Textrovert

Textrovert

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It's bad enough when high-school senior Keeley grabs the wrong phone while leaving her small town's end-of-summer fair. It's even worse when she discovers that the phone she now has belongs to the obnoxious, self-centered Talon and that he's just left for football camp...with her phone. Reluctantly, the two agree to forward messages for a week. And as Keeley gets to know Talon, she starts to like him. Keeley learns there's more to Talon than the egocentric jock most people see. There's more to Keeley, too. Texting Talon, she can step out of the shadow of her popular twin brother. Texting Talon, she can be the person she's always wanted to be. Sparks fly when the two finally meet to exchange their phones. But while Keeley has been playing a part online, Talon has been keeping a secret. He has a different connection to Keeley---one that has nothing to do with phones, and one that will make their new relationship all but impossible. Knowing what she now knows, can Keeley trust him? And can love in the present erase mistakes of the past?
Publisher: Toronto : KCP Loft, an imprint of Kids Can Press, 2017
ISBN: 1771387351 (hardback)
9781771387354 (hardback)
Branch Call Number: Y SUMMERS
Characteristics: 234 pages ; 24 cm

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Oct 04, 2017

When Keeley accidentally picks up the wrong phone at the end of summer fair, things get interesting. She finds out that a guy named Talon has her phone and has just gone on a week long football camp. As they text, they both become the people they wish they could actually be. But when true identities are revealed and secrets come out, will they be able to bet against the odds and be together or will this be the end of what would have been Keeley's perfect relationship?
A really quick and cool read about two teens falling in love after swapping phones. I loved how it was written through paragraphs but also through their text messages. Also cool how this author based this book off her work on the website wattpad. Rating 4 out 5 stars. 
- @Fallenangelhushhush of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Overall it was a pretty nice book and the text bubbles added some uniqueness factor for sure.

So this book takes place when high school senior Keeley loses her phone at a fair and gets introduced to Talon, a witty and amusing football player who is also in high school. They start to text each other only for the means of getting their respective phones back but then as the story goes on, their relationship blooms into more than friendship.
What I liked about the book was that it explored different conflicts of not only boyfriend/girlfriend but the trust in it. I admire Kelly's bond with her brother Zach and her hardship as she still doesn't know what she wants to do in the future. I think it's something that many people can relate to, in particular young adults.
What I didn't like about the book was that it was predictable about the plot between some of the characters, and I honestly wanted to see some more plot twists in it.
The quality of this book was decent, the characters were nice, the conflicts were relatable and the story was well written all the way though. The foreshadowing was very clear, and I personally think it was a good book.
In my opinion, a person who will like this book is someone who enjoyed the high school setting and romance stories. I rate this to be recommended.

It was an interesting book with some twists and turns. The main two characters were unlikable but the supporting characters were well written.
Keely is an introvert with few friends. She swaps phones accidentally with a rude but funny football player. They develop a friendship but she finds out he is lying about his identity.
I didn’t like how ignorant Keeley was. Talon was rude to her and she didn’t care. He essentially ruined another girl’s life by sending revealing photos of her to people and Keely forgave him! He was a jerk and treated her badly. It was a terrible relationship.
The book had a very good premise that is very enticing. There were some funny one-liners that made me laugh. The brother/sister relationship of Keeley and Zach was well-written and enjoyable. The plot twist was very surprising but it made sense.
The book is good for teenage girls who want a quick romance book to read.
(Reviewed by Samantha for the Cloverdale Teen Book Review Project)

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