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One Thing or Your Mother (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 2 #10)

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It's tough being a teenage Slayer. On the verge of failing her junior year -- thanks to annoying Principal Snyder, who seems to be acting even stranger than usual lately -- Buffy agrees to meet with a tutor. Not helping her studies is the fact that lately she's been exhausted, waking up each morning feeling more tired than she did the night before. To make matters even wor ...more
Paperback, 231 pages
Published January 1st 2008 by Simon Spotlight Entertainment
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Crystie
Jul 12, 2009 Crystie rated it liked it
Not bad for a Buffy book. This book even read like an episode of Buffy. It seemed to fit into the Buffy universe well and even made Principal Snyder a much more human character. There were a lot of little references to past and future episodes of the show that helped it to “fit,” and the characters were written just like they appear on the show. Not all fan-books (meaning Buffy or Charmed or what-have-you) can do that. Often authors will write about a show and while you are reading it you wonder ...more
Desiree the Reader
4.5 stars.

A very good Buffy book. Shame this author hasn't written more Buffy novels, she seems to know the show very well.

OToYM takes place after the episode 'I Only Have Eyes For You'.

First off I loved that Buffy was dealing with a normal teenage problem, her failing grades and the interest of her tutor, and at the time also dealing with multiple Slayer issues. So many times I've read a Buffy novel where the author didn't put a believable or any human/normal teenage problem and it would bri
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Tamara
BOOKSTORE BARGAIN BINS ARE DISCOUNT POTS OF GOLD AND MUST BE APPRECIATED AS SUCH. Which is how I came across this fun lil' nugget. I have read plenty of these "published fan fiction novels" and a lot of the time they read exactly like badly written fanfic, out of character, plots that simply make no sense in context of the source media or they are just cheesey to the point of unbearable. This one however, was one of the few tie in novels that I have had the pleasure of reading that played out al ...more
Ceejay
Feb 19, 2015 Ceejay rated it really liked it
Another well done Buffy tale! This time we get some background on Mr. Snyder, the principal that nobody deserves.The show may be long gone, but at least now I can work my way through the Buffy books, the Angel books, and the Unseen books.
Georgina
Oct 08, 2013 Georgina rated it really liked it
One of the thing I love most about Buffy books is the fact they are usually written by people from the show. This makes it so much easier to read as the characters mannerisms which we have come to know and love are found in every page. This particular book I enjoyed as it incorporated storyline's from Season Two and Three, I would have given it 5 stars but it fell short with a slightly weak ending involving the character Todd and Buffy. Not a bad read though and I'd recommend it to any fan of th ...more
Ariana
Dec 14, 2012 Ariana rated it really liked it
I'm giving this book 4 stars because it did exactly what I wanted it to do... It was quickly read, so that i could add to my goal of trying to read 100 books in 2012. :) It wasn't great, but I was able to picture the characters actually behaving the way they were portrayed in the book, and some of the quips were actually witty. Was it a great book? No. Was it fun? Sure!
J. Ewbank
Aug 29, 2013 J. Ewbank rated it liked it
Shelves: a-good-read, novel
This Buffy book by Beyer was a very good read. The characters and the plot were well developed and the story was good. This is a typical Buffy book, one that her fans will enjoy.

J. Robert Ewbank author "John Wesley, Natural Man, and the Isms" and "Wesley's Wars"
Marlie
Sep 27, 2013 Marlie rated it really liked it
Shelves: buffy
One of my favorite Buffy books.

There are some continuity errors, but that didn't prevent me for finishing it.

The characters are very well written and it has a nice story with multiple plot twists.

The story takes place in season 2 of Buffy (When Angel is Angelus)
Jacob Austin
Dec 27, 2011 Jacob Austin rated it liked it
This book was okay. Not the best Buffy book I've read, but still good. Was displeased by the lack of knowledge with spelling with the Order of Taraka, which she spelled "Tiracca," and Revello Drive spelled "Ravello". Good storyline and character lines.
Mark
May 01, 2009 Mark rated it it was ok
Yes, I miss Buffy so much I'm reduced to reading fan fiction. Did it work with the series? I thought so. Was it good writing? Maybe for juveniles. Serious philosophers write about Buffy and they can't make a book for grown-ups?
Emma
Jun 26, 2011 Emma rated it really liked it
Really well written. Great continuation of the show. The characters sound just like they do on TV.
Pamster
Feb 14, 2008 Pamster rated it it was ok
There was some specific stuff about Snyder's toes that I liked a lot.
Gabriel Mero
Oct 21, 2013 Gabriel Mero rated it it was amazing
Read just like an episode of the show.
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