HjemGrupperSnakMereZeitgeist
Søg På Websted
På dette site bruger vi cookies til at levere vores ydelser, forbedre performance, til analyseformål, og (hvis brugeren ikke er logget ind) til reklamer. Ved at bruge LibraryThing anerkender du at have læst og forstået vores vilkår og betingelser inklusive vores politik for håndtering af brugeroplysninger. Din brug af dette site og dets ydelser er underlagt disse vilkår og betingelser.

Resultater fra Google Bøger

Klik på en miniature for at gå til Google Books

Watch Me af Lauren Barnholdt
Indlæser...

Watch Me (udgave 2010)

af Lauren Barnholdt (Forfatter)

MedlemmerAnmeldelserPopularitetGennemsnitlig vurderingOmtaler
784344,953 (3.61)1
She thinks she has nothing to hide... Ally has everything under control. She's about to move into a house full of strangers and have her life broadcast to the world, but as long as she still has her long-distance boyfriend, Corey, nothing can go wrong. Nothing, that is, until Ally starts spending time with her housemate Drew, the hot and sensitive guy who always seems to be around when she needs someone the most. As suspicions and lies start pulling Ally and Corey apart, she's not sure if she can trust anyone, not even herself. Ally is about to learn the hard way that life is what happens when everyone is looking, and it doesn't always capture her good side....… (mere)
Medlem:DaddyRobz
Titel:Watch Me
Forfattere:Lauren Barnholdt (Forfatter)
Info:Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (2010), Edition: Reissue, 304 pages
Samlinger:Dit bibliotek, Skal læses
Vurdering:
Nøgleord:Ingen

Work Information

Watch Me af Lauren Barnholdt

Ingen
Indlæser...

Bliv medlem af LibraryThing for at finde ud af, om du vil kunne lide denne bog.

Der er ingen diskussionstråde på Snak om denne bog.

» See also 1 mention

Viser 4 af 4
I hadn't listened to an audiobook in a long time and thought this one would be a good one to start with. (I usually love audiobooks that are chick lit or romance.) I got it from the library so I figured no harm no foul.

This book was just what I expected it to be. Cute, light, maybe with a couple of good plot twists. The girls are cute and the boys are cute and everyone is cute. But hey, every once and awhile you just need a book like that. The reality t.v. twist was kind of cool. I couldn't even begin to imagine what it would be like to have a camera following my every move. Ugh. That would be terrible. That aspect could have been a bit more developed though. But it wasn't as if the book couldn't be enjoyed because of that.

The characters were not developed all that deeply. Especially the characters of James and Simone; even though they weren't super main characters it would have been nice to see a bit more of what they were like. My favorite character was defiantly Drew. I loved his back story and the way he seemed to view life. I also LOVED the chemistry with him and Ally.

In terms of plot, it was predictable. Comedy romance to a "T." I think I would have liked it less if I had just read the book and not listened to it. Since I learn best through sound, I can more easily pictures scenes when they're read to me. I could so picture this as a movie. I actually think it would be a great movie, or even a t.v. series.

Finally, I can't do an audiobook review without talking about the narrator. I don't have the name of the narrator to Watch Me handy. All I can say was her voice was just a little annoying. Nothing too bad though, and I've heard way worse. After about a couple of chapters, you get used to it and it no longer took away from the story.

Overall, listen/read Watch Me if you like romance/Chick Lit and are in for a predictably cute story about a girl who just happens to find herself on reality t.v.. ( )
  pianofreak95 | May 6, 2012 |
Not the greatest books by Barnholdt, but still pretty good. The Main character sort of bugged me, but the whole plot and the rest of the characters made up for that. :-) ( )
  DamarisGCR | Mar 7, 2012 |
Originally Posted on Strawberry Splash Book Reviews

The first book I read by Lauren Barnholdt was Sometimes It Happens that just came out so I thought I would try reading some of her other books. I loved this book just as much as I loved Sometimes it Happens.

I think the characters in this book were generally well developed. Ally's boyfriend from high school, Corey, really bothered me. He just kind of seemed like an asshole and I want to shake Ally and be like YOUR BOYFRIEND IS AN ASSHOLE! I liked Ally though. She was decently relatable. At first I had a hard time distinguishing between her Simone and Jasmine as well as James and Drew. I mean they all had COMPLETELY different personalities but I kept forgetting who did what. Eventually I was able to figure it out but it was tough at first.

I liked the whole reality show aspect of it seeing as I have an unhealthy addiction to them. In the House had a sort of Real World feel to it, in case you need a reference. But also I think the fact that she was on a reality show, it made the book just as predictable as any reality show you would watch. Not saying that it was entirely a bad thing because technically it was sticking to the reality show theme but there weren't too many surprises in this book.

Overall I really liked the plot and the characters (except Corey as I said before) and recommend the book to just about anyone especially if you have a slight addiction to reality TV, like myself.

Note: Just so everyone is aware, this IS the same book as Reality Chick just with a different cover and title. ( )
  Strawberryreviews | Jul 21, 2011 |
In the House is a hybrid of The Real World and Big Brother, and when Ally finds herself as a late addition to the cast, she’s pretty naïve about how it will impact her life. I was a little bothered by this, as she seemed to be a pretty smart girl who would probably realize that being on a nationally broadcast show would mean life wouldn’t be “normal” for her. But, then again, I think I was pretty smart at eighteen and I was naïve about a lot of stuff, so I’m willing to accept this about Ally.
Though most of the story is told from Ally’s point of view as she’s living in front of the cameras (THEN), there are moments after the cameras are gone (NOW) that are interjected into the story. Here’s why I love this: the reader is basically told from the very beginning how screwed Ally is. So when she and Corey have problems, and she finds herself maybe, kinda, sorta, but not really (but yeah she is) attracted to Drew, it’s not like we didn’t know something was going to go wrong with Ally and Corey’s relationship. My point is this: I hate reading a book where it’s obvious that there is a love triangle (of some sort) but it's presented as something that the readers wouldn't see coming. Generally we do, and pretending like it’s a shock can feel patronizing. I feel as though I’m ranting, so I’ll move on. I think it’s sufficient to say I liked the NOW and THEN setup, thank you very much, Lauren Barnholdt!
I think what I love most about this book is that it takes place during Ally’s first semester of college. This is such a monumental time in life; it’s a time when many people begin to spread their wings and explore the world on their own for the first time, a time when life-altering decisions are made, and a time when dreams can be shattered like a skylight in a hail storm. In other words, it’s full of drama. Ally enters life at Syracuse pretty optimistic about the future, confident that she and Corey have a bond that is strong enough to endure long-distance and the scrutiny of viewers all over the country. But when things don’t go as smoothly as she planned – with Corey or otherwise – she’s a bit lost. To counter this (because, well, this is pretty devastating, not the best years of your life like people say college is – though they say that about high school, too, and clearly that’s not true for lots and lots of people), Ally finds purpose. Though she entered college not really having a clue about her future goals, she quickly discovers something she’s passionate about, and good at, too. Although this newfound passion and drive is met with less-than-expected enthusiasm from her family and friends (another thing that is all too real about the college experience), Ally is able to find people who do encourage her and see her potential in this area.
In this book, Barnholdt has found a way to touch upon some pretty big issues, but they never feel so huge because the story has a light feel to it. I zipped through this book in a matter of hours, completely swept up in Ally’s story. ( )
  ericajsc | Jul 17, 2010 |
Viser 4 af 4
ingen anmeldelser | tilføj en anmeldelse
Du bliver nødt til at logge ind for at redigere data i Almen Viden.
For mere hjælp se Almen Viden hjælpesiden.
Kanonisk titel
Originaltitel
Alternative titler
Oprindelig udgivelsesdato
Personer/Figurer
Vigtige steder
Vigtige begivenheder
Beslægtede film
Indskrift
Tilegnelse
Første ord
Citater
Sidste ord
Oplysning om flertydighed
Forlagets redaktører
Bagsidecitater
Originalsprog
Canonical DDC/MDS
Canonical LCC

Henvisninger til dette værk andre steder.

Wikipedia på engelsk

Ingen

She thinks she has nothing to hide... Ally has everything under control. She's about to move into a house full of strangers and have her life broadcast to the world, but as long as she still has her long-distance boyfriend, Corey, nothing can go wrong. Nothing, that is, until Ally starts spending time with her housemate Drew, the hot and sensitive guy who always seems to be around when she needs someone the most. As suspicions and lies start pulling Ally and Corey apart, she's not sure if she can trust anyone, not even herself. Ally is about to learn the hard way that life is what happens when everyone is looking, and it doesn't always capture her good side....

No library descriptions found.

Beskrivelse af bogen
Haiku-resume

Current Discussions

Ingen

Populære omslag

Quick Links

Vurdering

Gennemsnit: (3.61)
0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5
3 4
3.5 1
4 3
4.5
5 1

Er det dig?

Bliv LibraryThing-forfatter.

 

Om | Kontakt | LibraryThing.com | Brugerbetingelser/Håndtering af brugeroplysninger | Hjælp/FAQs | Blog | Butik | APIs | TinyCat | Efterladte biblioteker | Tidlige Anmeldere | Almen Viden | 206,009,932 bøger! | Topbjælke: Altid synlig