-mails, txt, or IM. It was really cool. The story is funny. There are 2 story lines: one, about Kate Mackenzie and her work life. Two, about Mitch Hertzburger and his family drama. It turns out Mitch's brother, which he has a rocky relationship with, is egaged to Kate's boss.more
Another cute one in e-mail formatmore
Meg Cabot is ridiculously hilarious.Anyway, I don't really remember what this book is about. Some sort of romance, I guess.The only thing I can really talk about is the writing style. The whole story is told in instant messages, emails, memos, letters, etc. It's amazing! I love quirky writing styles and this book is definitely a great example. It's the third person omniscient but maybe a bit less omniscient. Anyway, lovely book. I'm sure it was a great story, whatever it was.more
A love story told completely in emails, instant-message chats, and phone messages. This book was a decent read, but the characters acted so much like teenagers that it was unbelievable at times. I think Cabot should stick to The Princess Diaries, although I want to read the prequel, The Boy Next Door.more
I loved the style of this, a modern epistolatory romance using IM, email, and diary entries.But I found it hard to empathise with the main characters, I found them silly and immature considering the career positions and life experience they supposedly held. Towards the end, although the characters become more well rounded, I found the nasty incidents of racism and homophobia jarring in the fluffy context.more
Very quick read. It was an unusual format, as the story was told through emails and memos, but it was easy to follow and interesting.more
Very cute book. I like Cabot writing style & and characters.more
This book does a whole story without narrative, it's all written communication, whether on paper or electronically, and it's brilliant. I loved the easy, direct language and the fastness of the read (one very short session is all it took to get through this). The story was nothing original, but well told and enjoyable enough, mainly because of the excellent and mercifully small cast.more
Like the book e, this is also a modern epistolatory novel. Told through e-mail, instant-messenger conversations, journal entries, and memos, the action is quite fast-paced, and the book is an easy read. It's cute, but by no means does it require much thought.more
I've always associated Meg Cabot with her Princess Diaries series so I didn't expect this book to have such an adult theme to it. It has all of its basic chick lit ingredients to it. The only thing that threw me back was the story's writing style/presentation. The story is narrated via the characters' email/chat interaction with one another. At first, I felt like I was committing a felony by reading a private correspondence, but I think that helped me, as a reader, get to know the characters intimately. It's a good read! Very chick lit indeed.more
read years ago..keep reading it back since.real laugh out loud book.I can just start at any page n get carried away by the antics of the main character...Just wish meg cabot wrote more like this and the guy next door..love them both...!!!more
This was a hilarious one. Our protagonist - Mel Fuller is a gossip columnist and quite the girl next door - compassionate, pet lover, concerned neighbour, well... a do-gooder. An unforeseen catastrophe lands her into a situation that will have you both rolling around laughing yourself silly as well as wanting to jump right into the book and shake some sense into Mel.

Enter the prince charming...he's everything a girl could want, but he's not who he says he is.

Pets out of control, job on the line, a heart gone awry and a mystery to solve. Can the plot get any better?

Meg spins such a fine tale of love, deception and everything in between. You would not want to put this one down. It's a great book to read and I would recommend you get a copy for yourself now. :)more
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A quick read. I enjoyed it. Only thing I missed was what happened to Amy.
Did she break up with Stuart? her friend did not reply to her calls anymore.
Too bad the ending did not include that. it would have been fun if the third book would have been about Amy Jenkins who played a mayor lead in the first 2 books.
3.5 stars.more
I picked up this book at exactly the right time. It was light and humorous and unique. The fact that I was able to be so completely invested in a story that was told solely through emails, IMs and journal entries really surprised me. Just a really fast fun read that may not be for everyone, but I thought it was a hoot.

more
Out of the Boy trilogy, I’d have to say that I like this book the best. The characters are very relatable, Kate and Mitch have a great chemistry throughout the story. There are some down points—again, the best friend character only seems to have one continuing subplot (this time, getting pregnant) with no real further development aside from “the best friend.” I also really didn’t like Amy Jenkins’ or Stuart’s characterization; I realize that they’re supposed to be the antagonists, but the way they acted bordered on being stereotypes, even in their back-and-forths. What really saves the book is Kate—she’s more down-to-earth than Mel or Jane, and I could really see her conflicted nature about what she was supposed to do and doing what she knew was right. (And also, funny! Genuinely laughed a lot more at this.)more
This is typical chick lit, but I enjoy it because it was my first chick lit ever and I love it still the same. This is completely predictable in every single way, but I love it the way I love chick flicks. Quick & easy read if you're looking for something light.more
I thought that this was a very easy, humorous read. It's the type of book that keeps you laughing and not wanting to put it down. Cabot creates these characters, such as Kate, that you want to sympathize with. They seem like your friend that you want to hang out with and continue to read about and help solve their problem. Boy Meets Girl is not your traditional type of book. This is a book that is written in well thought out emails and voicemails, and Cabot does it in such a way that allows you to get intimate with Kate.more
Boy Meets Girl is a modernized epistolary novel. So, the text is composed of emails, journals, notes between characters, etc. The format is very interesting, and it is a generally good story. As the title tells us, it's the basic "boy meets girl" tale. However, the format kicks it up a notch. I would recommend it for light, entertaining reading.more
This was listed as recommended reading in the chicklit genre, which I haven't read a lot in, but I did love Bridget Jones Diary, the template for this sort of fiction. Like that book, this is about life, love and career from a female point of view in a contemporary urban setting, in this case New York City. Also like Bridget Jones it's fluffy and light, and in an unconventional narrative structure. The book opens with a draft business letter, complete with strike outs, by twenty-something Kate MacKenzie of human resources at a New York City newspaper. She works for a boss known as T.O.D. among her colleagues (Tyrannical Office Despot) and gets involved in a lawsuit (and with the lawyer involved). There are some smile-worthy and witty lines, but the format irritated me. There aren't just letters but to-do-lists, transcripts of instant messages, phone messages, meetings, dispositions, as well as emails, signs, menus, receipts, reports, memos, journal entries (in script font)--a dizzying array of formats that unlike Bridget Jones diary entries left me increasingly annoyed and unable to settle into the story. Too fluffy, too far-fetched, too reminiscent of teen fan fiction for my tastes.more
I like the style of this book. It was very entertaining and a quick read. Perfect for reading by the pool on a hot summer day. Kate is very engaging. This book lends a hysterical slant to sibling relationships. Mitch is a perfect leading man and Amy is a woman you love to hate. She's the boss every one has had at some point or another. It's wonderful to see her get her comeuppance.more
This book does a whole story without narrative, it's all written communication, whether on paper or electronically, and it's brilliant. I loved the easy, direct language and the fastness of the read (one very short session is all it took to get through this). The story was nothing original, but well told and enjoyable enough, mainly because of the excellent and mercifully small cast.more
This is a quick, amusing read, complete with romantic entanglement. This story is told entirely through email, IM, notes, and the occasional phone message. Which just goes to show that the epistolary novel is not dead in the electronic age! Occasional cursing.more
An adult Meg Cabot title this is told in the form of emails, IM's, letters, diary entries and other such items that doccument the life and woes of Kate MacKenzie. There are times that you wonder why she would be writing at this time but this is the pivot around which the book is written.The other two main characters are Ida Lopez, a provider of cakes to those she deems worthy and when she refuses Stuart Hertzog, a lawyer one of her cakes it sets in motion a series of events that cause Katie to come into contact with Mitch Hertzog, the brother of that lawyer and a completely different person.more
This is another love story. (Hence the title.) But I really liked this book because unlike other Meg Cabot books, this one is written entirely on e-mails, txt, or IM. It was really cool. The story is funny. There are 2 story lines: one, about Kate Mackenzie and her work life. Two, about Mitch Hertzburger and his family drama. It turns out Mitch's brother, which he has a rocky relationship with, is egaged to Kate's boss.more
Another cute one in e-mail formatmore
Meg Cabot is ridiculously hilarious.Anyway, I don't really remember what this book is about. Some sort of romance, I guess.The only thing I can really talk about is the writing style. The whole story is told in instant messages, emails, memos, letters, etc. It's amazing! I love quirky writing styles and this book is definitely a great example. It's the third person omniscient but maybe a bit less omniscient. Anyway, lovely book. I'm sure it was a great story, whatever it was.more
A love story told completely in emails, instant-message chats, and phone messages. This book was a decent read, but the characters acted so much like teenagers that it was unbelievable at times. I think Cabot should stick to The Princess Diaries, although I want to read the prequel, The Boy Next Door.more
I loved the style of this, a modern epistolatory romance using IM, email, and diary entries.But I found it hard to empathise with the main characters, I found them silly and immature considering the career positions and life experience they supposedly held. Towards the end, although the characters become more well rounded, I found the nasty incidents of racism and homophobia jarring in the fluffy context.more
Very quick read. It was an unusual format, as the story was told through emails and memos, but it was easy to follow and interesting.more
Very cute book. I like Cabot writing style & and characters.more
This book does a whole story without narrative, it's all written communication, whether on paper or electronically, and it's brilliant. I loved the easy, direct language and the fastness of the read (one very short session is all it took to get through this). The story was nothing original, but well told and enjoyable enough, mainly because of the excellent and mercifully small cast.more
Like the book e, this is also a modern epistolatory novel. Told through e-mail, instant-messenger conversations, journal entries, and memos, the action is quite fast-paced, and the book is an easy read. It's cute, but by no means does it require much thought.more
I've always associated Meg Cabot with her Princess Diaries series so I didn't expect this book to have such an adult theme to it. It has all of its basic chick lit ingredients to it. The only thing that threw me back was the story's writing style/presentation. The story is narrated via the characters' email/chat interaction with one another. At first, I felt like I was committing a felony by reading a private correspondence, but I think that helped me, as a reader, get to know the characters intimately. It's a good read! Very chick lit indeed.more
read years ago..keep reading it back since.real laugh out loud book.I can just start at any page n get carried away by the antics of the main character...Just wish meg cabot wrote more like this and the guy next door..love them both...!!!more
This was a hilarious one. Our protagonist - Mel Fuller is a gossip columnist and quite the girl next door - compassionate, pet lover, concerned neighbour, well... a do-gooder. An unforeseen catastrophe lands her into a situation that will have you both rolling around laughing yourself silly as well as wanting to jump right into the book and shake some sense into Mel.

Enter the prince charming...he's everything a girl could want, but he's not who he says he is.

Pets out of control, job on the line, a heart gone awry and a mystery to solve. Can the plot get any better?

Meg spins such a fine tale of love, deception and everything in between. You would not want to put this one down. It's a great book to read and I would recommend you get a copy for yourself now. :)more
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