Tuesday, April 28, 2009
TMI - Sarah Quigley
Friends call Becca the Overshare Queen, but her tendency for TMI never seemed like a problem to her until she blabs about her sweet band-geek boyfriend’s sloppy kisses—and gets dumped! Realizing it may be better to resist the temptation to overshare face-to-face, Becca decides to blog anonymously about everything instead. On her blog, Too Much Information, Becca unleashes her alter ego, Bella. Bella tells it like it is . . . though perhaps with a bit more drama. After all, no one’s going to read it, right???
Plot: I really liked the idea of TMI. The whole idea of teens having blogs and the repercussions of blogs is something that isn't written about too much. So, the idea was very original. However, I think that this story could've been written a little better than it was. In the beginning, I found it very slow moving and boring. I didn't really get into the story until almost a hundred pages in. Then it got really exciting, but then, just after a little bit, it got boring again, and the ending seemed very slow. This book would've been lots better if the pacing was a little better, in my opinion.
Characters: Becca has a strong personality... you can tell that from even the summary. However, I do not have a strong personality, and that made it hard for me to relate to Becca. I could in certain aspects, but parts of the book such as talking a lot, sharing too much information, I could not. I actually related to Becca's fried, Katie, more than I did Becca. Becca was a wonderfully written character, don't get me wrong, it was just hard to relate to her. I also really like Jai's character. He was funny and really made me laugh a lot.
Wow Factor: This book could've been better if the pacing was more even. That's really the main reason why I found it hard to read this book. However, it's still a pretty good read -- it has a message, but it's not at all very serious, it's still a light read.