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Joel and Cat, high school students, haven t talked in fifteen months Not since Cat had a major hand in Joel and Emma s Cat s best friend break up Joel and Cat basically can t stand the sight of each other, but they are now forced to work together They have been partnered up for a tandem story where each partner writes a paragraph and then the other continues the story with their own paragraph Let the insults and comedy begin This story mirrors the actual writing of this book which was also done tandem style with writers Nick Earls Joel and Rebecca Sparrow Cat We are given alternating chapters told from Joel and Cat s POV From reading the notes of the authors at the end of the book, it sounds as if they had a fun time partnering up for this, and that some of the plot directions came as a surprise to one another as an example the killing off of the hero in Joel s tandem story This story was witty and funny, it had me cracking up so many times Joel s sudden on set of appendicitis and subsequent examination was particularly hilarious We also see Joel and Cat s home life, which are far from perfect on either side, but add to the overall cute and quirkiness of the story The slow realization of the actual feelings between Joel and Cat was a pleasure to discover with them, and to me was the best part of the story I am a die hard romantic If I had any complaints, it would be that there wasn t of Joel and Cat at the end of the story Otherwise, this was a fun upbeat delight Joel hates Cat.Cat hates Joel.And frankly, they are quite happy with things being that way That is, until Cat s surprise hayfever attack and Joel s pen ink disaster end up paving the way for a paired Extension English Assignment Together And to make it that much worse, the task is a tandem story, which means each one of them must submit a paragraph of the story at a time No discussions Just working with what the other s imagination has conceived.But that s ok, right It s only two weeksYet, in two weeks alot can happen Cat on top of the hayfever must deal with a younger brother with a sweet tooth, her father s fake tan, her mother s emotional rollercoaster, her friend Emma s Barbie IQ and the injustice of being paired with Joel Joel on top of his obvious dislike of Cat must put a stop to the weirdo dating his mother who insists he is of Mexican Spanish heritage but cannot even make decent tacos , fight off the rumours from his friend Luke the pool boy and try to make sure Cat stops killing off his main characters.But when they find out their parents are considering dating, all fighting halts as they team up to concoct the ultimate plan to return their lives to normal.With funny paragraphs of nonsensical writing about men who parachute with knives, ladies who drink Lady Grey tea and a version of Pride and Prejudice crossed with the XXX factor , sarcastic e mails, medical research on the symptoms of appendicitis, superheroes, mangoes and elephants on the table, the tale becomes as tantalising as Anna and the French Kiss, hitting the heart and the funny bone.And yet, the lingering question surfaces is normal all it s cracked up to be And could the comradeship between these two rivals become something neither had expected Joel and Cat set the story straight in this heart warming novel about not judging the book by its cover. Fun, quirky, fast, flirty I loved this book.Joel and Cat Set the Story Straight is written in alternating points of view, with one chapter being narrated by Joel Nick Earls and the next by Cat Rebecca Sparrow and so on The story takes place over a couple of weeks as the two are partnered in a tandem story assignment.Each chapter was witty and unique, and although each alternated between a different character and was written by a different author, flowed flawlessly I found myself grinning an endless number of times, both on my way to and from work my poor fellow train passengers must have been concerned as I had two seats to myself on the way home score , I was amazed and amused by the crazy plots and schemes the two came up with in their assignment So weird yet so good Cat s little brother, Mark, was a gem He had me cracking up, especially with the ternal zamination he felt Batman required that was certainly something I wasn t expecting in this story Nevertheless was in near tears from laughing at as much Her father with his fake tan now that was an interesting mental image, and her mother with her silk nightie you ll know what I m referring to if you read the book , was classic Awkward parents, much Joel s mum, to me, came across as a bit of a ditz, not dumb ditzy, airy fairy, hippie type ditzy, but I loved her And Betty what an awesome old lady It helped me to associate the name with Betty White made her that much amusing I love scheming old people, and this one worked.Putting the lightness of the book aside, there were some serious family issues dealt with in this book While they were not explored in depth, they were covered very well and I was impressed with how the authors went about doing so They helped show that a dysfunctional family which I most certainly have myself while wacky, can be fun and normal Well, normal is in the eye of the beholder, bit we ll just leave it there, shall we If you re looking for something that s quick and sure to get you laughing, this book is definitely worth the read.OH And P.S Cat s best friend is called Emma Marchetta Great name choice, guys o Hahahahaha That s all I can say about this book right now I needed a light read, and this one had been sitting on my kindle If I d known how unbelievably AWESOME it was, there s no way I would have let it sit there for so long.This book was such fun I ve been laughing out loud every time I read a bit and I m not usually much of one for that Crying to books, yes Laughing, not so much But this book has that snappy, witty, sarcastic dialogue I love so much Did I mention this book is just so.much.fun SO MUCH FUN Highly recommended I m going to read it again. I didn t open up Joel and Cat Set the Story Straight without first being armed to the teeth with expectations I loved this book by just glancing at the cover It looks like an art project, with the boy and girl cut outs and even better is when you check out the inside covers which have words from the book all jumbled up and cool looking view spoiler Amaze me is quoted there hide spoiler Joel and Cat Set the Story Straight is told from the point of view of both Joel and Cat Nick wrote Joel s chapters and Rebecca wrote Cat s and like the story written by Joel and Cat in the book, this book was also written by sending each other their chapter once it was finished.This book was such a fun read, it had me smiling almost constantly and laughing out loud quite a few times too Joel s chapters had me laughing the most, he was such a character and I enjoyed reading his perspective of what happened between him and Cat I loved his friendship with neighbour Betty, she was a great ally for him to have against his mother and her boyfriends Cat was a fun character too, I liked how loyal she was to her best friend Em and her little brother, Mark, was hilarious.Nick and Rebecca make a great writing team, I enjoyed the different POVs and never felt like I was reading the work of two different authors, they worked so well together I haven t read any of their other books but they re on my to read list now. was rolling about laughing at one point literal, actual rolling happened could not breathe from laughing so much. I have just finished listening to the audio book version of Joel and Cat Set the Story Straight and loved it The book will most definitely keep you laughing and if you re like me and live outside of Australia you ll only be able to get an audio copy, but fear not, the accents are awesome Or at least they are to an Australia obsessed girl.Cat Davis and Joel Hedges are just two teenagers with a mutual resentment for each other so obviously neither of the pair are too happy about being paired together to do a tandem story At the start they both come up with totally different ideas and I will admit to preferring Joel s but by the end they still are coming up with crazy ideas, just ones that fit together slightly better.I have a thing against dual point of views, but Nick Earls and Rebecca Sparrow pull it off well I enjoyed hearing things from both Cat and Joel s point of view, though I found Joel to be amusing I don t think the story would have worked as well if it wasn t in both of these characters point of views which is very hard for me to admit.Cat is a goody two shoes, grade obsessed, smart girl She s stubborn and has a tendency to refuse to believe what she doesn t want to be true She can be quite sarcastic at times and is a lot less whiny than most female protagonists.Joel is funny and extremely judgemental He thinks things about people, things he has no right to think just because he hasn t got to know the person He s probably my second favourite character in the book, the first being Luke, his best friend.Luke and Aaron s tandem story is undoubtedly the best.The book was filled with funny scenes, finger love, Joel and Betty as the break up team they weren t called that in the book, but I m naming them that and the brutal, merciless things they did to each others characters in the tandem all made me laugh.I d give this book five out of five because it most certainly did amaze me Book review written with an Australian accent reading the words in my head as I type. Remember the Britney and Justin Dance Off of 2002 And Matt Damon s reenactment on SNL This book is the literary equivalent of that Yes, it s as awesome as it sounds.Joel and Cat, classmates and enemies, are paired together for a tandem writing project They have to write a story one alternating paragraph at a time But the first rule of tandem story writing is that you do not talk about tandem story writing They can t discuss the plot or characters Any problems Take it to the page Sidenote No wonder Australian YA is awesome their English teachers kick ass Mr Ashton reminded me a bit of Mr Botherit and his Joy of the Envelope The enemies who are forced to work together is one of my favorite tropes Done well, it leads to great chemistry and banter, and the reader falls in love along with the characters You already know how I feel about Rebecca Sparrow In case you don t, I ADORE her There s just something about her writing that I connected to immediately and I loved Nick McGowan from the first page Imagine my surprise when I didn t connect to Joel and Cat right away I don t get it Did I stumble into bad lightingI put the book down after about 40 pages A few days later, I decided to pick it up again, and this time, I couldn t put it down until I was done I didn t stop laughing until a good 30 minutes after I had finished the book I think the beginning felt a bit disjointed as the characters, the authors, and I got used to the tandem style Once we were all on the same page hardy har har , it was so much fun It s obvious that Rebecca Sparrow and Nick Earls had fun writing this I can t even mention a scene without cackling like Julia Roberts and wanting to spoiler the hell out of it for you so we can laugh about it together, but I won t There s a distinctly Australian feel to the book I had to google references to Megan Gale, Andrew G, and Mary Kostakidis I cracked up after looking up Ken Done scarf , which is how Cat describes Joel s hippy dippy mother s appearance, because that s exactly how I pictured her I was surprised that Australia has Sizzlers Of all the restaurants America could export There are still a few around LA to keep people like my grandma happy I loved that Sizzler was also a turning point in the book Seriously, so much fun If Sizzler doesn t tempt you to read this book, maybe Cat s dad will Remember that episode of Friends where Ross goes tanning I m an 8 Cat s dad takes that as a personal challenge.When Joel and Cat are first paired up, Joel throws down the gauntlet and challenges Cat with two words Amaze me Nick Earls and Rebecca Sparrow did They each bring such a charming, unique voice to the story I m no Nate Silver, but I predict you will laugh your ass off while reading this book This review appears on Young Adult Anonymous. `Ebook ↚ Joel and Cat Set the Story Straight ↿ Joel And Cat Set The Story Straight Is Two Weeks In The Life Of Joel Hedges And Cat Davis Joel Would Prefer To Get Through His Final Year Of High School Without Cat Davis Or His Mother S Faux Spanish Boyfriend And Just Hang Out With His Best Friend Luke Cat Davis Has An Annoying Best Friend, And Even Annoying Little Brother, And A Deep Abiding Hatred Of Joel Hedges Due To An Unfortunate Incident Involving A Leaking Pen And Suspected Outbreak Of Bird Flu, Joel And Cat Are Forced To Sit Next To Each Other In Extension English To Make Matters Worse, And To Their Mutual Horror, They Are Paired Together For A Tandem Story Writing Assignment