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One night that changes everything /

One night that changes everything /
Barnholdt, Lauren.
Copies: 2; Reserves: 0

A shy high school junior spends a frenzied night trying to retrieve her private notebook from a vengeful ex-boyfriend.
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Control No. 717572
LCCN 2009041828
ISBN 9781416994794 (hardcover)
ISBN 1416994793 (hardcover)
Author Barnholdt Lauren
Title One night that changes everything / -- Lauren Barnholdt.
Edition Statement 1st Simon Pulse hardcover ed.
Publisher Information New York : -- Simon Pulse, -- 2010.
Physical Description 242 p. ; -- 22 cm.
Summary A shy high school junior spends a frenzied night trying to retrieve her private notebook from a vengeful ex-boyfriend.
Subject Dating Social customs Fiction
Subject Revenge Fiction
Subject Diaries Fiction
Subject - Local Young adult literature

 annotations (4)

Annotation 1 A shy high school junior spends a frenzied night trying to retrieve her private notebook from a vengeful ex-boyfriend.

Annotation 2 A shy high school junior spends a madcap night trying to retrieve her private notebook from a vengeful ex-boyfriend.

Annotation 3 A shy high school junior, Eliza Sellman, spends a frenzied night trying to retrieve her private notebook from her vengeful ex-boyfriend Cooper, in a hilarious and sweet teen novel by the author of Two-Way Street.

Annotation 4 A hilarious and sweet teen novel by Lauren Barnholdt, the author of two-way street.


 reviews (4)

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2011 Spring
After a bad breakup and an Internet snafu, Eliza's super-secret notebook, listing everything she wishes she could do but is too afraid to try, is stolen by her ex-boyfriend's clique. In one twelve-hour night, they goad her into doing some of the "humiliating" tasks named therein to get it back. The raucous, all-night excursion is far-fetched, but Eliza's facing of fears is empowering. Copyright 2011 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Kirkus Reviews 2010 June #2

Eliza, 17, loses her possessions on a regular basis. None of them, however, matters as much as her purple notebook. Her notebook is where she lists the things she would love to do but is most afraid of doing, from asking a random guy to dance at a club to kissing a secret crush. Via text messages, she learns that her notebook is in the hands of her evil ex-boyfriend, Cooper. He and his friends, who are some of the most popular boys in school, threaten to make the contents of Eliza's notebook public unless she spends one night doing some of the things on her list. How Eliza goes about trying to overcome her fears is both hilarious and inspiring; readers will rejoice with her when she sees that she's survived and boosted her bravery. The frankly funny dialogue, related in Eliza's first-person voice, provides more laugh moments while ably delineating character. A satisfying look at what it means to face your fears. (Fiction. YA)

Copyright Kirkus 2010 Kirkus/BPI Communications.All rights reserved.

PW Reviews 2010 July #1

In Barnholdt's (Two-way Street) silly rom-com, set over the course of one wild night, high school junior Eliza loses her secret notebook, where for years she's collected lists of everything she's afraid of doing. A group of notorious mean boys finds it, and they send Eliza on a night out where she's forced to live out her fears--threatening to publish the journal online if she doesn't comply. While the fear journal makes an enticing (if not entirely believable) plot device, the dares themselves are generally so banal--asking a gorgeous jerk to dance at a club, singing karaoke, kissing another jerk at a party, posting a bikini picture online--that there's no real opportunity for Eliza to achieve any significant emotional growth. A lack of character development may further deflate readers' emotional investment in Eliza's drama, as well as the series of events that is supposed to shepherd her back into the arms of her ex-boyfriend, who both broke her heart and played a role in her notebook's going missing in the first place. Ages 14–up. (July)

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SLJ Reviews 2010 October

Gr 9 Up—Eliza's parents are out of town for the weekend and the high school junior is looking forward to a Saturday night hanging out with her two best friends. Instead she discovers that her private notebook has been stolen; in it, she has written down all her fears since she was 12. Tyler, president of a secret society at school, is threatening to post it online, unless she does exactly as he says. He is exacting revenge for something she posted online about Cooper, a fellow society member and her ex-boyfriend. And what about Cooper? Whose side is he on? The evening turns out to be an all-night madcap adventure as the girls traipse all over the Boston area so that Eliza can kiss a hottie in a bar, pose in a bikini for an online posting, and more. In the end, she discovers that facing one's fears isn't so scary after all. This is a fun read in which parents are virtually nonexistent, high schoolers act a lot like college students, and readers waffle between rooting for the likable Eliza and thinking that she is so clueless that she half deserves what she gets. Like Reality Chick (2006) and Two-Way Street (2007, both S & S), Barnholdt has given readers another lighthearted window into contemporary teen life.—Ragan O'Malley, Saint Ann's School, Brooklyn, NY

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