Technically, you started it / Lana Wood Johnson.
- 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
- 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)
1 current hold with 3 total copies.
|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Moorhead Public Library||Y JOH (Text)||33500013110457||New||Available||-|
|Moorhead Public Library||Y JOH (Text)||33500013110465||New||On holds shelf||-|
|Godel Memorial-Warren Library||ya JOH (Text)||35500006184053||Main||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781338335460
- ISBN: 1338335464
- Physical Description:  pages ; 21 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 
- Copyright: ©2019
A hilarious, snarky, and utterly addicting #ownvoices debut that explores friendship, sexual orientation, mental health, and falling in love (even if things might be falling apart around you). When a guy named Martin Nathaniel Munroe II texts you, it should be obvious who you're talking to. Except there's two of them (it's a long story), and Haley thinks she's talking to the one she doesn't hate. A question about a class project rapidly evolves into an all-consuming conversation. Haley finds that Martin is actually willing to listen to her weird facts and unusual obsessions, and Martin feels like Haley is the first person to really see who he is. Haley and Martin might be too awkward to hang out in real life, but over text, they're becoming addicted to each other. There's just one problem: Haley doesn't know who Martin is. And Martin doesn't know that Haley doesn't know. But they better figure it out fast before their meet-cute becomes an epic meet-disaster...
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 May #2
Debut novelist Johnson experiments with format in this YA romance, told exclusively in text messages. You would think that when high-school junior Haley receives a text message out of the blue from Martin Nathaniel Munroe II, it would be a pretty straightforward exchange. The problem is there are two Martin Nathaniel Munroe IIs in her grade. Haley assumes it's the other Martin, and Martin doesn't know at first that Haley thinks he's the wrong one. When Martin finally realizes the mix-up, it might be too late to come clean about who he really is and express his true feelings for Haley. As the entire novel is an exchange between just two people, readers may be playing catch-up to discern what has happened in between texts. The incorporation of other voices (or texters) could have helped flesh out the story more, and the only narrative conflict (a missed or canceled meeting IRL) is overused. Even so, this is an accessible format for reluctant readers. Grades 7-10. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
Lana Wood Johnson was born and raised in Iowa in the time before the internet but has spent the rest of her life making up for that. After years working in wireless communication for companies of all sizes, she now works doing the same for a local youth shelter. Lana lives in Minnesota with her husband and their English bulldog.
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