Thursday, August 6, 2009

Review: Luv Ya Bunches by Lauren Myracle

What do Katie-Rose, Yasaman, Milla, and Violet all have in common? Other than being named after flowers, practically nothing. Katie-Rose is a film director in training. Yasaman is a computer whiz. Milla is third in command of the A list. And Violet is the new girl in school. They’re fab girls, all of them, but they sure aren’t friends. And if evil queen bee Medusa— ’scuse me, Modessa—has her way, they never will be. But this is the beginning of a new school year, when anything can happen and social worlds can collide . . .

Told in Lauren Myracle’s inventive narrative style—here a fresh mix of instant messages, blog posts, screenplay, and straight narrative—Luv Ya Bunches, the first in a four-book series, is a funny, honest depiction of the shifting alliances and rivalries that shape school days, and of the lasting friendships that blossom from the skirmishes.

Received from the publisher for review.

This was my first experience with Lauren Myracle and I quite enjoyed it! I really enjoyed the book and liked the format. Although the text switched from character to character, and from narrative to online chat to screenplay, it was cohesive and extremely readable, and really showed the characters in a way that would not be possible otherwise.

This one gets eight stars. It was absolutely adorable! It was a light, fun, sweet summer read for all ages that leaves you with a smile on your face. It's an excellent book about the power of friendship for YA readers. I can definitely say that I enthusiastically recommend this!

Rating: ★★★★★★☆☆


Shanyn said...

Hooray! I have this one in my stack to read and every time I choose a new book I want to pick it but am trying to wait until closer to the release date... now it's going to be even harder :(

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