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Literature & Fiction
  • Author:
    Lisa Papademetriou
  • ISBN:
    1595140913
  • ISBN13:
    978-1595140913
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  • Publisher:
    Razorbill; Reprint edition (October 5, 2006)
  • Pages:
    320 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Literature & Fiction
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  • Rating:
    4.8
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M or F? : a novel, by Lisa Papademetriou and Chris Tebbetts.

M or F? : a novel, by Lisa Papademetriou and Chris Tebbetts. p. cm. Summary: Gay teen Marcus helps his friend Frannie chat up her crush online, but then becomes convinced that the crush is falling for him instead. Your support of the author’s rights is appreciated.

Ten Right, Marcus, I snapped, why are you doing this?. We just stood there, staring at each other for a full minute, the words hanging in the air like a strange scent. Everything was silent. its place on Marcus’s desk in the corner of the room, I could hear his computer hum and whir. Marcus’s chest rose and fell with his breathing. I’m-I’m doing this for yo. .Marcus’s voice had a strange, strangled quality. You don’t actually believe that, do you?. I hardly knew what I was saying, what I was feeling.

The book alternates between Marcus's voice and Frannie's with Ms. Papademetriou writing for Frannie and her friend, Christopher Tebbets writing the Marcus chapters

When Frannie is desperate to get the attention of her crush, her fabulous. The book alternates between Marcus's voice and Frannie's with Ms. Papademetriou writing for Frannie and her friend, Christopher Tebbets writing the Marcus chapters. Big problem there is that Mr. Tebbets' chapters are so much stronger and more interesting. I wanted to just skip over Frannie entirely and M of F tells the story of Frannie and Marcus, she straight, he gay, who are best friends in high school. A modern reworking of Cyrano de Bergerac, the story was just too predictable for my tastes.

Lisa Papademetriou lives in Northampton, Massachusetts. Chris Tebbetts lives in Burlington, Vermont. Papademetriou and Tebbetts are careful to show the small details that make Frannie and Marcus's friendship meaningful. Ultimately, M OR F? is more about their relationship with each other and the test of that relationship. This is both the core of the book and its strength, and is one reason why readers might be happy to read it again and again.

Lisa Papademetriou is an American author of young adult fiction. Papademetriou was born August 25, 1971 and grew up in Houston, Texas, attending West University Elementary School, Lanier Middle School, and Episcopal High School of Houston. She graduated from Vassar College in 1993. Her first book, Sixth Grade Glommers, Norks, and Me, was published in 2006 by Hyperion. She has written/adapted over thirty books for children and young adults.

Frannie is desperate to get the attention of her crush, Jeffrey, but too shy to make a move.

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Frannie is desperate to get the attention of her crush, Jeffrey, but too shy to make a move. Frannie's gay best friend, Marcus, advises her to get the ball rolling by chatting with Jeffrey online, but Frannie won't type a word. Marcus takes over at the keyboard, and soon his plan is a success! But the more he chats, the more it seems Jeffrey is falling for Marcus, not Frannie. Whose romance is this, anyway?

Kerahuginn
I love this book
Alexandra
very good
Nalmezar
Just really hard to get into, the book just didn't flow right for me or something.
Zovaithug
this is the best book in the world! it is my absolute favorite book! sequal?? its just so awesome! great job! <3
Ytli
Very light hearted and fun to read. Definitely not what I expected from summer reading, but I actually enjoyed it!
Dawncrusher
Loved it always kept the reader interested and was so funny. I loved how u could always tell the character's personality
Hono
Much younger story that did not hold my interest. Then again I'm a mature adult. It just wasn't a good choice for me.
On the Internet, you can be anyone you want to be --- and so can everyone else. You never know if the person tapping hilarious answers to your questions is the girl of your dreams --- or her gay best friend.

In M OR F? by Lisa Papademetriou and Chris Tebbetts, Frannie has a crush. And for once it's on someone suitable: Jeffrey Osborne. Hot, friendly and socially responsible, he seems to be the man of her dreams. The only problem is that Frannie freezes up around him. She'll relax when she gets to know him better, right?

In the meantime, there's the Internet. Frannie and Jeffrey chat almost every night, and the online conversation is intelligent, smooth and sizzling with chemistry. The fact that the person actually writing the words isn't Frannie at all, but her gay best friend Marcus --- well, that's just a minor detail, right? After all, Frannie is right in the room with Marcus when he's writing. Well, at least at first. When Marcus continues chatting to Jeffrey under Frannie's screen name, without telling anyone what he's doing, things get complicated. Who's falling in love with who?

M OR F? is a fun, breezy, updated version of the classic Cyrano de Bergerac story. Told in alternating perspectives by Frannie and Marcus, the quick pace will keep the reader turning pages. Many scenes are laugh-out-loud hilarious. And just when you think you've figured out exactly what is going on, the story twists and turns and you have to scramble to keep up.

Although both main characters are engaging, I found Marcus particularly well-drawn. This is not a coming-out story; Marcus is secure in his sexuality and neither angst-ridden nor persecuted for it. In fact, most of the important characters in the book are very supportive. But their high school isn't Utopia; there's a well-meaning but clueless faculty advisor for the Gay Students Association, for example, and a few homophobic classmates lurking in the halls. It's a realistic scenario that adds believability to the madcap antics that seem to follow both characters.

Despite some slapstick, M OR F? relies heavily on witty conversation, both for its humor and to develop its characters --- and fortunately for the reader, the conversation works on many levels. Parts of the novel read like a segment from an episode of "Will and Grace," minus the sexual references. (The focus of M or F? is always on friendship and light romance, and neither discussion nor action ever progresses beyond kissing.)

Papademetriou and Tebbetts are careful to show the small details that make Frannie and Marcus's friendship meaningful. Ultimately, M OR F? is more about their relationship with each other and the test of that relationship. This is both the core of the book and its strength, and is one reason why readers might be happy to read it again and again.

--- Reviewed by Paula Jolin