Friday, July 30, 2010

Blog Tour: Tweet Heart by Elizabeth Rudnick

Book:  Tweet Heart
Author:  Elizabeth Rudnick
Published:  June 20, 2010 from Hyperion
My edition/number of pages:  PB/264

Age group:  Young adult
Source:  Publisher
Series?: Nope.

Claire is a #hopelessromantic. Lottie is determined to set up her BFF with Mr. Perfect. Will wants his #secretcrush to finally notice him. Bennett is a man with a plan.

Claire can’t believe it when her dream guy starts following her on Twitter. She never thought he noticed her, and suddenly he seems to understand her better than almost anyone.

But the Twitterverse can be a confusing place, especially when friends act differently online than they do in person. Things get even more complicated when Claire realizes she’s falling for someone else, the last person she ever would have expected….

Forget everything you think about this book.  Whether you think you will like it or you think you will hate it, just forget it.  Read the book for yourself because it’s not at all what you might think.  At least, that’s the way it was for me.  I loved it and it exceeded all my expectations.

Claire has joined the bandwagon and created a Twitter account.  She can now tweet with her closest friends and maybe even her crush.  When he starts following her, she finally gets up the nerve to chat with him.  Too bad she’s not brave enough to do it in person.  At least not yet.  Things are going great for Claire now but everything is not what it seems.  Could her prince charming not be so charming after all?

Tweet Heart is the first ever YA book in tweet format and I hope there will be more like it in the future.  I didn’t think I would like the tweets, emails, and blogs that the book was written in but I was so wrong.  It was just as good as any other book that I have read and instead of taking away from the book, the format only added to it’s originality.

The characters were my biggest complaint.  Claire was pretty obsessed with JD and I didn’t understand why. She barely ever talked to him.  She only liked him because he was hot, popular, and unobtainable.  I got very tired of listening to her go on and on about him.  She did grow out of that particular annoyance though.  I liked her a lot better after that.  The rest of the characters seemed more mature than Claire, except for Bennett.  Bennett was immature and completely hilarious.  His tweets were definitely the best.

Overall, Tweet Heart was just an all around good book.  While the story was a bit typical, the format was anything but.  All I can say about it is that I enjoyed it and I think many others will too.  You just have to give it a chance.

First line:  Lots0love is now following ClaireRBear

Writing:  5

Characters:  4

Plot:  4

Ending:  5

Originality:  5

Overall:  23=A-

Cover:  5=A++

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17 Comments

  1. Stephany

    This book sounds absolutely adorable! That is so clever writing a book about Twitter–it’s so popular everyone knows about it, so why not! Thanks for the review 🙂 I will definitely be reading this book sometime

  2. Vampires and Tofu

    Ah, the girls always fall for the hot guy whether he’s worth it or not…would love to see more girls in YA fall for a guy cause of his personality!
    Still, the book sounds interesting due to its format and I’m definitely interested in reading it =)

  3. Bere

    Wonderful review, Katie! I’m really curious about this book. It is very interesting to me how its set in Tweet format. So cool! I will definitely have to check this one out. Adding it to my list. Thanks Katie! =)

  4. FionaChan

    When I first read the synopsis I like the book already, but with all these awesome great reviews around, and cute format and plot, it’s now on top of my wish list!

  5. Clover

    You’ve sold it to me. Hadn’t heard of it before this review, I was thinking ‘eh, probably not my thing’ when I first started reading it and by the end of your review, I was all ready to add it to my wishlist. Thank you for changing my mind about it! 🙂

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