this book is like when you find someone's diary at work (not a co-worker's diary - that would make you a jerk) and you idly flip through it until you remember that most people are fucking boring and their innermost secrets are totally dull and most likely misspelled.
people like virginia woolf or anais nin can have their diaries published because they are either very intelligent and insightful or super sexy. these girls are just ...more
When I first started TTYL I figured what the powers-that-be thought of as “offensive” material was the fact that the entire thing was written in text format . . . .
Any “adult content” - and trust me when I say I’m using that term for lack of anything better because really the “controversial” subject matter was regarding a teacher who might have been a . . . .
And realizing that wanting to be popular might not end up being ...more
I thought this book was pointless, drawn out, and completely and utterly useless. The main characters were nothing special; one was boy crazy, one was religion obsessed, and the other was just well crabby. Obviously ...more
zoegirl: I am here to you no
madmaddie: Yea, we no *sed in annoyed voice
madmaddie: LOL! i am just kidding grl!
SnowAngel: Hey, this year was one wild ride huh?
zoegirl: yea, with maddie partying so much and taking off her shirt and all.....
madmaddie: yea, and zoey ALMOST going all the way with the way with Mr. H yummmmmm
madmaddie: luckly, i was there to save you! Just think, and in a hot tub to....
SnowAngel: Enough Enough! Gosh grls!
SnowAngel: You guys act like the whole ...more
The strength of the characters elevates this book to a better space. Over the course of the series, these characters develop and get far more interesting. Zoe is a good girl with hidden depths. Maddie is a bad girl with hidden depths. And Angela is a ditzy girl with hidden depths. These ...more
I gave it plus one star for sticking to pure IMs, but this is really a one star book.
This was a super fun, easy and cute series. Nothing intense of course, there's not much to actually review. But if you're looking for something light and funny, this series is great. The girls are hilarious and I found myself getting actually invested in their story lines and wondering what was going to happen in their lives next.
- Until Next Time,
This is not going to be a long review, because honestly, there's not much to talk about.
The story of three friends, Maddie, Zoe, and Angela, is told completely in the form of sms messaging. They all have their own personalities; Maddie is the rebel, Zoe the goodie-goodie who goes to church, and Angela is obsessed with boys. Maybe this is meant to represent the typical teenager. But what is showed is that they ar ...more
And I wish I hadn't.
I'm fifteen, in tenth grade, so I think I'm supposedly the target audience for this book, because that's how old the characters were. Well, I absolutely hated it.
Honestly, "true to life"? This is nothing like the current lives of a couple of teenagers. Besides anything related to that creepy stalkerish teacher, there was no talk of grades/homework or activit ...more
but i hate getting a book but not reading it so i decided to continue and i was glad to take this decision, Because it turned out OKAY.
I hated most of the decisions the girls made in this book, it made me angry tbh.
But i liked the dialogues, and i got excited at the end of the book.
I guess the climax of the book wo ...more
This one was a weird book for me.
I like how it's structured like an instant messenger.
Reminds me of the good old days with MSN messenger haha.
I liked how we learned about the 3 girl's lives just through this way.
There's no main protagonist which made it interesting.
Three best friends dealing with normal high school problems.
I did find it intriguing and couldn't put it down.
Look forwards to seeing what happens in the next installment :)
Myracle, L., Kennedy, S., Terhune, B., Carvalho, C., Amulet Books., & Interrobang Design Studio. (2004). Ttyl. New York: Amulet Books.
Genre: Controversial/Banned Books
Selection Process: ALA Booklist Online Review
This controversial book centers around three teenage girls, Maddie, Zoe, and Angela, who are best friends in their sophomore year of high school. The story is written in “IM” (instant messaging) format, and documents the girls’ conversations about varied to ...more
The chat logs are actually a pretty ...more
This book was on the banned list due to content not appropriate for young adults. I think the content may be fine for high school students, but it is definitely not something 6th graders need to be reading. The book is dedicated to The Beers Bros. That should say something right ...more
Three girls who are just going into high school tell eachother everything about what's ...more
I don't know why I read this book, maybe I thought it was a good thing to do for 11-year-olds or maybe, more likely, I didn't pay ...more
I mean if you like contemporary you might like this book more th ...more
Content: horrible language, use of many different words for sex and sexual talk between friends.
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