Monday, 11 August 2014

(ARC) Book Review (373): yolo (Internet Girls #4) - Lauren Myracle


yolo (Internet Girls #4)

Publication: 26th August 2014
Publisher: Amulet Books
Pages: 208
Genre: Contemporary
Age Appropriate: Young Adult
Buy It: ABRAMS • Amazon • Barnes & Noble • Books-A-Million •Indiebound • Indigo 
eBook: Kindle • Nook • iBooks
Through texts and messages, the mega-bestselling, beloved Internet Girls series followed the ups and downs of school for three very different, very close friends. Now it’s freshman year of college for the winsome threesome, and *everything* is different. For one, the best friends are facing their first semester apart. Way, way apart. Maddie’s in California, Zoe’s in Ohio, and Angela’s back in Georgia. And it’s not just the girls who are separated. Zoe’s worried that Doug wants to break up now that they’re at different schools, and Maddie’s boyfriend, Ian, is on the other side of the country.In the face of change and diverging paths, Maddie’s got a plan to keep the friends close, and it involves embracing the present, making memories, and . . . roller derby! Using of-the-moment technology, Lauren Myracle brings her groundbreaking series into the brave new virtual world of texting and tweets.
My Thoughts.
Yolo is the long awaited fourth book in the Internet Girls series, this book is written as text messages, telling the story of best-friends Angela, Maddie and Zoe as they make their way through freshman year of college, all at separate schools.

Each character has their own set of problems, from being dumped, pledging/or not pledging to a sorority which also includes hazing, a roommate who happens to be a kleptomaniac, having no friends and having to pretend that you do so no one will worry and discovering that geeks make potentially good boyfriends if only one of the girls would give him a chance.

These books are very quick reads (I read all four in two days), they are short and easy to get through, especially if you're looking for a contemporary read that you can finish in one sitting.

This was interesting to me the way the story was told, having never read a book written entirely in text I found it an intriguing way of telling a story, and so appropriate for all the technology and social sites that are around these days.

Whether there will be another book or not, this was a good addition to the series and I will be sure to pick up the next book if another one eventuates.

An enjoyable book and series.

I give this 3/5 stars.


Lauren Myracle is the author of numerous young adult novels. She was born in 1969 in North Carolina. Lauren Myracle holds an MA in English from Colorado State University and an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College. she has written many novels, including the famous IM books, ttyl, ttfn, and l8r, g8r.

Her first novel, Kissing Kate, was selected as one of ALA's "Best Books for Young Adults" for the year 2004. It was named by Booklist as one of the "Top Ten Youth Romances" of the year, as well as one of the "Top Ten Books by New Writers." Her middle-grade novel, Eleven, came out 2004, followed by its YA sequels (Twelve, Thirteen, Thirteen Plus One) .

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