Ten things we did (and probably shouldn’t have)

October 21, 2011 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

I kept my voice sad. When did I become a person who used her fake-dead cat for cash?”

Thanks to one small lie and some creative emailing, April is living the dream: moving into a beach house with her best friend, parent-free, for the second semester of her junior year.  Her Dad wants her to move to Cleveland with him and his new wife, which is totally unacceptable.  Leave behind her friends? Her boyfriend?  Her entire LIFE?  No, no, no. 

There are ten things she did (and probably shouldn’t have) and between number one (lied to our parents) and number ten (got caught breaking and entering), April finds out that when you’re living the dream, eventually you have to wake up.

My Review: Ten Things was funny, and I mean literally laugh out loud funny, and if you’ve read any of my other reviews, you know funny is one quality highly prized by yours truly.

But despite the crazy stuff April and her friends do (buying a hot tub! adopting a kitten! throwing a rager!), April is a real girl whose feelings you can relate to.  She worries she’ll turn into her mother, wonders if lying to her father for months can really turn out ok, and struggles to decide whether losing her virginity to her long-term boyfriend will fix the suddenly distant feeling between them. 

 Check out Ten things we did (and probably shouldn’t have) by Sarah Mlynowski if you like the funny, relatable girls caught in crazy situations in books by E. Lockhart (How to be bad), Meg Cabot (All-American girl), Rachel Vail (Lucky), or Keiran Scott (I was a non-blonde cheerleader). 

Katie

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