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My Life Undecided

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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...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published June 7th 2011 by Farrar, Straus, Giroux (BYR)
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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...more
Sara Grochowski
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...more
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...more
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...more
A Canadian Girl
Recently, I've been trying to read some of the older books on my shelf. After liking Jessica Brody's The Karma Club, I figured I'd give another novel of hers a try. I therefore chose My Life Undecided because I remembered that it had something to do with a blogger.

While reading My Life Undecided though, I found out that it really doesn't give an adequate depiction of how much work goes into running a blog. If I didn't know anything about blogging, I would assume from My Life Undecided that you...more
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...more
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...more
Theresa ♫
Oct 22, 2011 Theresa ♫ rated it 5 of 5 stars
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.
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...more
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...more
Feb 15, 2013 XxForeverXx_XxVampire_DiariezxxLuvsSHERLOCKandSUPERNATURAL rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: People who like cute, fluffy romances that is very funny!!
Recommended to XxForeverXx_XxVampire_DiariezxxLuvsSHERLOCKandSUPERNATURAL by:, 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
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...more
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


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...more
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 (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
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...more
Julie Graves
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...more
One word to describe My Life Undecided? FANTASTIC! Jessica Brody fails never to disappoint.

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....more
Audrey  *Ebook and Romance Lover*
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...more
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...more
Something_personal (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...more
Jackielyn Ched
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...more
Jang Syauqi
Lumayan seru. Awal-awal saya sempet ogah-ogahan bacanya, tetapi begitu sampai pada bagian ‘bikin’ blog, saya mulai gak berhenti baca.

Novel ini menceritakan tentang Brooklyn Pierce, gadis berusia lima belas tahun yang selalu bikin masalah, atau lebih tepatnya: dia selalu membuat ‘keputusan buruk’ sehingga akhirnya terlibat masalah. Enggak heran bila akhirnya muncul ungkapan, “Hei, kamu, coba lihat sini! Brooklyn Pierce mengacau ... lagi!” --dengan penekanan berlebihan pada kata ‘lagi’.

Brooklyn s...more
This was such a fun read I could not put it down! I thought it would be completely cliched and predictable, and yes, it was those things but like a good rom com movie you end up liking it anyway for exactly those reasons. It was an interesting plot line to have a protagonist using polls to help her make decisions due to her bad past record. As someone very indecisive, I can totally relate. Brooke was a likeable character and many parts of the book were gush worthy including debate captain Brian....more
I decided to read this book because I wanted to read something girly and overly dramatic. The main character in the story Brooklyn was pathetic and pitiful, I did not like her at all she was a sorry for herself little wimp. She made me want to tear the book open and rip all the pages out. I couldn't stand her!!“Perceptions are key. Your representation to society dictates what people think of you.”
was my favourite quote from this book because it was true and started a chain of thought in my head...more
I met this author at the ATBF and she was super amazing! I bought her book because I liked her so much. =)

A pretty good read! It was pretty funny, entertaining, though it was sometimes unbelievable at points. Still loved it!
This is a definite 3.5, bordering on four stars. I won this book on a blog and did not think I would like it. 15 year old characters are rarely my favorite because 15 year olds tend to be excessively whiny and driven by ridiculous blown-out-of-proportion emotions. But this book was fabulous because the 15 year old was whiny and ridiculous but she figure out how not to be those things anymore! I got caught up in the simple story really quickly and totally enjoyed it. Its not a life changer but I...more
Fun premise & smart dialogue. I'm itching for more from this talented author.

*Full review to come*
Charlie (Letter Trails)
“Sometimes the most obvious choices are the hardest to see.”

I enjoyed reading and I was really looking forward to read other books by Jessica Brody. Reading My Life Undecided during my reading slump was one of my best decisions this year. I forgot how good reading YA felt and it's really great to come back into its arms by reading this.

Here, we meet Brooklyn who’s probably the person with the worst decisions and bad lucks ever. Although she’s only 15 so making decisions isn’t really her for...more
I really enjoyed the premise of this book. Being 15 is tough. Lots of decisions and so much pressure socially to fit in, to be liked... Blogging is huge right now and I really liked how the author pulled all these things together. Brooklyn was very caught up in herself, making heaps of very bad choices and ends up reaching out to bloggers to help her make decisions. It was fun.

I guess I wished that there wasn't so much swearing in the book. It always bothers me when YA books are so full of swear...more
BAYA Librarian
High school sophomore Brooklyn Pierce has suddenly found herself in a lot of trouble. While hosting an underage party she causes a fire and major damage to a model home and then she gets caught smoking at school. All this adds up to a visit to the police station and a courtroom, a "sentence" of 200 hours of community service, and being grounded for, from Brooklyn's perspective, the rest of her life. To top it all off, her best friend and school queen bee, Shayne, has decided to drop Brooklyn fro...more
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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...more
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“Make wise choices with your life because the rest of the world certainly isn't going to do it for you.” 14 likes
“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.” 13 likes
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