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

3.77 of 5 stars 3.77  ·  rating details  ·  13,227 ratings  ·  1,430 reviews

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 happe

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Published June 21st 2011 by Harper Collins, Inc. (first published June 7th 2011)
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Sita Sargeant
Oct 28, 2011 Sita Sargeant rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Meh, not really anyone
I actually put off reading this book for a while, I now know why. My subconscious mind was telling me it was not worth my time, but silly me I decided to read it. This book is okay, if you want to read it go ahead, if you were considering reading it and are sitting on the fence read it and don’t read it.


My advice, don’t. Not worth it, it wasn’t a bad book, but it wasn’t a good book either. It was mediocre.


What the book was about:

The book started with one of the last scenes, after a party, when
Jess (Gone with the Words)
Read this review on my blog! --> Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn't Have) by Sarah Mlynowski

I really love this book! It was so funny and bittersweet and different that I wanted to do something different for it. So here it goes....

Ten Things I Loved (and you will love too)
1. Mermaid impressions while drunk.
2. Best friends who will lie to your parents for you.
3. Paying in installments.
4. The Hula.
5. Brothers. Especially ones named Hudson and Dean.
6. Donut.
7. Babysitters with mod
2.5 stars

A very light, mindless, relaxing read.

April's dad is planning to move to another state in the middle of her junior high year. Using some creative negotiating (=lying) April convinces him to let her stay with her best friend Vi to finish school, with no parental supervision. Partying, drinking, skipping school and hooking up ensue...

Contrary to the blurb, I didn't find Ten Things We Did to be particularly funny. Or daring. Or romantic. Or profound.

The story tries to touch upon the subje
Emily May

Someone should burn this cover

Let's just say the very first thing that needs to be said: UK publishers, what the hell have you done to this book? What happened to the cute girl/boy chick-lit cover and, more importantly, what happened to the original title? The actual title - Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn't Have) - conveys the whole "ooh, we're so baaaaad for doing that, but it sure was fun!" that this book is pretty much all about. This UK imposter title fails to hit the joke. And bac
Sandee (Nikolai Lantsov's Queen)
I could sum up this book in one word: HILARIOUS!
I had a whole lot of fun reading this.
It was crazy.
Everything they did was crazy.
Maybe that was the reason I had fun reading it.
I didn’t do the things they did when I was their age.
I wouldn’t do it even if I could.
You guys must be curious why I found this book so entertaining.

April’s dad just blurred out one day that they were going to move to Ohio.
Devastated April didn’t want to move to Ohio.
She didn’t want to leave her friends.
Her school.
She didn
OceMei Belikova♥
one point for the cover,
one point for the title,
and two points for the nice story.

This story gave a lot of knowledges to me, such as :
1. Don't easily give away your virginity to everyone.

I don't know why but me and the book have truly different preception in the meaning of virginity and sex. I vote for sex after marriage. For me, losing our virginity means to give the best to our husband in the first night after we get married, not before marriage, or the worst is we gave it to our boyfriend w
This book had its good points and its bad points. I definitely do NOT recommend for kids under 15, and I'm saying that as a 14 year old.


What is this book about? Well, love, sure. There's romance. But its not just that-- there's more to it than just girl-likes-boy-but-girl-has-boyfriend.
April is faced with a crisis when her Dad announces that they're moving to Cleveland. She's got everything she's ever wanted where she already lives. A sweet boyfriend, great friends-- which is wh
Jun 26, 2011 Arlene rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Arlene by: Street Corner Booker Tour - Crystal
Rating Clarification: 3.5 Stars

No one is perfect, but we all do the best we can. I guess you have to forgive when you can, move on when you can’t, and love your family and friends for who they are instead of punishing them for who they aren’t.

4 girls, 3 guys, 1 cat, 1 hula tub, 1 crazy school year and 0 parents = 10 things April did and probably shouldn’t have. Despite this story being highly unrealistic, I found it engaging and pretty funny. There were times where I wanted April to just get cau
I don’t know what to really say about this one. I liked it, but I really wanted so much more. I think the beginning and the end were great, but the middle needed more “oh I am so going to be dead when my Dad finds out” stuff. I guess it was just more realistic than I thought it would be which is not necessarily a bad thing mind you.
The story is about April, a junior in High School who just finds out that her Dad, with whom she lives with, has decided to move with his new wife to another state. U
Megan Haynes
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I so eagerly awaited Ten Things We Did. And honestly, I was more than a little disappointed. Mlynowski gave the teenagers in her book a bad reputation, and I know for sure that I won’t be picking up anything else of hers any time soon.

I get that this book was supposed to be funny, what with its unrealistic situations and one-liners. I get where Mlynowski was going, but the way she approached her subject made me disgusted and appalled.

Before I get to April, who wins the Stupidest Character of th
On the surface, April is living every teenager's dream. When he's transferred to Cleveland, her father allows April to live with her good friend, Vi and finish out the year at school. She's got a great boyfriend and they're finally ready to take their relationship to the next level.

Of course, in reality things are slightly different. April soon finds out that her visions of wild parties, endless freedom and lots of time canoodling with the boyfriend are in sharp contrast to the realities of liv
Susane Colasanti
This relentlessly entertaining story offers an authentic perspective on freedom, friendship, and first love. The perfect summer read!
This was entertaining. It was like a Sarah Dessen novel with more personality.

I enjoyed the characters. (view spoiler)
Carol Royce Owen
Got this for like 99 cents on my Kindle back a few months ago, and now I know why it was so cheap. I really hate books that make adults out to be complete idiots, and that's exactly what this book does. It also glorifies casual sex and drinking between underaged teens, lying to parents and getting away with it, and pretty much every other stereotype expected of youth today. Yeah, teenage girls will probably love this book, but I won't be recommending it to any of them.
YA Reads Book Reviews
Ten Things We Did looks and sounds like a light-hearted, fun, easy read. It promises to appeal to fans of authors like Susane Colasanti, Sarah Dessen, and Lauren Myracle. But Sarah Mlynowski doesn’t quite deliver on that promise. Ten Things is a light, fun read, but the plot and characters are unrealistic. When April’s dad decides to move to Cleveland, she opts to move in with her friend Vi rather than uproot herself. Only thing is, April’s dad would freak if he found out Vi’s mom won’t be stayi ...more
Elii Vela

Después de haber leído y disfrutado de Gimme a call, estaba feliz de poder disfrutar de otro libro de Mlynowski, sin embargo, no me hacía muchas ilusiones en cuanto a la trama. Por principio sabía que sería divertida, pues es el sello característico de la autora pero, ¿qué más podría ofrecerme 10 cosas que hicimos?

1.- Diversión: La historia es fresca, lo mismo hace reír que compadecerse de nuestras protagonistas.
2.- Ligerita: se lee muy fácil, muy rápido, su narración es muy simple que no a
I can only describe my feelings about this book in 4 words: I am not impressed.

To be fair, Ten things we did (and probably shouldn't have), is a light read, perfect on a lazy week end, while you are sipping a lemonade under the sun. Which didn't happen in my case. I decided to read it at 12 in the midnight because I couldn't sleep. Yep, insomnia's such a bitch. Well, maybe that will explain my less than stellar review of this book. Or maybe this book is just disappointing.

I had this book for a
Rating: 3.5 stars

A fun and entertaining read. Sometimes the characters drove me crazy and some characters like Hudson there wasn't enough of. Full review coming very soon.

Thanks to Crystal for sharing her copy. You are the best
Emily, a Book and a Cat
Concept/Ideas: 4/5
Characters: 3.5/5
Storyline/Plot: 5/5
NEW TYPE OF RATING: Writing style: 5/5
Overall Rating: 5/5

Wow, this book was awesome. Just awesome. Before I ever started reading Sarah Mylnowski's writing, I was skeptical. I never really thought I would enjoy her writing. But I was so wrong. SO, SO wrong. After reading Gimme A Call, I was eager to read this one. I started this one, and to be honest, I FLEW through it. There is just a way that she writes her books that make it so good. Her wr
Review also posted on my blog: The Book Barbies

Ten Things Racquel loved About This Book:
1) A police siren
2) The Hula
3) Donut
4) Two fantastic brothers
5) A certain fake/adopted/maybe drug dealing/ loveliest cheekbone brother
6) The flashbacks
7) Everything made me laugh
8) Every ties up, perfect resolutions
9) Realistic characters
10) The writing

I have been dying to read this book for so long and thank goodness once I picked it up, I was not disappointed. To get this out of the way, a book can be so te
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So, over Christmas break Aprils dad and stepmom tell her they have to have an "important talk" with her. Turns out they're moving to Cleveland for her dads new job. April does not want to move to a new city which would include leaving her friends and boyfriend, so she convinces her dad to let her move in with her friend Vi and her mother Suzanne. The thing is Aprils dad does
Princess Bookie
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" ...more
Stacia (the 2010 club)
2.5 stars. This was a fun book for the most part, but I found myself skimming the flashback scenes due to lack of interest in the "before."

I know some people found this book a bit over the top, but if you put kids alone, sometimes they get into these types of situations. I had a friend in high school whose dad traveled a lot and we used to have some crazy parties over there where the cops were called more than once, so these things can happen.

True, not all high school kids are into drinking and
Ten Things We Did was a surprisingly fun read for me. I was a little skeptical at first because it was a little slow to start, but it gained momentum quick and became a book that I did not want to put down. This book details ten ridiculous things that roommates April and Vi, under no parental supervision, have done while living together, and all the fun and trouble that came along with it. There are moments in this book that make you want to laugh, cry, and most definitely punch someone...not to ...more
After I read Beautiful Disaster I can't give more than 4 stars to a good book.Even if I liked it ...ok...not my favourite,but I enjoyed it :)
Éste libro estaba en mi lista de lecturas, simplemente, porqué me pareció que sería el típico relato para determinados momentos en que precises una lectura liviana, y NO ME HA DECEPCIONADO EN ABSOLUTO ( DE HECHO ME HA GUSTADO MÁS DE LO QUE IMAGINABA) PUES ES UNA NOVELA FRESCA, MUY ENTRETENIDA Y CON UN TRANSFONDO, QUE A PRIORI, PARECE INAUDITO QUE SE DE EN ÉSTE TIPO DE LITERATURA.

Pero voy allá a explicaros con más detenimiento...

¿Quién no ha hecho locuras en su etapa adolescente ( en mayor o meno
Emily AKA Doodle
Review originally posted at Doodle's Book Blog

I don't even know where to begin for this review. I guess I will start with one word that would describe this book best: Epic! Understand that the likelihood of some of the events in this book are probably slim, but do they ever take the reader on a wild ride. I was hooked from page one.

Lets start with April. She is a sixteen year old girl who somehow gets away with a number of activities by use of evasive tactics over a period of just over three mon
April, soll mit ihrem Vater und dessen neuer Frau Penny nach Cleveland ziehen, möchte aber auf keinen Fall ihren Freund Noah und ihre Freundinnen zurücklassen; zumal sie kurz vor dem Highschool-Abschluss steht. Auch zu ihrer Mutter möchte sie nicht ziehen, da diese in Paris lebt.
Gemeinsam mit einer ihrer besten Freundinnen heckt sie einen genialen Plan aus: April soll zu Vi ziehen und ein Jahr bei ihr verbringen. Was sie ihrem Vater verschweigt: Vis Mutter ist mit einer Theaterproduktion auf Tou
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Sarah is the author of BRAS & BROOMSTICKS, FROGS & FRENCH KISSES, SPELLS & SLEEPING BAGS and PARTIES & POTIONS—all in the YA ‘Magic in Manhattan’ series, as well as GIMME A CALL and the upcoming TEN THINGS WE DID (AND PROBABLY SHOULDN'T HAVE). Along with Lauren Myracle and E. Lockhart, she also wrote HOW TO BE BAD.

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