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Entr@pment: A High School Comedy in Chat

3.31  ·  Rating Details ·  207 Ratings  ·  31 Reviews

Bliss Taylor and Tamra Gray are absolutely convinced that their boyfriends’ hearts lie in the palms of their hands. But when the girls’ two cynical and mischievous friends beg to differ, a wager is born. An online deception ensues where girl must tempt best friend’s boy, resulting in a comedy of love, hate, flirtation, and revelation. Will the boyfriends remain true to the
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Hardcover, 320 pages
Published June 2nd 2009 by Margaret K. McElderry Books (first published May 20th 2009)
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Jennifer Wardrip
Aug 25, 2009 Jennifer Wardrip rated it really liked it
Reviewed by Lauren Ashley for TeensReadToo.com

First off, I have to say that I really did enjoy this book. I'd never read a whole story that was told through chat or IM (though many of you will know the TTYL series by Lauren Myracle). This type of writing makes the book go by fast, which is a good thing sometimes...especially if you are looking for an amusing, quick read to fill your time. It would also be great for semi-readers (the ones that only crack a book every now and then) as it would hop
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Toufiq
Jan 15, 2013 Toufiq rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was quite a fun to read. It reminded me of 'me' as I did the same thing that Annie did here in the name of experiment. I was lonely, cynical and a bit rough then.

Well, to come back to the original story here- The idea and plotting were charming. Though it was not developed properly in the middle-game. Do men fall in love on net so easily? Do they?? Mitchell, being a chessman, should have guessed the game. But then again, people lose their usual IQ in love or they lose love to their IQ
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Carmen Yeung
Nov 15, 2011 Carmen Yeung rated it liked it
Recommends it for: highschoolers
Although this book was mostly with dialogues, but it was still hard to read. It started with this two cute couples named Beau and T, Mitch and Bliss. Those couples are way different, Beau is football player and T is a smart girl, while Mitch is a chess player and Bliss is a cheerleader. Over the summer, those girls made a deal with Annie who has huge hatre torward guys, because she broke up with one she loved most. The deal was that T and Bliss is suppost to pretend they are going away and maki ...more
Sierra Randolph
Jul 01, 2013 Sierra Randolph rated it liked it
Recommends it for: high school students
While I'm not in love with it, I do enjoy the very streamlined way of reading it.

Two major things stick out for me: the relationship drama and the gender stereotypes. The former I can live with (in small doses), as it can be a very memorable and/or inspiring time in one's life. The latter, however, bugs me to no end. While I don't expect every person to treat every other person with respect, I do expect at least one person to not be a talking stereotype.

Without going off on a rampage, I'll just
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Camila
Jul 02, 2011 Camila rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, reviewed
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Alexandra
(my YA Galley pre-published review)

The most compelling aspect was the looming question of if, or when, the boys would find out who the foreign exchange students in the chat room were. There was also the extra little story line of what happened to Annie in her past relationship and what was going to happen in the future between her and Johnson.

I was not disappointed with this book to a great extent, except for the ending, because the characters all resolve their conflicts with each other without
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Carter Van
Apr 07, 2015 Carter Van rated it did not like it
This was by far the worst book I have ever read. The plot is fairly simple, a group of girls pretend to be foreign babes from Europe and hit on each others boyfriends, the boyfriends eventually take the bait and everyone laughs it off. You can't take this book seriously because the entire thing takes place in a chat room with people typing in 'text chat'. There isn't really a protagonist of the book, everyone is pretty equally represented. I feel bad for anyone who is unfortunate enough to read ...more
Alana
Mar 27, 2011 Alana rated it did not like it
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natasha
Jul 22, 2013 natasha rated it did not like it
This book has a nice idea of having it all written in chat form, but it wasn't executed well. These characters weren't realistic and it was hard to connect with them. They are SO stereotypical that it kinda hurts. Nobody talks like that, okay. The whole plot was pretty pointless and predictable. This would never happen. I'm all for a good fantasy story or whatever, but this wasn't even exciting. The ending was disappointing and it was just a waste of time in my opinion. I don't even know why I s ...more
Valerie
Jul 12, 2009 Valerie rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2009
It was an interesting and quick read, but I don't feel that there's a lot to say about this book. I liked that it was done in email and occasional text format. I just didn't find myself believing the ''real'' relationships. I also didn't relate to the characters. Annie drove me absolutely CRAZY. Mitchell was... well... meh. The only character I really liked was Beau. Unless we're counting the ''fake characters,'' then I liked Bridget.

It's memorable simply for the fact that it had a unique format
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Kayla
Nov 29, 2012 Kayla rated it liked it


I've never reviewed a book before, so this will probably be fairly short and horribly written. I only gave this book three stars, not because of its plot or characters, but because it was difficult to read some of the "text talk." I think this book would have been better if there was more then just the IM's, like paragraphs after the chats in each persons point of view? I don't know. It just seemed like she had a great plot idea but didn't develop it enough.
Sarah
Apr 22, 2010 Sarah rated it it was ok
I saw this in a bookstore and was intrigued by the idea of a book written in chat. It was a pretty interesting read. I thought the charachters sometimes seemed a little 'old' for high school, but it's been a number of years since I've been in HS so I could be wrong. I didn't like how it ended. It seemed like it was leading toward self discovery and change and at the end of the book I couldn't see that the charachters had really changed much.
Sherrybaby
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Renaissance
sometimes annoying i love the annie character and her uncle jerry blog aww i knew johnson and her are going to be together and dont particularly like the other two girls and the other two boys foreign stuff cool how the entire book is in chat format though it was a bit confusing at times
Samantha
Jan 15, 2012 Samantha rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Honestly, getting through this book was painful. The plot does not move anywhere, and none of the characters are likeable. The main idea of the book is okay, but the book itself has very little potential. I did not like this book at all.
Miranda M
Sep 23, 2010 Miranda M rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My FAVORITE BOOK EVER!!!
Emily
amazing and super funny!!!
Ifahh
Mar 23, 2010 Ifahh rated it liked it
Shelves: internet
It was a good storyline, but the ending was quite... meh. Would've expected more.
Maya
Aug 20, 2011 Maya rated it really liked it
Pretty good read !
Carrie Felton
Mar 01, 2011 Carrie Felton rated it it was amazing
it was really funny and reminds me of the ACTUAL guys at school
:D
Casey
Mar 01, 2011 Casey rated it really liked it
The writing was funny and hard to put down. I liked the characters and the story, how ever predictable it was.
Renae
Apr 21, 2011 Renae rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
eh
Bella
Jun 16, 2009 Bella rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: teens
this book was hilarious!!!!!
Emma
Nov 19, 2016 Emma rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think Entr@pment is really funny and that I totally recommend it for people who like a little comedy and romance.
Crystal
totally reminded me of something my friends and i did/would do. though it never turned out like this! haha.. be careful while testing, you might not like what happens when you get the answers...
Natcheli
Jun 26, 2010 Natcheli rated it really liked it
CUTE!!
Sabrina
Mar 18, 2012 Sabrina rated it liked it
This was all in chat so it was interesting to read! Kinda hard at times but okay. Wasn't the best overall but had a cute story line...
Lauren Lee
Nov 26, 2010 Lauren Lee rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
entertaining
similar to the ttyl series by lauren myracle
Ruthie
Nov 05, 2010 Ruthie rated it it was ok
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Summer
Jun 02, 2011 Summer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
SSSSSSOooooooo funny!!!!!!! i Loved it!
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Michael Spooner is the author of several books for teens, including Entr@pment, Daniel's Walk, and Last Child. He lives in Logan, Utah.
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