Review On How To Keep A Boy As a Pet (Diane Messidoro Three Day Worship - Day Three)

My fiftieth book review this year is on How To Keep A Boy As A Pet by Diane Messidoro.

Publisher: Electric Monkey
Published: 7th May 2012
Pages: 338
Book: To review
Format: Paperback, finished copy
Contains: Mild teenage references
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Teenage Fiction, Young Adult

The Official Truth about dating the male human species!

Can taming a gorgeous boy really be as easy as walking a dog?

Circe Shaw is on a mission. She must transform into a fabulously sophisticated journalist and discover the amazing scientific truth about boys. Urgently. But life is beyond complicated. Circe has to deal with a poisonous rival, her mum’s annoying ‘just friends’ men and her own Dark Past. Can Circe’s daring investigation really teach her the facts of love? Will it help her finally get a boyfriend? Or will it break her heart…?

Circe Shaw is on a mission. And that mission is...

Can you really train a boy to be your pet?

Circe knows that she wants to be a journalist when she's older, so when the perfect question floats to mind, she just knows that she has to find out the answer. But with her mum, all her 'just friends', and Johnny Depp, Daniel Craig and Jude Law all tryng to throw her off course, will she ever get to the bottom of this muchly mused question?

By starting up her own blog, Circe discovers many things, but  to train a boy to be your pet? Soon she has her very own reader who guides her along the way. But will she be guided into the arms of Mr Darcy? And will she ever train her own pet boy? Find true love? Or will she be stuck with her face in the mud, thanks to a moody old horse?

This book was brilliant. It was funnier than Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging, more gripping than Twilight, this book is every teenager's dream. Loveable, funny, witty, this book is more than just a book - it's a teenager's love guide. Diane wrote it in such a clever way, I actually felt as if Circe was telling me - and only me - everything that was going on around her. Her thoughts, her feelings, her emotions, all spilt out into this brilliant book. I even started to believe that Circe was a real person.

But, I hated, I ABSOLUTELY HATED, the fact that this book had to end. Sequel, please!

I would rate this book a 9/10, and would recommend it for ages 12+.

You'll be bewitched by this brilliant novel.



  1. Hhmmmm...I shall have a look...

  2. My friend's mum is friends with Diane Messidoro, so I'd heard of this book before but I'd never got round to reading it. I might give it ago...