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ttyl (2004)

by Lauren Myracle

Series: IM Girls (1)

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tre tjejer som kommunicerar boken igenom med hjälp av sms och chatt.
Denna bok påminner mig om Livet på kylskåpsdörren och jag valde att läsa den för att se om författaren lyckades skriva och knyta ihop serien på ett logisk sätt.
  paulaeolsson | Sep 16, 2014 |
Not a good book at all, definitely one that I would not recommend to boys, and only to very immature girls. However, the reason that I did read it was to gauge its' raunchiness after all of the censorship claims I've heard of this book. Most of the truly offensive stuff comes at the beginning, but then becomes fairly mild with conversations similar to what many girls have. There definitely is some redeeming value to the book that transcend its' bad reputation, mainly in how online conversation can be both harmful and beneficial. ( )
  rdwhitenack | Dec 26, 2013 |
did not have to review because finished at same time as "heist society"... forgot to add in September....although it was quite a very weird book since it was written in all texts....do not recommend ( )
  br14doen | Nov 12, 2013 |
This book is terrible for any boy who has a mind because it is girly and the whole book is written like texts. The whole idea sounds good but do not start this book if your going to be trapped into it. You will rip your hair out and lose your mind in the worst way imaginable. The girl who is the main character is PG-13. She talks with a bad mouth and is a drama queen. I will never in my life consider reading the next in the series which is called l8r g8r.
  br14almo | Nov 8, 2013 |
The inside of this book is a collection of online chat groups. The whole story is written in abbreviations of words and phrases. The title really expresses the inner book. The three emoticons show the personalities of the girls this book is about.
Three girls, Zoe, Angela and Madi are going through high school, and experiencing the drama that comes with it. They face challenges together and TTYL talks about their lives. Their new friendships and bad decisions.
Madi is a tomboy who develops a friendship with the school's popular girl, Jana. But her friends think that she is being used for her car and ability to drive. She makes a decision that could change her life forever.
Angela is caught up in young love and can't get over the boy that she dated first. But will she find love in an unsuspected boy?
Zoe finds she loves going to church, but with her English teacher. She rides with him there, alone and back to her house, alone with him. He starts to give hints about liking Zoe. But she cant seem to turn down a date with him.
This book would be a lot better if it wasn't written all in text. The plot was good but not interesting enough for me. I feel like they should have had more emotions towards the situations that went on. The book loses tons of detail when you have it all in texting form. We don't really get to know the characters individually either. You have to infer a lot of information, like gaps in time and what went on during the day.
This book would be good for you if you like to infer. If not, you probably would not enjoy TTYL. ( )
  br14raro | Oct 25, 2013 |
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For the Beer Bros, of course. Cheers!
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SnowAngel: hey, mads! 1st day of 10th grade down the tube--wh-hoo!
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0810987880, Paperback)

Audacious author Lauren Myracle accomplishes something of a literary miracle in her second young-adult novel, ttyl (Internet instant messaging shorthand for "talk to you later"), as she crafts an epistolary novel entirely out of IM transcripts between three high-school girls.

Far from being precious, the format proves perfect for accurately capturing the sweet histrionics and intimate intricacies of teenage girls. Grownups (and even teenage boys) might feel as if they've intercepted a raw feed from Girl Secret Headquarters, as the book's three protagonists--identified by their screen names "SnowAngel," "zoegirl," and "mad maddie"--tough their way through a rough-and-tumble time in high school. Conversations range from the predictable (clothes, the delicate high-school popularity ecosystem, boys, boys in French class, boys in Old Navy commercials, etc.) to the the jarringly explicit (the girls discuss female ejaculation: "some girls really do, tho. i read it in our bodies, ourselves") and the unintentionally hilarious (Maddie's IM reduction of the Christian poem "Footprints"--"oh, no, my son. no, no, no. i was carrying u, don't u c?").

But Myracle's triumph in ttyl comes in leveraging the language-stretching idiom of e-mail, text messaging, and IM. Reaching to express themselves, the girls communicate almost as much through punctuation and syntactical quirks as with words: "SnowAngel: 'cuz--drumroll, please--ROB TYLER is in my french class!!! *breathes deeply, with hand to throbbing bosom* on friday we have to do "une dialogue" together. i get to ask for a bite of his hot dog.'"

Myracle already proved her command of teenage girl-ness with Kissing Kate, but the self-imposed convention of ttyl allows a subtlety that is even more brilliant. Parents might like reading the book just to quantify how out of touch they are, but teens will love the winning, satisfyingly dramatic tale of this tumultuous trio. (Ages 13 to 17) --Paul Hughes

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:46:29 -0400)

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Chronicles, in "instant message" format, the day-to-day experiences, feelings, and plans of three friends, Zoe, Maddie, and Angela, as they begin tenth grade.

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