Kate is just as confused as her best friend, Lan, when she arrives at Cleary High to find the building's been "tagged" with a life-size graffiti mural. Could the culprit be one of their friends or classmates? And is the kind-of-amazing creation really vandalism, or a work of art? She's tempted to stay out...more
Our main character, a very likable, Kate Morgan is who we followed throughout this adventur...more
I thought that Tagged was a quick and easy read. The premise of the book was interesting and I liked that different characters where introduced. The story is told from Kate's point of view so you don't know what the other characters are feeling unless they have direct interaction with Kate. The book kept me interested with the vandalism plot line even though I'd pretty much figured out who was the gu...more
Nothing ever seems to happen in Clearly, until the graffiti art of a gorilla appears, everything changes. Debates break out in classes about whether or not the graffiti is really art, and I found these discussions to be a great interest point.
Kate was a fun, likable, and realistic character. She is just your typical high school girl, looking for her own passion in life. Kate's a good student, and she gets along with her family. I was a bit worried s...more
As for me, I recently watched a series of short films on what it is to be a teenager, 13-18, and so I couldn't help but read the book in this context, as that's what my mind is on. Nothing about the book was relatable to what I experienced at the characters' age or in their environment (urban area, public school, middle cla...more
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The book Tagged was an interesting romance/ mystery, which is why it was a great read. The story was fun to read because you couldn’t figure out the mystery until the very end. Drama builds up in the school, between the friends, Eli’s girlfriend, and with the entire town, making the story truly unique. It’s hard to describe this story because so much is going on at one time, but...more
The love interest in the book was unique. Both characters took their time and not rush into anything. I like how they respected each others feelings and did not go into something when they are not ready.
The plot was good and easy to fall into. I like the b...more
The plot of the story - gorillas popping up on the walls in school and around town - was unique and fun! What a concept - really catches the imagination!
Tagged mainly discusses about the line separating 'art' and 'vandalism'...more
This book was almost not close to fluctuating, it was full of action the whole time. Sometimes, novels tend to have those really exciting parts, and then, the boring parts. This one is all excitement, you won't get bored at all, bec...more
Judging a book by the cover:
I’m torn on this cover. While “tagged” (see definition in review) and the graffiti go well together, the graffiti in this book is not what’s thought of as “typical tagging”, it’s more a piece of art than a “vandalized surface” (which is one of the main debates in the book). It’s definitely eye-catching. So maybe it works? For me, not so much.
For those of you that don’t know the meaning of “tagged” here is what dicti...more
Kate Morgan arrives at Cleary High like any regular day, but this day turns out different. The school has been tagged; a mural of six gorillas resides on the side of the school building
Being the police chief's daughter, Kate tries to stay out of it. Many people are saying that the gorillas, which are also turning up on other buildings in town, and out of state, are vandalism. Are they? Or are they art?
This book was totally enjoyable from the very beginnin...more
Kate was a interesting and likable character that's voice won me over from the start. I loved that while she did sometimes have her moments of insecurity, she always ended up doing the right thing that was for the most part a brave choice. Plus I enjoyed seeing how close she was to her parents because usually you don't see the parental...more
For the most part, this is a book about high school life, its romances and its friendships. It's a smart book too, which I enjoyed.
When spray-painted gorillas start appearing on abandoned buildings and even the local high school, Kate and her friends don't know what to think. Is it art or is it vandalism? As if their small town wasn't in enough of an uproar, the town's richest girl, Tiffany, is going to have her sweet sixteen filmed for MTV. Kate is determined to figure out the mystery of the gorillas even if it means ruining her chance to stay invisible.