Sunday, April 27, 2014

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

Summary from Goodreads:

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.
This is a book that I have always seen at the library and have always wanted to pick up and try but I never did until now. I was more hesitant now because I had read Mlynowski's newest book Don't Even Think About It back in February and really didn't like it. But Ten Things We Did was a pleasant surprise and I honestly feel like Sarah took a step backwards with her newest one! Ten Things was a really fun and decent fluff read - perfect after reading the whole Divergent series! While I think the premise is a little unrealistic (but still real at the same time), it was fun to see what could possibly happen when two girls are left all alone with no parental supervision. It's actually kind of scary though - specifically when it came to April and her douchebag boyfriend Noah! I have never done anything that she has so when I read these kinds of books, I feel a bit rebellious and it's fun living vicariously through them - even though I disagree with everything these characters do! While I liked this one of Sarah's, I am still hesitant to try anything else from her, though!

Rating: 8/10

1 comment:

  1. I liked the premise of this book. I'm just not sure it delivered enough for me. I enjoyed it, but it wasn't something I wanted to keep. So I'm also quite hesitant about picking up her other books.