I picked up Sarah Quigley’s TMI after reading a post about it on Cupcakes Take the Cake. And if you’re asking yourself why a cupcake blog would post about a YA book, I’ll just tell you that there is a lot of cupcake baking in this book. At times you have to wonder if these kids do nothing but bake and watch 80s movies.
While I am a fan of the Princess Diaries and the Georgia Nicolson series, I am not generally a fan of the confessional teen lit genre. I was totally drawn in by TMI‘s cover, and like the writer over at CTtC, I too wanted to know why there were cupcakes on the cover.
Like many other teen confessionals, the novel focuses on the mishaps of the diary’s wayward writer. What is different about TMI is that the diary is really a blog, raising all sorts of questions about privacy and how much teens (and adults for that matter) should share on the internet.
Labeled the “Overshare Queen,” Becca decides that it’s time to change her ways and stop sharing so many details. Instead, she decides to create a blog to write her “overshares”. Everything is going great for Becca, she has a medium for expression (and can control the need to blab all the time), and it’s completely anonymous. Except Becca’s anonymous blog isn’t as anonymous as she thinks. High school drama ensues!
For readers who enjoy teen chick lit, this is a quick, fun read.
And now for something completely different… sort of. I just started reading Frances Burney’s Cecilia, so I’m going to be on that one for a while since school is taking up much of my free time.