Saturday, November 3, 2012

RABT: "texting tyler" by rebecca rembish Book Review/Guest Post/Giveaway (ends 11/5) WW

YA Contemporary Romance
Title: Texting Tyler
Author - Rebecca Rembish

Date Published: 8/29/12


Christopher Clarke is the nicest guy Amy Fallon has ever met. He is handsome, smart, funny, an all-around great guy. Tyler Clarke is hot. So why is Amy, one of the smartest girls in school, so clueless when it comes to realizing who she is truly falling in love with? Or better yet, who’s falling in love with her.
Amy is forced to spend the week at her grandmother’s house in Arizona. She returns home to New York with a closer bond to her grandmother, with a best friend who she adores and with a boyfriend who she believes is everything she has ever dreamed of. After months of communication with the two new men in her life, things finally seem to be falling in to place for Amy. That is, until she starts to realize whom her heart is truly longing for. When she returns to Arizona almost a year later, things don’t go quite as planned when she is blindsided not only by the death of her grandmother, but learns the truth behind the text messages from Tyler. With time, and a little help from her grandmother’s memory we are able to see if her broken heart can heal and get Amy back on the course she was destined for.

“I can’t wait.” Amy was genuinely excited.
They walked out to the parking lot and said their goodbyes.
“See ya tomorrow!” Dana shouted to them as they were walking away. 
“Okay!” Amy yelled back. They had just left and she already couldn’t wait to see them again the next day.
“They’re cool, right?” Chris asked. 
“Very,” Amy answered right away. 
Chris puffed his chest out. “I knew you’d like them. I could tell they really liked you too.” 
They waited by the car for Tyler, who took his time walking over to join them. He moved slowly, clicking the doors open with his key chain. They were all about to get in the car when Tyler turned to Chris. 
“Hey man chuck this for me.” Tyler held out the soda cup he was slurping on during the movie.
“Chuck it yourself,” Chris said.
“Then walk home,” Tyler said matter-of-factly.  
“Just give it to me.” Chris huffed as he took the soda cup from his brother and walked over to the trashcan. 
Amy and Tyler got in to the car shutting the doors. She heard a click and looked over at Tyler who was laughing. “Watch this,” he said to her.
A moment later Chris came back and opened the door to the car. Clunk, it wouldn’t open. 
“Unlock the door,” Chris said through the window. 
Tyler ignored him.
“Open the door,” Chris said impatiently.
Tyler clicked the button back and forth quickly. Chris went to open the door. Clunk, it wouldn’t open. 
Amy shifted uncomfortably in her seat. Tyler looked over at her and lifted his eyebrows at her as he continued to laugh. 
“Tyler, I swear to God man. Why you doing this?” Chris asked shaking his head. 
Amy felt bad for him. Tyler continued to ignore him and started the car. Amy looked out the window at Chris giving him a sympathetic look. Tyler put the car in drive and drove forward a few feet. Chris walked forward a few feet and knocked on the window. 
“Come on man please,” Chris begged. 
Tyler clicked the door and this time Chris was able to get in. “You’re such a puss Chris. I shoulda made you walk home.” Tyler laughed at him before turning the volume of the music up high so that no one was able to talk the entire ride home. 
Amy felt her phone vibrate in her pocket and she slid the phone out to see a text from Chris. 
texting tylertexting tyler by Rebecca Rembish

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Okay, this is definitely a book for the young set.  I am 38, and I really struggled to get into this book.  There are no sex scenes, and the profanity is not too bad.  But for me, the subject matter, characters, and story just didn't connect with me.

As far as the writing, young adults should absolutely love it.  Much of the conversation is told through texts, and I think that is definitely relatable to today's young people.  And I am sure that Chris, Tyler, and Amy will be characters with whom young adults are very familiar.  In any high school, you can find these personalities in the hall, in the locker room, etc.  

I found some of the things that were said and done (even in fun) rather cruel, but I guess that is the way young people interact.  I did find the tiny bit of mystery interesting, and I figured it out right before that mystery was revealed.  I kept wondering about the title and how it related to the story.  So I will say that the author did that part exactly right.

This is a book for teenagers and possibly young college students.  It is an easy read, and there is no doubt young adults will love it.  If you are older than that, you may or may not like the book.  It all depends what your taste in books is.  Thought not for me, I can think of many students I have had over the years who would have loved this book!

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.  I was not financially compensated, and I all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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Rebecca Rembish

Author Bio:
Rebecca Rembish is a stay at home mom to a mini super-hero. To help balance out her adventurous days with a pre-schooler and grown-up married life, she escapes by writing Young Adult Romantic Fiction. 

She is a compulsive nail biter, who makes daily trips to 7-11 for blueberry coffee. Rebecca grew up in Rockland County, New York, and now resides in New Jersey with her husband and son. Although Rebecca loves to text, amazingly, she and her husband of ten years have never once sent each other a text message. 
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