Luv Ya Bunches [NOOK Book]

Overview

What do Katie-Rose, Yasaman, Milla, and Violet have in common? Other than being named after flowers, practically nothing. Katie-Rose is a film director in training. Yasaman is a computer whiz. Milla is third in command of the A list. And Violet is the new girl in school. They're fab girls, all of them, but they sure aren't friends. And if evil queen bee Medusa-'scuse me, Modessa-has her way, they never will be. But this is the beginning of a ...
See more details below
Luv Ya Bunches

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$5.99
BN.com price
(Save 13%)$6.95 List Price

Overview

What do Katie-Rose, Yasaman, Milla, and Violet have in common? Other than being named after flowers, practically nothing. Katie-Rose is a film director in training. Yasaman is a computer whiz. Milla is third in command of the A list. And Violet is the new girl in school. They're fab girls, all of them, but they sure aren't friends. And if evil queen bee Medusa-'scuse me, Modessa-has her way, they never will be. But this is the beginning of a new school year, when anything can happen and social worlds can collide . . .

Told in Lauren Myracle's inventive narrative style-here a fresh mix of instant messages, blog posts, screenplay, and straight narrative-Luv Ya Bunches has been called "enticing" by Publishers Weekly and received a starred review from Booklist, which called it "a fun, challenging, and gently edifying story."
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From Barnes & Noble
Lauren Myracle, the author of the netspeak hits ttyl, ttfn, and l8r, g8r, returns with another novel cleverly concocted in Internet shorthand. Told in a hip mix of IMs, blog rants, screenplays, and straight narrative, Luv Ya Bunches zips out the story of Katie-Rose, Milla, Yasaman, and Violet, four girls with distinctly different interests. Can a new school year and an evil clique queen bee bring them together? Twitter doesn't have the answer, but this book does.
Publishers Weekly
Blending instant messaging and screenplay-styled text into the narrative, Myracle (ttyl) begins a new series about the woes of being a tween, featuring four likable heroines all named after flowers. Katie Rose, Camilla (aka Milla), Yasaman and Violet come from different backgrounds and have distinct passions and insecurities (Yasaman is Muslim and an expert with computers; Milla, who has two mothers, struggles with her sense of self). But each could use a new friend as she begins fifth grade (“What Katie-Rose wants is a real friend, the kind that lasts forever”). Their shared distaste for meanness and their enthusiasm for the social networking site that Yasaman creates help draw the girls together—and their desire to get revenge against cruel queen bee Modessa, who has hurt each of them at some point, seals their camaraderie. The novel sends something of a mixed message about the acceptability of teasing as the girls’ plot their own prank in response to Modessa’s machinations. Still, readers will find the girls’ voices enticing and should be able to relate to their conflicts and inner anxieties. Ages 9–13.(Oct.)
Children's Literature - Jody Little
Katie-Rose is a hopeful, future movie director longing for a close girlfriend. Yasamin is a brilliant Muslim girl with a brand new social networking site she designed herself. Milla is a sweet girl with two moms who hangs out with the popular girls. Violet is the new girl trying to figure out where she belongs in the school social scene. On the first day of school, chaos in the halls leads to Milla losing her beloved turtle bobble-head. Violet finds the turtle, but she cannot make herself return it to Milla. Instead, she hides it where Modessa, the fifth grade's most popular girl finds it. Modessa claims that Katie-Rose was the one who stole the turtle which upsets Milla. Yasamin knows Katie-rose would never do that and she sets out to prove it. When the four girls discover that Modessa has lied, they set out to give her a taste of her own medicine. The author uses a combination of omniscient storytelling and chat room texting to develop the budding friendships of the four main characters. The two popular girls are stereotypically mean from beginning to end; however, this middle grade, chick-lit book offers a nice message of forgiveness and honesty. Reviewer: Jody Little
School Library Journal
Gr 3–6—Love Ya Bunches doesn't offer anything new. Four fifth graders become friends while fighting off Modessa, aka Medusa, your standard mean girl. The main characters, named for flowers, represent four ethnicities, which seems like a ploy except for a few fascinating discussions of customs. Violet, an African-American who is despondent because her mother is away due to mental problems, comes off as too precocious about social cues. Ignored Yasaman, a Muslim computer genius, creates a Web site only friends share. Bouncy, bossy, half-Chinese Katie-Rose makes videos. Anxious Milla (Camilla), a blond with lesbian mothers, is in thrall to Modessa. When she loses her lucky bobble-head turtle, Violet hides it for reasons even she can't discern. She arranges for Modessa to find it, thinking she'll give it to Milla. Instead, the meanie plants it in Katie-Rose's backpack and accuses her of stealing it. The truth comes out and the four wreak revenge of a mild sort on Modessa. Using movie scripts, chat, and standard narrative no longer seems innovative but does make for a breezy book. The four friends are depicted in a manga style of art. The book is at its best when Violet lets her guard down and allows her father to comfort her. But too often it's as two-dimensional as the doll-like figures on its cover.—Tina Zubak, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, PA
Kirkus Reviews
Katie-Rose, Yasaman, Violet and Milla each occupy a different point in the fifth-grade social pecking order: Bossy, movie-obsessed Katie-Rose is at the bottom with Yasaman, whose hijab-wearing quietude belies her sharp insight and impressive computer geekery. New girl Violet has serious cool potential but is tortured by worries over her institutionalized mother, while fundamentally nice but deeply anxious Milla can't disentangle herself from Mean Girl-in-chief Modessa (fittingly called Medusa by Katie-Rose) and her henchwoman, Quin. With the blend of IM, texting, screenplay format, blog posts and standard narrative familiar from Myracle's ttfn series, each chapter shifts perspective, letting readers see the action from each girl's point of view. The plot is thin but perfectly captures tweens' concerns about social machinations, fitting in and finding a trustworthy group of pals, existing primarily to bring together the fabulously diverse foursome as they put a fitting, funny end to Modessa's reign of terror. It's no classic, but this series launch will be embraced, read and passed from friend to friend on middle-school playgrounds everywhere. (Fiction. 9-12)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781613120217
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/18/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 180,637
  • File size: 12 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Lauren Myracle is a graduate of the Vermont College MFA program in writing for children and young adults. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling Internet Girls trilogy—ttyl, ttfn, and l8r, g8r—and ever since realizing how popular these books are with the tween set, she wanted to write an Internet series just for them. Lauren grew up in Atlanta and lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, with her husband and three children.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 103 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(73)

4 Star

(12)

3 Star

(8)

2 Star

(1)

1 Star

(9)

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
See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 103 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2012

    Good book

    This book is totally amazing! I luv it so much and recamend it to girls everywhere! I cant wait til i get to read the 3 rd book in this amazing series!:)

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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

    Posted January 25, 2012

    Disappointed

    The reviews for this book were really good. I made the mistake of trusting them, and the fact that the book was for 9 to 12 yr old girls...and letvmy 10 yr old read it begore I did. Never again will this happen. Not only do they say the words slutty, druggie, pole dancer, and the Lords name in vain.... there is also the mention of erection. These were just a few things that I wish I knew as a mother before spending money on such an inappropriate book. The overall story was fine...but as in so many other books/movies....WHY is that other stuff necessary?

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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

    Posted December 15, 2011

    LOVE IT BUNCHES

    I got it and i love it its perfect for 4th and 5th graders

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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

    Posted December 2, 2011

    Luv ya bunches

    Awsome must read book ( tween book ) :) read the series too!!!! :)

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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

    Posted May 27, 2012

    Anonymos

    Four girls are the same grade… Katie-rose is freindless, well almost. Max and maby popular Milla. She want Milla to completly go away from Mudusa(nickmame for Modessa) and Quin. Than there is Yasman the quiet one who is get teased by Modessa cause of her scarf. She also has a secert passion fot the computer. Milla who is heart brocken that her little turtle is missing. Also very mad at Modessa who is always chaging her mode with her. Finally,Violet who is new and does not no what to do, say, or be with. She choses to go on the wrong path, Modessa and Quin path. With her mother gone and her Angle side vs her Devil side she is cluelesse. A wonderfull story for people who like freindship, thrilling adventures and pranks.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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

    Posted February 3, 2012

    A Great Start to the Series

    This book is a great demonstration of how fifth grade really is (I would know since I am currently in the fifth grade). There are situations and personalities for different kinds of readers! This book also captures the feelings that fifth gade girls might experience. While explaining the great parts of feeling older and being in a new grade Lauren Myracle also exposes the bullys and downs to being in a whole new world.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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

    Posted January 8, 2012

    Epic book

    Awesome!!! Would recomend. Worth the money!!!!!!!!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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

    Posted July 27, 2013

    cute premise...but very inappropriate for girls of this age. It

    cute premise...but very inappropriate for girls of this age. It is not necessary to have homosexual parents or pole dancers or say inappropriate things in books for children. They get enough of this stuff in the real world just walking around the mall, books should be fun and carefree...not full of this inappropriate language and behavior.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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

    Posted June 15, 2012

    Nice!

    Im reading this book right now its really good. I love this author and she is awesome! Thumbs Up!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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

    Posted November 24, 2011

    Love it Bunches!

    I have just finished reading it! I think it is a very descriptive about the life of 5th grade girls. If you like this book, look out for the next one, Violet in Bloom.

    Happy Reading!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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

    Posted June 24, 2014

    Great book

    This book is good although if you are an imature baby than it is inapropriate it does say pole dancer skanky slutty and stuff but is says that so you dont do those things it clearly states that milla did not like those things .Milla has two moms . So what that happens in real life all the time . It is stupid to pretend to people like that dont exsist. They are still people btw this is a great book and if you dont like what happens in real life i dont now what to tell you its just life dealwithit

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

    Posted May 8, 2014

    Luv -the series- Bunches!

    Read it. I'm not kidding. READ THE SERIES?

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

    Posted April 20, 2014

    Hi

    Love

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

    Posted February 27, 2014

    Luv Ya Bunches

    U NEED TO READ THIS BOOK!It is amazing and very well written. A good peice of liturature to read.

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

    Posted February 20, 2014

    PLZ READ

    Is this approprite for wut grade thx im a worred kid trying to find out judt write ur msg and say 2 kyr thx ttylxox

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

    Posted February 6, 2014

    Gbgjgjyjhrjt

    Best book

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

    Posted January 31, 2014

    Love it

    This is a fabulious book,the ending is great.

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

    Posted January 1, 2014

    Liz

    Next result.

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

    Posted October 30, 2013

    Read it

    Really good book i loved it

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

    Posted October 17, 2013

    The language in this book is VERY inappropriate for the target d

    The language in this book is VERY inappropriate for the target demographic. I happened to be reading with my 10 year for a school reading event and, after reading page 40 where a character used the words "slutty", "skanky", and "pole-dancer", had my daughter return the book to the school library. I talked with the librarian and she is either go to pull it from the shelf or set a higher age level requirement for checking it out.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 103 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)