09 August 2011

{Book Review} Ten Things We Did

By: Me My Shelf And I | 09 August 2011 at 1:09 AM | | | | | | |
Ten Things We Did (and probably shouldn't have)
Author: Sarah Mlynowski
Pages: 368 Pages
Published: June 7th 2011
Publisher: HarperTeen
Source: The {Teen} Book Scene Tour
Rating: 4 Birds
2 girls + 3 guys + 1 house – parents = 10 things April and her friends did that they (definitely, maybe, probably) shouldn't have.
If given the opportunity, what sixteen-year-old wouldn't jump at the chance to move in with a friend and live parent-free? Although maybe "opportunity" isn't the right word, since April had to tell her dad a tiny little untruth to make it happen (see #1: "Lied to Our Parents"). But she and her housemate Vi are totally responsible and able to take care of themselves. How they ended up "Skipping School" (#3), "Throwing a Crazy Party" (#8), "Buying a Hot Tub" (#4), and, um, "Harboring a Fugitive" (#7) at all is kind of a mystery to them.
In this hilarious and bittersweet tale, Sarah Mlynowski mines the heart and mind of a girl on her own for the first time. To get through the year, April will have to juggle a love triangle, learn to do her own laundry, and accept that her carefully constructed world just might be falling apart . . . one thing-she-shouldn't-have-done at a time.
We are the 8th Stop on the Ten Things We Did Blog Tour. Click the image below to see the rest – did I mention we are all giving away copies of the book! YUP ALL of us!
Stop in tomorrow when Sarah Mlynowski will be on the blog! And
If you want a light, somewhat fluffy read to take your mind off things, this is it. Don’t take that as a negative thing, I look for books like that quite frequently. When I want to enjoy something with out having to put all my brain power into to understanding the concept of following the story line. Something I can just, enjoy and have fun reading. Well this is Ten Things We Did.
Mlynowski delivers a fun, slightly far fetched story line about a girl and the final semester of her Junior year and the things she goes through to stay in her home town while her dad moves away. Hey, it’s fiction after all so really. who’s to say it is far fetched…
A buffet of topics are covered in the 368 pages. Sex, drugs, drinking, budget's, living on your own, STD’s, Virginity, general teenaged angst…you name it, it’s there in heaps! And you know I really liked it. I got to go back to be a somewhat reckless teenager that I once was, and relive some stuff I could actually have seen myself doing, but with out the consequence's.
Now, while I had fun living some rebellious times through April and her team of pals – these kinds of topics are really coming up with teenagers daily and I have to applaud Mlynowski for handling them with grace and making the characters they happen to 100% relatable. What I mean is, it’s not the poor, homeless, prostitute who winds up with an STD, it’s Average Jane Teenager…sometimes kids get it in their heads that “It Can’t happen to me” Oh yes it can….
I’m giving to book 4 Birds, go get it…or hey better yet – come back tomorrow and enter to win a Hardcover Copy…don’t want to wat? Click the image for the blog tour above and hit up the blogs before mine and enter for their copies. We’re all giving one a way!
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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review. I can't wait to get a hold of this book. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. Can't wait to stop back by tomorrow for the interview.

    Amy @ www.bookgoonie.com


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