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My Name is Liz and I am 18 years old. I absolutley love reading books, really anything with romance. If you have any questions about my reviews or anything really, just email me at Thank you!

Wednesday, July 29, 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?

My Thoughts:

This is one of my favorite books! I LOVE it!! It was pretty sad. Alex was treated really badly at his school because he was in ballet and all his classmates thought he was gay. They would make fun of him and harass him all day long. I could never be as strong as Alex and ignore the things these kids would say to him. He didn't have anyone to talk to, his mom was pressuring him do be the best in ballet. She did not want him to be distracted and made sure no one was going to ruin her dream for her son. Though Alex loved dancing it was really hard for him to keep going especially when he met Kyla. But he never quit.

Kyla had a pretty hard life also. when she's with her so called friends she acts like she's perfect. She has no real friends to talk to. She's all alone with her depressed mother who stays in bed all day and all night. Her father abandoned her (which is the reason her mother is depressed). Kyla wants to spend time with her mother and she tries really hard to get her mother to notice her. I think thats why she does all these bad things... just for her mother to notice her.

When Alex and Kyla meet (Computer chat room), everything changes. They both become friends... REAL friends. and she tells him everything and he tells her eveything. They IM each other all the time telling the other person about their life. Their lifes start to change slowly.
If you read this book you'll see. Its SO good so PLEASE go and read it ASAP!
Anyways i'm giving this book an...

Why you ask
because it was fun to read
there are no words to explain
because it was simply AMAZING!
Hopefully you guys thought the same thing!! Please comment and tell me your opinion!!


Kristen said...

I've seen this one around the blogosphere and it's not my usual type of book, but I may give it a try. It does look like it has more to it.

a flight of minds said...

I tried reading this book, I really did. But sometimes I just can't stand chatspeak, when the "I"s aren't capitalized and everything. Maybe I should give it another try, because it does seem good...

- Alex

Park Avenue Princess said...

I'd Love to read and review this one!

xoxo Amy (Park-Avenue Princess)

One more day for the contest and we need about ten people...

Jess said...

First time hearing about this book -- it sounds great!