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ISBN: 0545053625
Author: Katie Finn
Language: English
Publisher: Point (October 1, 2008)
Pages: 244
Category: Growing Up & Facts of Life
Subcategory: Kids
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 828
Size Fb2: 1912 kb
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Katie Finn's Top 8 was an intriguing book that i never wanted to put down. Katie Finn made this book interesting with a teenage point of view. She used a Friendverse profile format in parts of the book giving it a new edge.

Katie Finn's Top 8 was an intriguing book that i never wanted to put down. It started with Madison MacDonald who is a 16 year old girl living in Connecticut. Her life seemed perfect; she had a new boyfriend Justin (of 17 days), the lead in the school's next production, and three amazing best friends (Ruth, Lisa, and Schuyler).

Jane Austen My phone rang as I was heading out of rehearsal, saying goodbyes to Ginger, Sarah, Mark and the rest of the theater kids, who seemed to be on the path to forgiving me.

Katie Finn ole Megin and Jamie scandal, it was clear I was becoming old news. I looked down at the display and saw that it was my mother. As I mentally scrolled through anything I might have forgotten to do, or had done that I shouldn’t have, I answered the phone. Hi Mom, I said, heading over to Judy. Hi hon, she said, sounding harried.

2008) (The first book in the Top 8 series) A novel by Katie Finn. Madison MacDonald is seriously freaking out. Madison MacDonald 16 Putnam, CT. Status: Single? About Me: Everything in my life was working out. I had my three best friends, a brand-new boyfriend, and the lead in the school play. Aside from that history paper I hadn't started, things felt perfect. Then I returned from spring break to find my Friendverse profile hacked.

Profile name: Madison MacDonald Age: 16 About me: Just your everyday suburban girl, who loves her boyfriend, friends, acting in school plays, and Friendverse, the hottest social networking site online. Who's in my Top 8: All my best friends (and maybe some of my worst enemies). Why you'll want to read this book: When my adorable Friendverse page is hacked into, my world gets turned upside down.

Top 8: Book 1 (eBook). by Katie Finn (Author). Category: Children & Teens. Top 8 Book 3: Unfriended (eBook). Released: October 1, 2010.

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Katie Finn is the author of TOP 8, WHAT'S YOUR STATUS?, and UNFRIENDED. She lives, writes, and drinks far too much coffee in Los Angeles, California. Country of Publication.

Katie Finn is the author of TOP 8, WHAT'S YOUR STATUS?, and UNFRIENDED. Children's & Young Adult Fiction.

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Social networking sites are THE place to be for today's teens -- this fun, juicy novel explores the ups, downs, and scandals of a group of friends online!Madison MacDonald is seriously freaking outMadison MacDonald16Putnam, CTStatus: Single?About Me:Everything in my life was working out. I had my three best friends, a brand-new boyfriend, and the lead in the school play. Aside from that history paper I hadn't started, things felt perfect.Then I returned from spring break to find my Friendverse profile hacked. Someone clearly out to ruin me had spilled the most damaging secrets - AND posted the worst photos of me ever taken - online.

Comments:

ladushka
I bought this for my daughter and she really enjoyed it. I would definitely recommend this for any age group.
Raelin
When I first started this book I thought it would be like all the other books about hacking! Boy was I wrong! This book is a must have because right when you think things will die down, the story picks up again! This is a MUST READ!!!!
Roru
I haven't finished the book yet but,so far so good! It is dramatic and relatable if you have ever had drama!
Ishnsius
I chose this book because of the title. When i went threw the isles of books the title caught my eye.

Katie Finn's Top 8 was an intriguing book that i never wanted to put down. It started with Madison MacDonald who is a 16 year old girl living in Connecticut. Her life seemed perfect; she had a new boyfriend Justin (of 17 days), the lead in the school's next production, and three amazing best friends (Ruth, Lisa, and Schuyler). But her life turned sour when Mads came back from her spring break trip and found her Friendverse profile had been hacked. Whoever hacked her profile broke up with Justin, had shared horrible pictures of her, and had spread other people's secrets. Ultimately whoever did it tried to destroy Madison's Reputation.
From that point on she is tried to solve the hacking mystery, convince Justin they are meant to be, and to somehow convince everyone to forgive her. But she soon learns that the answer you’re looking for is right in front of you.

The Conflict in the story is both Man vs. Man and Man vs. Self. Someone was trying to destroy Madison's life by hacking her profile and turning everyone against her. But ultimately it's up to Madison to figure out who hacked her, make amends with those who were hurt, and choose to listen to her heart or her head.

I believe the theme of this book is to be careful with what you say and who you say it to, because what you say could come back to haunt you. Madison defiantly learns that talking behind other people's backs just causes more problems.

I think that Madison’s laptop represents a form of security. No one expects that they could be a victim of hacking, yet it happens all the time. All of her personal information was trusted on her laptop which ended up helping the hacker. She was so comfortable and trusting that no one would take advantage of her that in the end she set herself up for a downfall.

Review from High School...

Katie Finn made this book interesting with a teenage point of view. She used a Friendverse profile format in parts of the book giving it a new edge. The language was very easy to read and understandable. The book was in Madison's point of view which gave insight to what she was thinking but didn't want to say.

This book was a very interesting book from beginning to end. At the moments you thought were going to be predictable a curve ball was thrown. It was a story of a girl who had to learn many lessons about friendships and relationships. I would recommend this book to teen girls and older. Many girls who have social networking sites can relate to Madison's situation and enjoy the ups and downs she faces.
Dorizius
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3.5 stars.

Diversity Rating: 0 – What Diversity?

Racial-Ethnic: 0
QUILTBAG: 0
Disability: 0
Intersectionality: 0

So I found Katie Finn’s (aka Morgan Matson’s) most recent offerings a bit wanting, but that didn’t stop me from wanting Top 8 because some days, you just want a social media mystery novel. Or any book with social media as a major plot point. I’ve got to admit, Finn surprised me! The beginning is very rough, but the payoff is worth the initial pain.

I’m a big fan of abandoning books and regularly abandon books that don’t get off to a good start after 50 or even 100 pages and don’t seem likely to improve. Top 8 was nearly a DNF itself because the characters seemed too shallow and insufferable, but my gut told me to stick with it. Thank goodness for that! Madison’s narrow-minded judgmental ways get subverted and challenged by everyone nine ways to Sunday and she comes to realize exactly how terrible of a person shes been. For talking about the theater kids behind their backs, they nearly band together to kick her out of the play she earned the lead role in; the prom committee head she thought of as stuck up and passive-aggressive is simply driven and not that different from Madison herself. Side characters often get the characterization shaft of one or maybe two standout traits, but Finn manages to give everyone a touch of depth.

Though I made fun of Top 8 by calling it Stock Photos: The Novel for just how many profile pics for these teen characters are obvious stock photos, I still had plenty of fun while reading. I can’t judge the quality of the mystery because I got spoiled via accidental look at the last page, but I wasn’t screaming the hacker’s identity at Madison and even second-guessed myself thanks to strong red herrings that turn the aforementioned characters who come off as stereotypes into people.

Don’t touch this if you’re tired of Rich White People Problems, though. You’ll make yourself ill with rage. Madison and her friends Ruth, Lisa (whose insistence of dropping French words all the time complete with accent is constant and constantly annoying), and Schuyler all possess serious privilege and it goes unchecked. Schuyler in particular has a habit of tossing her phone out her car window while she drives because she doesn’t want to be caught texting and driving by cops. Most parents (including mine, who were a little mad my phone broke on accident during a bad fall, though their anger was more at my phone being post-warranty, pre-upgrade) would be pissed, but Schuyler’s okay because her dad has enough money to buy replacement phones in bulk.

No poor people, no QUILTBAG people, no POC people except for two you literally only know are POC due to their profile pics/stock photos because they’re never described in the book, no disabled people,… This book is whiter than the whitest person you know and seemingly unaware of its own glaring privilege.

Will I acquire the next book in this trilogy? Hell yeah! It’s crackish fun you can’t put down no matter how much its privilege angers you once you’ve gotten far enough in. It’s a shame Finn’s novel didn’t see more popularity or being more social media-focused YA novels into being.

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