Saturday, January 19, 2013
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. 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.
Review: This book was just OK for me. It is a pretty lighthearted fluffy read and I pretty much new what was going to happen . This book did have a lot of pretty funny parts and the plot kept moving nicely even if their wasn't much to it. I did like that the book was split into ten sections, each containing one of the things they shouldn't have done. It was a nice touch that made it fun to read. I also liked that there was a little bit of character development going on. I felt like April had learned from her mistakes and had changed at the end. I did like her as a main character and thought that she was pretty easy to relate to. there was one plot point that was thrown in towards the end that annoyed me. The only reason it was put in was to make everything work out for April. i think there was a better way to go about it though. I think if you are a fan of fun and lighthearted chick lit type books then you should still give this one a try. it just wasn't one of my favorites.