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It's All Your Fault

3.40  ·  Rating details ·  1,379 ratings  ·  303 reviews
My name is Caitlin and up until forty-eight hours ago I had never:

Tasted alcohol, kissed a boy, sang in public at the top of my lungs, kidnapped anyone or—WHAT? STOLEN A CONVERTIBLE?

Now I’m in jail and I have no idea what I’m going to tell:

The police, my parents, the mayor, all of those camera crews and everyone on Twitter.

I have just noticed that:

My nose is pierced and I
Hardcover, 294 pages
Published January 26th 2016 by Scholastic Press
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Emily May
Oct 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Happy New Year! I hope 2016 will be full of many amazing books for us all! I've been MIA for a little while, travelling between Los Angeles, New York and London, but I should be back to obsessively checking out the books you're all reviewing from now on :)

It's All Your Fault was one of the last books I read in 2015. I managed to get my hands on an ARC but, to be honest, I hadn't really heard anything about the book or author before I started reading. So it was a very pleasant surpr
Meg Cabot
Sep 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Laughed so hard, then kept wanting to read lines out loud to people! SO FUNNY, but also sweetly touching.
Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘
Jan 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘ by: Emily May

JESUS! - *smack from Catey* What a surprising and refreshing story! Finally a contemporary YA that doesn't attach the greatest importance to romance but rather insists on picturing family and friendship bonds!

FUCK YEAH. (sorry Catey, just deal with it)

Yet I have to admit that at first, the story didn't seem like something I would enjoy. Christian choir singer? Teen Movie Star? Kneesocks? (I kid, I kid, they're great - I guess so) It sure didn't scream fangirl material, to be honest. But it was
Fafa's Book Corner
Apr 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Review posted on Fafa's Book Corner !

Beware spoilers ahead!

This book was recommended to me by my GR friend Anna ! Click on her name to read her review.

I had heard about this book in the beginning of the year. It was one of those books that for the most part went unnoticed. While the synopsis sounded hilarious it didn't grab my attention. Then a few weeks back on Anna's blog, her co-bloggers were putting books that they recommended. I saw It's All Your Fault and found out that it was in my lib
Jan 01, 2016 rated it liked it
3 1/2 stars. This was honestly so cheesy and silly, but I think it will totally satisfy anyone's craving for a funny, fast-paced chick lit.

The characters were all stereotypical and acted overly dramatic but that just added to the hilariousness. The whole cast was a huge ball of laughter. Catey was your typical well-mannered, homeschooled, Christian girl who wore knee socks while her cousin Heller was her polar opposite - loud, wild, and obscene.

When Catey is tasked to look after her cousin for t
May 06, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
"No one under the age of eighteen needs a cell phone unless they're a surgeon, a drug dealer, or a prostitute.” ...more
Jul 16, 2018 rated it did not like it
Do you ever read a book so horrible you feel obligated to write a review of it just to tell the world how horrible it is? For me, this is most definitely one of those books.

Plot: A sheltered, home schooled, uptight Christian girl named Caitlin is sent to look after her deeply troubled actress cousin, Heller. Heller is basically pulling a Lindsay Lohan. She's one of the top actresses of her generation but as typical of many Hollywood starlets has headed down the path of alcohol, drugs, clubbing a
Peri June
Sep 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: book-challenge
"Of course I love Heller because we're related so my mom says I have to..."

That one sentence aptly describes the relationship between the two girls, Caitlin and Heller.
Picture this: A conservative, home-schooled 17-year-old is sent to "babysit" her ultra famous cousin for the weekend of her biggest movie release. All she's told is to keep an eye on Heller and not get in trouble, which was like shoving a baby deer into a loud supermarket and ordering it not to knock anything over. Not going to ha

“I want to write things that will be a relief from the earnest torment of typical Y.A. literature,” he said at a diner next door to P.S. 3 where he ordered a glass of orange juice."


You can take your "something different" YA book and get the FUCK out of a community that is sick and tired of the snobbery. We have plenty of good books, thank you, without the White Male population trying to come and and redefine it. The ladies are good. We don't ne
Elle (ellexamines)
3 stars. This wasn't necessarily the best thing I've ever read, but it was definitely fun.

I have to admit, the humor style didn't totally work for me. There were funny moments and I was definitely entertained, but I wasn't cracking up every ten seconds like I was when reading No Good Deed or Beauty Queens.

There's a nice parody here of fandom culture. Angel Wars is a combination of the Hunger Games and any typical paranormal romance. It's a loving parody and definitely an entertaining one. This
Paige (Illegal in 3 Countries)
Feb 26, 2016 marked it as abandoned
Shelves: yabc, arc
Read the first 30 pages. Those alone read like they're written by someone who doesn't understand teenagers or YA at all. This interview seems to confirm it.

The book is unfunny, tries too hard, and its stream-of-consciousness narration gave me a headache. Satire is supposed to punch up at authority, not down at the oppressed. That's why a Modest Proposal and even The Colbert Report worked as satire: the former was a criticism England's policies toward the Irish and the heartless attitudes of the
Morgan Stanford
Sep 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
IT'S ALL YOUR FAULT is about a girl named Catey who has to go to New York to help her cousin and former best friend, Heller Harrigin, from staying out of trouble before her movie "Angel Wars" premires. Heller has to spend the weekend with a girl with cancer who wanted to do all these crazy things like going to a candy factory, getting a tattoo, and jumping off a cliff. I gave this book four out of five stars because this wasn't a book that I couldn't put down. I liked this book because it has a ...more
Gina *loves sunshine*
Oct 11, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobook, 2016
It's a stretch for me to give this 3 stars, Young adult is not my typical genre. Having said that it was decently entertaining! The characters were funny and reminded me of a PG-13 Hollywood version of Hannah Montana meets ICarly. Definitely a book for teens and Mom's of teenage girls. ...more
Feb 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
4 stars are too much, I know. It would be better 3.5 but the author was really good, so I chosen to be good.

Review to come.
In the beginning I found Caitlin's voice refreshing and hilarious. But soon my demeanour changed to eye-rolling and gosh was this over-the-top! (I know it's extra like this but it still got on my nerves). In short- my enjoyment wasn't very high. Still I liked the honest parody of Angel Wars and its fandom and how Paul Rudnick writes his character to do stereotypical things but they reflect at the same time on how stupid/unrealistic this is (eg two movie stars fight over a nice small town girl? Y ...more
This was an amazing book. Religion, jail, a weekend with fun and revelations, dares, and much much more. You will laugh your butt off.

Say hello to Caitlin, our super-religious + sheltered girl. Say hello to her cousin Heller, who is a Hollywood star + just out of rehab. Heller has a weekend full of movie stuff to do, and Caitlin is there to keep Heller on track.
I really loved that idea, though we later find out a different view on that weekend idea. One that I liked even more than what we see a
Zachary Flye
Dec 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Protagonist: This book is told from the point of view of Caitlin Singleberry, yes that's her actual last name, don't ask me why. Anyway, Caitlin is your typical all around "Good Christian Girl" which means she's uptight, pious, and stuck-up. Heller Harrigan, Caitlin's famous cousin is her polar opposite, she's a bitchy party-girl who's fallen off the wagon one too many times. It's when these two characters come together and balance each other out that they can start to look at their lives
Sep 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary, arc, 2016

First of all I have never laughed so hard while reading a book. Ever. I had tears in my eyes at times, and I have recommended this book to anyone willing to listen to me ramble about how great it is. This was everything I loved about YA books. Witty, ridiculous, crazy, laugh out loud funny, amazing characters, friendship, adventurous. Quick someone take the dictionary away from me because I can’t stop finding words to describe It’s All Your Fault.

Caitlin is a good girl. She grew up in a very rel
Mar 21, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya, contemporary
Funny at times but I didn't care for the way he portrayed christians and Christianity. Take out all that stereotyping and it would have been a much better read. ...more
Marla Mei
Aug 06, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
Maybe it's unfair to rate and review a book that I haven't finished, but this was just so bad I couldn't help myself.

The characters were extremely bland and stereotypical. The main character is apparently a christian who is way too uptight compared to actual christian girls her age. Source, I'm a christian and I am nothing like her. In fact, this book offended me, and I tried to let it slide but I just couldn't. Also, the main character has anxiety, apparently severe, and yet she's fine pretty
bean :)
Feb 06, 2016 rated it did not like it
I reserve the right to voice my own, personal opinion, as negative as it may be. If you don't want to read a (probably nonsensical) rant about my utter dislike for this novel, then you really shouldn't read any farther. Thank you for your cooperation!

It's All Your Fault overwhelmed me, & I don't mean that it was just so good that my eyes watered with happy tears because I loved this book so much.


Practically everything about this book made me want to rip my hair out. First, there was the incre
Grace Williams
Jan 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Caitlin has never done anything sinful ever in her entire life because she is a good little Christian girl who wears knee socks, never complains, and is someone everyone can rely on. However, when she is called upon to babysit her famous cousin, whom she hasn’t spoken to in four years, Catey feels like this is the Lord calling her to do the impossible: save Heller’s soul. Up until that fateful weekend, however, Catey had never: tasted alcohol, kissed a boy, kidnapped anyone, stolen a convertible ...more
Tangled N Books
Feb 24, 2016 rated it did not like it
Review by Tina

I flagged this book during a booktube viewing. It may have been discussed as a funny book so I was curious.

The story and style catches me unawares. The writing is teenage exaggerated. One cousin is forward thinking in a former disney kid kind of way and another is a backward sheltered everything-is-taboo kind of kid. The story spins quickly from one disaster to another.

I am less than enthused. I don't find it funny or attention grabbing. Frankly, I can't imagine 10 year olds readi
Hikari Loftus
Jul 20, 2016 rated it liked it
This is a book you can't take seriously. Absolutely, at all. But if you decide to read it the way you would watch an SNL skit, it works and it's funny. There were some parts that were a little too over the top or annoying for me, and there seemed to be times when this book was trying to relay a serious message. But at that point I wasn't taking any of it seriously. I got some good laughs out of this and thats enough for me.

Good summer read or if you're in the mood for something completely mindl
Sophie Marsden
Jan 01, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: gimme-gimme
Actual rating: 2.5/5 stars

Review to come
Apr 03, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
So i chose this book based on the cover pic and this description:

"My name is Caitlin and up until forty-eight hours ago I had never:
Tasted alcohol, kissed a boy, sang in public at the top of my lungs, kidnapped anyone or—WHAT? STOLEN A CONVERTIBLE?
Now I’m in jail and I have no idea what I’m going to tell:...
I have just noticed that:
My nose is pierced and I have—WAIT? IS THAT A TATTOO?
I blame one person for this entire insane weekend:
My famous cousin."

To be honest, I didn't realize this was a YA
Gabriel James
Apr 21, 2017 rated it it was ok
I'm not sure quite what I was expecting from this book. The back-cover describes the plot as following a teenage Christian priss who tries to keep her outrageous Hollywood actress cousin out of trouble from pretty much everything, which is a pretty neat premise. But ultimately that's a small part of the story, overshadowed by the hyperactive, cluttered pacing which really takes away from the story and supposed "humor". Oh yeah, this is marketed as a "comedy" book. Most of its "humor" comes from ...more
Nathalia Chanel
Jan 05, 2018 rated it did not like it
How people enjoy this book, I will never understand. Hopefully this will be the worst read of 2018 for me.
The story was cringe and not at all funny. To the little girl having to remind everyone every five minutes that she has cancer to the judges granddaughters names (katniss, Bella, and hermione).
I don't know if it's because I listened to the book or what. I really hated it. 0/5 stars
Jan 20, 2021 rated it did not like it
I even forgot I started this. (Thanks to the stars)
Just... No 😑
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Paul M. Rudnick is an American playwright, screenwriter and novelist. His plays include I Hate Hamlet, Jeffrey, The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, Valhalla and The New Century. He also wrote for Premiere magazine under the pseudonym Libby Gelman-Waxner. He is openly gay.

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