Friday, January 13, 2012
Ten Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn't Have) by Sarah Mlynowski
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 another book I decided to pick up during HarperTeen's eBook sale. I was in the mood for a contemporary book, and so I launched into this one very quickly. I went in expecting a quick read without much of a plot. I was pleasantly surprised when I found that as well as having a great teenage growing up story, it also had some depth in both the plot and characters. The reason I found depth in the characters and plot was because not only did the characters have the freedom of parents, but they also learned the consequences of choices. They didn't simply get everything they wanted without having some drawbacks, increasing the amount this book could be related to. I loved the cover on this book, it tells you that there is a romantic aspect of this book, as well as the mischief involved as shown by the model's smile. The only thing I did not find attractive in this book was the love triangle going with the boy that had barely been in the book. Altogether this was a book I would recommend to anyone who wants a contemporary book with a bit of depth to it. I give Ten Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn't Have) a 4/5.