Book Review: Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn't Have) by Sarah Mlynowski

Title: Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn't Have)
Author: Sarah Mlynowski 
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Realistic, Romance, Chick Lit, Teens
Release Date: June 7th, 2011 (Kindle Edition)
Book Blurb from Goodreads:
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.
Um. Just finished it today... And well... I can't say that it's not what I didn't expect but... I just didn't know (okay, so I'm sure of it) that it'll be about... sex. 

Plot: It's definitely Chick Lit, Realistic, Contemporary and whatever you want to call it. It's happening to almost every girl. Okay, that's a bit excessive. What I want to say is that it's been happened to a girl, or maybe a lot more than we know. And I actually liked the idea that the author came up with. I mean, this book should have like a million things listed! Not just TEN! :P I mean, there's a lot more "Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn't Have)". I know you guys have a lot. More than TEN. I do have a lot and at first, when I started this, I was so freakin' guilty to the first one. "Lied to Our Parents" but HELLO? Who didn't lie to his/her parents!? If you know someone who haven't lied to parents, please introduce him/her to me!

I am so not commenting about the characters. >_< All of the teens are so in heat! That is all I could say.

Overall: I'm not really sure if I'll give a 3-star or a 4-star so... in between. 3.5 star. The love story between April and Noah is rocky and it drags on until the last chapter. And the romance between April and Hudson are so incredibly short! They're together in the last few pages! Ugh. The whole time I was like, why did I get this book? Why am I reading it still when all I could do is shake my head? To answer the first question, I picked it up cause I thought it'll be funny story. But I didn't get that 'hilarious' tale though. :( It was okay. I could still recommend this to every teens cause you should know when you're taking it to the extreme level too much. Know your limitations.

You shouldn't be always "This is fun! Forget the parents! I'm gonna have a blast!" cause you should know that there'll be consequences you need to deal with after having your FUN. And mind you, those consequences are NO FUN at ALL. 


Asiye Ivedi said...

thanks for the review lexie!
since i am not a teen, (for a very long time) i think i will be giving this one a skip...

lexiechan said...

Welcome! :) Maybe you should read it one day if you'll start to have children. Cause you could get more ideas on how to handle the teens. :P

Mimi Valentine said...

Ohhh, I adored this book too, Lexie! It was definitely different than I expected (I didn't expect the sex part of it either LOL), but it was so fun to read and I loved reading about April and Noah too! From the very beginning, I liked him a lot more than her not-so-awesome current boyfriend x)

Awesome review, Lexie! And I smiled when added in that extra warning at the end -- because the consequences thing is so true! :) <3

lexiechan said...

LOL! I'm kinda expecting some wholesome things. And then, Bam! Sex. XD Yes, it's kinda fun for me too. :) Noah? or Hudson?

Thank you for dropping by Mimi! I know, right? :)

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