Review of What’s Your Status: A Top 8 Novel by Katie Finn + Giveaway

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review of What’s Your Status: A Top 8 Novel by Katie Finn + GiveawayWhat\'s Your St@tus by Katie Finn
Also by this author: Broken Hearts, Fences and Other Things to Mend, Revenge, Ice Cream, and Other Things Best Served Cold
Series: Top 8 #2
Published by Scholastic Inc. on 2010-10-01
Genres: Adolescence, Mysteries & Detective Stories, Social Issues, Young Adult
Pages: 368
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
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This fabulous social-networking mystery, a sequel to TOP 8, is the perfect novel for the Facebook generation. Madison MacDonald thinks things are finally working out! Followers: 300 Status Updates: mad_mac Nate and I have been together for two months, and itís wonderful! Life is good! mad_mac Well, except for the fact that I still might be failing history. mad_mac And I no longer have a BFF. mad_mac But aside from those things! mad_mac Okay. So, um, apparently Iíve just been put in charge of the schoolís priceless heirloom. mad_mac And the assistant headmaster has a vendetta against me.



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So, what’s What’s Your Status: A Top 8 Novel by Katie Finn about?
Sixteen-year-old Madison still loves logging on to Friendverse to see what her BFFs and her cute new boyfriend Nate are up to. But the latest social networking craze is Status Q, which is all about rapid-fire status updates. When one of Madison’s friends has to pull off a high-pressure heist, the gang relies on Status Q to send code messages to each other all in the middle of a school dance! Will up-to-the-minute social networking save the day or lead to good old-fashioned disaster?

A Little About The Author:
Katie Finn is the author of†Top 8†and What’s Your St@tus?. She lives and writes in Los Angeles. Friend her on Facebook, follow her on Twitter @katiefinnwrites and visit her online at†

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What’s Your Status by Katie Finn is a novel which incorporates social media within it’s pages. However, the social media has new names, Facebook is now Friendverse and Twitter is called StatusQ. There are some minor changes, but you get the gist. The center event of this event is prom. IDK I may be alone in this, but I thought prom was a whole lot of build up for a whole lot of average. Well, this prom is full of hijinks. Also, this is a rich kid prom, so it’s like on TV, very elaborate and such. The main character, Madison is on the prom committee. She’s the brains of the hijinks. She gets into quite a bit of trouble.

Well, I am ambivalent towards What’s Your Status by Katie Finn. It was an okay way to pass the time, but I can think of much better books to read. It wasn’t horrible, but it wasn’t mind blowing. I think what my disdain stems from is that I could not relate to any of the characters.I thought it was weird that Madison’s boyfriend goes by Nate even though his real name is Jonathon. Wait…what? It wasn’t explained in What’s Your Status, but maybe it was in the first. I suppose this goes on in rich kid hood, but not so in the dirrrrty upstate, not so. No alias for me.

One cool thing was that I was able to take this book into the pool with me and not mind. It was actually kind of nice to read in the water.

About April (Books&Wine)

April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.


  1. Kailia Sage says

    Here's my link:

    Great review. With technology these days, I love to read this book!

  2. Here's mine. :3

    Also, great review! ^_^ I can't wait for a chance to read this book ūüôā

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