We owe it to each other to tell stories - Neil Gaiman

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Ten things we did...

Title: Ten things we did (and probably shouldn't have)

Author: Sarah Mlynowski
Pages: 368

Publisher: HarperTeen

Source: borrowed

The Synopsis

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.

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.

The Review

This book is AMAZING. If I could pick a book that one day would be considered to be legendary this would be it. I flew through this book - I just could not stop reading! This is the kind of YA that I love - real issues but not too deep and heavy. This book was just an adventure in 368 pages that I would love to have again.

If you need a book that will get you out of a funk - this is definitely it - this book should be part of the curriculum - it will get aliterate people reading again. This book was just incredibly fun and lighthearted, but not so lighthearted that it should just be waved off. This is the kind of story I wish my friends and I could one day tell (minus the chlamydia part).

So if you are looking for a book that will have you smiling 90% of the read - this is it. IF you are looking for a book that will just get you feeling great - and to get you excited about YA again - then this is it. I LOVED it so go and READ IT NOW!!! I command you to.

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