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PLEASE READ THIS! MY LIFE DEPENDS ON IT!

Okay, maybe that was a bit melodramatic, but I’m sorry, I’m feeling a bit melodramatic at the moment.

Here’s the deal. My name is Brooklyn Pierce, I’m fifteen years old, and I am decisionally challenged. Seriously, I can’t remember the last good decision I made. I can remember plenty of crappy ones though. Including that party I thre
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Hardcover, 320 pages
Published June 7th 2011 by Farrar, Straus, Giroux (BYR)
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Samantha S Because as explained in the book she doesn't make good decisions. That's why she created the blog in the first place, so that she doesn't have to make…moreBecause as explained in the book she doesn't make good decisions. That's why she created the blog in the first place, so that she doesn't have to make any more choices that could end badly.(less)
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Joey


Instead of writing a review, I'll just enumerate my top 5 quotes of the book (in no particular order):

1.) "It's your life, Brian! You can't just roll over and play dead on your life! You need to make your own decisions."

2.) "I never liked you very much when you were perfect. You're much cooler now that's you're human."

3.) "I don't want to be a ninety-year-old woman with a life full of regret. I don't want to wake up one morning seventy-five years from now and discover my life has been a series o
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Eliza (One Hundred and One Books)
This was fun, entertaining, with some really good emotional moments. Also offered some pretty solid advice.

One thing that annoyed me but was intentional (I think), so it's pretty good: Brooklyn is so naive and so concerned with everyone's opinions of her and that seemed pretty realistic to me for a 15-year old. She polls her blog readers on decisions she should make and a lot of the time they steer her in the right direction, while she thinks they're being ridiculous and boring. There's always
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Lisa
Jan 23, 2016 Lisa rated it it was amazing
A better book review can be found on my book blog here: https://remarkablylisa.wordpress.com/...

Real rating: 4.5
I feel like all Jessica Brody books look and sound like trashy novels that will leave readers unsatisfied but it's soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo not true!

Her books are written with quality and depth. The synopsis and plot sound really flimsy and fluffy but her characters always have such fatal flaws that leave readers sympathetic to them.

With that being said, My life undecid
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Sara Grochowski
Jun 25, 2015 Sara Grochowski rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed, light
Oh, Jessica Brody, you've done it again...

I adored Brody's THE KARMA CLUB and have been anxiously awaiting MY LIFE UNDECIDED for months. After all, MLU combines a teen girl, cute boys, bad decisions, funny decisions, and a BLOG. Really, the blog alone (okay, and maybe the boys) would have done it for me, but Brody goes above and beyond, which is always a good thing in an author...

At first, I worried that Brooklyn's age, 15, coupled with this particular plot would make the novel feel a bit too i
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Ivy
Jun 12, 2011 Ivy rated it it was amazing
My Life Undecided by Jessica Brody is a cute and funny read!

This is the first book I have finished written by Jessica Brody. I started one of her adult novels and it was pretty interesting. Therefore, I decided to try one of her young adult novels and I am impressed!

In life, we are required to make many decisions and sometimes it may not be the best decision we have made, but that is how we learn. We need to make some bad decisions sometimes in order to make the right decisions.

Brooklyn has alwa
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Theresa ♫
Oct 22, 2011 Theresa ♫ rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fellow humans in search for a humorous tale of a decisionally challenged girl
Recommended to Theresa ♫ by: Inspired by a YouTube book trailer
I'm extremely proud to say that the rating that you're seeing above this review is not a mistake.
THIS BOOK WAS A FIVE STAR READ FOR ME!!!! YAAAAAAAH! (My first 5-star book!)
Now I know this might not be a big deal for some of you. You're probably thinking "I gave 5 stars to like 50 other books--what's so special about a 5 star rating from YOU?"

Out of every book I've read, I've always found flaws in some form whatsoever (which is absolutely, positively OKAY because what kind of life would we be li
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Chelsea (Cat Litterary)
Jan 19, 2016 Chelsea (Cat Litterary) rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: preteens, teens
ACTUAL RATING: 2.5

Cover: I don't mind this cover, but I don't particularly like it. It works well for the age group it's geared towards, I suppose.

Plot: Brooklyn Pierce's decisionally challenged nature gets her in loads of trouble - from falling in a mine shaft as a toddler, to burning down her mother's model home, to choking on a piece of melon and having to receive the Heimlich from a near stranger - which is exactly why she decides to create a blog focused around her readers making decisions
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nick
Feb 16, 2012 nick rated it liked it
Read more of my reviews at Nick's Book Blog

When I started My Life Undecided, I expected to read a funny and enjoyable book. The premise of the book sounded so original and entertaining that I decided to give it a shot.

Brooklyn Pierce, the main character, is pretty famous. That's because when she was 2 years old, she fell from a mine shaft and her rescue was aired on national TV. Everyone knows her as "Baby Brooklyn".
Thirteen years later, Brooklyn is still a disaster. She cannot help getting int
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Cindy
Nov 06, 2011 Cindy rated it really liked it
I found myself enjoying this book a lot more than I expected, to be quite honest. I was in the mood for a light read and that it was. But this book carried a lot of meaning, and is one I eagerly passed off to my teenage step daughter.

I thought back to when I was teen; how every decision made in high school feels like it can make or break you, when all you ever want is to be accepted, but you also want do what is right. In My Life Undecided, Brooklyn can't seem to do anything right, when she rea
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Howdy YAL
Really 2.5 stars. To see full review click here

f there is one word to describe this book it's generic. I could basically tell you what was going to happen once I reached page fifty where the plot and characters were clearly established. And being generic is not a bad thing. It totally worked for Brody's 52 Reasons to Hate my Father which I loved, but it didn't work so much here.

I guess one of the reasons is the character Brooklyn. She's as stupid as they get, guys. I really don't like her and I
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Rebecca McNutt
Dec 05, 2015 Rebecca McNutt rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult, fiction
In my opinion there are too many books exactly like this one out there already, but the writing was still good and the main character was a pretty realistic teenager.
Sophia
Jan 20, 2012 Sophia rated it it was ok
Contemporaries are always hit-or-misses for me. I always either really love them or really hate them. This book was an exception. I didn't hate it, but I didn't like it either. It annoyed me, but there were parts that really made me smile.

It took me a long time to get into this book. Seriously. It wasn't until, like, page 200 that I actually got into the book. My main problem was--as usual--the main character. I really couldn't connect to Brooklyn at all. She didn't seem like a 15 year old girl
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Katelyn (Tales of Books and Bands)
This is a book that reminds me of the days when I really started getting into Y.A. books. It is exactly like the fun, light-hearted books that carried simple, beautiful messages with them. Jessica Brody creates a fun character and a kind of crazy (yet totally believable and possibly real) storyline in My Life Undecided!

Brooklyn “Brooks” Pierce is a girl who is always getting in to trouble. Whether it is intentional or not, she always seems to be in the center of some tiny disaster. You know, one
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Feb 15, 2013 XxForeverXx_XxVampire_DiariezxxLuvsSHERLOCKandSUPERNATURAL rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: People who like cute, fluffy romances that is very funny!!
Recommended to XxForeverXx_XxVampire_DiariezxxLuvsSHERLOCKandSUPERNATURAL by: Goodreads.com, public library
This was a really great book!!!! it had awesome main character, fantastic plot, funny and sweet moments, suspense, and more. It even had some of Brooklyn's blog posts and polls. I loved Brooklyn, she was a great main character. I loved all her bad choice moments and the way she decides things, it was so funny. I also liked the way she had to choose between two guys. One who is hot, southern, and a senior that seems to take a liking to her. Another is a dorky in a cute way boy who saved her from ...more
Mime D
Sep 21, 2013 Mime D rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya, contemporary
This book could be titled "Ramona Quimby: The Teenage Years." My Life Undecided is hilarious. I mean, YA contemporaries are always pretty funny, but Brooklyn is decisionally challenged. What started with falling down a mine shaft when she was two culminated in accidentally burning down a display home, and the result? She started a blog.


I love blogging. Blogging is great. (Obviously, seeing I'm blogging this review.) When I saw the major blogging component, I just had to read it. Brooklyn's gets
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Mezza Hafizhah Nirwanto
Penulis : Jessica Brody
Penerjemah : HP. Melati
Penyunting : Rina Wulandari
Penerbit : Noura Books
ISBN : 978-602-9225-25-9
Cetakan I : Januari 2012
Tebal : 348 hlm

TOLONG BACA BUKU INI!! HIDUPKU TERGANTUNG PADA BUKU INI!!

Baby Brooklyn. Itulah nama tenar yang dimiliki seorang Brooklyn Pierce. Nama itu disematkan padanya setelah sebuah tragedi dramatis yang terjadi di saat ia masih berusia dua tahun. Tragedi galian tambang, nah itulah tepatnya. Ia terjatuh di galian tambang tua dan terperangkap di sana
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Liza Wiemer
I had the pleasure of hearing Jessica Brody talk about My Life Undecided at Anderson's Bookstore in Naperville, IL and the book is every bit as wonderful as Jessica. What a cool premise - Brooklyn Pierce has spent her entire life making poor decisions so she decides to create a blog http://www.mylifeundecided.com (It really exists and is fantastic, so check it out!!!) This is a a novel that will have you smiling, laughing, misty-eyed. Doesn't matter what age you are, there are plenty of situatio ...more
Julie Graves
Oct 05, 2011 Julie Graves rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011-reads
Brooklyn Pierce has a knack for making bad decisions. It started when she was 2 and fell down a mine shaft. Being led off to jail in handcuffs, a result of burning down the model home that her mother was showing, was just the latest catastrophe in a long list.

Sentenced to community service Brooklyn is determined to make wiser decisions in her life. She starts a blog to enlist the help of others. Before making any decisions Brooklyn polls her readers asking them to vote on different decisions sh
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Nicole
One word to describe My Life Undecided? FANTASTIC! Jessica Brody fails never to disappoint.

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Brooklyn Pierce, always considered herself decisionally challenged. From the point since she was child to teenage years, she has never made a right decision. However, the thought never actually sunk in until she burned a model down and was arrested. Now for Brooklyn to turn her life around she sets up a blog, where she posts polls on whether she should try out for rugby or date the school's bad boy.
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Yaz *The Reading Girl*
So here is the thing.

Brooklyn Pierce is a popular fifteen year old. But she makes really, really bad decisions. She can't remember a single good decision she has ever made. But she can remember really crappy ones. Including a party she threw when her parents were on vacation and she accidentally burned a model home down. And got arrested and had to go to court and got grounded for like... forever. Yeah. Lot's of stuff.

Also her supposed best friend(who is really popualr also) pretended that s
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Jazmín Apodaca
Apr 10, 2015 Jazmín Apodaca rated it it was ok
Creo que si lo hubiera leído más joven me habría gustado.
Tengo un conflicto con la narradora, tal vez las chavitas se puedan identificar pero yo no, porque nunca he sido como la protagonista y ese fue el factor de que no lo amará.
Sarah Heisler
May 07, 2015 Sarah Heisler rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2014
If you're looking for a rom-com in book form, this is the book to read. It had me laughing out loud at least a few times and audibly saying "awwww!" at others. The characters were unique - Especially main character Brooks who was annoying but adorkable and totally loveable all at the same tome. My only complaint is I would of liked to see a bit more character development in a few of the characters. For example, I really wanted to get to know Brian better but you really don't get a spectacular fe ...more
Tracy
Oct 13, 2015 Tracy rated it liked it
This book sounded stupid and cheesy but I was in a serious book hangover after reading carry on (by rainbow rowell, everyone read it, it's so amazing!!!) so I needed cheesy. Anyway, I read this really quickly, the start was unbearable but once I met Brian... Oh wow, how I love Brian... Anyway, I love the character development. I love Brian!!!!!!!!! (Tbh I never understood why she liked hunter. I don't unusually find blonde guys attractive and I don't really like southern -American- accents. I'm ...more
LolitaMarie
Jun 02, 2015 LolitaMarie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"My Life Undecided"
ATTENTION ALL BLOG READERS! I DESPERATELY NEED YOUR HELP!!!! THIS IS FOR REAL!!!!

OKAY, MAYBE THAT WAS A BIT MELODRAMATIC, but I'm sorry, I'm feeling a bit melodramatic at the moment.
Here's the deal. My name is Brooklyn Pierce, I'm fifteen years old, and I am decisionally challenged. Seriously, I can't remember the last good decision I made. I can remember plenty of crappy ones though. Including the party I threw when my parents were out of town that accidentally burned down a
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Lady Leal
Apr 23, 2015 Lady Leal rated it really liked it
Ok so let me just say that this book is really cute and the story was such a pleasant read! Now that it’s out of the way let the reviews begin…
Brooklyn is a fifteen year old who has a best friend and who also happens to be the queen bee in their school, so that makes her the sidekick. She always follows her best friend’s order and it seems like she can’t decide on her own because she is always in her best friend’s shadow. Anyway the side story is that

Brooklyn is also known as “baby Brooklyn” w
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Renee
Sep 11, 2014 Renee rated it really liked it
My Life Undecided by Jessica Brody
Warning there are spoilers!

It is incredibly hard to start and read a book after completing two amazing books previously. So I had higher expectations then I should have. I decided last week on my work placement at the library, on the book 'My Life Undecided By Jessica Brody' it's a light read that I actually quite liked.

The book is all about 15 year old girl Brooklyn Pierce who just can't seem to make good decisions in her life. When she was two, she chased a
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Vivian Ibra
Hidup Brooklyn Pierce benar-benar penuh dengan kesialan! Ia tidak pernah bisa mengingat kapan terakhir kali ia mengambil sebuah kuputusan dengan benar.

Pertama, ketika ia berumur 2 tahun, ia memutuskan dalam 7 detik untuk mengejar kadal hijau kecil di jalur pendakian dan menuruni galian tambang tua sementara sang ibu saat itu sedang sibuk membantu kakak Brooklyn membuka risleting jaketnya. Akibatnya, Baby Brooklyn terperangkap dalam galian tambang tua selama 52 jam.
Kedua, pada umur 8 tahun, seora
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Cookie (seetheworldwithbooks)
Waaah ternyata judul aslinya ini tooh. Ak udh lama bgt pgn ngereview novel ini tp susah nemu abis ternyata judul Inggrisnya'my Life Undecided'
Bukan Blog Galau.
Buku ini ttg cewe yang selalu ngelakuin hal yg salah. Dia selalu sial. Dari kecil malah,dia udh sial krn terjebak gitu (ak lupa dimana,reruntuhan kayanya *ngasal) -pokonya kejebak aja, gitudeh- sampai disiarin d TV nasional dn terkenal
Karena dia bosen hidupnya siaaaal mulu, dia mutusin buat bikin poll. Dia bakal ngebiarin org2 ngasih tau a
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Jackielyn Ched
Feb 12, 2014 Jackielyn Ched rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
I saw this book at Fullybooked while looking for other books on my list. This wasn't even on my list but somehow, the question "Would You Put Your Fate into the Hands of Blog Readers?" caught my interest so I picked it up and give it a try without even checking it here and see whether it sucked or not. Thankfully, I made the right choice.

I liked it. So much. I know it may seem shallow because it revolves around a 15-year old who can't decide for herself, but nevertheless, it was a fun and intere
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Danielle
This was a solid read. I read it...last year, maybe...thinking it had an interesting concept, which it did. It was fun, light hearted and entertaining.

It was a great "break read", which is what I call books that don't require a lot of thinking on your part, not too mentally draining. However there were some times when I felt like it was too easy and below my reading level. Like it belonged in the 9-12 section as opposed to teen.

I didn't love Brooklyn as a protagonist. She wasn't very strong wi
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Jessica Brody knew from a young age that she wanted to be a writer. She started self "publishing" her own books when she was seven years old, binding the pages together with cardboard, wallpaper samples and electrical tape.

After graduating from Smith College in 2001 where she double majored in Economics and French and minored in Japanese, Jessica later went on to work for MGM Studios as a Manager
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“Mistakes can be fixed. Bad decisions can be undone. Model houses can be rebuilt. And perfection is only a word that makes you feel bad about yourself.” 19 likes
“Make wise choices with your life because the rest of the world certainly isn't going to do it for you.” 19 likes
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