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Confessions of a Blabbermouth

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After her mom brings home an annoying boyfriend, Tashas dysfunctional family is headed for a complete mental meltdown. But Tashas blog is her ultimate weapon--and shes not afraid to use it. Mike Carey ("LUCIFER, Hellblazer") teams with his teenage daughter Louise for this tale of teen angst.
Paperback, 176 pages
Published September 12th 2007 by Minx (first published September 1st 2007)
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Anna
Jan 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Despite the dodgy title and the even dodgier front cover (a laptop is featured with emoticons coming out of the screen in speech bubbles...urgh) underneath the painfully trying-to-be-cool-and-becomes-desperately-uncool exterior is a fantastic book. And I never thought I would say that this little comic is fantastic. But it really is. The dialogue is incredibly fast-paced and teeming with clever word play and gutsy gusto that I just wasn't expecting. The story is engaging and, personally, I loved ...more
Chibineko
Jul 07, 2012 rated it liked it
I'll admit that most of my love for this comic directly correlates with how wonderful the artwork is. It's absolutely adorable and really suits the characters. The story? Well, it's cute but I'll admit that occasionally I raised an eyebrow or two.

The basic theme here is friendship, which I'll admit I liked. I truly did like the interactions between Chloe and Tash. They work well together and I really rooted for them to be able to end the book as friends or even sisters. What I didn't like was h
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Cara Marie
Sep 27, 2007 rated it really liked it
Shelves: re-read, comic
This is the first Minx title I have so unreservedly enjoyed ( Good As Lily has suspension of disbelief issues). It's not because Tasha is such a charming character - I don't know that she's always especially likeable, but she's a good character for the purposes of the story. She takes things the wrong way, she's mouthy, she behaves cowardly - but she's also willing to fix things.

Tasha's the Blabbermouth of the title, and her Mum's bringing home a new boyfriend. Of course, Tasha takes an instant
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Brittany
Mar 12, 2010 rated it liked it
Tasha's mom does not have the best taste in men. Not only does Tasha know this, but all of her blog followers do to. There's also this tough girl at school who wants to kill Tash know that she has been picked for yearbook. And her mom's new beau has a daughter who's a little weird. Tasha's just trying to not be beaten up at school and live a normal life but when she overhears a moment between her mom's boyfriend and his daughter. Tasha knows she has to find out more and help Tasha if she can.

Tas
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Unorthodox Mama
May 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I wasn't sure about this when I ordered it, but knowing one of the authors worked on Invader Zim and wrote Serenity Rose, both of which I loved I knew I had to give it a shot.

So glad I did. Confessions of a blabbermouth was amazing. I really loved the book.

The artwork through out the book is black and white, though the cover is colour.
The story that confessions of a blabbermouth tells, is told better in black and white (and grey) the empathises being the story behind the art. Which really is jus
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C.W.
Jan 03, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 50-in-2009
*spoiler alert*

Within the text of this book, the reader discovers that a column being written for a newspaper by a girl in her mid-teens was actually being dictated to her by her father and the column ends up getting axed because coming from a guy in his mid-40's, the content was no good.

I find this ironic because this story was penned by a father/daughter team and without knowing who wrote what, it leaves me somewhat perplexed. Coming from a guy who I'm guessing is in his mid-40's, this book wo
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Sanjana
Oct 30, 2012 rated it liked it
'Confessions of a Blabbermouth' is a 153 page graphic novel by Mike and Louise Carey with the illustrations of Aaron Alexovich. Tasha is known as the 'blabbermouth' of her school. Through her blog, 'Confessions of a Blabbermouth,' Tasha forms an opinion on everything that goes on around her. When her mom brings home her new boyfriend, Tasha is forced to interact with his daughter. Unfortunately, her new 'step sister' poses as a threat to her writing dreams when she challenges Tasha for being the ...more
Tuck
Mar 20, 2008 rated it liked it
nice minx imprint (sadly gone now :() the blabbermouth in this instance starts ugly rumors about her mom's new boyfriend's daughter who starts going to the same school at her. but then, all the bullies start beating up said daughter and blabbermouth feels really bad and realizes empathy and solidarity are better than lying and trying to re-direct the 'heat' away from yourself. a good lesson, and great illustrations/dialog. and this is from about 2006-07 so lots of the technology and jargon is ki ...more
Sinai C.
Mar 05, 2012 rated it liked it
One star for the drawings. They were unique, just highly annoying at times. VERY unique though, definitely memorable and in tune with the character and emotions felt.
The other two stars go for plot and characters. I thought it was just...anti-climactic. I didn't understand what the big deal was with the man writing his daughter's columns. I thought something MUCH worse was going on, but that just didn't seem like such a problem for me, that couldn't be overcome. I felt like the ending...was jus
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Dave
Jun 21, 2009 rated it liked it
A fairly by-the-numbers teen story of the "I hate my parent's new love interest" ilk. I picked it up mainly becase of Mike Carey's name. His series, "Lucifer" is legendary and I love his new series "Unwritten". Plus I was interested to see what would come out of the father/daughter writing dynamic.
Unfortunately the characters are rather poorly drawn. The adults in "Confessions..." are abysmal stereotypes. I kept waiting for the moment they would be represented as people and it never came.
The
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Charlie
Sep 15, 2010 rated it really liked it
Tash is pushed over the edge when her mother starts dating Jed Hazell and she meets his daughter, Chloe. Chloe transfers to Tash's school and Tash tries to be welcoming at first to Chloe without much success. Unfortunately for Tash, Chloe joins the yearbook club and this is too much for Tash to handle. Armed with her blog, Blabbermouth, Tash can unleash a war of words toward anyone who annoys her.
I enjoyed reading this book. The dialogue is funny and realistic. You can relate to Tash's and Chlo
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Lisa Collins (Lisa Likes Books)
I didn’t hate Confessions of a Blabbermouth… I didn’t. But I can’t say I really liked it either. I feel like I was rolling my eyes for a lot of the book. What it really comes down to is the main character. I didn’t like her. She was annoying and rude from the very beginning. And she was supposed to be quirky, but… It seemed like the writers were trying way too hard to make her an “independent” and “angsty teenager”. (Though I don’t know why that’s in quotes. They didn’t say that. You get what I ...more
Robin
Dec 18, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: those who like offbeat graphic novels
This week I read the newest book from the Minx lines of graphic novels published by DC Comics. The story is written by the father and daughter writing team of Mike and Louise Carey. Carey already contributed a title to the Minx imprint when "Re-Gifters" was published earlier this year. I liked that one and I was not disappointed with this one either.

Tasha is a blogger who doesn't like her mom's new boyfriend. And when she meets his daughter, she decides that she really doesn't like him! But she
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Raina
Mar 21, 2009 rated it liked it
Minx title.
Follows teen as she negotiates her mother's new boyfriend and editing the school yearbook - with the help of her trusty blog. Kind of a cool illustration style (though a little busy for my taste). Engaging-enough plot.
... I think my problem with it was that I didn't find the characters likeable, which is an unusual complaint for me to make. The most appealing character to me was Tasha's boyfriend, Ben. And he's minor. Didn't grab me, but didn't bug me.
If I'm gonna booktalk a Minx, I'l
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Jennifer Whiteford
Jun 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011
This is another one of the DC Comics Minx imprint books and I pretty much like all of them. They are targeted at pre-teen/teen girls and seem to respect girls' intelligence instead of dumbing things down for them. I found the pace and the drawings of this one a bit manic at first, but I got really sucked into the story and ended up finishing it in one sitting. I'll add it to my Minx collection. DC, I don't know why you stopped publishing these books. They are so great and I want to write one! :)
Aaron
Mar 21, 2009 rated it it was ok
I think my two main reasons I read this book were that I was curious to read a book with teenage girl characters written by an actual teenage girl, and it was book I could fit into my pocket on a long subway ride to a party. It was a little disappointing that the characters were so thinly drawn that it didn't really make me feel that adult male authors are missing much in their portrayals. I'm optimistic that Ariel Schrag's work might better accomplish this feat.

The book did easily fit into my
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Debbie
When Tasha's mom brings a new boyfriend and his daughter, Chloe, into her life, Tasha thinks, "Oh no, here we go again." Her mother has BAD taste in men.

Tasha regularly blogs about her life. She tries to welcome Chloe, at school and in her life. However, she is not sure what to think about Chloe. They have a good time together and then Chloe publishes an article ripping on bloggers. Tasha feels betrayed and doesn't know what to do about Chloe or her annoying dad.

When Tasha discovers Chloe's se
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jess
Mar 01, 2009 rated it it was ok
I feel like the Minx books are such an endangered species, I tend to rank them on their own scale instead of compared to "all graphic novels i've ever read." If I were to rank all the Minx books I've read so far, this would be near the bottom. The characters were flat, and kind of annoying. The storyline was improbable, frustrating, and transparent. The "moral" of the story was heavy-handed. The teen girl/blog culture relationship, which spins at the center of this universe of crap, has potentia ...more
Cathy
Feb 24, 2010 rated it liked it
Cute bit of fluffy fluff. It was amusing but I was disappointed that the characters were such obvious caricatures of personality types. Insane step-father who wants to be the uber-friendly hands on dad. Angst-ridden teen girl who's mad at the world. Misunderstood teen who keeps to herself, doesn't make friends and whom no one likes and teases horribly. Mom who doesn't understand anything. Typical. The artwork was cute and bubbly.
Brianna
Aug 11, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: ya, graphic-novels
Given that this book was written by a father-daughter team, the twisted and dysfunctional father-daughter relationship in the story is quite upsetting. And although that relationship changed somewhat in the end, I don't feel that it was satisfactorily resolved.

Also, I found most of the characters to be shrill and annoying. Fairly dated references to technology, too - this book doesn't age well.
Julie
May 08, 2009 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: graphic novel fans, teens
Recommended to Julie by: Danielle
Danielle bought me this for Christmas; she also bought me Re-Gifters the year before, which is by the same author.

I really enjoyed this graphic novel, although the artwork took some getting used to. The characters are fairly endearing and the story moves at a steady pace. I'd recommend it! Thanks, Danielle!
Jamie
Sep 15, 2007 rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphicnovels
Over-written and overly exaggerated, the frenetic look of the book makes every page feel crammed, like someone is shouting at your for hours on end. There's a good story here, but I could've stood having the volume turned down. Because in the rarest of moments when the book gets real, it's actually quite excellent. It's just the heavier stuff jars with the otherwise hyperactive tone, and the final product is a mishmash of a story rather than a true confession.
Jennifer de Guzman
A bit frantic in tone and pacing, but I connected with the mercurial and dramatic Tasha. Aaron A.'s art is fun and the character designs are great, each character very distinctive, though I found myself distracted by the girls' meaty hands a few times. They seriously could kick ass in arm wrestling.

I don't think the implication of sexual abuse is a good farcical device for a comedy, however. Just for the record.
Brandy
Dec 17, 2007 rated it liked it
I'm liking the Minx line. I was horrified to see this book going in a badly-cliched, my-daddy-hurts-me direction and relieved when it took a sharp left into something far more innocent. (Tasha, the narrator, was also horrified by her conclusions and also seemed relieved to learn the truth.) Nothing that will change the world of literature, graphic or otherwise, but still enjoyable and pleasant to read.
Keli
The teen girl snottiness abounds in this book. It's funny and snarky and likely to appeal to girls who aren't graphic novel readers. However, the book doesn't go beyond the fluff. The deep dark secret turns out to be not that insidious. Of course, a darker secret would not have been in the mood of the rest of the book. Overall, it was a fun read but I don't think I'm going back for more.
Carrie
May 25, 2008 rated it did not like it
Normally I enjoy the Minx imprint stuff, because they're light and fluffy and fun, but this one had a nasty mean undercurrent to it. Bullies and spreading lies and rumors at school and a father that threw a completely over the top temper tantrum with screaming and yelling that I can only assume was supposed to be funny, but it didn't really come across that way. Weird.
Rad
May 12, 2011 rated it liked it
I think maybe the ending came on a little too swiftly. And the entire narrative seemed to drastically change direction, from OMG YEARBOOK DRAMA to OMG FATHER-DAUGHTER ISSUES. I also don't think Tasha's blogging was incorporated as much as it could have been.

BUT I really enjoyed the art and character design. Five stars for that!
Darcy Rohwer
Apr 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphics, teen
It took me quite a while to realize this book is British. It's a fun snarky high school graphic novel with a very active art style. I enjoyed the story, but lost all respect for the mom by the end. The main character manages to be snarky, and rebellious without coming across as a completely horrible person (which is surprisingly difficult in teen fiction).
alana
This Minx comic just didn't do it for me. Lots of whinging and tirades and thuggish bullies and manipulative relationships. I dunno. Plus the blogging and internet cafe thing already seem so dated. It's interesting given the plot that a father/daughter duo penned this one. Not horrid, just not as moving as some other Minx titles.
Emily
Feb 26, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Internet graphic novel girl geeks.
This book is awesome. It's funny, quick-witted and the drawings are done very smoothly and clearly while still drawing your eye to the right place on the page as a graphic novel should. The main character is cool and funky while having a heart and a personality (no Mary-Sues here!)

Read it if you're 15, read it if you're 35, read it if you like funny witty graphic novels.
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Mike Carey was born in Liverpool in 1959. He worked as a teacher for fifteen years, before starting to write comics. When he started to receive regular commissions from DC Comics, he gave up the day job.

Since then, he has worked for both DC and Marvel Comics, writing storyli
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