It was the first day of school at Lakeview High, and everyone was afraid of something. Michaela Choi was afraid that Ethan Beck was never going to ask her out on a date.
Andrea Beck was afraid that someone would find her weak spot, the chink in her armor. She was afraid of knowing what it was herself.
Principal Downing was afraid she was going to die.
Julie Reid was afraid that no one would notice her. She was also afraid that someone would. And there was a deeper, unnamed fear inside her that she couldn't escape — a fear that she was nothing and no one. . .
Yearbook is a captivating story about relationships and heartaches and fears and ideas and doubts and testimonies and everything that a teenage mind and backpack can contain. But most important, Yearbook is a novel about how everyone has something to offer and something to learn.
By Angela, Submitted on 2015-02-25
I loved this book because I was back in High School again, in a positive way. I felt like I was the kid on the school bus with everyone else, just trying to make it through the day. Great writing and a fresh perspective from each character kept me turning the pages.
By kristi , Submitted on 2015-02-25
Condie made an out standing book! It's touching! The story is amazing! This story is heart breaking and heart warming all at once! Truly terrific!
By Kenneth, Submitted on 2015-02-25
This book is phenomenal! The author creates characters that are real! I'd recommend this over Stephanie Myers books any day! This book shares the highlights and lowlights of life in high school and the lessons that you can learn about love, inspiration, friendship, kindness, forgiveness. BEST EVER haven't even read the next two but I look forward with the same excitement as a little kid going to Disneyland (and i still love disneyland).
By Tasha, Submitted on 2015-02-25
Fun Read, October 10, 2008
I found this book to be a fun read, one that is uplifting and enjoyable. The characters have a significant realism about them and the situations are extraordinarily honest. I appreciated the religious aspects without feeling like the point of the book was to convert everyone to the faith. I highly recommend it to any who teens and adults alike who are interested in a positive read and/or a brief trip down one's own high school memory lane.
By Lexie, Submitted on 2015-02-25
I LOVED IT!!!!! This is the best book! It shows highschool in a way that is true and interesting with a unique twist! I made all of my friends read it! I can't wait till I get my hands on the next one!
By Lindsey, Submitted on 2015-02-25
Yearbook is one of my FAVORITE books ever!!! I love the storyline and where it goes. It was a great great GREAT book. I highly recommend it.
By Scott, Submitted on 2015-02-25
This book is an insightful look into the teenage mind. Condie does an excellent job capturing the anxieties, fears, and hopes that I felt as a teenager. Oddly enough, I connected most strongly with the grandmother and Avery—two characters that couldn't be more different. Condie maintains a fresh voice for each of the characters in the book which is a feat given the variety of characters involved. The interwoven plot lines drew me into the book, but the true beauty of Yearbook lies in the well-developed and loveably flawed characters. I highly recommend it.
By Elaine, Submitted on 2015-02-25
I have read Yearbook several times now and find new things to enjoy each time. I have been out of high school for a little while, but Condie's writing makes me feel as if I've never left. This book is at times funny, touching, and engaging, with just the right balance of religious and everyday life. I highly recommend this book!
By Sarah, Submitted on 2015-02-25
As an English teacher, I'm continually searching for books to suggest to my students. Yearbook is now at the top of my list. It provided insight into youth today which they can connect to and helped me when adults can feel so out of touch. I don't know how she did it, but Mrs. Allyson Condie captured each individual personality and made them real. Yearbook made me laugh out loud, cry, and strengthened my testimony. I'm not loaning my book to anyone, because I think everyone should own their own copy.
By Lindsay, Submitted on 2015-02-25
From the moment I started reading, the author's cunning and descriptive writing style put me right back in my high school experience. I could feel with Michaela the pains of wanting a boy to like you back, and I understood Andrea's drive to succeed, and I knew exactly what Avery needed to get out of her depression. Not only was it a page turner, it also made me think about all the deep ways in which we're all connected. I can't wait for book number two!