- Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
- Format: Paperback | 224 pages
- Dimensions: 128mm x 178mm x 16mm | 222g
- Publication date: 27 May 2005
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 0810987880
- ISBN 13: 9780810987883
- Edition statement: Reprint
- Sales rank: 64,140
This funny, smart novel follows the friendship of three 16 year old girls as they experience some of the typical pitfalls of adolescence: boys, queen-bee types, a flirty teacher, beer, crazy parents, and more. Lauren Myracle has a gift for dialogue and characterization, and the girls emerge as three distinctive and likable personalities through their Internet correspondence. This light, fast-paced read is told Entirely in instant message format, the first book ever for young adults to be written so.
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This is Lauren Myracle's third novel. She is a graduate of the Vermont College MFA Program for children's writers, and is extremely well-connected to the writing community.
By TeensReadToo 01 Oct 2010
TTYL by Lauren Myracle is a young adult book written entirely in computer IM language. The change in colors and fonts for each of the three girls make it easy to read, and the presentation and voice are both highly appealing to the teen reader.
Snow Angel, Mad Maddie, and Zoegirl have been best friends for, like, four years. This is the story of their friendship and their commitment to be there for one another, no matter what. Like when Snow Angel finds her true love (not the same one from a couple of weeks earlier), and falls apart when he cruelly dumps her. Like when Mad Maddie, in an effort to try to be in the "it" crowd, goes to a party, gets drunk, and finds herself in the middle of an Internet scandal as a result. Like when Zoegirl trusts the wrong teacher and finds herself in hot water.
Over and over, the girls come through for one another, even if they are in the middle of a fight. The emotions and relationships are real and the dialogue is cutting edge. The reader will most likely identify with at least one of the girls. You'll care for them so much you'll feel great relief when they bail each other out of one predicament after another.
This was a fun read and I can't wait to read the next books in this series.