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Saturday, August 13, 2011

REVIEW for Ten Things We Did (and probably shouldn't have)

Thank you to the wonderful HarperCollins Canada for sending me this book for review!

TITLE:                Ten Things We Did (and probably shouldn't have)

AUTHOR:           Sarah Mlynowski

GENRE:              YA

RATING:            3.5 Stars


I am a big fan of Sarah Mlynowski as she has written some favorite chick lit books.  I was excited to get my hands on this book as the storyline sounded very interesting and loaded with plotline capabilities.

Ten Things We Did is about two teenage girls who get to discover, firsthand, what it really is like to have "the run of the house" without any parent supervision.  As a "former" teenage girl I can still remember how much I craved that - an empty house to whatever I wanted.  As an adult however, I cringe at the scary possibilities.

Actually, this is the aspect that the author explores in this novel.  How teenagers handle a situation where they are called upon (expected) to act responsibly, all the while, fighting things like hormones, peer pressure and simply wanting to explore new things.

This read was engaging because it sort of gives us both side of this equation.  Where Vi and April have become popular because they can now throw parties at any time, you can also easily see that both girls come to realize that they must make some serious decisions about their present, which could easily affect the rest of their lives.

I rated this book a 3.5 stars because I loved the storyline, but felt that the pace was a little slow which left my mind alot of time to wander.  Otherwise, an important novel for all YA who keep thinking that things would be perfect "if only they could have the house to themselves for a while".

2 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I think teens think they want that freedom but actually crave structure. The book sounds like a great way to explore the subject.

the epic rat said...

I have yet to read anything by Sarah Mlynowski - but I have definitely eyed her books, recently this one! While I enjoy a house to myself for a few hours or so (it is SO much easier to clean!), the quiet at night disturbs me.

I am curious to find out what the girls DID do (and didn't) with a house to themselves! Sounds like interesting trouble :P

 
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