Nothing Nothing ever happens to Charlotte and Frankie Their lives are nothing like the lives of the girls they read about in their YA novels They don t have flowing red hair and hot romantic encounters never

  • Title: Nothing
  • Author: Annie Barrows
  • ISBN: 9780062668233
  • Page: 133
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Nothing ever happens to Charlotte and Frankie Their lives are nothing like the lives of the girls they read about in their YA novels They don t have flowing red hair and hot romantic encounters never happen let alone meeting a true soul mate They just go to high school and live at home with their parents, who are pretty normal, all things considered But when CharlotteNothing ever happens to Charlotte and Frankie Their lives are nothing like the lives of the girls they read about in their YA novels They don t have flowing red hair and hot romantic encounters never happen let alone meeting a true soul mate They just go to high school and live at home with their parents, who are pretty normal, all things considered But when Charlotte decides to write down everything that happens during their sopho year to prove that nothing happens and there is no plot or character development in real life, she s surprised to find that being fifteen isn t as boring as she thought It s weird, heartbreaking, silly, and complicated And maybe, just perfect.

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    1. Y'all, I'm sorry, but the first five pages of this book are utter and complete trash. I was actually only asked to read this to figure out whether it could be considered MG.Well, nah. This is the author's breakout ya novel after her popular MG Ivy + Bean. But I'm going to be honest: I have a feeling she's tried and failed at YA before. And she got really bitter. At the existence of diversity in YA, I guess??I only didn't quote because I had an arc, not a finished copy. But guess what? I checked [...]

    2. In the parlance of "windows" and "mirrors," I read a lot of "window" books. I read a lot of books about children and teens who aren't growing up like I grew up: who come from afar, or live in poverty, or are haunted by the ghost of a vengeful classmate in 1919. I mean, *shrug* what do you write a novel about? Not about me and my boring life.Which is the total premise of Nothing. The book begins with Charlotte telling Frankie the salient points of the book she's reading, and Frankie goes, 'aaand [...]

    3. This is a combination of Seinfeld and Gidget. No, seriously, work with me here. This is a book about nothing. About ordinary girls, friends, living their regular lives. They have families and homework and boys they like and other friends they hang out with. They talk about stuff, and boys, and go shopping. There's no love triangle. There's no superpowers. There's . . . nothing. One of them is fine with it, the other longs for something a bit MORE.But how is it Gidget? Well, Gidget was written by [...]

    4. I was curious about the premise of this book. Two teenage friends are disenchanted with the predictability of life, and Charlotte decides to write an expose as a school assignment, to prove that it's not all it's cracked up to be. She plans to document what a typical, dull go-to-school life is really like, since there's no plot, no character development, but just a whole lot of mindless repetition. Frankie isn't sure how she'll manage to pull it off, but she's interested to find out, and so was [...]

    5. I have no individuality. I'm a prisoner of my context* 1 / 5When you pick up a book entitled "Nothing", which on the back proclaims to be about two girls to whom nothing ever happens, you probably ought not to be too upset when that's exactly what you get: a book about nothing. It's not like it was trying to hide it, right? But when I put this book down, I was still a bit disappointed to reflect and realise that that was exactly what I had got.Charlotte and Frankie are two normal fifteen year ol [...]

    6. This book is trash. The whole premise of this book is that it’s a book about nothing, told from the perspective of two teenage girls who are chronicling how boring their lives are for a high school project. The book is supposed to be this meta self-aware commentary on YA novels and how their protagonists go through completely unrelatable story arcs and don’t reflect modern teenagers at all, but it ends up being pointless and totally offensive. You know a book is going to be bad when it revea [...]

    7. NOTHING is actually a book that focuses on the lives of two high schoolers where nothing happens in their lives, maybe a little something happens but their life is rather bland. Here starts my problem with the book. By 40%, I had put down, picked up and put down the book numerous times because I could not engage with the lack of anything happening. Reading to the end involved skimming and forced motivation.The book focuses on the friendship between Charlotte and Frankie, both equally bored by th [...]

    8. "And everyone thinks she's hot but she doesn't care, because she has a secret Guess what it is.""Rape, incest," said Frankie in a bored tone. "Or oh my god, she's gay.""Oh my god, she's gay," said Charlotte. "And then she sees a gorgeous Iranian girl with oh my god, scars on her wrists." No.

    9. I bought this book due to the cover and summary alone- but then I read the reviews on here and I regret everythingLMFA NO. This book sounds absolutely terrible- I want my money back and I want to put that money towards better f/f books. What the fuck.

    10. 3.5 Stars I have serious difficulty believing that a teenager didn't write this book.Charlotte and Frankie are in their sophomore year of high school, and they're convinced that everything about their lives is utterly boring. To prove this, Charlotte sets out to write a book documenting their lives, appropriately titled "Nothing." The novel is written in alternating points of view: Charlotte's 'book' is written in first person, and Frankie's life is written about in third person. I actually thin [...]

    11. This was cute! Frankie and Charlotte have the witty banter that is super fun to read. I think that my favorite thing was how believable this book was. Truly the lives of high schoolers are pretty boring. While reading I did think that a little further character development, and explanation were needed. I like the idea of writing a book within a book but honestly I think that this could have gone without that.

    12. Finally! A book that comes with its own cover story!"What are you reading?" "Nothing."The banter between Frankie and Charlotte hooked me before they'd even finished their first conversation. I loved their friendship! They were both fluent in sarcasm, were self-deprecating and funny. They got frustrated with one another. They knew each other so well and supported each other, even when supporting meant tough love. They were real! The way Frankie and Charlotte talked and thought reminded me of a ra [...]

    13. I found this book to be quite adorable and amusing. There were many times it reminded me of a little show about nothing. Our lives are not as exciting as books or movies, but there are still a lot of small, meaningful moments we experience on a daily basis, and that is my take away from this rather charming and amusing tale. I spent a lot of time with a smile on my face as I read this book. I have to attribute a great deal of that enjoyment to Barrows ability to capture the teenage voice so well [...]

    14. All right. What in the world happened here?I mean, Annie Barrows wrote one of my favorite childhood series back when I liked short books and could not lie. Ivy & Bean was fun for those 6 books I read, and I know they brought a lot of joy into lives other than my own. I was excited to see her foray into YA with a book that would seemingly poke fun at all of the tropes in YA we have been rolling our eyes at for years.Despite some warnings beforehand, and me being a little wary of touching the [...]

    15. Dear Annie Barrows,Perhaps this book is intended to be "Ivy and Bean Grow Up Into Foul Mouthed Teens," and perhaps you think it's for the girls who grew up loving those books. Perhaps you think that "writing down everything" said by "the teens who hang around my house," would make them like this book.Maybe. But I think they have better taste than that.On the other hand, who knows? After all, they have adults in their lives who made your awful The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society a b [...]

    16. AS SEEN ON: A THOUSAND WORDS A MILLION BOOKSI received a review copy from Harper Collins India in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own. In Short: I’m a little surprised that a book titled Nothing that promised me NOTHING surprised me when it was ACTUALLY A BOOK ABOUT NOTHING. (And my feelings are SO MIXED UP.)Before I begin talking about this book, do me a favour and close your eyes.Imagine that you’re texting your best friend in a hurry, with disjoint [...]

    17. I'm moved to write a review since so many are TRASH! or BRILLIANT! I neither thought that it was trash (really? I don't even say that about Twilight.) nor brilliant (reserved for Maggie Stiefvater, Laini Taylor, Ryan Graudin, Ruta Sepetys, and the like), but it was fun. Basically, the book is about two sophomores who think their lives are going nowhere fast and never will, and one decides to chronicle their lives for the year to see if they can make something interesting. Now I teach sophomores [...]

    18. DNF at 51%.I told myself I would read this book at least 50% through to see if it would get better, it didn't. The entire premise of this book is a teenage girl writing about her high school life and the fact that nothing happens, and this is literally all the book is about. I kept waiting for something to happen, either for me to click with the narrator, or for an event to take place that would keep me intrigued, but neither of these happened.I get what Barrows is trying to do here, YA books ca [...]

    19. A YA book about two teens who write a book about how nothing ever happens to them? It wasn't mindbendingly gripping. But it was unique in it's realism; a snapshot of what life looks like as a white, middle-class American teen in 2017. And that's not good or bad. It just is. And so is this book.

    20. 2.5 starsFrankie and Charlotte are 15-year-old best friends who live boring lives. Nothing ever happens to them and they don't do anything. To prove this, Charlotte decides to write a book about everything that happens to them that year (or at least September-January). The point: to document the proof that their lives are incredibly boring and not at all like the teenagers in the books/movies they read/see.And, I mean, the point was proven. Very little happened.Generally speaking, I read books f [...]

    21. I tried hard to like this book but it wasn’t for me. A lot of the times when I don’t like books I read other people’s review to get an aspect of what they thought and sometimes it changes my mind to see the novel from their point of view and it did. I’m not too sure which review it was but the reviewer had the analogy of a novel either being a ‘window’ book or ‘mirror’ book. A window book is one where you are on the sidelines watching, never experiencing. A ‘mirror’ book is t [...]

    22. I tried hard to like this book but it wasn’t for me. A lot of the times when I don’t like books I read other people’s review to get an aspect of what they thought and sometimes it changes my mind to see the novel from their point of view and it did. I’m not too sure which review it was but the reviewer had the analogy of a novel either being a ‘window’ book or ‘mirror’ book. A window book is one where you are on the sidelines watching, never experiencing. A ‘mirror’ book is t [...]

    23. I loved the concept of the book and how it's about two high school girls who have a boring life compared to the YA books they read, so they write a book on their life to prove nothing happened, but then realize they are actually exciting after all. I can relate to that, and I was interested in reading this book. But this book "Nothing" is really about nothing. The characters smoke and drink and there isn't really any plot. I read the whole book to see if it got any better but it didn't really, i [...]

    24. I got this book for my birthday. I was attracted to the cover and the blurb at the back of the book. If you read this book you are in for a ride. It’s not what you think it is going to be, even the blurb at the back can’t ready you for the story which is inside.Best friends Charlotte and Frankie are inseparable. All they talk, text non-stop and are always causing trouble. School is ending for the Christmas holiday break and the girls couldn’t be more excited. Although they are used to thei [...]

    25. I received this book as a giveaway.I was curious to see how my beloved Ivy and Bean author did at writing a YA novel about teens who live supposedly normal and boring life, where "Nothing" happens to them. I guess I got what I expected . nothing really happened. The characters were dull, there wasn't much plot, there was a lot of slang, a little mall shopping, some partying, some boy-girl drama, but meh.

    26. PERSONAL RESPONSE:Nothing by Annie Barrows was a good read. The book was a little confusing at first because it had different point of views. I did like how the book went all over the place. There were two main characters that were amazing. PLOT:The main events in Nothing were about two teenage girls going through everyday life. Charlotte was a writing a story about what she and her best friend, Frankie, go through everyday. They mostly just go to school and back. They did hang out at each other [...]

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