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
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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! ...
  • Abbey
    Jul 04, 2019
    A book told entirely through text messages shouldn't really work, but this one totally does. It might help that I have personal experience in dealing with a friend that I mostly had any meaningful discussions with over text, so it was easy enough for me to identify with both characters...
  • 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...
  • Jessica (The Psychotic Nerd)
    Jun 29, 2019
    This and other reviews can be found on The Psychotic Nerd Short and Simple Review I wanted to read this book because it looked like a fun rom-com and I loved the premise of chatting with someone via text but not knowing who it is because there are two guys at school with the sam...
  • Rose Sinclair
    Jun 02, 2019
    I?m loving the more experimental styles Scholastic has been doing with queer rep, and my only compliant here is it?s harder to remember the characters when you don?t spend a paragraph to introduce them. More of a feature instead of a bug however. The fact that the characters vagu...
  • Olivia & Lori (The Candid Cover)
    Apr 11, 2019
    I always enjoy a romantic comedy and this book has such a cute premise. Enemies to lovers trope is one that has the potential for lots of humour. I think that this is going to be such a cute debut for the summer. ...
  • 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 :( ...
  • Mandy
    May 24, 2019
    Disclaimer: I received this ARC courtesy of Scholastic. I am grateful for the opportunity to review an ARC for my readers, but this will not influence my final rating. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and based solely on the book. Um, never in my wildest childhood ...
  • 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. ...
  • Gretal
    Mar 12, 2019
    HI I LOVED THIS ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Gesine
    Jul 13, 2019
    I got really excited when I saw that the book just contains text messages. But unfortunately it's quite hard to get to know the characters this way and to connect with them. Sometimes I got really confused because I had not the same information as Martin and Haley (things which took pl...
  • 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... ...
  • Becky Boudreau
    Jun 17, 2019
    Rating: 3.5/5 Stars ------- More reviews like this one can be found on my blog, CoffeeCocktailsandBooks ------- Review: *I received this ARC free at BookCon in exchange for an honest review.* So, we have another mistaken identity, online, kinda enemies-to-friends-to...
  • Ines Marcella
    Jul 30, 2019
    um ...
  • Teresa
    May 08, 2019
    I was lucky enough to get an advanced reader's copy of Technically, You Started Itby Lana Wood Johnson from the I Read YA booth at Yallwest, 2019 (Scholastic Press). This book is told in only text messages by the two characters: Haley and Martin. So the book blurb...is a bit sp...
  • 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...
  • Elizabeth Mellen
    Aug 02, 2019
    I freaking loved this. I like the mistaken identity trope in general, and I thought it was well done here. Her misunderstandings that lead to drama between them made sense, and my heart was breaking a little at the end. after the accident, when she is accusing him of coming in with Sar...
  • Rodoreads
    Jun 28, 2019
    I LOVED THIS ONE OMG. At first it was a bit difficult to get into the story because this book is basically told in text messages. But the friends to lovers trope was so hard on this one I adored it ???? ...