Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Book Review: ttyl by Lauren Myracle

ttyl by Lauren Myracle (Internet Girls #1)
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Publish Date: 2004
 Paperback, 221 pages


My Review:
Cute and easy to read is how I would sum up this book. 

With that said, did I like the book?  Yes I did - it was entertaining and I enjoyed reading it.  I felt it was confusing at first but once I got a handle on the characters it was much easier to read.  I felt I did get to know Angela, Maddie and Zoe.  All three were confronted with situations they had to work out themselves.  They were frank about things and typical friends.  It's tough in a threesome of friends, someone always feels they are on the outs, but I like that Angela, Maddie and Zoe try and work things out.

It's a fun book and I enjoyed the fact it was written in texts and IMs.  I didn't live in that world in high school but it's fun to read about it now.  And it's funny that the one thing that I liked about it also irritated me in a way. Reading a book only in texts and IMs also made me feel like I wasn't part of the action.  The reader always finds out about things after they have happened and then the parts of the stories slowly unfold as the characters don't want to talk about it and one of the friends has to pull it out of them.  But it was still a very enjoyable story and I plan on continuing reading this series and learning more about these three girls.

Rating:  3.5/5.0

About the Book:
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.

About the Author:
This is Lauren Myracle's third novel. She is a graduate of the Vermont College MFA Program for children's writers, and is extremely well-connected to the writing community.

FTC Information: I received this book from my local library.  I have Amazon links on my review pages but I do not make any money from these because of NC laws.  I put them solely for people to check out the books on a retail site.



1 comments:

Trudy Callan said...

Thank you for the birthday wishes.

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