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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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WaltS_C2
Sep 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
It was a good book. The part where the protagonist's friend ditches her for a guy is relatable to me, due to how I've had a friend ditch me for another friend or a crush. All in all, this reminds me of the book "The Boyfriend App" because of the technology aspects in it.
Sonia
Oct 06, 2013 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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Angela Auten
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Heidi
Aug 14, 2013 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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Alyssa
Jun 16, 2013 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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Michelle Wrona
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 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
PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps
Bailey and Meg, inseparable best friends since kindergarten, are having issues. Bailey is making plans to meet a stranger she met online, Ryder, and Meg won't allow herself to like her neighbor Chase, who is in love with her. When Bailey thinks Meg shared a secret from second grade, she retaliates online resulting in a domino effect of unfortunate behaviors and actions that just might damage the friendship beyond repair.

Written in the third person POVs of both girls in alternating chapters, TMI
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Randi Marshall
Jul 28, 2013 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
Lanee
Jan 17, 2017 rated it liked it
It started off pretty slow. I almost gave up several times but I am one of those readers that only abandons a book if the situation is dire. It picked up about halfway through and I was happy I stuck with it. Not a bad book if you can make it through the beginning.
Mikaela G
Feb 19, 2015 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
Jan 12, 2015 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. :)
Nicholas Kane
Dec 16, 2017 rated it it was ok
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Bre
Nov 14, 2016 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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Angelique Banchs
Dec 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
I just got done reading a book called “TMI” by Patty Blount. This book shows the actual problems that can occur between two best friends. Not every friendship or relationship in general is always perfect. Sometimes you need to see when the friendship is getting to the point where it’s just toxic. I admire this book because it shows that there are actual problems in relationships and that everything isn’t about being perfect. In the book the protagonist, Meg had a best friend named Bailey and Meg ...more
Grace Yale
Jan 25, 2018 rated it liked it
i wasn't the best book ever, it was descent i guess
Karla
Jun 16, 2017 rated it liked it
Silly at times, but kept me engaged.
Liz
Feb 11, 2018 rated it it was ok
TBH, I’m disappointed in TMI. I read Some Boys by Patty Blount a few years ago and loved it so I was expecting the same from TMI. SMH.

You can read my full (potentialy spoiilery) review at https://www.lizzylovesgoodbooks.com/r...
Chrissy
Jun 21, 2013 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
Jun 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
TMI by Patty Blount TMI by 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 finishing TMIall I can say is that I am so glad I got to check out this read.
In TMI best friends Meg and Bail
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Ellen
Jul 22, 2013 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 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 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 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
Jul 12, 2013 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 boyfri
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JeanBookNerd
Oct 22, 2013 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 12, 2013 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
May 29, 2013 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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Patty Blount grew up quiet and a bit invisible in Queens, NY, but found her voice in books. Today, she writes smart and strong characters willing to fight for what’s right. She’s the award-winning author of edgy, realistic, gut-wrenching contemporary and young adult romance. Still a bit introverted, she gets lost often, eats way too much chocolate, and tends to develop mad, passionate crushes on f ...more
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