Sunday, April 27, 2008

L8r, g8r by Lauren Myracle

L8r, g8r by Lauren Myracle is the last book in the "ttyl" series.

L8r, g8r:

Through their instant messages, the "winsome threesome"-Angela, Zoe, and Maddie-have battled the ups and downs of high school. Now they're seniors, ready to rule the school. Unfortunately, they also have to deal with queen bee Jana, who has it out for good girl Zoe. Not that Zoe, who's deep in love with Doug, seems to notice. So it's up to Angela and Maddie to defend their friend, engaging in a series of pranks that escalates at a senior prom that no one will forget, even if they want to!

My opinion:
Lots of sexual content that they don't warn you about, so be warned! Other than that I found it to be a good read and a nice ending to the TTYL series.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

TTFN - Lauren Myracle

Hi, Today's review is on TTFN (ta ta for now) by Lauren Myracle.

Heres the overview: (from the book, not B&N)
SnowAngel: its true, true blue, me and you, and don't forget to add maddie too.
SnowAngel: do you like to rhyme?
zoegirl: very impressive
SnowAngel: wait, there's more! er let's c...since 7th grade they did not part, they stay connected in thier hearts. zoe's the good girl, maddie's wild, and sweet darling angela is meek and mild.
zoegirl: meek? hahahahaha! mild? hahahahaha!

After everything they've been through together, Angela, Maddie, and Zoe know they'll be friends till the end -- but sometimes the fates (or parents) have other plans.

With sophomore year and its troubles behind them, the winsome threesome is on cruise control, enjoying the well-earned perks of being sixteen. But then Angela (SnowAngel) gets some seriously bad family news, which threatens to changer her life forever. On top of that, Maddie (madmaddie) decides to let loose her wild side and Zoe (zoegirl) struggles to keep a big secret from Angela. Will junior year pull the girls apart, just when they need each other most? Only their instant messages reveal the full story....

My Review:
This one was OK, but I didn't like it as much as ttyl. I hate how a fight kind of repaeats itself in this book, and its just like the first one. To be honest this book was kind of disapointing......

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

TTYL - Lauren Myracle

Gosh, the "ttyl" series has to be one of my favorite series of books. Some people don't like it, they say its too confusing with trying to remember which girl is which but I seriously just think they're giving excuses to not read it. Its like just give the book a chance, if you'll read it for about thirty pages, you'll be able to remember them. Anyways, I'll get off this crazy rant and do a review on TTYL. Tomorrow I will do TTFN, and then sometime over the weekend "L8r, G8r" (i will be gone on the weekend, and I haven't read all the way through it. lol)

TTYL (Talk To Ya Later)
Overview: (from barnes and noble)

An epistolary novel for the 21st century, this sharp, funny, and true-to-life breakout hit about friendship is told entirely in instant messages. And Internet-savvy teens have fallen in love with flirty Angela (SnowAngel), moody Maddie (mad maddie), and good girl Zoe (zoegirl) and their frank perceptions about a tumultuous tenth-grade semester. Now perfectly priced for its audience, the paperback is being released alongside Myracle's brand-new hardcover novel, Rhymes with Witches.

I don't think the the overview from B&N is very good.....

My Opinion:
Wow, This book was amazing, but I don't think it would've been nearly as amazing if it hadn't been in IM form. The IM form, and all the fun words such as "diesel" were refreshing and nice. It was also good that the book was realistic, and it was about things that actual girls think about and deal with everywhere no matter who you are. I think the IM made it easier for me to read. It was more fun.

Zoe - is your average good girl, who ends up getting way in over her head with a flirtatious teacher.

Maddie - is the sarcastic, fun-loving one. Shes awesome. During the book though she gets involved with a vicious chicka and something very bad happens.

Angela- is the energetic, falls in love way too fast one. She loves things like boys and shopping. In ttyl, she deals with heartbreak. Poor Angela. =(

My favorite character is Zoe, and its because I relate to her the most. She gets good grades, is a goody-two-shoes, and her mom is really hard on her...
I suggest this book for girls 12 and up!!!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Thirteen Reasons Why - Jay Asher


Overview (from Barnes and Noble)
Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker–his classmate and crush–who committed suicide two weeks earlier.

On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out how he made the list.

Through Hannah and Clay's dual narratives, debut author Jay Asher weaves an intricate and heartrending story of confusion and desperation that will deeply affect teen readers.

My Review:
Although, the book became boring at some points, I still thought the book was super good. My friend hated the book but I don't see how. I really liked it, because its unlike all the other books out there, and I haven't seen anything like it before. I became so captivated by Hannah's story and her tapes that it surprised me. I simply could not put this book down, always wanting to know more about Hannah and why she killed herself.

What I extremely just love about this book, is that it makes you think. IT shows you just how much of an affect you have on others, even if you don't realize it or its simply too late. It made me have a better understanding of not only suicide, but how everything I do will affect someone else......

Saturday, April 19, 2008

The Clique - Lisi Harrison

Hello there!!! The voters have decided and the winner is "The Clique." woot!!I will be reviewing the first book, and then the others later on. So here we go:

Book Overview: (from Barnes and Noble)
Meet the Clique...

The most privileged middle-school girls navigate social minefields in this over-the-top, dramatic series set in suburban New York City's Westchester County.

Massie Block: With her glossy brunette bob and Whitestrip smile, Massie is the uncontested ruler of The Clique and the rest of the social scene at Octavian Country Day, an exclusive private school in Westchester, New York.

Dylan Marvil: Massie's second in command who divides her time between sucking up to Massie and sucking down Atkins shakes to try to get rid of the extra fifteen pounds that won't seem to leave her hips alone.

Alicia Rivera: As sneaky as she is beautiful, Alicia floats easily under the adult radar because she seems so "sweet." Would love to take Massie's throne one day. Just might do it.

Kristen Gregory: She's been dying to fit in ever since her parents went broke. She's smart, hardworking and will insult you to tears faster than you can say "scholarship kid."

And then there's Claire Lyons, the new girl in two-year old GAP overalls from Florida, who is clearly not Clique material. The only problem is that Claire's family is staying in the guest house on the Blocks' massive estate while they look for a new home! Claire's future looks worse than a bad Prada knock-off, but with a little luck and a lot of scheming, she just might come up smelling like Chanel Mademoiselle....

My Review:
This book was decent, not the worst book I have ever read but definitely not the best. It has to be my least favorite one out of the whole series. I just find it simply boring and uninteresting. If I had read this one first, I would not have read the series, end of story...
SOmething I liked about the first book is the characters are easy to relate to. Well at least in my opinion they are. THey struggle from everything such as weight issues to fitting in/being bullied. I believe we can all relate to these characters in some how or some way.
Something I didn't like is that the characters are talking about name brands every other paragraph. It just started to get old after a while...
The book is totally unrealistic, so be warned!!! lol =)

P.S. This book is being made into a movie. Check it out: I really like the cast they picked...

Thursday, April 17, 2008

The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold

I thought my first review should be on my all-time favorite book, The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold.

Here's the books description:
When we first meet 14-year-old Susie Salmon, she is already in heaven. This was before milk carton photos and public service announcements, she tells us; back in 1973, when Susie mysteriously disappeared, people still believed these things didn't happen.

In the sweet, untroubled voice of a precocious teenage girl, Susie relates the awful events of her death and her own adjustment to the strange new place she finds herself. It looks a lot like her school playground, with the good kind of swing sets.

With love, longing, and a growing understanding, Susie watches her family as they cope with their grief, her father embarks on a search for the killer, her sister undertakes a feat of amazing daring, her little brother builds a fort in her honor and begin the difficult process of healing.

In the hands of a brilliant novelist, the author narrates the THE LOVELY BONES through the eyes of her winning young heroine. This story of seemingly unbearable tragedy is transformed into a suspenseful and touching story about family, memory, love, heaven, and living

My opinion on the book:
Honestly, I loved it. I read it after a close family member died and it really made me think. When I first picked up the book, I was kind of skeptical. It wasn't necessarily my type of book, I thought it would just be another boring rape-murder story, but boy was I wrong. This book is truly amazing and surely THE BEST book I have ever read. If you haven't read it, you need to!! This book keeps you interested, with its descriptive details and the showing of a family dealing with grief....

This wonderful book is also being made into a movie; I wonder if the movie will do the book justice? I just hate it when books are made into movies and then nothing is the same. Check it out:

Next Book Review:
Whatever the voters decide!!

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