{Bookish Review} Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

Alex, Approximately
By: Jenn Bennett
Published on: April 4th 2017 by Simon Pulse
Genres: Romance (YA)
Source: Library

Classic movie fan Bailey “Mink” Rydell has spent months crushing on a witty film geek she only knows online as 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 archnemesis. But life is a 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.
Took me a while to get my hands on this book after I saw it on some book blogs. I was already looking forward to reading about how their online identities will be revealed to each other. I wasn't disappointed and I thought that the characters' shock was expressed pretty well.

I felt that the author did a good job in creating relatable characters. I particularly like the friendship between Bailey and Grace. The only thing I wished the author would have touched more upon was the relationship between Bailey and her mom. I felt that it was just a touch and go thing. It would be good if there was more about them.

Overall, Alex, Approximately is an enjoyable and cute read for me even though the plot was predictable. Looking forward to reading other books by the author.