Tuesday, August 9, 2011

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

Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn't Have)

April comes from a broken family. Her mom cheated on her dad, and made him move out. Her mom moved to Paris with her new husband and April's brother, and her dad remarried. During the middle of her junior year, her dad announces that they will be moving. April is devastated. How could she leave her home with her friends and boyfriend of 2 years? April convinces her dad to let her stay with her friend Vi. Vi's mom isn't going to be home at all, but she's fine with letting the girls stay. April's dad... not so much. April knows that, so with some clever planning and convincing, her dad agrees to let her finish her junior year, and then they will re-discuss her future. This adventure leads to ten things that they did, and really, probably shouldn't have done.

I loved this book. It was entertaining and I was instantly addicted by the first 10 pages. Even though it was really unrealistic, and the characters seriously get away with everything, it was hilarious and a great read. I like how the chapters were broken up, with creative titles.

The characters were great. They all had their flaws, and were easy to relate to. They might not have been fully rounded characters, but I liked them just the same. I really understood April and her frustration with Noah and Hudson.


One thing I have to say, is that April is absolutely devastated about when she finds out Noah cheated on her. But come on, you were the one who slept in the same bed with another guy the night before. So you really can't be that hard on him because what you did was a fault on its own.

The only thing I didn't like about this book was how the book ended. I won't spoil it for you, but I wanted to know what happened after. I honestly can't say what I didn't like about it without ruining it, so you'll just have to read it for yourself! haha. And also, how they got away with EVERYTHING. If it was real life, there's no way that would happen! I also didn't like how this book basically said that condoms prevent all STDs, which isn't true. How misleading... lol

As for the cover... ehh... It could have been better, and I'm not really a fan of covers with people on them. Or at least where their faces are shown. And covers with a guy and a girl... lol. And is it just me, or does a book with a boy and a girl looking into each other's eyes with a title "Ten Things We Did" seem kinda dirty? Maybe it's just me haha.

Overall, it's a great summer read. It's not too serious or anything, just for enjoyment. It's funny, so I would recommend this book if you're just looking for a light read :) 5 out of 5 stars.

1 comment:

  1. I was intrigued from the beginning, this story was very well written and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The story was about a young girl named Emily that has moved to Scotland with her father after a split with her mother due to irreconcilable differences. Ravencourt Manor is a source of both good memories of her grandmother and a some pretty spooky happenings. At 14 years of age she not only has to deal with her parents break up, she soon finds out that she's the only hope Ravencourt has to keep an evil witch from taking over.
    With a cliffhanger ending this book promises to be the beginning of a fantastic series!


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