Mon, March 3, 2014

Hung Up by Kristen Tracy Review

Hung Up book cover

Hung Up book cover

Hung Up
By Kristen Tracy
Publication date: March 4, 2014
Simon Pulse, 288 pages
Source: Publisher

Can you fall in love with a voice? This witty romance, told entirely through phone calls, chronicles the tale of a wrong number gone right.

It all started with a wrong number. The voicemails Lucy left on James’s phone were meant for someone else—someone who used to have James’s digits. But then when James finally answers and the two start to talk, a unique bond forms between the two teens.

Gradually Lucy and James begin to understand each other on a deeper level than anyone else in their lives. But when James wants to meet in person, Lucy is strangely resistant. And when her secret is revealed, he’ll understand why…

— Goodreads.com description

I started this book on a whim on the train home from work and had it read by bedtime. And I definitely cooked dinner, watched some TV and such in between. Seriously, I started and finished in just two quick sittings!

Hung Up by Kristen Tracy pleasantly surprised me.

The entire story is told in dialogue: Lucy and James’s conversations and voicemails over the phone. At first, it bugged the heck out of me. But as we got to know the two of them more, Lucy and James were so good together that I was sucked in.

Now, of course, real teenagers talking nothing like the characters in Hung Up. Their comebacks and topics were so razor sharp and fun to read…but not remotely believable.

Still, if you want a quickie read, something cute and simple and entertaining that will take your mind off of things for a few hours, this one will absolutely do the trick.

Anna Reads young adult book blog

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  1. Jackie Lea Sommers said:

    I read a book with this exact premise and format when I was a kid! I think it was called “Wrong Number” or something. I should read this one too and see how similar they are.

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    Jackie Lea Sommers Reply:

    Also, the boy on the cover looks SO MUCH like Zack Morris from Saved by the Bell. 🙂

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    Anna Reply:

    HAAA he does. Which is so not how I pictured him in the book, by the way. So confusing when that doesn’t match with the cover. Ahh well!

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  2. Elin said:

    It sound like a sweet story 😉 Good review 🙂

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    Anna Reply:

    Thanks, Elin!

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  3. Quinn @ Quinn’s Book Nook said:

    Awww, this books seems really cute. I’ve never heard of it, but I am always a sucker for lighter, cute books. Even if the conversations are accurate to how teens talk with each other 🙂

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    Anna Reply:

    I was definitely not that witty/quick as a teen, but hey maybe they exist somewhere? 😉

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  4. Jessica said:

    I’m looking forward to this book! I didn’t know that it was told just on conversations, but I think I might like that! And yay for books that are fun! 🙂

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    Anna Reply:

    Yeah and something different! The format took me awhile to get used to, and honestly I don’t think it’s for everyone…but it’s fun to see a book mix it up a bit.

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  5. DJ said:

    I’ve heard good things about this one and I love the unique format/style of the text. Can’t wait to read it!

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  6. Alexa S. said:

    It’s not such a terrible thing to want something quick to read sometimes. Hung Up does sound pretty cute too, and it interests me that it’s formatted that way!

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  7. Missie said:

    Sounds cute!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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