Take It Off: An Insiders Novel

Take It Off: An Insiders Novel

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by J. Minter
     
 

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MICKEY: Arno thinks shes his, but that doesnt mean she cant be mine
DAVID: Is it wrong to go after your best friends girl?
ARNO: Just because Mickey likes her doesnt mean I cant have her.
PATCH: If our boat never docks, thats cool with me!
JONATHAN: Theres no place like home...theres no place like home.


When Jonathan and his friends

Overview

MICKEY: Arno thinks shes his, but that doesnt mean she cant be mine
DAVID: Is it wrong to go after your best friends girl?
ARNO: Just because Mickey likes her doesnt mean I cant have her.
PATCH: If our boat never docks, thats cool with me!
JONATHAN: Theres no place like home...theres no place like home.


When Jonathan and his friends enroll in a school-at-sea program between terms,
how far will good looks, credit cards, and privilege take them? Not far enough!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
PW called The Insiders, the launch title of the series by the same name, an "enticingly trashy entrant into the yearly teen beach read sweepstakes." Take It Off by J. Minter, the third in the series, finds Jonathan and his buds in a school-at-sea program on a luxury yacht. However, Jonathan pines for Flan, Mickey and Arno have their sights set on the same gal, and there's plenty more angst onboard. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
VOYA
Manhattan's most elite boys are back for more action in the latest installments of The Insiders series. In Take It Off, the crew is spending two weeks participating in a semester-at-sea program, ostensibly to get in some pre-college character building and a little extra education. But leave it to Mickey, David, Arno, Patch, and Jonathan to make the trip be all about girls, drama, and trouble. In Break Every Rule, it is spring break and time for New York magazine to name its Hottest Private School Boy. The vain and self-obsessed Jonathan is convinced that it will be him, when in reality it is Patch whom the magazine wants. But the unassuming Patch would never allow such an egotistical title to be bestowed upon him, so the honor ends up going to Arno. Arno's confidence predictably swells, and it unsettles the whole balance of the group. Although at first glance these books will appeal to many readers, the content leaves much to be desired. The writing feels hurried and characters are one dimensional and often overbearingly annoying. Set up to read like a male version of the Gossip Girl series, it is missing all of the elements that make that series a successful and fun, salacious read. These plots plod tediously along, laboriously covering short periods of time in which little seems to actually happen. For allegedly being the hottest and hippest of New York's private school set, these boys are surprisingly dull and uninteresting. VOYA CODES: 2Q 4P S (Better editing or work by the author might have warranted a 3Q; Broad general YA appeal; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 2005, Bloomsbury, 300p., Trade pb. Ages 15 to 18.
—Amanda MacGregor

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781619630796
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
06/11/2012
Series:
Insiders
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
File size:
2 MB

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"The Insiders are the guys to watch. But if you fall in love with them, get in line, right behind ME!" (Zoey Dean)

Meet the Author

J. Minter grew up in New York City and attended Columbia University. He lives in TriBeCa, in New York City.
J. MINTER is the pen-name of Ben Schrank. He is the author of the adult titles Miracle Man and Consent, published in the U.S. He was also the guy columnist in Seventeen magazine.

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Take It Off (Insiders Series #3) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this was a GREAT book! But ya Flan is in the eighth grade but Jonathon is only 3 years older than her. thats so not as old as he could be. So i think it would be great if they got tohether. So whoever Alaska D is stop being such a prude.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was a really good read. I was left a bit worried at the end though...I mean, that little smile of Flan's couldn't possibly mean what I thought it meant, could it? Well, they WERE in her room...alone...she was just wearing a big shirt...J. Minter is evil for doing this to me!!! Stupid suspense. But Johnathan would have sense enough not to do that with Flan, wouldn't he? I mean, she's only in eighth grade and he's a junior.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Insiders, Take It Off, is a great book. I am absolutely in love with all of the insiders especially Patch. I recommend reading this book for people who enjoy GOssip Girl. But The Insiders is from the male point of view and what a view it is! I love it! Caan't tait until the fourth one comes out...
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TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
TAKE IT OFF is another installment of the INSIDERS series that describes the innermost thoughts of A-List teenage boys. This is a very funny book because the characters seem like what real, rich A-List boys would act like.

In this particular book, the boys crew that consists of Mickey, David, Arno, Patch, and Jonathan take a "cruise" over winter break together that is a program that Patch's parents wanted him to go on. He of course couldn't go without all of his friends. The cruise is supposed to be a learning experience that teaches the students about history, classics, and sailing. They sail from Athens, through the Mediterranean, around the Iberian Peninsula, and on to London. Along the way all of the crew gets "expelled" from the ship except for Patch.

You will have to read the book to find out how, why, and what they do about it!

I really liked this book, because it was funny, easy to read, and super insightful. One of those books that should only be read next to a pool, or on the beach! A super-fun read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This one was OK it wasn't as good as the fist and second one though!! i loved those ones, but this one is kinda boring!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read the first two in in litterally days!!! I love this series! It is extremly interesting!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was ok
Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't care that Flan is only in 8th grade I think that Jonathan and her would be a good match. And from reading the series I think he really does like her and has enough sense to go out with her. I don't think age matters personally.