Tweet Heart by Elizabeth Rudnick
Publisher: Hyperion (June 22nd, 2010)
Paperback: 264 pages
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating: 5 of 5 stars
Claire is a #hopelessromantic. Lottie is determined to set up her BFF with Mr. Perfect. Will wants his #secretcrush to finally notice him. Bennett is a man with a plan.
Claire can’t believe it when her dream guy starts following her on Twitter. She never thought he noticed her, and suddenly he seems to understand her better than almost anyone.
But the Twitterverse can be a confusing place, especially when friends act differently online than they do in person. Things get even more complicated when Claire realizes she’s falling for someone else, the last person she ever would have expected….
Told in an innovative format combining tweets, emails, and blogs, Tweet Heart is a contemporary romantic comedy that will set your heart atwitter.
Review: This is such a cute book. It follows the tweets, emails, and posts of Claire her best friend Lottie, and their other friends Will and Bennett. Claire has a huge crush on a guy named JD and when he suddenly tweets her she is super excited to be on his radar. But things, and people, may not be as they seem in the twitterverse and Claire is in for a surprise.
This book takes us through the tweets of Claire and Lottie as they learn more about boys and who may be right for them. Their friends Will and Bennett are just as clueless about girls and how to deal with Will's #secretcrush. Some bad advice lands Will in the hot seat and he is desperate to make up for what he did.
I really enjoyed reading this book. It is a great story and so much fun to follow. With so much of today's communication based on emails and tweets this story is very true-to-life. It shows how difficult it can be to know true feelings by typing and how sometimes it takes more than a few words to make something turn out right.
The book also has posts from Bennett's blog "Big Mouth B" where he shares his wisdom on girls, school, and life in general. Claire has her own special section in the school paper "Watkins Weekly" where she shares her thoughts on love, even though she is severely lacking in that area.
Characters: Claire is super sweet! She's smart, funny, and a #hopelessromantic looking for love in the wrong places. Her best friend Lottie is a little less shy and seems to find the wrong love in many places. Their opposite personalities seem to come together and they learn a lot from each other. Will is so kind, adorable, and a little dorky. But I must say that I loved Bennett. He seemed so random and his humor was a nice relief during the "dramatic" times. His back and forth banter with Lottie made me (LOL) many times!
Cover: Not only is this book cover perfect for the story, but the inside is even better! The pages are thick, the backgrounds are different, and the "private" tweets are colored blue so they are easy to distinguish from regular tweets.
This is a great, quick read that is fun and funny for all ages. Tweet Heart is a lighthearted story of teenagers learning how complicated love can be, and how the best solution to their problems may just be a "tweet" away.
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