Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Book Review: Ten Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn't Have) by Sarah Mlynowski

Summary: No parents. Living with your best friend. What would any teen do? Well, that's exactly what April did. She is finally on her own and must learn how to juggle first loves, friendships,  and just holding her life together. But living on her own isn't as glamorous as April thought it would be. She has to finally make choices on her own and, well, they're not always what she should have done... 

Review: Where to begin? I loved everything about this book! Even though it might not be realistic for a teen to be able to move in with her best friend with no parents, everything they had to deal with was so real. I loved the characters, especially Vi because even though she was all tough and cool on the outside, she still cared what people thought of her, like everyone else in this world. Yeah, there might be a lot of sex and alcohol in this book, but that's what kids deal with these days! This book showed how teens really think and how important it is to have people there for you. Not only did I like the characters and story, I loved the way it was written. The beginning started out in March, then it went back three months to explain how it got to that point (kind of like an extended teen version of The Hangover). During the book I felt like I was in April's head and new exactly how she was thinking. Everything was explained, from past to present events, yet it wasn't ever just a boring recount of what happened. And you know what else I loved? That nobody really turned out perfect in the end, because that is really how life is. Not everybody has their happy ending and yeah, maybe April was happy in the end, but she was far from perfect. So for a more updated version of Judy Blume's Forever... and something that just tells you how life is, pick up Ten Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn't Have). You won't regret it.


1 comment:

  1. The title of this book alone intringues me! Nice review! I'll have to see if my library has a copy!


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