Author: Lauren Myracle
Series: Internet Girls
Previous Books in the Series:
3. l8r, g8r
Date Started: November 1
Date Finished: November 4
Format: Hardcover from local library
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!
So if the last book had the girls starting to act mature, this one pushed them past the halls of high school and into the suckiness of young adulthood. Maddie who doesn’t really make friends easily is dealing with having a roommate who’s other BFF’s are in the dorm that they all share. Zoe is adjusting to life at a new school, trying to put herself out there and trying not be clingy when it comes to her boyfriend Doug who goes to a different school. And then there’s Angela who has to deal with her enthusiasm as she pledges a sorority and a roommate who keeps stealing her stuff. And all three have to deal with the same thing: being without the other members of the Winsome Threesome.
I’ll have to give these girls credit they really did stay in touch with each other and that was something especially when they’re all in different states. When I started college I didn’t even stay in touch with my BFF who went to another school in the same state as me. Things just fell to the wayside. But these three, they got each other through Angela dealing with her stealing roommate, Zoe dealing with the breakup, and Maddie adjusting to life without the besties I was in awe.
Final Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. I think my only real complaint was that even though the original book took place in 2005, the girls were using tech from now. I’m stickler for time lines adding up and this one bugged me to no end.
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