TTYL (Talk to You Later) (Internet Girls, Bk 1)
TTYL - Talk to You Later - Internet Girls, Bk 1 Author:Lauren Myracle Told entirely in instant messages, this smart funny novel is about the humor, hangovers, and heartaches of high school, and the friendships that get you through it. — On the first day of tenth grade, best friends Maddie (mad maddie), Angela (SnowAngel), and Zoe (zoegirl) vow not to let school stupidness get them down...or split them apart. ... more »But as the weeks pass and the instant messages accumulate, it's clear that tenth grade will be a roller coaster ride of boy temptation, math torture, donut emergencies, and Queen Bee encounters. Then a jerky boy sends peppy Angela into the dumps, tough Maddie makes a mistake that has the whole school talking, and good girl Zoe gets in over her head with a flirty teacher. Will the winsome threesome make it through the year?« less
Very good book, written in the form of IMs. Seemed like it was a transcript or something, it seemed dead on with how they talked and what went on, etc. Great book for any teen, it's not terribly sappy.
Keri reviewed TTYL (Talk to You Later) (Internet Girls, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 2
It took me awhile to get the hang of reading this, as it's written in chat form. Once it got going and I got used to it, the story wasn't bad at all. The story revolves around the lives of three high school girls who are best friends. I liked the book enough that I plan on reading the other two in the series.
Jessica S. reviewed TTYL (Talk to You Later) (Internet Girls, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 2
Wow! Let me tell you, this book was phenominal. Fantastic. It is a great book for any girl from ages 12 to around 20. It is a great, funny, touching, and serios book. I hope that more and more people will read this book in the future. Once again, phenominal. Thank you Lauren Myracle!
Parents, be warned: I strongly suspect you do NOT want your children to turn out like the characters in this book. This book glorifies drug use and casual sex on every other page, which would be fine for an "adult" book, but it is aimed at young teens. The author sh ould be ashamed. I'm ashamed that I let my daughter buy the book without looking at it at all closely; even casual inspection reveals it to be trash that degrades both its characters and those who read it.
This was a decent book with an interesting gimmick and plotline. However, I ordered it for my 13 year old and after a few pages of preview reading, I realized this was not going on her bookcase anytime soon. Way too mature for preteens or early teens, in my opinion.
Especially fun to read because of its sheer creativity. I've never read anything told entirely in instant messages, and once you get past the âInternet speakâ (srsly, wat happened 2 the days wen spelling mattered?) you find a charming story in a unique format. I'm very impressed at the way Myracle develops her characters through just IMs. The originality and engagement of the plot fell shortâthe issues were slow to develop and not discussed as deeply as they could've beenâbut on the whole, TTYL is a satisfying novel for the new teenage girl. This is a great way to get tweens into reading.