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Wednesday, 27 May 2015
(BOOK) ttyl - Lauren Myracle
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?").
Date Reviewed: 1/2/15
Should You Read This: NO, THROW IT AWAY IN A DUSTBIN!
If you're looking for a lame-o stupid book - step right up for your copy of ttyl!!
First of all, this book is dumb, boring, stupid etc etc.
For your convenience I will now provide a list of the only reasons you should ever bother to read this book:
1) You're stuck on a deserted island and sadly this is the only book around.
2) You want to fall asleep from boredom.
3) You want to be tortured.
4) You want a book that talks down to you.
5) I've run out of ideas.
6) All the books in the world have been burned except this one, sadly.