Monday, August 3, 2009

Are U 4 Real? by Sara Kadefors

Kyla is exactly the kind of girl Alex could never talk to in real life. She’s a gorgeous, outspoken L.A. girl who parties to forget about her absent father and depressed mother. He’s a shy ballet dancer from outside San Francisco who’s never been kissed. Luckily, when these sixteen-year-olds meet for the first time it’s not in real life—it’s in a chat room, where they can share their feelings of isolation and frustration away from the conformity-obsessed high school scene. Alex and Kyla quickly forge a friendship that’s far from virtual— maybe they’re even falling in love. But what happens when the soul mate you’ve never met moves from online to in person?

This was a really cute and heartwarming book.
Are U 4 Real explores the online chat rooms, and just what can happen in one of them. This book was wonderful. I couldn't stop reading it.
Sara did a really good job writing this.
But, I kind of had mixed emotions about the characters.
Kyla complains A LOT. Don't get me wrong, she has things to complain about. But, personally, I think Alex had it worse. And, he handled his situation better than her.
If you want to read this, you can.
It isn't bad. But I'm not crazy about it.

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