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.
Posted by Zoe at 3:30 PM