Monday, May 23

My Life Undecided by Jessica Brody

My Life Undecided by Jessica Brody
Release Date: June 7, 2011
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 320


Okay, maybe that was a bit melodramatic, but I’m sorry, I’m feeling a bit melodramatic at the moment.

Here’s the deal. My name is Brooklyn Pierce, I’m fifteen years old, and I am decisionally challenged. Seriously, I can’t remember the last good decision I made. I can remember plenty of crappy ones though. Including that party I threw when my parents were out of town that accidentally burned down a model home. Yeah, not my finest moment, for sure.

But see, that’s why I started a blog. To enlist readers to make my decisions for me. That’s right. I’m gave up. Threw in the towel. I let someone else be the one to decide which book I read for English. Or whether or not I accepted an invitation to join the debate team from that cute-in-a-dorky-sort-of-way guy who gave me the Heimlich Maneuver in the cafeteria. (Note to self: Chew the melon before swallowing it.) I even let them decide who I dated!

Well, it turns out there are some things in life you simply can’t choose or have chosen for you—like who you fall in love with. And now everything’s more screwed up than ever.

But don’t take my word for it, read the book and decide for yourself. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll scream in frustration. Or maybe that’s just me. After all, it’s my life.

My Thoughts: My Life Undecided was such an awesome read. Brooklyn Pierce aka Brooks has a knack for getting into trouble. Trouble always seems to find her. She can blame it on others, she can blame it on her choices, but trouble is always lurking in the shadows for her. She burned down a model home by throwing a party. It was supposed to be the epic party that would get her well known and make her more popular but instead it just caused her a lot of grief and tears. It isn't just present tense Brooks that gets into trouble. When she was a child she also fell down a mine shaft. Talk about bad luck!

She's now been shunned by her best friend Shayne (who is the Queen B of the school), is in deep water with her parents which results in her grounding, and worst of all she has community service in a nursing home. Yuck! Brooks decides her choices are unreliable and she just can't be responsible for making them anymore. So, she decides to start a blog called My Life Undecided. She posts what is going on, all the decisions that come her way, and let people vote and she follows their votes. 

We see a lot of different choices brought up in her life from deciding to join the rugby team and choosing between two novels. This was a fun novel to devour.

 Not only do we get to see how Brooks new reputation (or lack of) affects her, we also see how she interacts with the nursing home residents. We see a new side of Brooks. 

Is there any romance in this book? Of course! There are two guys in this novel. First there is Hunter who is your typical popular high school boy. He's got smoldering good looks and comes off pretty smooth. He takes a liking in Brooks immediately after meeting her once he arrives to the school.  Than there is Brian. Brian is on the debate team, kind of shy, smart, down to earth, and cute (in his own way).  Of course he also likes Brooks but Brooks never really noticed him much before recently even though he sat behind her in the class she shared with Shayne. 

Brooks is at an impass between both guys and can't decide who she likes. And I must say one is as irresistible as the other. Good thing its not Brooks choice anymore, right? She puts the choice up to her loyal blog readers.  

I must say my favorite scene out of the whole book was the Truth or Dare scene. Your wondering all about that now, aren't you? It didn't disappoint me at all!  And oh so thrilling!

Want to know what happens with Brooks? What happens with her blog when it hits the big league? The decisions she has to make? What the blog readers have to say? Who Brooks ends up with? Read the book now to find out!

Overall: I really enjoyed My Life Undecided. It was such a cute read. I loved reading about Brooks and her impossible choices. I loved her blog. I loved the boys. I loved the debates. I loved reading about how she wants to make better choices. My Life Undecided was a fun fun fun novel!  

Cover: I think the cover is really creative. I like her cool clothes, she looks very stylish. I also like how her finger is up to her face, like she is really thinking about her choices. Its fits the book nicely!

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Melissa said...

Really excited about this one. Sounds great!

Fiktshun said...

I really want to read this book! I hadn't heard about it before. Great review. And yes, I now totally want to know what this Truth or Dare scene is about. Grrr! Torturous!!!

Maya said...

I've heard about this one and it looks really cute. Glad you liked it! :)

Patricia's Particularity said...

I saw the book trailer for this a few months ago and I added it to my MUST READ list asap. This books sound supper cute and I can't wait to read it. Great great great review!


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