Thursday, June 23, 2011

Review: Ten Things We Did (and probably shouldn't have) - Sarah Mlynowski

Where I got it: Amazon Vine
Rating: 3.5 stars  
Cover Rating: 3.5 stars (Flirty and fun, but typical)  
Genre: Young Adult  
Publication Date: June 7, 2011  
Publisher: HarperTeen
Page Count: 354 p.
Buy it: Book Depository / Amazon

There are always moments in life, when you do something that you immediately regret. For April, there were ten things specifically that she did and would come to realize that they may have not been the best ideas. From lying to her dad to buying a hot tub, April's life is pretty crazy. Then again, her mom left and took her brother to Paris and her dad moved to Ohio and left her behind at her friends house. Though, he did think that Suzanne, her friend's mom, would actually be home not off doing theater in Chicago. This is April's story about how she kept her life from falling apart...sort of.

This was a very fun read, perfect for the summer. There were a couple parts that were not as fun, but April's misadventures quickly turned things around. If you like E. Lockhart books then you will love this one. Very quirky and girly and just a laugh. I loved April, even if she was pretty spoiled at the beginning of the book. Actually by the end she was still sort of spoiled, but at least she was a little more self-reliant. Vi and Marissa were fun sidekicks, I do wish there was more with Marissa though. It didn't seem like April and Marissa hung out that much, but maybe that was just a comparison because Vi and April lived together and hung out constantly. This story was full of bad ideas and hard mistakes. It was just like real life ;) I would recommend that you pick this up before summer's end and breeze right through it. There are teen heartthrobs, parties and other fun and games. I'm sure there's a moral or two in there somewhere also.

First Lines:
"I bolted awake. A police siren. The police were outside my house."  

Favorite Lines:  
"Did I smell? Discreetly, I sniffed my underarms. I did not think I smelled. Had there been hidden garlic in the pasta sauce?"

1 comment:

  1. Lol, your favorite line is hilarious! I might have to check this one out, it sounds like a fun book :)


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