The Year of Secret Assignments (Ashbury/Brookfield #2)
Briefe schreiben? Im Zeitalter von E-Mail und SMS? Em, Lydia und Cassie wehren sich zunächst mit Händen und Füßen gegen das unsägliche Schulprojekt. Doch schnell stellt sich heraus, dass die wilden Jungs der Brookfield High jede Zeile wert sind. Oder etwa doch nicht?
Was kann man tun, wenn der Traumtyp zum Alptraum wird? Zuckersüße Rache nehmen natürlich!
Invidivuals. I’m kicking myself for
Not reading it sooner because I found it hilarious. I’ve been
Delaying writing a review for it, though, because
I can’t figure out what was so special about it beyond its humor.
Nothing is so spectacular about the plot (pen pals from private and public school), but each of the
Girls and, well, most of the guy characters were
Charismatic and/or charming. The
Author of this series, of which Finding Cassie Crazy ...more
If you’ve decided not to immediately take my advice and you’re still hanging around this page, alright, I’ll try to make it worth your while.
So, here goes.
Five Reasons to Read Finding Cassie Crazy (you really don’t need all five, any one of these will do, but whatever, I’m feeling verbose an ...more
For their grade 10 English class at posh Ashbury High, their teacher Mr. Botherit (!) has best friends Emily, Lydia and Cassy writing penpal letters to the English students at the rival public (therefore dodgy) school nearby, Brookfield. This is, in part, to help forge a bond between the hostile schools. Emily and Lydia, after a rocky start, form friendships of sorts with Charlie and Sebastian, while Cassie gets single line threats from the boy, Matthew, t ...more
I ADORE this book. The Secret Year of Assignments is smart, warm and irresistible funny! This is the kind of book that makes you cheeks ache from smiling too much.
The Secret Year of Assignments is written in letters, diary entries, emails, notices, transcripts, summons and more. It is not just one person story but ra ...more
What puzzled me first was the chronology. The novel consists of letters between three boy-girl-pen-pal-couples, diary entries, e-mails, unsuccessful efforts to fill a notebook for aspiring writers, special agent assignments, a court script and more. Occa ...more
And I could write down some quirky anecdote about how I came across this book (because trust me, going on Barnes&Noble.com and ordering whatever looks mildly interesting always makes for a quirky anecdote :) or I could say how I first walked by Feeling Sorry for Celia about six times before I picked it up and then spent the whole afternoon torn between laughter and empathy, and then started wri ...more
Jo’s Official Rating.
If the first half of this book was a person, I would send them a letter with (um.. this analogy isn’t going to work but I’ve already committed) an orange matchmaker taped to the bottom of it. Because they are my favourite.
If the last few chapters of this book were a person, I would send them a letter with a lime Wine Gum taped to it. Because I’m not that fussed about them.
They're wacky; they pull pranks; they swear; they keep secrets from each other; they mock thei ...more
"The Year of Secret Assignments" is a book written entirely in the form of letters, notes, e-mail messages, etc. I love this format and it definitely makes the book one easy, quick and entertaining read. The story itself i ...more
I woke up(duh!(except I shouldn't duh considering you'd've had no reason to suspect that I'm not an insomniac)) to the sound of my personalized alarm clock- my mom, sorry didn't mean to talk about you that way but you kinda are, aren't you?-and I decided against taking a shower, as it had been barely seven hours since my last one. I got ready and all the shenanigans followed and ended with me parking my ass in my bus. Now, it might not seem like it considering my letharg ...more
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Special Covert Operation Assignment: Review
Operation Description: Write a review for this book that made you laughed like crazy in the middle of the night.
Warning: May contain inappropriate words for young children.
Synopsis: Three Girls, Three Boys, Two Rival schools. This could get Messy.
The Ashbury-Brookfield pen pal program is desinged to bring together two rival schools in a spirit of harmony and the 'Joy of envelope'. But when Cassie, Lydi ...more
Let me tell you something about me and this book: when I was younger, I used to go to the library to check out books that 1) were written by authors whose books I already read or 2) I already read. Yes, I also read basically any other book available at the time. But there were some books I kept coming back to. Some books I read at least once a year, because I just couldn't get enough of them. Finding Cassie Crazy (or The Year of Secret Assignment ...more
You can thank me later.
If you’re still here and reading this pathetic excuse for a review, then I might as well make it worthwhile and humour you with the following:
1. Jaclyn Moriarty and All Her Glory: Can we talk about how wonderful Moriarty’s way with words is? Because it is wonderful—she’s wonderful. She mixes genuine characters and witty, laugh-out-loud dialogue into a realistic yet quirky and hilarious novel. Oh, Jaclyn Moriarty, you slay me!
2. Fabu ...more
After-the-fact thoughts on this book --
When I think about this book, I want to:
1) Cry -- because I can't re-experience the beauty/magic/charm of it all as though it was the first time.
2) Hug ALL the characters.
3) Re-read it. The whole thing.
Recommended by Allie the great. Approved by DawnMarie the wife of Chester. All wonderful things. Letting you know I ate Chester. And don't get to know Mattew Dunlop. He's a traitor!! You'll see when ya'll read the book.
I rate this book ...more
I am kind of biased because a few weeks ago my little sisters and I started writing each other letters, so I know how fun it could be. It's ...more
The entirety of The Year of Secret Ass ...more
Well first, the first chapter was hilarious. I laughed so hard I had tears form in my eyes. Unfortunately, then I had high expectations for laughing during the rest of the book, which I didn't do much of, although it certainly was entertaining. And the storyline was truly fun. (I think there are sequels too.)
Basic summary of book: English class from Ashbury high must become penpals with English class from Brookfield high, riva ...more
When they first write to Matthew, Seb, and Charlie, things get very out of hand. Charlie and Emily start off rocky, but eventually, everyone teams up. Lydia makes up “secret ...more
She studied English at the University of Sydney, and law at Yale University and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, where she was awarded a PhD.
She is the younger sister of Liane Moriarty. She was previously married to Canadian writer Colin McAdam, and has a son, Charlie. She currently lives in Sydney.
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It's the middle of the night,
and I can't sleep,
thinking all my trumpeting thoughts,
and I get out of bed,
open the curtains,
and look into the night full of stars,
and you know what I saw?
Like the stars joined up and spelled the word for me.
Like a sign.”