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  • Title: Yearbook
  • Author: Ally Condie
  • ISBN: 9781590386903
  • Page: 356
  • Format: Paperback

  • It was the first day of school at Lakeview High, and everyone was afraid of something Michaela Choi was afraid that Ethan Back was never going to ask her out on a date Andrea Beck was afraid that someone would find her weak spot, the chink in her armor She was afraid of knowing what it was herself Principal Downing was afraid she was going to die Julie Reid was afraidIt was the first day of school at Lakeview High, and everyone was afraid of something Michaela Choi was afraid that Ethan Back was never going to ask her out on a date Andrea Beck was afraid that someone would find her weak spot, the chink in her armor She was afraid of knowing what it was herself Principal Downing was afraid she was going to die Julie Reid was afraid that no one would notice her She was also afraid that someone would And there was a deeper, unnamed fear inside her that she couldn t escape a fear that she was nothing and no one Yearbook is a captivating story about relationships and heartaches and fears and ideas and doubts and testimonies and everything that a teenage mind and a backpack can contain But most important, Yearbook is a novel about how everyone has something to offer and something to learn.
    Ally Condie
    Ally Condie is a former high school English teacher who lives with her husband, three sons and one daughter outside of Salt Lake City, Utah She loves reading, running, eating, and listening to her husband play guitar.


    this was a cute book. it was really interesting in the fact that it was told from a lot of characters' points of view. it was one of those mormon books. not that i have anything against them, but they all pretty much have the same plot line :) challenges of faith, getting back on the straight and narrow etc if you've read any of those type you know what i mean. still it was a really good book!!!!!!

    AUTHOR PRESENTATION CATEGORYCondie weaves together the narratives of many different teenagers throughout one year of high school. The jock, the ice queen, the class clown, the goth, the gang's all here. While the book isn't necessarily of great consequence, it is a great first novel for Condie and a well written book. I personally connect best with narratives written in first-person, so while each character doesn't necessarily have a lot of time to talk in the book, I felt connected to them all [...]

    3.5I had a hard time rating this one. I liked it, but it also drove me crazy. I really liked the characters, but was so confused at times. I had to keep referring back to different chapters to try and keep them all straight. I liked hearing their stories through there own point of view, but there were so many to keep track of it didn't seem to flow very well. It was definitely written true to lifed as much as I loved HS I am reminded how glad I am to not still be there. lol :) I look forward to [...]

    3 1/2 starst was the first day of school at Lakeview High, and everyone was afraid of something. Michaela Choi was afraid that Ethan Back was never going to ask her out on a date. Andrea Beck was afraid that someone would find her weak spot, the chink in her armor. She was afraid of knowing what it was herself. Principal Downing was afraid she was going to die. Julie Reid was afraid that no one would notice her. She was also afraid that someone would. And there was a deeper, unnamed fear inside [...]

    I wanted to like this book more, because my daughters enjoyed it so much. but it really wasn't great writing. Most of the male characters were basically the same- sincere, goofy, open (Which personally, I find rare with male teenagers), and sporty. But it was clean and had some interesting developments. It was a little too perfect and preachy to me, but I'm glad books like this exist- better to have good morals and sub-standard writing than bad ones with a higher quality storytelling.

    Lady Ozma
    As first novels go, this work fell in the realm of adequate. Some of the characters held a great deal of depth, while others barely semm 2-D. I want to give the writer props, however, for difficulty in writing styles. Spanning the space of a school year, the reader finds him/herself in the head of a different person each chapter. An attempt to write in so many styles to truly set each character apart is never easy. The author uses journal entries, 1st person narratives, and a poem.The author sho [...]

    Earlier this year, I decided to go back and read all of Ally Condie's work. 'Yearbook' was apparently her first book. It was published by Deseret Book, so it was definitely a departure from her 'mainstream' novels. That said, I really enjoyed reading it.Sometimes the only characters in LDS novels are LDS themselves. In the case of 'Yearbook', I felt there was a very good balance of characters who were both LDS and not, though there was one person who did end up learning about the Gospel and bein [...]

    I'm not quite sure how I feel about this book. I picked it up because it's written by one of my favorite authors, but it ended up not being as good as her other books, which makes sense though because this was her first book. Obviously, it wouldn't be her best, because she was just getting started at the time. This is not to say I didn't like it- I did -it's just that the way the chapters are set up, and there are so many main characters, it's kind of hard to follow. There were also two girls wi [...]

    So at first I was a little hesitant reading this book. I wasn’t sure how I would feel. Even though I am part of the religion I don’t read many LDS (Mormon) books because they tend to feel all the same. What I can say is this book was beautifully written and I liked all the different characters and there perspectives and how each character had a chapter. I did not like that it wasn’t equally shared. I would have loved more about other characters Tyler, Michaela, and Julie to name a few. I l [...]

    This Book is really cool

    4 rather than 3 for how well she was able to keep the different characters' voices distinct in the different chapters

    Nicole Lindsey
    ORAL PRESENTATIONThis story is told through the eyes of multiple people whose stories are all intertwined. Michaela is a 16 year old girl who wants to share the Gospel, and is able to with her new-found friend Julie. She runs cross-country, and falls in love with another Mormon boy named Ethan. However, when Ethan breaks up with her and she breaks her leg running in the same month, she realizes that she has to apply the Atonement to her own life. Ethan is a teenage boy who everyone adores. His p [...]

    An interesting mix. One one hand, the story was okay, the format interesting even if it did make me feel as if I was being robbed of a lot of potential plot, the chracters varied form the very good and true to life to the average teenage saint, the pacing was even good. The narrative was strong, particularly for the better developed characters. One the other hand, the dialogue was horrendous. It was sooo FAKE. No one talks like that, especially not teenagers. These two 17 year old were havign he [...]

    When a new school year starts at Lakeview High, everyone, from students to teachers to Principal Downing herself, come in with their own set of worries, fears, and insecurities. It isn't until their worlds start colliding that they notice how similar they are. Even, the most perfect-looking people, who seem like they have it all together, can be actually falling apart inside. Michaela, Ethan, Dave, Andrea, Grandmother Anne, Avery, Julie, Tyler, the Mr. Thomas', and Principal Downing all learn wh [...]

    I really enjoyed this book. There were so many different characters and they all fit into each others life like little puzzles pieces. I think that is how life is. We never know who is going to be a part of our puzzle and often times when we meet people and they share ideas or their testimony with us, it becomes a missing piece to our puzzle. I felt like the stories were all very different and I liked how the book ended.The quote below is one of my favorites. Jonathan's granparents had this quot [...]

    3.5 Stars I actually really enjoyed this book. It was a realistic, easy-read that contained so many great messages.I loved reading the different points of view of everyone and seeing how they all connected. However, the big time gaps and the tell-not-show style prohibited it from flowing as well as it could have.The story itself didn't have a lot of "oomph", as you could say, but the themes of the novel make up for it. I bumped up my rating from 3 to 3.5 stars solely because of the last chapter [...]

    Becca Purse
    Preview:Yearbook follows the lives of several students and teachers at Lakeview High. Each has their fears and their dreams. All their lives are connected in some way and each finds that they must look outside of themselves and help others to make life more meaningful. At the end of the school year, they all find satisfaction in new friendships, relationships, and accomplishments. Reader Response:I really enjoyed this book. It was very up lifting. Each chapter is from a the point of view of a di [...]

    I find the book yearbook by Allyson condie to be very good at getting the story through the small tiny brain of mine in so many different stories, however there were areas in which the book was not quite as good at drama and suspence. The book was set from Seattle in modern time and was made for Mormon young adults. It was very interesting to have 22 chapters and have different people narrate them the whole time and for chapter 23 to just be yearbook entries for all of the narrator’s of the bo [...]

    I am giving LDS Church books another chance. I like Ally Condie as an author. I think her characters are interesting and her stories intriguing. This book started out really well crafted. I did get lost on who some of the characters were but the previous reader of the book had left notes in the margins describing how they all related and who was a girl or a boy, because sometimes it was not clear. I lost my feeling for the book in the end though. I feel bad about it, bad about myself as a religi [...]

    This one was better than some of the recent LDS fiction I've read, but I'm getting a little discouraged by the general literary quality of LDS fiction. There's a lot of telling and not so much showing, lots of feeling like the books have to involve major conversions and not so much regular life of an LDS person or community. Lots of didacticism, lots of scenes showing them sharing scriptures with each other, which is kind of nice, but the whole of those scenes doesn't add to the plot, unfortunat [...]

    Kyra Nelson
    Oral PresentationYearbook follows the lives of several students from Lakeview High School. Each has their own fears and struggle with their own challenges. Gaining and renewing testimonies is a consistent theme throughout. As far as Ally Condie's LDS fiction goes, I think I liked Being Sixteen better. It was a little weird with this book how you'd have a character there and then they'd just disappear for awhile. I felt like I got a deeper connection with the protagonist when she was just followi [...]

    This book was one of the sweetest books I have read. Considering this is one of Condie's first novels, it is truly brilliant and insightful. I particularly enjoyed that this book was set in my area- something I hadn't realized until I started the story. It also spoke to me because I am a yearbook editor and have many friends of the Mormon religion even though I am not. I could relate to so many characters in this book, as well as locations that it felt like it had been made just for me. It had s [...]

    The first two chapters of this book seemed to be so interesting, but as it went along it didn't seem to sound too realistic for how high schoolers are even if they have a type of faith. I didn't know this book was Mormon-focused, which I am a Christian, so the only thing that really interested me about it was to see how much of the Bible they use as they twist the truth of the gospel. It would be nice to know of teenagers dedicated enough to their faith as these kids were in this story, that's f [...]

    I slurped this book up, staying up 'til 2 am to finish it. It's LDS fiction aimed at teenagers, but with some adult appeal too. For me it was a pleasant trip down memory lane, better than the memory book from my 20 year high school reunion. The story was set in the Seattle area, but I couldn't help visualizing it in my hometown--not surprising since the author is also from there. The characters and plot were realistic and universal, without being sappy or cram-it-down-your-throat preachy. I care [...]

    Hmmm. I thought the writing device of having different chapters from different characters' points of view was a interesting approach to the story. Initially, I wondered how such a method would move the overall story of the book along but it did accomplish that and I liked that part of the story. I really liked all of the characters and their interaction. However, I scan- or skim-read the entire book. Normally (and in this specific instance), that merits 2 stars. Now the question becomes: should [...]

    Alysha Speer
    An awesome book. I loved the way each chapter was from a different person's point of view. It made it all more understandable, and much, much more interesting.I loved how there were people with struggles, and they didn't necessarily get through them, but they figured out how to be happy, how to repent, and how to be forgiven.Between Julia, Mikey, Ethan, Andrea, David, Tyler, and Avery, you pretty much get a variety of everything. Sports, drama, music, love, anger, death. It was powerful and I ca [...]

    I have been reading a lot of deep stuff lately and decided to dive into something young and fun (midlife crisis maybe?). We'll see how this goes. Update: young and "fluffy". A change of pace but certainly not one of my favorites. It did take me back to high school. Each chapter was a different character's page out of their journals so it skips around a lot. A unique style of writing. One student talks of darkness in their life and thoughts of suicide so I wouldn't recommend it for young readers. [...]

    I was excited to read this book, but it turned out to be a disappointment. I liked the idea of having different views from different people about the year in general, but it ended up being too much for me. I think the religious aspect was interesting, but you can't really connect if you are not Mormon. I also felt that Tyler's character didn't really have a place. The rest of the characters somehow clicked together but he didn't. Overall, it was an easy read but not a fun one, therefore I have t [...]

    Katie W
    "Yearbook" was written in a very interesting style, but it actually worked. There were several main characters, both students and faculty, and each chapter was written from one of their points of view. It switched back and forth, yet I was never confused and I thought it was fun to "get into the heads" of several characters, rather than just one person. This story is about a high school year and the ups and downs that each character faced. I really enjoyed it and can't wait to read more by this [...]

    Told from several different viewpoints, this is the story of one year of high school. From the ice princess to the track star to the bad boys' little sister, to the retiring teacher and his son, each chapter gives a slice of one person's reality, and how that effects the people around them. I liked this one. I would hand it to my nephews or nieces without hesitation. There was more a theme than a plot, but the theme (each person effects other people, little things we do and say matter more than [...]

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