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The first novel told entirely in instant messages!

With the warmth and wisdom she brought to her first novel, "Kissing Kate, Lauren Myracle follows the friendship of three fifteen-year-old girls, Angela (SnowAngel), Maddie (mad maddie), and Zoe (zoegirl), through the roller coaster ride of tenth grade, with its boy temptation, donut runs, driving lessons, math torture, and queen bee encounters. The winsome threesome handles it allthen life suddenly jumps the tracks. A jerky boy sends peppy Angela into the dumps. Tough Maddie makes a mistake that has the whole school talking. And good girl Zoe ends up in over her head with a flirty teacher. Just when they need one another most, their friendship seems ready to fall apart.
The distinctive voices of the three girls, as captured in their IMs, give this novel authenticity and heart. It's an epistolary novel for the twenty-first century, from the keyboard of an author whose work has been called enchantinguplifting ("VOYA), unusually candid ("Publishers Weekly), and insightful ("The Denver Post).

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"Myracle's (Kissing Kate) approach is creative, even if her newest novel is somewhat formulaic: three best friends hash out their lives — from new relationships to conflicts with one another — through instant messages. As they start 10th grade, social Angela catches her new boyfriend on a date with another girl; tough Maddie is befriended, then humiliated, by a popular girl; and 'good little Zoe' finds herself crushing on a teacher — who seems to be interested in her, too. Though the main characters and the plotting seem familiar, readers will appreciate Myracle's portrayal of the supportive friends: they listen to one another, plan a surprise party and a road trip, and when Maddie is low, Angela and Zoe make her a care package with a poem that Angela calls 'mushy but not 2 mushy.' Their messages at times contain too much plotting to seem like realistic chats, but the style makes for an engaging, quick read. Flourishes such as emoticons and Internet lingo add realism; the book's title translates to 'talk to you later,' and Angela adds stage direction to her messages, writing '*stomps foot*' (when she believes Maddie is withholding information) or '*jumps up and down and squeals*' (when Zoe promises her a makeover). As might be expected, there is a falling-out among the friends. But while Maddie's reaction when she catches Angela and Zoe discussing her behind her back seems too extreme, readers will cheer their reunion, which happens just as Zoe's teacher makes his move. Ages 13-17. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

This funny, smart novel follows the friendship of three tenth-grade girls as they experience some of the typical pitfalls of adolescence: boys, queen-bee types, a flirty teacher, beer, crazy parents, and more.

About the Author

Lauren Myracle holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College. Her novel Kissing Kate was nominated as a Best Book for Young Adults by the Young Adult Library Services Association. She lives in Colorado.

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nancylittlebuddy, February 7, 2007 (view all comments by nancylittlebuddy)
This is my favorite book of all time! I am yet to read TTFN, the sequel, but I can't wait! I recommend this book to intant message junkies like me!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780810948211
Author:
Myracle, Lauren
Publisher:
Amulet Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Interpersonal Relations
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
High schools
Subject:
Instant messaging
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Series:
Internet Girls
Series Volume:
bk. 3
Publication Date:
20040431
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
Secondary (senior high)
Language:
English
Pages:
209
Dimensions:
x550
Age Level:
13-17

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Myracle's (Kissing Kate) approach is creative, even if her newest novel is somewhat formulaic: three best friends hash out their lives — from new relationships to conflicts with one another — through instant messages. As they start 10th grade, social Angela catches her new boyfriend on a date with another girl; tough Maddie is befriended, then humiliated, by a popular girl; and 'good little Zoe' finds herself crushing on a teacher — who seems to be interested in her, too. Though the main characters and the plotting seem familiar, readers will appreciate Myracle's portrayal of the supportive friends: they listen to one another, plan a surprise party and a road trip, and when Maddie is low, Angela and Zoe make her a care package with a poem that Angela calls 'mushy but not 2 mushy.' Their messages at times contain too much plotting to seem like realistic chats, but the style makes for an engaging, quick read. Flourishes such as emoticons and Internet lingo add realism; the book's title translates to 'talk to you later,' and Angela adds stage direction to her messages, writing '*stomps foot*' (when she believes Maddie is withholding information) or '*jumps up and down and squeals*' (when Zoe promises her a makeover). As might be expected, there is a falling-out among the friends. But while Maddie's reaction when she catches Angela and Zoe discussing her behind her back seems too extreme, readers will cheer their reunion, which happens just as Zoe's teacher makes his move. Ages 13-17. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , This funny, smart novel follows the friendship of three tenth-grade girls as they experience some of the typical pitfalls of adolescence: boys, queen-bee types, a flirty teacher, beer, crazy parents, and more.
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