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Best friends don’t lie.
Best friends don’t ditch you for a guy.
Best friends don’t post your deepest, darkest secrets online.

Bailey’s falling head-over-high-heels for Ryder West, a mysterious gamer she met online. A guy she’s never met in person. Her best friend, Meg, doesn’t trust smooth-talking Ryder. He’s just a picture-less profile.

When Bailey starts blowing Meg off to s
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Paperback, 336 pages
Published August 6th 2013 by Sourcebooks Fire
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Sonia
Oct 06, 2013 Sonia rated it did not like it
I really wanted to like this book. The cover is attractive. I went in expecting some terrible betrayal and an online predator and maybe a love story, but that's not exactly what I got. Sure, the story is about the dangers of posting things on the internet without a care, and there is a love story, but what I got was two self-involved characters who call themselves best friends, but whose relationship was more frenemies than friends.

Bailey's character and story just pissed me off. Talk about a s
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Heidi
Aug 14, 2013 Heidi rated it it was ok
Two stars: A book that exposes the dangers of posting too much online.

Bailey and Meg have been best friends forever. They share their deepest and even darkest secrets. When Bailey's longtime boyfriend, Simon, douses her in the school cafeteria with red Gatorade Bailey ends the relationship. Thankfully, Meg has her back. Bailey can't understand why Meg continually pushes away the one boy who she is crazy about and he, in turn, feels the same way. Bailey would like nothing more than to see them to
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Michelle Arrow
TMI was one of those books that you feel like you'll instantly want to read when you spot it in the bookstore. Even by looking at its cover, you'll be able to tell what it's about, but even by looking at that, it automatically pops into your head that this is a unique story.



I'm really proud of this book for impressing me. But before you start thinking, "Why is she saying that it impressed her if she only gave it three stars?" let me tell you that it was a good book, not to get you thinking twi
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Thiemba
Aug 06, 2013 Thiemba rated it liked it
Talk about a refreshing read of a female character that is into gaming. Ms. Blount, with her tech background, made sure to portray Bailey, when in her element, with all the passion that a gamer has when playing. Her best friend Meg, in all her need to control everything around her and keep others besides her best friend away, was handled with the utmost care. Her big reveal left you nodding your head as if to say, "Yes! That would totally make since for Meg to behave in that manner all this time ...more
Andrea
I'm going to start this by saying that I never had a truly healthy relationship with a best friend until a little over a year ago. In high school, my girlfriends and I were basically a train wreck most of the time. We weren't "bad", it was just drama. I would love to say I was completely innocent, but I had my moments. The reason why I'm sharing this in my review? TMI brought back some of the painful moments of friends and high school. It made me sad and it made me cringe. So I'm thinking the au ...more
Randi Marshall
Jul 28, 2013 Randi Marshall rated it it was amazing
Its been a long time since I've read a young adult book but when offered an advanced copy jumped at the chance to read this one. The story is so real and heartfelt. Bailey, Meg and Chase really come to life. It was completely engrossing and filled with enough plot twists to keep me wondering. It brought back so many memories of high school and deep lasting friendship. Kudos to the author for finding a way to write a story that any age from teen up can relate to. I'm looking forward to more of Pa ...more
Mikaela G
Feb 19, 2015 Mikaela G rated it it was amazing
Very dramatic, with a different concept, but still the entire consequence of cyber bullying. If you are wavering on whether or not you want to read this, you should definitely give it a chance.
Imani
Apr 27, 2015 Imani rated it it was amazing
I am so glad that I chose this as my independent reading book for English. This is the BEST book ever! Ever time I picked up the book, I would never want to put it down. :)
Alyssa
Aug 08, 2014 Alyssa rated it really liked it
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

TMI by Patty Blount
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: August 6, 2013
Rating: 4 stars
Source: ARC from the author

Summary (from Goodreads):

Best friends don’t lie.

Best friends don’t ditch you for a guy.

Best friends don’t post your deepest, darkest secrets online.

Bailey’s falling head-over-high-heels for Ryder West, a mysterious gamer she met online. A guy she’s never met in person. Her best friend, Meg, doesn’t trust smooth-talking Ryder. He’s
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Bre
Nov 14, 2016 Bre rated it liked it
Rating 3.5 Stars***

The story is about two teenage high school girls who turn into enemies due to one of them dating a boy online. Meg is very overprotective and controlling towards Bailey. Bailey's boyfriend, Simon breaks up with her and starts dating someone else. Throughout the whole book, Meg keeps pushing her childhood friend and neighbor, Chase, away the whole time because of "her plan". Bailey thinks Meg need to admit her feelings for him because he likes her a lot. So Bailey comes up wit
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Autumn Raine
Jan 16, 2017 Autumn Raine rated it really liked it
This book was honestly very boring and I couldn't get into the story line at the beginning, but once I got past that, I was hooked. So hooked in fact that I came home at page 109 and finished tonight (324 pages). I couldn't tear my thoughts away from it even when I was forced to put it down to eat, that is when you know you have a good book. My new found favorite author Patty Blount did not disappoint me with "TMI" at all and I strongly recommend it. If you do decide to read this book though, re ...more
Angela Auten
Nov 30, 2016 Angela Auten rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-star-books
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Chrissy
Aug 18, 2013 Chrissy rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
Bailey and Meg are best friends, despite the fact that they have entirely different personalities. Bailey, insecure and confused in her identity, lives like a chameleon, adapting the likes and interests of whatever boy strikes her fancy at the time. Spontaneous and romantic, Bailey is not intensely worried about her future -- everything will happen, in due time, as it should.. hopefully. Meg, on the other hand, is serious and artistic, fiercely controlling of herself and her emotions. Prone of b ...more
Chapter by Chapter
Aug 17, 2013 Chapter by Chapter rated it really liked it
TMI by Patty Blount TMIby author Patty Blount sounded like an interesting read to get started on. I personally was very excited to get started reading because I have never read any novels that centered around internet romances and characters who may be falling for a catfish (a person who uses social media to create an identity that isn’t their own in order to find romance online). After finishingTMIall I can say is that I am so glad I got to check out this read.
InTMIbest friends Meg and Bailey b
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Ellen
Aug 16, 2013 Ellen rated it liked it
Shelves: blog-tours, netgalley
TMI is focused around the lives of two girls, Meg and Bailey, who are best friends and though they are really opposites, they just click and get along really well. Both girls come from dysfunctional families where the dad is absent. Bailey has never known her dad and really wants to, and Meg's dad died tragically when she was very small. She still remembers her dad, especially the last things he told her, and his death has left Meg very scarred and emotionally wounded, more than anyone really k ...more
Vickie
Oct 04, 2013 Vickie rated it really liked it
Meg has had a hard life. Her father died when she was small, leaving her and her mother on their own and struggling. Her mom worked two jobs and went to the local community college at night, trying to make a better life for her and her daughter. Meg was left on her own a lot, but her friends kept an eye on her…..her best friend Bailey and her friend Chase. Meg was a no nonsense kind of girl. She had a plan and had her future all mapped out. She did extremely well in school and was a gifted artis ...more
Jessica (Step Into Fiction)
Review originally posted at Step Into Fiction

This book is told from the points of views of best friends, Bailey and Meg; while they're both best friends they have very different story lines. In fact, Meg's storyline is really talked about in the book's description so it was a lovely surprise to find out she a love interest of her own (I was kind of terrified of a best friend type love triangle).

That being said, there was one storyline I thoroughly enjoyed and one I did not. Bailey and her storyl
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Sacha
Jul 29, 2013 Sacha rated it liked it
Rating: 3/5 stars



I was given an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Meg and Bailey are both seventeen years old, and they are best friends. They talk about their plans for the future, or lack thereof, and they keep each other’s secrets. That is, until Bailey starts to ditch Meg for a boy she met online. It’s classic teenage girl in high school drama.

Meg has a solid plan for the future, and that plan doesn’t include any distractions. It certainly doesn’t include Chase, the handsome
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Amy Alessio
Aug 05, 2013 Amy Alessio rated it really liked it
Everyone knows friendships can change and end especially when girls enter the teen years. In this engrossing yet painfully realistic book, readers change point of view from Meg to Bailey and see how miscommunication online and in person can lead to badly hurt feelings and result in damage to a relationship built since the girls were young.

Meg is still traumatized from finding her father dead when she was young. She buries the memories in her quest to get into a good school and find a financiall
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Camille Warner
Oct 30, 2014 Camille Warner rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-netgalley
The first three lines from the publisher's summary:

Best friends dont lie.
Best friends dont ditch you for a guy.
Best friends dont post your deepest, darkest secrets online.

If the publisher stopped at those first three lines, I think my expectations would've been met. But Sourcebooks marketing team did not do a good job with this book. The full publisher's summary would lead you to believe that the entire book is about Meg investigating her best friend's, Bailey, new secret online boyfriend Ryder
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JeanBookNerd
Oct 22, 2013 JeanBookNerd rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviews
Friendship is like fuel to our minds but sometimes it can be the very same thing that drains us. For Meg and Bailey, their friendship always stood tall and nothing would ever come in between them. Meg has pushed her disturbing past behind her and puts her focus in having a future. Although handsome Chase has become secondary to her goal of getting into a good school, Chase's constant presence is beginning to scratch beneath the surface of her feelings. Bailey on the other hand is not even on any ...more
Camilla
Jul 23, 2013 Camilla rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-netgalley
The first three lines from the publisher's summary:

Best friends don’t lie.
Best friends don’t ditch you for a guy.
Best friends don’t post your deepest, darkest secrets online.

If the publisher stopped at those first three lines, I think my expectations would've been met. But Sourcebooks marketing team did not do a good job with this book. The full publisher's summary would lead you to believe that the entire book is about Meg investigating her best friend's, Bailey, new secret online boyfriend Ry
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Book Twirps
Aug 04, 2013 Book Twirps rated it liked it
Shelves: earc-for-review
Meg and Bailey have been best friends for years. Meg is the smart, driven one who always has a plan. Bailey is the laid-back, gamer chick who doesn’t take things too seriously. Then, Ryder West, a mysterious guy Bailey meets online, enters the picture. Soon, Bailey is ditching Meg to chat and text with Ryder. Bailey has never met him, but she’s obsessed, and Meg is worried about her. For all she knows, he could be some dirty old man, and Meg doesn’t want Bailey to get hurt.

But, Bailey is very he
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Nicole G.
Young adult fiction is not a genre I read much. However, I feel, as a future librarian, I should broaden my horizons. (I also figured a few YA books would be shorter and help me reach my challenge before the end of the year). To this end, when last I visited the library, I browsed the shelves and pulled down what looked interesting.

This book . . . oh, where to begin?

The storyline is a good one, especially with this generation living their lives constantly online. The era of the overshare, is h
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Heather
Dec 31, 2015 Heather rated it liked it
I’m honestly not sure how to go about reviewing this book. It’s interesting, and I don’t doubt that teenage girls will gobble it up. Problem is: I haven’t been a teenager for a long time. And my teenage years didn’t have Facebook or blogs or Twitter. We barely had the Internet. (Yes, I’m dating myself.)

Obviously, I’m a blogger, so I do get blogging. In addition to this one, I have a personal blog that I use for stuff like Bailey does – you know, venting, thinking through problems, stuff like tha
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Brianna
Oct 19, 2013 Brianna rated it really liked it
TMI is a really good book that shows what can happen when two best friends let things come between them, mainly a strange online person that no one really knows and yet seems to be taking up more and more of the others time. That's what happens to Meg and Bailey in TMI and yet, the online mystery is just the beginning of the issues brought up. Meg has always been driven, very driven. She has a "plan" to get perfect grades, get a great scholarship and degree to make herself self sufficient, all b ...more
Persassyizdabest
Jul 03, 2016 Persassyizdabest rated it it was amazing
Recommended originally by a good friend (thanks Abida), I dived into this book. It was great from the very start, the high school drama, the boy drama and best of all, the friendship drama. Most books these days only focus on annoying love triangles, but this one focused on another relationship as well, the bond of two best friends, Megan and Bailey. They're quite contrasting characters too, Bailey, a gamer, partying, trying to find love and wants attention and always in the present. Meg on the ...more
RobinLeigh Morgan
Apr 19, 2015 RobinLeigh Morgan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-own-books
This review is for the third of the four signed books I’ve recently won from this author through a massive giveaway on one internet site, which had consisted of 13 individual ones, and the following is my honest opinion for this book.

The first thing any potential reader needs to know about this book is the book’s title, “TMI.” For those who aren’t really savvy on the internet the title appears to be three random letters, lumped together. But, for who are, it means “too much information.” For tho
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Andrea thebusybibliophile
Meg and Bailey have been besties forever. Through thick and thin, they’ve managed to stay close. Through Meg fending off the advances of the super nice boy next door, to Bailey’s abusive relationship, they know each other’s secrets and would do anything for each other. Even butt into each other’s lives if necessary.

This book was okay; it was a quick read and had some entertainment value, but I had a lot of issues with it.

The 2 main characters, Meg and Bailey, were supposed to be the best of frie
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Stephanie Ward
3.5 Stars

'TMI' is a young adult contemporary novel that follows our two main characters and best friends - Bailey and Meg. Although they are polar opposites, Meg and Bailey have been inseparable since grade school. Now Bailey has a new crush on a guy she met online and Meg doesn't trust him. Meg - the always rational one with a plan - doesn't want to see her best friend get hurt or worse. Bailey is sick of seeing Meg waste her life - and the love of a great guy named Chase - all because of her p
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Technical writer by day, fiction writer by night, Patty mines her day job for ideas to use in her novels. Her debut YA "Send" was born after a manager suggested she research social networks. Patty adores chocolate, her boys, and books, though not necessarily in that order.
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