Alex, Approximately by Jenn BennettAlex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

Alex, Approximately

byJenn Bennett

Hardcover | April 4, 2017

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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 months crushing on a witty film geek she only knows online by “Alex.” Two coasts separate the teens until Bailey 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 in real life—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 museum. Or that she’s being heckled daily by the irritatingly hot museum security guard, Porter Roth—a.k.a. her new arch-nemesis. But life is whole lot messier than the movies, especially when Bailey discovers that tricky fine line between hate, love, and whatever-it-is she’s starting to feel for Porter.

And as the summer months go by, Bailey must choose whether to cling to a dreamy online 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.
Title:Alex, ApproximatelyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.3 inPublished:April 4, 2017Publisher:Simon PulseLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:148147877X

ISBN - 13:9781481478779


Rated 5 out of 5 by from cute, fun, light hearted this is such a great pick me up book. You can fly through it. One of my favourite things about it is how Bennett incorporated movies into this book.
Date published: 2017-10-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good YA read for the summer! This is a typical YA novel that is a perfect read for the summer season! Thought the characters were well developed and overall everything was well done.
Date published: 2017-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read! Great book, would highly recommend it!
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute Read This is a really cute book! I enjoyed it - nice light read!
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Summer Read this is such a cute book to read during the summer. very light and fluffy
Date published: 2017-06-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from yesss Alex, Approximately became one of my most anticipated read this year as soon as I read the summary. Living the internet-friends life, I was immediately attracted by this aspect of the book. Alex, Approximately is the story of Bailey “Mink” Rydell. Bailey is a classic movie geek and she has a friend, Alex, with whom she shares this passion. Alex lives in California, though, so their relationship is strictly online. Bailey decides to move in with her dad, who also lives in California, without telling Alex, deciding to find him on her own. This book was everything I needed when I started reading it. Witty remarks, friendships, cute romance. I really liked the way the internet friendship was depicted, it felt real to me. The distance growing when each person has some things going in their lives, that resonated with me. I also really liked Bailey and Porter. Bailey really has an interesting and important character development, that also resonated with me. Bailey is what she calls an “Artful Dogder”. She bottles up her emotions, she doesn’t trust easily, she avoids confrontation and conflicts. She felt real to me. And I liked her evolution, the way you can slowly see her open up, assuming herself. The relationship between Bailey and Porter was also really cute. I thought they were pretty mature, at the beginning. Speaking clearly about their expectations, clearing the air. Unfortunately, things got a bit weird in the middle for me. I don’t quite understand why Porter, who was open, and didn’t hesitate to make himself heard, just ran when he realized Bailey was Mink, his internet friend. The way I read the character, I would have like him to confront Bailey, and not put sh*t in their relationship. However, the reveal at the end, when Bailey finally knows who Alex truly is, was pretty good. I’m glad it ended up on a good note. Overall, that book was really cute and didn’t not disappointed the hype I felt when I finally bought this book. Surely recommend it if you like YA contemporary, this one is really good!
Date published: 2017-06-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett THIS WAS SO ADORABLE. It's basically a YA retelling of You've Got Mail set in California with surfers, pastries, fog, and museums. So that just hit a ton of checks on the list of things I adore.
Date published: 2017-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Swoon!! I fell in love with Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett. Last year I read her book: The Anatomical Shape of a Heart, which was also amazing because I finished that one in a day as well. I was captivated with the story, writing and the characters. The concept of a You've Got Mail was brilliant along with the setting in beautiful California. You will be smiling the entire novel! We meet Bailey (Mink), who has been communicating with a witty film geek just like herself who is known as Alex and lives in the city as her dad. She then moves there and lands her a job at a local tourist museum and you get to meet the hot Porter Roth! I loved him so much! There was so much banter between them that you were already rooting for them to get together! He was so swoony that you will even fall in love with him! The entire book was addicting from the story line, secrets, heartbreaks and all the laughs. I am already looking forward to Jenn's next book. If you haven't read any of her books go pick them up immediately! Also pre-order this great book or add it to your TBR lists. Plus it will help you get out of a reading slump and have you smiling from beginning to end.
Date published: 2017-03-30

Editorial Reviews

An irresistible tribute to classic screwball-comedy romances that captures the "delicious whirling, twirling, buzzing" of falling in love.