Monday, June 6

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

Ten Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn't Have) by Sarah Mlynowski
Release Date: June 7, 2011
Publisher: HarperTeen
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 368

Summary: 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.

My Thoughts: I haven't read anything else by Mlynowski but I hear she has some great books! We are introduced to April who lives with her father and his new wife. Her mother and little brother moved to Paris to be with a guy her mother met. They wanted April to come with but she decided she'd rather stay and live with her dad so she could stay around her friends and boyfriend. Things have been ok for her. She's happy. Until one day her Dad announces they are moving to Ohio! April says "NO NO NO" she is not moving. He is not doing this to her! She can't leave her boyfriend of two years and all of her friends behind. Plus its halfway through the term, she must finish the school year. 

She ends up thinking up a plan. To stay with her friend Vi. It sounds like a good plan, right? The only problem is Vi will be on her own too because her mom is going to be away. What is April going to do? Whats the logical thing to do here? She sets up fake email accounts and pretends to email back and fourth as her Dad and Vi's mom. Her dad thinks that she is going to stay with Vi and her mother so there will be adult supervision. WRONG.

Her family moves away to Ohio and she and Vi have their own place. They can do "whatever" they want. Her dad also gives her a monthly allowance ($1000.00)! 

The plan works out smoothly except for all the small problems in April's life. For one, she's dealing with losing her virginity to her virgin boyfriend Noah. She wants to do it but she's never had much alone time with him. But now since she has her own place, that is all about to change. Than there is the new guy Hudson who keeps coming around with his brother who is Vi's best friend. Hudson clearly liked April but she was too blind to really notice. Yes, she thought he was hot, but how can a drop dead gorgeous guy like him really like her? 

She has Noah but I just didn't connect with him. I liked Hudson from page one. I also liked how he would drop everything just to help her out of a jam. A true knight in shining armor. 

Throwing a party can be fun especially when there is a hot boy contest. Throwing a party can be hectic, especially when you have no idea your dad is coming the next morning! 

Ten Things We Did was funny and cute! I loved reading it. It was so much fun, between getting to know Hudson and what his "real" job was, learning more about her cute cat Donut, and being around her friends. Let's not forget to throw in grocery shopping, hot tubs, parties, and STD's, Ten Things We Did was an amazing read and I can't wait to read more from Mlynowski! 

Overall: Loved! Loved! Loved! Loved! I loved the girls, I loved the drama, I loved the cuteness, I loved the boys, and I loved all the adventures April took me on. 

Cover: I love the cover! I love the guy and girl on the cover and they look so adorable. One of the best covers ever! 

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1 comment:

Unknown said...

This is on my summer TBR list. Now I really can't wait to read it! Great review!


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