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Top 8 (Top 8 Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Reviewed by Jaglvr for TeensReadToo.com

TOP 8 was a book that I didn't want to put down once I started reading.

Madison MacDonald is stuck going on a trip to the Galapagos Islands with her family for spring break. She's not thrilled about it at all. She's recently started dating Justin Williamson (s...
TOP 8 was a book that I didn't want to put down once I started reading.

Madison MacDonald is stuck going on a trip to the Galapagos Islands with her family for spring break. She's not thrilled about it at all. She's recently started dating Justin Williamson (seventeen days) and doesn't want to leave him or her friends. And to make matters worse, she can't take her cell phone or laptop with her because they'd be useless.

The trip turns out to be okay, and there was even a sort of cute boy about her own age on the trip, but the whole time she just wanted to get home. Had she known what was awaiting her return, she might have changed her mind.

The minute she got home, she ran to her temperamental laptop to check her Friendverse account. She can't believe what she sees. She's so stunned that she reboots her laptop to make sure she logged onto the correct profile. Friendverse is the latest in the Facebook/MySpace trends. Someone has totally changed her profile! The photos that are uploaded are the most unflattering possible. And the comments she's received from her friends leave her flabbergasted. The things that they're saying she's said about everyone. This just can't be right! And Justin has broken up with her!

Madison calls an emergency session with her three best friends: Schuyler, Liz, and especially Ruth. After struggling to explain the situation, all three friends believe her and vow to help her discover the culprit. Madison can't imagine why anyone would do such a thing to her. The four girls come up with a list of two possible perpetrators: Kittson Pearson, who is in charge of the junior prom and has just stolen her boyfriend, and Connor Atkins, who has lost the student secretary election to Madison.

Madison vows to discover the evildoer and to get Justin back. But what she doesn't count on is running into the sort of cute boy from her trip. He's not just sort of cute, he's really cute, and his family lives in the next town over!

Madison is far from perfect and comes to realize her faults by the end of the story. The things her friends accuse her of saying are true, in a way. But she doesn't deserve the headaches that the hacker sets her up for.

TOP 8 moves so quickly that you will find yourself determined to finish the book in one sitting. I thought I had the culprit figured out early on, but I was totally wrong in my assumptions! Ms. Finn wrote an amazing first novel. Having enjoyed this as much as I did, I can't wait to see what her future books will bring!

posted by TeensReadToo on November 18, 2008

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Most Helpful Critical Review

6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Its okay

I think this book was okay. I have certainly read better but I have also read worst. Katie Finn seems to have a lot of talent, and while this book didnt keep me on the edge of my seat, and I never really hesittated to put it down I think Finn has some talent. As time pr...
I think this book was okay. I have certainly read better but I have also read worst. Katie Finn seems to have a lot of talent, and while this book didnt keep me on the edge of my seat, and I never really hesittated to put it down I think Finn has some talent. As time progresses I'm sure her writing and her writing style will improve. The characters in the book where realistic and it made me wish i had friends like them because they're so down to earth. While I definatley don't consider this book one of my favorites and it probably would be forgettable if it was'nt on my bookshelf, I think some people will enjoy it. This plot would be something very hard to write about but Katie Finn mad it as interesting as possible. Realism wasnt really there because I know that if my myspace or facebook was hacked it would not be the end of the world for me, and it probably wouldnt help me find myself. But overall I think this book was okay and that if Katie Finn finds new plots and topics, she could be found the best-selling list. Hope this helped you!

posted by meena_mada on November 28, 2008

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2012

    ????

    Is this a series??????

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2012

    Good

    Its a good book

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2012

    Help me!!!!!!

    Plz help i cant put it downn. You wont believe the ending...

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    True Teen Drama

    I love this book. It proves that no matter how safe you think you're profile is or how great your password is, there may still be someone who can hack it. This book is about friendship, love, and deceit. I reccomend this book to people from the ages 14-18.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Awesome!!!

    I loved this book. It is one of the best books I have ever read. Everyone out there should read it. It teaches you a lesson about social websites and choosing wisely the people you trust, while being really fun. I couldn't put it down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2011

    It was okay.. but good

    I really liled the bok bit it was kind of dull ...... i was kind lf rushimg to fjnish it

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  • Posted August 31, 2011

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    Good, Fast read

    I read this book pretty fast but dont let the back decive you. I expected this book to be more of a mystery but if you like mystery books you would have figured it out in a flash. However, it was very entertaining with some romance and it is book we can all some what realate to. So in all it is a fun read and I would definitly reccomend it to people who love realistic fiction but not for people who mainly like other things

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  • Posted August 11, 2011

    U MUST READ

    TOP 8 is a very exciting and fun filled book that has suprises at every page. I couldnt put the book down. I recomend this book to anyone whos looking for a book that surpises you,shocks you and make u go bizark. P.S. get ready 4 the ending its a real shocker.

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  • Posted August 8, 2011

    Love it!

    Ive read this book over and over again! if ur looking for a book to read DEFINETELY PICK THIS ONE! :) U wont regret it!

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  • Posted August 2, 2011

    Keeps ya guessing

    I kept wondering who did it. It was a pretty good book(:

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  • Posted July 27, 2011

    BEST BOOK EVER!!!

    Great read

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 20, 2011

    READ THIS!!!!

    This book was amazing, I mean really! I'm a teen girl and this is definitly a book for other teen girls! All teens these days do is go on the internet and use social networking sites. And some teens do get hacked. In this book, Katie Finn takes a fun and tasteful twist on what teens do every day. I really love this book and recomend it for other teen girls.

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  • Posted July 19, 2011

    So good

    It was good sad happy and mysterious at the same time... I LOVED IT!!!!!!!!! -I

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2011

    Great Summer Reading Novel!

    Top 8 by Katie Finn is about a sixteen year-old girl named Madison MacDonald who goes on vacation and comes back and her Friendverse (like Facebook or Myspace) account has been hacked. Now everybody in her school is mad at her because of some of the embarressing- and personal- secrets that Madison's hacker has posted. Madison knows that whoever hacked hre must be a "friend" to know the secrets that they posted, since they were all true. Throughout the novel, Madison changes her victim over and over again, only to figure out that in the end, the hacker was someone you'll never expect. Madison also finds out that her ex-boyfriend she has been trying to get back isn't the guy she is really in love with. I read this novel in two days, and it is very addicting to read. This is a great book to relax on a hot summer day with. I read this for one of my summer reading novels for school, and it was worth the money I paid for it. If you want a novel with a bunch of mystery and a pinch of romance, I highly recommend you to read Top 8 by Katie Finn.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2011

    Actually pretty good

    I wasnt expecting much when i bought this but it actually turned out really good. The ending is definetly a surprise and i do recommend it :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2011

    Amazing!

    One of my favorite books ever <3

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  • Posted March 7, 2011

    pretty good

    ive read better not amazing! 125 pages so it is a quick read ,good read but moves a little fast

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  • Posted February 28, 2011

    amzingg

    read the book. in 5 day. it was good well done

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  • Posted July 11, 2011

    Comment from Gracie

    Amazing book!

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  • Posted January 2, 2011

    Entertaining

    I liked this book. It was an easy read. I think the ending is very shocking.

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