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Gr 9 Up-Best friends Paige and Anthony are seniors at a New York City high school, and they're both looking for boyfriends. Anthony is still trying to get over being dumped by Ian, and Paige can't seem to attract a nice guy. Into their lives walks Max, who is friendly to everyone and extremely attractive. Anthony and Paige are both interested in him but they can't tell if he's gay or straight-Anthony's "gaydar" seems to be off, giving rise to the book's title, so they come up with a series of contrived ways to find out if Max likes guys or girls. Other than the main characters' occasional internal struggles to stay true to themselves, most of this fluffy romance centers around how others are never quite what they seem. By the time Paige and Anthony learn Max's sexual orientation, they have discovered that their interest was just an infatuation and that it no longer matters. Paige discovers she enjoys the company of Anthony's brother, and Anthony discovers that his coffee-shop server is both gay and interested. Fun summer romance reading and that's about it.-Karen Hoth, Marathon Middle/High School, FL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.