Finding Cassie Crazy

Finding Cassie CrazyBriefe Schreiben Im Zeitalter Von E Mail Und SMS Em, Lydia Und Cassie Wehren Sich Zun Chst Mit H Nden Und F En Gegen Das Uns Gliche Schulprojekt Doch Schnell Stellt Sich Heraus, Dass Die Wilden Jungs Der Brookfield High Jede Zeile Wert Sind Oder Etwa Doch Nicht Was Kann Man Tun, Wenn Der Traumtyp Zum Alptraum Wird Zuckers E Rache Nehmen Nat Rlich Every four years, I turn into this crazed figure skating fan I remember the 2002 Winter Olympics in particular because I lived and died with Michelle Kwan four years earlier and 2002 was going to be HER year In the long program, Sarah Hughes aka Sarah Who skated first and threw down a flawless performance Triple toe loop triple loop, triple salchow triple loop technically and stylistically, it was pretty damn perfect However, with Michelle Kwan, Sasha Cohen and Irina Slutskaya still waiting to skate, I figured Hughes s performance was just the beginning and I was waiting to be blown away by something even greater.I read The Year of Secret Assignments, aka Finding Cassie Crazy, last year and immediately placed it on my I Have Just Read You and I Love You shelf This was before Noelle and I started blogging so I rated it 4 stars and moved on to my next read However, after revisiting Feeling Sorry for Celia last week, I decided to reread and review Secret Assignments Well, knock me over with a Sarah Hughes triple salchow because not only did it hold up on reread, it was even better than I remembered I knew it was good, but after a year of blogging and reading too many Sasha Cohens,
Also known as The Year of Secret Assignments and the follow up to Feeling Sorry for Celia Don t you hate it when books have different titles for different countries I may hate the book having different titles in different places but that does not alter the fact that I loved the book every bit as much as I did Feeling Sorry for Celia This author has a real talent for writing young adult fiction which is still totally readable by those of us who are no longer young The book is in the format of letters and diary entries and tells of relationships of many kinds We see three girls who have grown up togethe
If you have not yet read the brilliant Finding Cassie Crazy by Jacyln Moriarty, please do yourself a favour, stop reading this pitiful attempt at a review, and go track down a copy Okay Seriously, do it If you ve decided not to immediately take my advice and you re still hanging around this page, alright, I ll try to make it worth your while So, here goes Five Reasons to Read Finding Cassie Crazy you really don t need all five, any one of these will do, but whatever, I m feeling verbose and generous right now. 1 It s Jacyln Moriarty One of my all time favourite writers, I can t even begin to do justice to Moriarty s way with words Sure, I believe that writing is a skill that can be honed and taught, but I m also positive that there are people out there who simply have a talent for bringing stories to life and a gift for expression Jaclyn Moriarty is just such a writer She writes laugh out loud dialogue, tight, surprising plots, characters that live and breathe on the pages Her novels blend the realistic with the whimsical I d say quirky, but I really dislike the word quirky and come out completely compelling, funny and moving This
GUYS I M NOT EVEN KIDDING THIS IS STILL ONE OF MY MOST FAVOURITE BOOKS EVER.Such a great read I loved the dynamic between the characters, and Lydia was hilarious Such a sass queen Her and Seb are goals because they match each other s crazy SO WELL.Poor Cassie, though What a dud of a penpal.Having the story written through exchanged letters was really clever, and kept things unpredictable which was fun I related to the way some of these things were written Other parts made me laugh out loud Some made me LOL because of how relatable it was.The characters are so light and fun and quirky and Seb was an early favourite that continued to impress I have a favourite quote but I forgot its entirety so I ll add it later and you will appreciate it after the long and tedious wait, I am certain Feel free to beat me t
Australian Title Finding Cassie Crazy For their grade 10 English class at posh Ashbury High, their teacher Mr Botherit has best friends Emily, Lydia and Cassy writing penpal letters to the English students at the rival public therefore dodgy school nearby, Brookfield This is, in part, to help forge a bond between the hostile schools Emily and Lydia, after a rocky start, form friendships of sorts with Charlie and Sebastian, while Cassie gets single line threats from the boy, Matthew, to whom she writes pages.Lydia and Seb give each other secret assignments, something Lydia s been doing with her two best friends for years, and Emily tries to help Charlie with his technique at asking girls out Cassie finally breaks Matthew s silence and finds someone she can really talk to, only to be betrayed by him in the worst way possible Lydia and Emily are out for revenge, and Charlie and Seb are happy to help.The Year of Secret Assignments is absolutely hilarious I laughed out loud for 340 pages while reading this this afternoon it s a quick read because it s so bloody enjoyable yet it has depth and poignancy It s about friendship,
I finished re reading this book for maybe the tenth or hundredth time on the airplane this morning.And I could write down some quirky anecdote about how I came across this book because trust me, going on and ordering whatever looks mildly interesting always makes for a quirky anecdote or I could say how I first walked by Feeling Sorry for Celia about six times before I picked it up and then spent the whole afternoon torn between laughter and empathy, and then started writing a journal of my own to re create the experience except it didn t really work the attempted effort is probably collecting dust under my bed Jaclyn Moriarty was my first Aussie author after Melina Marchetta, and if that didn t cement my permanent love of literature especially the kind that you have to order over an ocean because I m nothing if not high maintenance then I don t know what would.So I could tell you that Jaclyn Moriarty inspired me to write which she did and that she inspired me to be a wonderful person just in life read her blog, because she is one of the most wonderful people that you can get to know through writings about every day life things and that I relate completely to every character that she s ever written even if I haven t been in all of their shoes before
Favourite Quote I like the way you took that whole journey to Balmoral without looking at me once But all the time I felt like you were crinkling the corners of your eyes for me I ADORE this book The Secret Year of Assignments is smart, warm and irresistible funny This is the kind of book that makes you cheeks ache from smiling too much.The Secret Year of Assignments is written in letters, diary entries, emails, notices, transcripts, summons and It is not just one person story but rather three character Emily, Lydia and Cassie Their English teacher starts a pen pal assignment with boys from the rival high school Brookfield And there the fun and rather crazy story begins Jaclyn Moriarty writing is brilliant It s clever story is filled with humour and heart The plot is entertaining and fun but underneath it deals with some deeper issues And despite the fact this book is writing in mixed formats and various points of views, it was never confusing but rather effortless to read.Now the character they are pretty amazing Well crafted and fully alive Em, Lyd, Cassie, Seb and Charlie all of them likeable, quirky and interesting I think there friendship is what really makes them special They would do anything for each and you can t help but wish you were part of their gang.Their is is some romance and it is sweet and real and filled with plenty of awww moments And the guys were definitely crush w
I liked this very much, but I didn t expect less after reading Feeling Sorry for Celia It was partly hilarious, partly cute and chicklitish, partly insightful, deep and disturbing and always interesting and cleverly crafted Highly recommended What puzzled me first was the chronology The novel consists of letters between three boy girl pen pal couples, diary entries, e mails, unsuccessful efforts to fill a notebook for aspiring writers, special agent assignments, a court script and Occasionally the narration quickly changes from one letter exchange to the next, but in other parts there are let s say ten letters going to and fro between the same two persons This results in the followi
I ramble about this book and Feeling Sorry for Celia here but this is the basic gist of itJo s Official Rating.If the first half of this book was a person, I would send them a letter with um. this analogy isn t going to work but I ve already c
Trigger warnings death of a parent in the past , mental health, fat shaming, slut shaming, misogyny, violence off the page but recounted afterwards This feels quite dated now, given that it was first published in 2003 But the epistolary format works surprisingly well, the characters are fun and their friendships felt authentic, and I laughed out loud mul