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Ta Ta for Now! (Stories about Melissa Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Bethany Lopez
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Melissa begins her freshman year with one goal in mind, getting Brian Jackson to be her boyfriend. She will soon learn that things don't necessarily turn out the way you plan them, the value of true friendship, and the importance of family.

The Stories about Melissa series is a coming of age series that follows Melissa, her family, and her friends. Similar to Sweet Valley High, each book is novella length. There will be eight books in the series.

Stories about Melissa reading order:

Ta Ta for Now!
Book 5 ~ coming soon

Product Details

  • File Size: 537 KB
  • Print Length: 152 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0056J9WRC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,649 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable for teens and aduts alike... September 9, 2011
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Told from the perspective of reading a teenager's diary, this book tells the story of a young girl wanting a boy and captures the first person perspective of how she goes about that. Raw, witty and emotional, the book's narrative is believing and engaging. It felt written equally accessible to today's teen audiences and adults who want a quick and enjoyable read too. The only thing that felt rushed involved a subplot with the sister that while it moved to a natural point by the end, didn't feel like it had closure. Yet, that said, are diaries ever neatly wrapped up with closure? Truthfully, I wanted to know more about how the main character would continue to help the sister and that may be the reason it felt incomplete to me. Overall it didn't detract from the enjoyment.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great teen reading August 25, 2011
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this is a perfect book for those getting ready to start high school.
It shows what the new kids are going through.
Well written, love the diary format to help get into the head of
the main character. Recommend to all those getting ready to start
high school, and need some reminders they are not the only ones.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great March 2, 2014
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I loved this book very much. This is something I highly recommend to people of all ages. I can't wait to read the rest of the series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS October 27, 2013
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This is a fast paced well written story about a fourteen year old girl named Melissa, her family, and the beginning of her freshman year at Dearborn High School. The protagonist writes in a journal format spilling out her hopes, fears and emotions.

Even as an adult reader, I found myself laughing, crying and sympathizing with Melissa. The oldest child of four, Melissa describes her brothers and sisters: Megan, the seventh grader who has no pride in her appearance, Mikey, the nine year old pesky brother, and Monica, the still adorable five year old baby sister. Her parents take their responsibilities seriously and do their best to guide her.

In the beginning of the story, Melissa has just begun to make journal entries in the book Megan has bought for her birthday. Melissa is apprehensive about the first day of high school, especially because her mother is also a teacher at the school! Her life is a roller coaster. Melissa's best friend Jess has turned into a goth and won't even talk to her. Melissa is desperately trying to get Brian, a star athlete swimmer and football player, to pay attention to her. A new girl named Layla appears eager to befriend her. Melissa's entries are filled with the ups and downs of a teenager's life. There are boy troubles, family quarrels, parental disputes and problems at school.

Many of the lessons learned are not acquired without grief or hardship, but we are introduced to a young lady who is doing her best to find out who she is and how she can fit it without losing her own identity. Bethany Lopez does a good job of delineating the joys and fears as well as the trials and tribulations of a fourteen year old high school freshman. Story action moves along quickly and the sub plots involving supporting characters are seamlessly interwoven.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Can't wait for the next book October 27, 2013
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I think all teenage girls should read the series. Book 1 dealt with bullying , alcohol and boyfriends. Bethany Lopez wrote real as "Melissa" , you could really see and hear where Melissa was coming from and what she was dealing with.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fluffy September 21, 2013
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It was engaging enough for me to read it. (I don't necessarily get into Young Adult) but after reading the news every day it was nice to read something fluffy. :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stories about Melissa August 17, 2013
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I TOO found myself at that age fighting with my brother and my sister's. I also got into fights at school to. I was a tomb boy and I didn't want anyone hurting my feeling. In today school we have a lot of bulling kids and I look at my life and said I was one. So I try to teach my son not to be that way.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this August 16, 2013
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I chose this rating because this describes what teenage girls go through starting high school and it was funny and sad and really fun.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book!!!
Published 1 month ago by Mandy
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
fun easy read! Wish the other books would come on sale! =)
Published 2 months ago by Nailtech85
5.0 out of 5 stars Great start to a series.
4.5 stars
What a trip down memory lane. I don't usually read or listen to young adult books but I was really pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this one. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Artfullee
3.0 out of 5 stars Teen novel
Realistic story about teenage love and disappointment.
A good read for teens who can relate to the main character. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Fan
5.0 out of 5 stars Great YA read!
Not my usual kind of read, but really enjoyed this book. A wonderful story about a teenage gir'ls struggle with family, love, friends, and high school. I'll recommend this book!
Published 6 months ago by T_Barber
2.0 out of 5 stars Worst things like ever
Just really boring and drag along skipped like everything really boring half of the things didn't even make sense. So I give it a 2
Published 8 months ago by Blessing
3.0 out of 5 stars Alaskagirl
The book was interesting to see it from another point of view...other then mine lol lol. The book is for younger kids but was interesting to read
Published 8 months ago by alaska girl
2.0 out of 5 stars Annoying, shallow, and childish characters
I'm really disappointed right now. I'd seen a lot of good reviews for this book. I thought it was going to be a short but awesome read to fill my time. Wrong. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
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More About the Author

Award-Winning Author Bethany Lopez began self-publishing in June 2011. She's a lover of all things romance: books, movies, music, and life, and she incorporates that into the books she writes. When she isn't reading or writing, she loves spending time with her husband and children, traveling whenever possible. Some of her favorite things are: Kristen Ashley Books, coffee in the morning, and In N Out burgers.

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