The Year of Secret Assignments (Ashbury/Brookfield #2)
OMG I LOVE THIS BOOK IT'S MY FAVORITE AND YOU CAN'T STEAL IT FROM ME!!!
This is one of my all time favorite books, and my favorite in the series. Lydia, Cassie, and Emily seriously crack me up. Really. I checked out this book because the cover had a smiley face on it, (:))))) and it sounded really interesting and IT WAS NOT INTERESTING.
IT WAS AMAZING. Your life will be incomplete without this book. I'm dead serious.
The year of Secret assignments is a book about 2 schools. Ashbury and Brookfield. Brookfield has a reputation of being the "bad" one. As part of a L.A. assignment the two schools are forced to have a pen friend from the other school and write letters back and forth. At first the pen friends do NOT like each other at all and then eventually they form friendships. This book is really good with lots of twists and turns. It is told through letters, emails, etc.
Lydia, Cassie, and Emily are best friends attending Ashbury. Lydia is an aspiring writer, but shes frustrated that she can never finish any of the stories she starts. Emily wants to be a lawyer, but many people think shes not smart enough. Cassie is the quiet girl. Shes shy and is coping with the death of her father.
Enter the Ashbury-Brookfield pen pal program. Students from each rival school have to write to each other to learn the Joy of the Envelope. Lydias pen pal is Sebastian, Emilys is Charlie, and Cassie refuses to tell her friends who her pen pal is, although you learn from her letters that his name is Matthew Dunlop. Lydias and Emilys pen pal relationships seem to be going okay, but Cassies is obviously not. Lydias relationship with Sebastian withers when she finds out that he lied to her. Charlie gets mad at Emily when he discovers that she was the source of his big problem. Cassie is still being harassed by Matthew.
Lydia and Emily are concerned for their friend, so they enlist the help of Sebastian and Charlie to find the real identity of Matthew Dunlop. That starts an all out war between the rival schools in the form of vandalization. In the end, Emily has to prove herself as a lawyer to save the five friends for a whole lot of trouble. Through their conflicts, they are able to repair their friendships, and the ending of the story is sweet.
The Year of Secret Assignments is one of my favorite books of all time. I really enjoyed reading the diary entries, letter exchanges, and transcripts that told the story. They never got annoying at all. In fact, I thought they made the story more realistic. I felt like I was stepping into each girls life and living it, and it helped me understand the characters much better. I love the way theres a conflict at the end that never seems to pop up at the beginning but involves everything in the story. I recommend this novel to all eager readers, especially fans of the TTYL series from Lauren Myracle.
I personally do not prefer the style of writing that this book was in: I was never a fan of the whole entirely email/Instant messagin/etc. stuff (except for a Meg Cabot book: those are impossible to hate). So, here some parts I loved (like the romance) but other parts I hated. It was all up to personal choice I guess, but there's one sole reason why I didn't like this book: it seems slightly superficial in certain areas. Funny, no doubt. Strange yet beautiful, most definitely. But I think all books have their flaws.
What I would suggest is for you to give it a go, it seemed interesting and new, and accomplished to captivate me.
This book was a great book to read and it really relates to most teenage lifestyles. I could not put the book down when I was reading it. I found that Lydia, Cassie and Em's friendship stuck together the whole way through and that is important in a strong friendship. Issues with boys can also leave people heartbroken and its always good to have a friend by your side. It was sad the way Mathew/Paul treated Cassie in the park that night, but as always, Lyd and Em were there by her side the whole time!
This book was a really good book to me. Over the summer I love to read. I read this book in one day and that just shows how good it was! If you want to read a book about friendship, scams, and revenge this is the perfect book to read! I definitely recommend it.
Emily, Lydia, and Cassie, students at elite Ashbury High, orginally look down their noses at the assignment to write to a pen pal at the neighboring and not-so-elite Brookfield. Emily and Lydia are suprised by the kindness (not to mention sexiness) of their pen pals, but Cassie's is a different story. Her pen pal, Matthew, opens with a threat, but Cassie, determined to break through his hard shell, continues writing to him. They set up a meeting that leaves Cassie the worse fot the wear, and Lydia and Emily rushing to her defense and promising to avenge her pen pal. This story is told through letters, emails, and diary entries and shows what can happen when people from different worlds get together. It's both funny and touching at the same time, and it will surely make you beg your teacher for such a program.
This book was really really good, i laughed so hard! i couldn't put it down once, it was like i was meant to read that book! out of the many many books i read this book has stayed with me this passed year and i still love it to death! isn't there to be a sequel to it! when's it coming out and where can i buy it!!!!!!
A tale told through letters between schools, three best friends take on secret assingments and try to solve a feud between two hated schools. This may require six kids from different feuding schools to come together and stuff the hate crimes that are occuring to each school. The questions is, will they succeed?