Cathy's Book

Cathy's Book

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The publishing phenomenon Cathy's Book redefined the way teens approach novels and set a new standard for interactivity, using the most popular kids' technology to enhance the experience of reading a really good story. As a new chapter is about to unfold with the publication of the sequel, Cathy's Key later this spring, the original novel is available in trade paperback. All of the supplementary items from the "evidence pack" are reproduced on pages in the back of the book, making this edition more accessible and portable. All of the original websites, phone numbers, and secret codes are still operational. Part romance, part thriller, part mystery, Cathy's Book stands on its own beyond the interactive angle and the intense marketing campaign that made it a bestseller. Readers identify with Cathy, they read her story, listen to her phone messages, check out the websites she mentions, and they leave her messages on her MySpace.com page and on a special voicemail. Fans have even created their own videos on YouTube, demonstrating their comfort and familiarity with this level of interactivity and technology. Reviewers and awards committees have also recognized the unique phenomenon that reset the bar for engaging teen novels. Don't miss this opportunity to get caught up in Cathy's world all over again! Included in the paperback edition only is a special, teaser chapter from the sequel (which pubs two months later), to whet the appetite of the thousands of readers who have gotten caught up in the web of Cathy's story! A YALSA Quick Pick
Publisher: Philadelphia : Running Press, 2008, c2006.
ISBN: 9780762433469
Branch Call Number: STEWA
Characteristics: 143, 14 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Briggn, Cathy
Weisman, Jordan

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bookolympus
Jan 23, 2016

I liked this book, but I recommend to read the french version if you can, as it is more interesting, and there is a pocket with proofs inside, so you can really go on a hunt to find Cathy, as if you were Emma! Sure, the price might be a bit high (about 20 euros or 40$), but it's totally worth it!

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NicholeJennifer
Aug 17, 2011

The presentation of the book (journal entries, newspaper clippings, websites to visit, historical documents, etc.) is pretty neat in theory, but the actual execution is kind of a big mess. Every journal entry is covered in doodles and extra bits of information added to the margins, and I kind of got a headache after trying to decipher just a handful of pages. I'm looking at my stack of library books to go through and thinking that I'll probably just pass on trying to slog through the rest...

booksrtrippindicular May 08, 2011

i thought this entire series was very unique and interesting. It puts a new spin on the concept of immortality. Unlike sockmonkey, i thought the idea was very fresh and i really enjoyed the book

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Sockmonkey49
Sep 24, 2010

honestly? this was what this book was about? really very stupid, sure the cover looked interesting and the fact that the inside cover of the book is about a bunch of fun girly things draws the reader in... but after page 1- she's raiding her boyfriends desk? she's ebing depressed? I mean, don't be fooled there are like 50 pages in this book about her going through her boyfriends desk! I didn't even read up to the park where he turns immortal or whatever... but while at the subject what could be stupider? Don't be fooled and DONT read this book.

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