Author: Lauren Myracle
Series: Internet Girls
Previous Book in the Series:
Date Started: October 6
Date Finished: October 7
Format: Hardcover from local library
After everything they’ve been through together, Angela, Maddie, and Zoe know they’ll be friends till the end – but sometimes the fates (or parents) have other plans. With sophomore year and its troubles behind them, the winsome threesome is on cruise control, enjoying the well-earned perks of being sixteen. But then Angela (SnowAngel) gets some seriously bad family news, which threatens to change her life forever. On top of that, Maddie (mad maddie) decides to let loose her wild side and Zoe (zoegirl) struggles to keep a big secret from Angela. Will junior year pull the girls apart, just when they need each other most? Only their instant messages reveal the full story…
You know, I kind of forgot how quick of a read these books are and in reality that’s a good thing. Except I keep forgetting to check the date and time stamps from each message exchange and that always sends me for a loop. Like when did it become Wednesday? I’m just focused on the tale these girls are telling. Angela is still the charismatic cheerleader even if she was a little bit off her game in this book. Between her dad losing her job and then getting a new one out in California, Angela has every reason to be depressed. Add in the fact that Zoe has a crush on Doug – the guy who’s always had a crush on Angela – and she’s just downright depressed. Maddie isn’t doing so awesome either. I can’t keep up with this girl. Last book she was all morose before she joined the popular crowd, now in this book she joins the potheads because of the hipster she met at her cousin’s wedding? And then when Zoe and Angela get on her case for being a pot user and acting wild, she tells them she just wants to live life to the fullest? Talk about a one-eighty.
Final Rating: 3 out of 5 stars. With my whole ‘adulting’ thing going on, it’s hard for me to relate to the problems of three sixteen-year-olds. I mean, the whole time Angela and Zoe were fighting about Zoe not telling Angela about her relationship with Doug, I was just like – “you call this fighting?” The whole Maddie cold-shoulder thing from the last book was more of a fight than this. I still like reading these crazy tales though and makes me long for crazy usernames and chatting for hours on AIM.
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