Faking 19

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Faking 19
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Release Date
March 01, 2005
ISBN
0312336330
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Fun read
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I have always liked Alyson's style.
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Look, it's probably because I'm a guy, but this story seemed to be about absolutely nothing until the last 50 pages. Thing is, it didn't matter because I love Alyson's writing style. Kind of like a Seinfeld show in print, but still, I couldn't stop reading. Alyson writes a great first-person narrative and that makes for a wonderful read. The hook was good, too. Wish our library carried more YA for boys but that's the nature of the genre. ----Mark L. Author of LINE CHANGE.
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An okay good
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Reader reviewed by allire

The main characters are Alex and M.
Alex is from a poorer background. She prefers the party life, and is letting her grades slip, although she wants to go to college.
M. is from a richer background and is really pretty.
It's their senior year and both of them prefer to party, than study or have much to do with school.


I thought that this book appeared to be really great, but it was just okay.
It was worth the read, but not all that it's hyped up to be. I liked how the main characters were polar opposites, and I liked how they were similar even though they were so different, in that confusing way. It's worth the read.
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Very good!
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Reader reviewed by Cara

After I read this book, I went to the library and checked out every book I could find by her. This book is for mostly teenagers. I think they could relate to it most. It was a really good book about (obviously) a girl faking that she was 19 but when things get rough she doesnt know what to do.
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One of its Kind
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Reader reviewed by Genevieve

This book changed my life and made me aware of things that I wouldn't have otherwised noticed. After reading this book I knew that writing was the only thing that I ever want to do with my life. The book related to my life so much but differed from my life a lot. I think the balance is why I loved it so much. No matter who you are, this book can relate to anyone's life. It is interesting and hard to put down. The main character is so relatable and likeable. The twists and turns in the book keep the reader turning the page.
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It's Time to Partay!
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Reader reviewed by the book muncher

Everyone knows what senior year means: its party time!


At least, thats what its like for best friends Alex and M. During the week, they do their schoolwork, but on the weekends, they let loose and get wild. After their traditional weekend snack, they go shopping or to whatever party sounds interesting. And everything seems to be going great, until the seams in Alexs life start fraying.


Despite giving off the appearance that her life is perfect, Alexs life is far from it. Her parents split when she was young. Now her dad is busy working and hitting on other women while her mom just ignores her. Alexs grades are steadily declining until shes failing, loses her scholarship, and even faces the possibility of not graduating with her class. On top of that, there are problems with her best friend M and also with an older guy Connor. It might not seem that Alex and M could have difficulties with their friendship because theyve known each other since Alex moved to Orange County. And as for Connor, he just seems like the perfect British hottie.


Throughout the book, Alex is forced to reevaluate her life and what she wants. There are some harsh realizations she is forced to face about her M and others about her dad. She has to figure out what she wants to do with her life, but for Alex, thats a lot easier said than done. She cant figure out where she wants to go, and since her grades have hit a new low, she might not even be able to attend college.


Of course, this is the kind of book that wont be good unless it has a happy ending, which it does. I was glad that the ending wasnt too perfect, because then it wouldnt be realistic. In my opinion, Faking 19 was a very well-told story that could happen in real life. I appreciated how the story sounded like it could take place where I live. Contrary to what a reader might infer from the title of this book, Faking 19 is not all about fake IDs to get into the next hottest club. Its more of a story of a girl finding herself and discovering what she wants. I would recommend this book for a light read.
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Reader reviewed by *Mix*

This book was one of the best books i have ever read.
Alex and M weren't expecting to meet Connor at a Museum. When they did they weren't expecting him to invite them to a L.A. party.When he did they weren't expecting themselves to tell Connor and his friend that they were 19... when they are 17... Alex was once a good girl but something went wrong.it might have possibly been her parents divorce. But now Alex and M are stuck in a situation that they can't undo.

This book will blow you away!!!
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Life Is More Than One Big Party
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Reader reviewed by Amber

Alyson Noël took me for a joyride in FAKING 19 into the oh-so-fabulous, wild party life of two beautiful high school seniors
in SoCal. At first glance, Alex may seem like she has it all. She's pretty, smart, and her best friend is the most popular girl at
school, M. But the truth is, Alex has some pretty hefty family problems and she's undergoing a major identity crisis. Oh, and
on top of all that, she's failing all of her classes and might not graduate from high school, never mind college.

Alex wasn't always this way. Freshman and sophomore years, she was on top of her game, a straight-A honors student.
Those were her glory years. Now, she'd much rather hit the L.A. club scene with M every night instead of worrying about
something trivial like her grades. It doesn't matter anyway; her dad won't pay for her to go to college, so what's the point?

One day, when Alex and M are out on the town, they meet a couple of cute, older British guys. Connor and Trevor are
attractive and charming, and the girls immediately fall for them. Connor owns a record label and is filthy rich. Alex thinks that
he just might be her ticket out of her dull life, and then she won't even need that college education her counselor so
desperately wants her to achieve.

But when everything doesn't go exactly as Alex fantasizes, she realizes that the only person she can count on is herself.
Ultimately, Alex discovers that there's more to life than who's wearing the prettiest dress or who snags the hottest guy.

Even though this book is about gorgeous teenage girls going clubbing in L.A., Alyson Noël still manages to create characters
that I can identify with. Underneath the glamorous exterior, Alex is just another girl struggling to get through her high school
years. Along the way, she learns an invaluable rule of life: Success is a gift that you give to yourself.


***** This is my first review submitted to the site, so if you guys could send me some feedback to my email address I'd really appreciate it! I want to write the best reviews possible!
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