Fly on the Wall: How One Girl Saw Everything

Fly on the Wall How One Girl Saw Everything At the Manhattan School for Art and Music where everyone is different and everyone is special Gretchen Yee feels ordinary She s the kind of girl who sits alone at lunch drawing pictures of Spider M
  • Title: Fly on the Wall: How One Girl Saw Everything
  • Author: E. Lockhart
  • ISBN: 9780385732819
  • Page: 160
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Fly on the Wall: How One Girl Saw Everything
    At the Manhattan School for Art and Music, where everyone is different and everyone is special, Gretchen Yee feels ordinary She s the kind of girl who sits alone at lunch, drawing pictures of Spider Man, so she won t have to talk to anyone who has a crush on Titus but won t do anything about it who has no one to hang out with when her best and only real friend KatAt the Manhattan School for Art and Music, where everyone is different and everyone is special, Gretchen Yee feels ordinary She s the kind of girl who sits alone at lunch, drawing pictures of Spider Man, so she won t have to talk to anyone who has a crush on Titus but won t do anything about it who has no one to hang out with when her best and only real friend Katya is busy.One day, Gretchen wishes that she could be a fly on the wall in the boys locker room just to learn about guys What are they really like What do they really talk about Are they really cretins most of the time Fly on the Wall is the story of how that wish comes true.
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    E Lockhart is the author of Genuine Fraud, We Were Liars, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks, The Boyfriend List and several other novels website emilylockhartLiars site wewereliarsblog theboyfriendlistTwitter elockhart


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  • I picked this book up because it had an interesting premise girl turns into fly and is literally a fly on the wall but besides that there were no real redeeming quilities about this book Half the time I was waiting for her to turn back into a person already, because all the ogling of the boys in the locker room was getting really annoying I noticed that this author tends to use the same lines over and over again like we have miniscule attention spans and would have forgotten this fact from just [...]

  • 5 5 starsI LOVE LOVE LOVED this book It was so short and concise, but I was as emotionally invested in the story as I would have been in a full length novel I was immediately excited to read this book when I read the premise Basically, a girl is literally turned into a fly on the boys lockeroom wall What a hilarious premise I had such a fun time reading this book and couldn t help but laugh out loud at so mnay points The narration was witty, very relatable and also sarcastic This has to be one o [...]

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  • Entertaining and cute short story Everything under 200pages is a short story for me Not really something I would ve bought if I bothered to read review description Still a solid 3stars.

  • Fast read I read it in literally less than one hour Gretchen is a shy, standoffish teen who loves reading drawing superhero comics and attends a Manhattan magnet school for the arts Feeling confused by her feelings toward Titus, a skinny Art Rat boy, and out of place in her school, she blurts out her wish to be a fly on the wall of the boy s locker room And does she ever get her wish Funny, smart, and uncharacteristically honest and straightforward about straight teen girl lust although I did fi [...]

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  • I gave this book 3.5 stars.This is exactly the type of story I would have gravitated toward as a teenager The main character, Gretchen, is a typical self proclaimed nobody artist in a high school full of talented artistic types At the start of the book, she feels like she could disappear and no one would notice, but thanks to a transformation of sorts, she realizes that everyone suffers from insecurities This book is reminiscent of Kafka s The Metamorphoses however, the characters in this book n [...]

  • No voy a escribir una rese a, pero voy a decir que me gusto mucho como este libro rompi con varios estereotipos y encar varios temas Bravo E Lockhart, vos no me sabes decepcionar.

  • I went into this book apprehensively I love Lockhart s most recent work but I wasn t enthralled by the synopsis of Fly on the Wall However, when I saw this was being released with a new cover to match those published by Hot Key Books I had to pick up a copy Even though Fly on the Wall is written in a heavily laid back, comical tone which is very different to what I am used to in Lockhart s writing I still thoroughly enjoyed it Gretchen Yee studies at the Manhattan High School for the Art where e [...]

  • The fiction novel Fly on the Wall by e.lockhart, was the first novel that did not satisfy me and made me to think that it was a wrong choice that I picked this novel to read The reason why I chose this novel is because one of my friend told me that this is a love story but the title was Fly on the Wall so it made me to wonder how does the fly do something with a love story So I wanted to try spending my time and get the meaning behind it I thought it was a interesting idea that the main characte [...]

  • If I can t change myself back, then I ll be an insect forever, buzzing against the windowpane, living out my now puny life expectancy confined to a freakin locker room It s definitely not what I expected.I chose to purchase this book blindly that is, without even looking at the synopsis at the back I bought it because I was attracted by the cover and, to be honest, by E Lockhart s name Suffice it to say that my initial thoughts about it were completely off course, haha My expectations were not m [...]

  • This book was brought to my attention by a parent who thought it was inappropriate for a middle school library so I read it The jury is still out I enjoyed the story line, which is a girl named Gretchen who goes to an artsy school She doesn t understand boys and makes a wish to be a fly on the wall in the boys locker room For whatever reason it comes true She spends a week as a fly and sees and hears a lot of things She talks about what the boys look like she likes to refer to their parts as ghe [...]

  • Once again, E.Lockhart has earned major kudos for her frank and honest dialog and for her genuine and oh so realistic characters.Gretchen is insecure, as so many teen girls are, though she posses above average drawing skills for her age, and has been attending an arts focused magnet school, which is highly competitive Gretchen fills invisible, after all, when everyone is unique, no one is She doesn t fit in, and despite her efforts to make herself an individual, she feels as though she is failin [...]

  • lmao so many ppl be complaining about how this book is immature and the main character is child like and maybe it IS but I love it anyway but it s also a very easy and quick read which is gr8 for me bc I m in a reading slump and finishing a book in two days is a miracle and it s funny too after the first part I kept wondering if Gretchen would ever finish Metamorphosis, and liek, really relate to Gregor, but alas it didn t happen another alas we don t get to know what happened to Xavier and Carl [...]

  • Gretchen Yee, a student at Manhattan High School for the Arts, is hanging out by herself now that her best friend is hanging out with the Art Rats, Sopho boys who are drawing majors, and has a crush on Titus She draws spiderman at lunch time so she can be by herself, but also wishes she could be a fly on the wall on the boys locker room so that she can see and hear what goes on, which ties into their studying Metamorphosis in Literature She gets her wish, and things are not as they appear to be [...]

  • I really enjoyed this read It was different and funny I ve been reading a few horror s as it s October So it was a nice change to read something like this.

  • Sometimes venturing into an author s backlist is like being Charlie let into Willy Wonka s chocolate factory and getting to eat many tasty chocolates Sometimes, though, you feel like August Gloop, regretful of your life choices but unable to escape With regards to Fly on the Wall, you can call me Gus Fly on the Wall is a hot mess of shockingly bad young adult fiction to the degree that I cannot conceive of how anyone ever liked it enough for it to get published.Fly on the Wall is the story of G [...]

  • Full review at yannabe 2010 03 26 review Summary 16 year old Gretchen doesn t fit in at The Manhattan School for Art and Music, something weird is going on between her parents, and her best friend seems to be avoiding her.Review This one was just okay for me.I was liking the story until about halfway through when the action slowed way down I m not spoiling anything you can t get from the description and maybe I m outing myself as a jaded old married lady but in particular, I could have done with [...]

  • E Lockhart is one of the best young adult novelists writing today She is somehow able to capture what it is like to be a teenager complete with family issues and tension, friendship problems and boy angst She writes in a way that is fun, easy to read and humorous Fly on the Wall is not my favorite of Lockhart, but it is darned good.Fly on the Wall is a very short book, the audio is only about 5 hours but is superbly done The setting is New York City and an art based charter school The main chara [...]

  • People think of hearts when they think of love, but a heart is a bloody organ in the body It doesn t have any emotions It s like a metaphor for love that has nothing to do with what love actually is I thought that Fly on the wall would have been an interesting book looking at human behaviour through the eyes of a young girl How do boys act differently than girls Are there ways to conciliate these differences Are there similarities Instead I was given a book about a girl wishing to turn into a fl [...]

  • The first person POV is charming, engaging and solid Gretchen Yee s character is believable and likable from the start E Lockhart stays focused on Gretchen s transformations from ordinary school girl to locker room fly to self confident and conscientious young woman The references to Kafka add to the literary quality Sure, you could question the believability of Gretchen s week as an insect, but why It s terribly fun voyeurism and exceptionally revealing no pun intended for the character s devel [...]

  • I did not like this book at all It was very inappropriate and no kid under 13 should read this Let me tell you about the characters First there is Gretchen Yee She thinks that everyone else has something about them but she thinks that she is just ordinary She has a crush on this guy named Titus but she is too scared to do anything about it Her best friend is Katya But she is always too busy for anyone and she is starting to became a mean girl Sometimes she wishes that that she was a fly on The w [...]

  • Wow I can t believe I finished this in an hour This was honestly one of the best books I ve ever read and I would recommend it to everyone It s not the typical cliche story of a broken girl and all that crap but is actually very original and very awesome It s hilarious too I ve never heard anyone use the word gherkins until I read this book And you ll find out what that is when you read this too

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