The Year My Life Went Down the Loo

by Katie Maxwell | Teens |
ISBN: 0843953136 Global Overview for this book
Registered by HunterRyu of West Norriton, Pennsylvania USA on 10/29/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by HunterRyu from West Norriton, Pennsylvania USA on Wednesday, October 29, 2008
You have in your hands a free gift. This book is yours to do with as you wish...read it, share it, keep it, pass it on. Thanks for finding this book! I hope you enjoy reading it as I have and when you're done pass it along for the next dear reader. Have a happy love adventure!!! Happy Reading~! <3

Journal Entry 2 by HunterRyu from West Norriton, Pennsylvania USA on Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Wow. Okay. Has teenage life really changed so much in the 8 years since I was her age or did I just skim through as a social recluse? I enjoyed this book, but I would have liked it more if the WHOLE THING wasn't done in e-mail format. It's a nice touch, and helps us connect with the main girl Emily and her generation, but it gets to be a bit much as the format for the entire book.

I guess my age and wisdom(?) saw the whole Fang/Aidan thing near the beginning, but is she really that dense? Or is it the teenage hormonal self-centeredness? Not every little thing that happens is so dramatic that she should want to die, but I guess at 16 maybe it is for her. I did enjoy the stalking Oded Fehr things, totally hilarious and typical swoony teenager. Her sister and Father are a total trip and I'm glad I'm not related to them.

Also loved the whole language barrier between American and England. We speak the same language, but we really don't.

Journal Entry 3 by HunterRyu at RABCK in Elk Township, New Jersey USA on Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Released 10 yrs ago (3/31/2009 UTC) at RABCK in Elk Township, New Jersey USA

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Mailing this off to fulfill a request by JennyC1230, Enjoy!

Journal Entry 4 by JennyC1230 from Woodstock, Georgia USA on Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Thank you so much! I am looking forward to reading this one! Thank you for the stickers and the bookmark, too! You are one of the people who make Bookcrossing great.

Book Description:

Sixteen-year-old Emily Marie William's life seems to swirl down the loo (toilet) when she moves from Seattle, Washington, to Piddlington-on-the-Weld, England: not only the dark side of the universe, but a country that still has discos! While sharp-witted and clever-tongued Emily feels slighted by the forced relocation, the situation provides mucho drama, drool-worthy love interests and über-coolio comedy. Emily's frantic e-mails to best friend Dru portray her spiraling descent; further exacerbated by placement in the fifth form (with younger classmates; gack!), school uniforms, an "ancient" but overly protective father, a dim-witted but well-meaning mother, a sexually progressive older sister, a perverted underwear drawer poltergeist, snickerers Ann and Bee, and Tash, a promiscuous competitor in Emily's quest to win the heart of hunkalicious Aidan (that is, if she doesn't decide to go for dishy Devon, marry heartthrob actor Oded Fehr, or forget them all and go for Fang first). Gripping, smart-alecky, shocking (not for teacher's pets or the faint-hearted) and at the same time tender, Emily's trials and tribulations will inspire laughter, tears and an understanding of what it's like to be an American teenager in Britain.

Journal Entry 5 by JennyC1230 at Woodstock, Georgia USA on Thursday, March 13, 2014
My Review: This was a fun book! Emily is a typical teen, maybe a BIT more precocious, though. The all e-mail format, was a bit annoying, it might have worked better as a diary, but maybe teen girls don't do that anymore. If you like this one you would probably enjoy the Georgia Nicholson series by Louise Rennison. That's my favorite teen series.

I'm so sorry I've had this one so long before finally reading it.

Sending this book to a bookcrosser who requested it. :-)

Journal Entry 6 by JennyC1230 at RABCK, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom on Thursday, March 13, 2014

Released 5 yrs ago (3/13/2014 UTC) at RABCK, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom

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Sending to JemmaJ, who requested this when I posted what I was reading on Instagram. Enjoy the book!

Journal Entry 7 by JemmaJ at Towcester, Northamptonshire United Kingdom on Saturday, March 22, 2014
Received from JennyC1230 via Instagram - many thanks Jenny! I look forward to reading it!! I need some quick reads!

Journal Entry 8 by JemmaJ at Towcester, Northamptonshire United Kingdom on Sunday, April 20, 2014
An interesting book; I liked the way Katie wrote the book as emails - which may not be to everyone's taste. I like the comparison of UK and USA jargon/slang.

A good quick read!

Journal Entry 9 by JemmaJ at RABCK, RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Monday, May 26, 2014

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RABCK surprise to The Netherlands! I hope that you will enjoy this book!

Journal Entry 10 by Dettie at Castricum, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Friday, June 13, 2014
a great suprise, I suddenly found a book in my mail box.
Thank you very very much Jemma, realy nice of you!
A big kiss for you!

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