Saturday, February 2, 2013

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

by Sarah Mlynowski 
Published June 7th 2011 
Publisher: HarperTeen 
Hardcover, 368 pages

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.--Goodreads

4 Stars

Throughout the whole book, I had a smile on my face! This book was hilarious and everyone was having so much fun that you can't help, but smile!

I really liked April. She was a very relatable character with insecurities just like everyone else. Although I believe the choices she made were not the best choices (I mean who just ups and buys and pink hot tub?) but hey this is suppose to be a funny book. I really like the style and the voice in this novel. There were so many hilarious lines and scenes. The mind of April is a gold pot of comedy!

Hudson was super nice, but he was a bit shady. I honestly really really really wanted to know what he does to make all of that money he has. Hudson was much better to April than Noah was. Plus Noah was just annoying and judgmental and jealous most of the time. I did not like Noah at all.

The novel has a lot of flashbacks. The flashbacks were really good in getting the reader to see why April feels the way she does about things, especially the resentment she feels towards her mom.

Overall, it was a funny and enjoyable read.

Purchase this novel at: Amazon / B&N / TBD

1 comment:

  1. I've heard of this one before but never really looked into it. Now I'm pretty curious about it. Pink hot tubs, you say? Yeah. Definitely interested. Glad that it was funny and enjoyable!

    Jesse @ Pretty In Fiction


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