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Product Details

  • Paperback: 180 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 17, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1463563388
  • ISBN-13: 978-1463563387
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.4 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,109,801 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

Bethany Lopez is represented by Marisa Corvisiero of Corvisiero Literary Agency.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 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 By Amazon Customer on 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 By Barbara Ann Mojica on 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Phaedra C Seabolt on July 10, 2012
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I received this book as an ARC.

This is a young adult book about a high school freshman. It is written in diary format, and I times feels a little like you are invading someone's privacy. However, I have always had that issue with reading books that are diaries. Due to the format, everything has been written after the fact and there is very little dialogue taking place. My biggest complaint is that there are no dates. I know that is silly especially since when Melissa writes the entries she does try to tell you how much time has passed. I just think that dates would have helped me to follow along a little better.

With that said, the story is all about Melissa and the hardships she faces in the first couple months of her freshman year. Her body has gone through a lot of changes during the summer between middle school and high school, and in typical girl fashion, she is ready to show it off. She is finally feeling confident in her own skin and is eager to enter the world of dating. In particular, she wants to date Brian, a football player and swimmer. She is rather preppy even though she isn't a cheerleader and loves to make herself look good via cute clothes and makeup. What she is not prepared for is for her best friend from forever to decide that she doesn't want to be friends with her, an ok friend to decide to be her best friend, and the boy she likes to actually really like her.

The actual climax comes when her newest friend tries to steal her boyfriend as well as Brian trying to move their relationship to a much more adult level than she's willing to accept. Her ex-best friend from forever returns to her to rekindle their friendship and essentially life returns to the way it was in middle school. It is like reading a high school soap opera. Bethany Lopez captured the essence of a freshman girl perfectly.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Christy @ Captivated Reading Reviews on July 16, 2012
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What a delight, this book was! I signed up to review the third book in this series, Ciao, so I was given the first two to catch up. I really wasn't sure what to expect. But, it wasn't this!

Ta Ta for Now! is a story told, by fourteen-year-old Missy, through a series of her journal entries. Like any "normal" girl's journal, it's not a record of EVERY SINGLE DAY...Just the ones that spark some sort of occurance. And this particular journal and its entries revolve around Missy's start to her high school career and all that that entails.

I think the most endearing thing about this book is that I really did feel like I could be reading a real girl's journal! Ms. Lopez did an AMAZING job at portraying a teeneged-girl pretty accurately, in my opinion. From friend drama, to boy drama, to sibling drama, to issues with parents, I found myself absolutely LOST in Missy's life.

I honestly can't wait to pick up the second installment, XOXOXO because, while we didn't have a "cliffhanger", per se, there are definitely some issues that are going to have to be addressed in the next "journal".

Moreover, I don't think that I'd enjoy this book HALF as much if, Missy-herself, wasn't a delighful, endearing character. I find myself torn between wanting to give her a good tongue-lashing and giving her a big hug. See? Totally appropriate for a book about teen angst.

I'm loving this series so far! Great job, Ms. Lopez!
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