This book is excellent! Very funny, very true to life, and written in an experimental blog-format. Cutting edge stuff! This is the 'Bridget Jones' Diary' for the 21st Century!! It's been a while since I was a teenager, but I do try to keep up to date with what's happening in the teen world through relatives and friends. I found this book was a great way of bringing to the forefront many issues which concern teenagers these days. There are a lot of references to sex, but I feel this is necessary, in order to get certain messages across to teenagers. I like the idea of using a protagonist who is a virgin to show how teenagers feel peer pressure to have sex at an early age; and also the way the author has used 'cool' characters to send a positive message that relationships are much more about who you can trust rather than about looks and sex.
Seventeen year-old Jade is in love with Novan, but she's not really sure if she is in love with him. She used to go to school with him, and she knows he fancied her then. When she meets Novan again, years later, he is a good looking bass player and she begins to correspond by email with him. Her feelings for him start to grow, but she is confused. Jade keeps a private blog, instead of a diary, setting out her thoughts and feelings. I think the author has done a great job, getting into the mind of a teenager, and has written a book containing many positive messages for teens. It's written in a language that they will understand, and deals with a lot of issues they are facing; very modern, lots of text abbreviated words (I had to look up a lot of these like: ROFL!!). It's the story of one girl's transition from child/teen to adult, and is written in a very humourous way. There are signs of comic genius in this writer. I really enjoyed reading this book and would highly recommend it, not only to teens, but to anyone who has ever really been a teenager!!
(reviewed 48 days after purchase)