Reviews for Confessions of a Blabbermouth


School Library Journal Reviews 2007 November

Gr 7 Up -Tasha deals with stress in a variety of ways. When this book opens, she has just thrown an iron out of the window upon learning that her mother is bringing home yet another new boyfriend for her to meet. But such physical reactions aren't the norm; usually she deals with her problems by writing about them in her blog, Blabbermouth. Many people (including her mother) read it regularly, so whenever Tasha uses it to vent her feelings, word spreads like wildfire. Many parts of this story are laugh-out-loud funny, and Tasha's witty words keep the pace moving quickly. The plot slows down when she learns that Mom's new boyfriend, Jed, and his daughter, Chloe, share a secret, and through uncovering and exposing this secret (through Blabbermouth, naturally), Tasha helps to change Chloe's life and form a real friendship with her. The dialogue, and especially the humor, rings true. Alexovich's black-and-white artwork reflects both the frenetic action and the emotional angst of the tale. This book is a highlight of the Minx line, and every graphic-novel collection should have at least one copy.-Andrea Lipinski, New York Public Library

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