Saturday, 10 October 2009

TMI by Sarah Quigley

Publisher: Penguin USA
Pub. Date: April 2009
Age Range: Young Adult
Pages: 288
Format: ARC
Source of copy: from publisher - Penguin

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???

Meet Becca, the girl who couldn't stop herself from sharing every single detail of her life, the girl who got into a web of trouble because of this bad habit - losing her very first boyfriend, being laughed at and dragging her precious friend into the mess. Hilarious, honest without too much information, TMI was a truly enjoyable teen read. Being unable to stop talking? This may be a humorous warning.

I loved the author's voice in this book quite a lot. It seemed that the story just went on and on and on with Becca's endless stories of everything that happened in her life, even the smallest and most unimportant. The narrator had such a funny view on things. All the times it felt like she took nothing seriously at all. That made the book light-hearted and easy to absorb. Though it was all about telling teenagers to balance between the tells and the not-to-tells, at no time did TMI sound preachy or dull. Surely it didn't reach to the unputdowntable level, still Becca's story was likeable. My favorite part? Her blog. Whoever could keep a straight face reading such entries should be given an award because they were nothing but amusing and dramatic.

Thinking of Becca already made me want to laugh. She was so funny. Even when she was upset or depressed she remained cute. It brought the book such brightness and comfortable breezes of hope. Aside from her TMI habit, I think she was perfect. She worked hard, she stood up for people, she didn't judge Jai. I gave her some good points for giving support for Katie and Matt at the end too. A truly good friend.

Overall this was a quick, pleasant read. A choice you may consider should you seek relaxation from a book.

Rating: 3/5


Diana Dang said...

Great review! I think can relate to her because I tend to blab about everything too. Eek!

kay - Infinite Shelf said...

Great review! This sounds like a cute, fun book, perfect to relax on a weekend as you said. I'll keep it in mind!