Parents' Guide to

ttfn: The Internet Girls, Book 2

By Pam Gelman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Edgy sequel written in IM messages may appeal to teens.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 11 parent reviews

age 16+

Don't be fooled

Packaged for kids in bright colors with charming emoticons, I was shocked and disgusted when I discovered my 9-year old had read most of this book...and that was checked out at her middle-school's library. It's full of very inappropriate situations, sex, profanity, drug use, etc, etc. I would not recommend this- especially for anyone under 16.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
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age 15+


Every page I turned to in this book was inappropriate. It makes me wonder about the author. What adult enjoys writing such trash. Just because this stuff happens in life doesn't mean it's good reading. Brian development regarding making good decisions doesn't form until later (late high school), so having a middle school student read this book is not a good idea. If you think your middle school student needs to learn or discuss these life situations (masturbation, buying drugs, oral sex, etc), then talk to them.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (11):
Kids say (44):

Young teens will be happy to know that SnowAngel, mad maddie, and zoegirl are back in TTFN, a quick read that at times is funny, poignant, and touching. But the intensity of problems shared is lost in the sing-songy rhythm of text messages, complete with graphic smiley faces and dramatic punctuation. The book's format enables the reader to be a voyeur, learning about the deepest secrets of teen girls. It will appeal to younger teen readers who haven't had many of the experiences described here, but the mature material makes it a better fit for high school students. The conclusions are a bit obvious, but the book does impart some nice messages about friendship and being true to yourself.

Book Details

  • Author: Lauren Myracle
  • Genre: Coming of Age
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Amulet Books
  • Publication date: March 1, 2006
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 14 - 14
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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