Customer Reviews for

Katie.com: My Story

Average Rating 4.5
( 19 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(13)

4 Star

(3)

3 Star

(1)

2 Star

(1)

1 Star

(1)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 3 review with 4 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1
  • Posted April 7, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    How would you react if something took control over your life for two years, and that all started on the Internet?

    Katie.com, a memoir written by Katherine Tarbox, is about a girl,named Katie, who really enjoys using the computer and meeting new friends on AOL. Katie is lonely every since her sister left for college, and her parents are working non-stop. One day, she meets "Mark", a 23-year-old guy from California, whom she meets in an online chat room. Mark seems like the perfect guy. They both like all the same things: clothing, music and current events. Katie has become obsessed with talking to her new friend Mark, and after chatting on the phone and emailing or IMing for six months, Katie and Mark decide its time to meet. While preparing for an upcoming swim meet, Mark tells Katie he is going to meet her in Texas, before the swim meet. When Mark and Katie finally do meet, something strange happens that takes control over Katie's life for two years.

    If I were Katie, I wouldn't be able to trust "Mark". If you meet someone online, they could be anyone. They could be a 75 year old pretending to be 23, they could be a 10 year old pretending to be 23, or they could even be a stalker who is trying to hunt you down. For all I know, it could be some wacko trying to get a hold of you! In my opinion, I would never agree to meet Mark. I think this book is a great read for teens and young adults because they need to learn about things like this, not all of them understand that this could really happen and it relates to real life! This book teaches important lessons for people to know not to give out information about themselves on the internet, to not believe what everybody says, and that you shouldn't talk to strangers! I would definitely recommend this book because it provides the reader with a great lesson; great book, and relates to the real world! This could really happen, and I think all teens should read this book to learn what can really happen, when they give out too much information and when people aren't always who you think they are!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted February 24, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    A lesson for parents

    What stands out most is Katie's words to parents on how to prevent this type of thing and it's as simple as banning use of the internet.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2002

    A very good book.

    This book was so well written and compelling I could not put it down. It very accurately describes how easy it is for kids to 'meet' strangers online and develop relationships with them. Though I am an avid user and believer in the many good things about the internet, this book reveals the very worst of it and the dangers lurking--that it provides a way for predators, pedophiles, and socially maladjusted people to have access to our kids. This boook should be mandatory reading for all middle achool students.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 3 review with 4 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1