November 5, 2009
TMI by Sarah Quigley
Ok, so Becca has this huge problem of over-sharing. She speaks EVERYTHING that is on her mind, which she didn’t realize was such a bad thing until she experienced some of the biggest mistakes of her life so far, can she stop this problem of babbling to anyone that would listen?
Lucky for Becca, she has a best friend, Katie, who has been through all the TMI—to much information moments that Becca has shared with her. Becca has a load of embarrassing moments that the “popular group” remind her of everyday. So in addition to her one friend, Becca comes across the “new kid” which totally looks like a rocker in the future, he immediately becomes part of the group, but he also has a secret of his own.
So this book definitely shares information that you really did not need to know and it would have been fine if you just didn’t hear it (or read it.) I love how the character Becca just goes all out and explains everything in detail and you can probably expect to laugh at her stories, moments, and life.
In the end Becca realizes that she needs boundaries. She concludes that she can hurt a lot of the people that she loves and it takes more than saying sorry to get them back. This book portrays the strength of friendship, trust, boundaries, and to learn to let go.
Age Recommendation: Grades 10+
Publisher: Dutton Children’s Books
Rating: 5 Stars
TMI is in the WHS Library!