Technically, You Started It

Technically, You Started It

When a guy named Martin Nathaniel Munroe II texts you, it should be obvious who you're talking to. Except there's two of them (it's a long story), and Haley thinks she's talking to the one she doesn't hate. A question about a class project rapidly evolves into an all-consuming conversation. Haley finds that Martin is actually willing to listen to her weird facts and unusual When a guy named Martin Nathaniel Munroe II texts you, it should be obvious who you're talking to. Except there's two...

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Title:Technically, You Started It
Author:Lana Wood Johnson
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:Technically, You Started It
Edition Language
English
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:384 pages pages

Technically, You Started It Reviews

  • Kaitlyn
    Aug 01, 2018
    Full disclosure, I read this book as a critique partner. I am a Lana Wood Johnson super fan. Technically, You Started It is an absolute gem. The characters are charming and quick-witted. There is something about the quiet way these characters knot themselves together through a serie...
  • Garan
    Jun 04, 2019
    This book is such a CUTE summer read! Full RTC soon! ...
  • Elise
    Apr 02, 2019
    Lana Wood Johnson takes a classic trope - think As You Like It, She Loves Me, You've Got Mail - and re-envisions it in a wholly unique, charming, and FUN context. And honestly, Haley and Martin are more likable than the main characters in You've Got Mail (sorry Meg & Tom). Haley...
  • Maraia
    Jan 17, 2020
    4.5 stars ...
  • Gina Adams
    Sep 21, 2019
    I liked this one. The text format made it super quick and also it felt pretty real that way. Subtle mental illness and sexuality conversations that flowed naturally also lent to the realness. But at the end of the day I just enjoyed this while it lasted and probably won?t think about...
  • C.G. Drews
    Jan 17, 2020
    so this was really cute, and also told entirely in text messages! I didn't realise that till I was perusing some reviews just before I started reading and I do like books told in alternate ways like this! It makes for a fast read and obviously so dialogue-focused, with tons of inside-j...
  • Belly (Aspiringliterati)
    Dec 18, 2019
    THIS!!! BOOK!!! IS!!! SO!!!! ADORABLE!!!! Do you ever get the feeling that you'll love a book right from the 1st sentence or chapter ? Well that's what happened to me with this one. From the 1st text, I know I'd enjoy the hell out of it and I DID SO MUCH. Hayley and Martin's blo...
  • Whitney Atkinson
    Jul 30, 2019
    This book is difficult to review because it had a lot of potential but it was just.... bad. First and foremost, I think this book would have been so much more enjoyable to an actual teenager, so I might have liked this better when I was in high school. But then again, I think even a te...
  • Lola
    Apr 18, 2019
    When I received this book, I opened it and I got so excited because it?s 100% made of text messages, no descriptive paragraphs or even letters addressed to people. No, just online conversations. Since I had never seen a book like this before, I immediately thought it would be unique ...
  • Christy
    Jun 25, 2019
    Uniquely told completely through texts, this is a quiet story about two characters falling slowly in love. It was about nothing and everything all at once. I loved that there was bi and demi rep, though I wish the demi rep had been explored (it truly was more show than tell, which is g...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    Jul 24, 2019
    So charming and so fun. I ate this up. ...
  • chloe ♡
    Jul 28, 2019
    i'm sad,, there's something wrong with my ebook copy the formatting's all weird :( ...
  • Ashley
    Jun 30, 2019
    Star Rating: 3.5 Stars! A Very, very cute fluffy meet-cute. I liked it; just nothing super special IMO. A quick, adorable read. ...
  • Samantha (WLABB)
    Jul 15, 2019
    The chances of meeting one Martin Nathaniel Munroe II were slim to none, but Haley happened to know of TWO Martin Nathaniel Munroe II, because their parents wanted to name them both after their grandfather. Not very original, and also, very confusing, but the situation created the perf...
  • Gretal
    Mar 12, 2019
    HI I LOVED THIS ...
  • CW (The Quiet Pond) ✨
    Nov 26, 2019
    A nice, quick, and charming read! This book is told entirely in text messages (and it kind of worked?!), this is a light and fun read. - Follows Haley, a demisexual teen, and Martin, a bisexual teen, whose texts about a class project evolves into an electric conversation and relati...
  • Kosoko Jackson
    Sep 18, 2018
    Technically, You Started It is a magical, beautiful, fluffy tale that you're going to be heart eyes over and you need to pre-order as soon as you can. I'm not even joking. ...
  • Anniek
    Jul 13, 2019
    I wanted to read this book because of the demisexual rep, but I had no idea the format is text messages only. This seemed like a very fun and refreshing format, so I was extra excited to read this book once I found out about this. And it was so well done! I had a lot of fun reading thi...
  • Sam! at the bookstore
    Nov 26, 2019
    Rating: 3 stars I had a really fun time reading this book! I guess I shouldn't be surprised that a book made up entirely of text messages goes by in such a flash. The format was definitely the most unique part of this book, and it kind of makes or breaks the story. Honestly, I wish ...
  • Cody Roecker
    Mar 04, 2019
    I'll soon write a coherent review but know I love this and the demisexual rep is absolutely wonderful ...
  • Heather
    Jun 03, 2019
    I picked up this ARC at Bookcon and I'm so happy I did. The book is completely written in text messages and I wasn't sure how I was gonna do with that but I really loved it. I couldn't put this book down. Any time I was forced to stop reading it all I did was think about it. I actually...
  • Dylan
    Feb 05, 2019
    It has pretty great representation (main character is demisexual and love interest is bi), but the characters seemed pretty bland to me so I had a hard time connecting to them at all. womp. ...
  • Cassandra (Thebookishcrypt)
    May 07, 2019
    *ARC received at Yallwest in exchange for an honest review* "I let imaginary characters have crushes for me." This book follows Haley, who is obsessed with weird facts, and Martin, who has a cousin with the exact same name as him. This is important and a problem because unknown to hi...
  • Kai
    Feb 28, 2019
    Technically, my tbr shelf is laughing at my face but I WILL read this book so who's laughing NOW* *not me I'm crying ...
  • Jess
    Jun 03, 2019
    My review for this book is now up on my blog! https://bookreviewsfromanovelnerd.wor... ...
  • Ines Marcella
    Jul 30, 2019
    um ...
  • may ❀
    Aug 30, 2019
    i am disgustingly in love with this book ugh give me more fluff, im not nearly satisfied with the amount we got ...
  • Vicky Who Reads
    Jul 25, 2019
    okay, i was not expecting Johnson to get it right BUT she really knows. some teens text with all lowercase (jack) some text w/ lots of emojis (martin), some use perfect punctuation (our MC) the only qualms i had about the texting+voice were that 1) it was unrealistic that ther...
  • Rue
    Sep 14, 2019
    4 stars I just love the trope where two people don't meet but start bonding through (letters/ texts/ mail). And develop friendship which later can turn into something else when they start to know each other. (I am not talking about sexting here) what I mean is the most platonic way tw...
  • Reading_ Tam_ Ishly
    Sep 24, 2019
    The most annoying, irritating read of the year. It's not the sms format of the book that ruined it. I am always ready for new writing style and all but this was plain annoying and the characters were like too annoying. I should have DNFED this one. Nope. It doesn't get better. ...