Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn't Have)
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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.
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.
7. Babysitters with mod...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
I enjoyed the characters. (view spoiler)[I liked how the main character, April got Chlamydia from her boyfriend. I liked how the author decided to write about an issue you don't see in many YA books. I like when authors aren't afraid to talk about things that happen every day. The issue here being sexually active teens not protecting themselves properly, mainly because they think their significant other is being faith...more
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...more
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...more
Over Christmas break, April's dad and stepmom drop a bombshell on her: They're moving to Cleveland and want her to go with them. April has no intention of packing up her things, leaving her friends and boyfriend behind in Westport, and starting over in a new city, so she convinces her dad to let her move in with her best friend Vi and her mother Suzanne. The thing is that it's just Vi and April there because Suzanne is t...more
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...more
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...more
Ten Things We Did didn’t start right at the beginning of the story. Instead it started three months into the story and gave a taste of all the craziness that will happen. This helped me get into the book quickly because it had me wondering how the story progressed to get to this point in the story and I also wanted to know what was going to happen after. Right from the beginning I knew April was going to get herself into some pretty crazy situations.
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 months. Then we have her best friends Vi and Marissa. Vi is controlling, brillia...more
I had a really hard time actually believing April's situation. What parents are just going to leave their daughter behind without seeing her de facto guardian. I mean, really? They left her to live with her best friend, asked no questions, gave her a car, and offered her an apartment. It just seemed like this was all set up...more
Not wanting to leave behind her life (boyfriend, friends, and school) April is in a desperate search for a way to stay, which seems almost impossible, because her mom doesn't even...more
The story was fine but the main character came off as pretty annoying and whiney but I'll admit it's hard to write a teen love story/life story book without having the main character come off as spoiled and just ultimately plain.
It didn't have any lasting impression on me and I was di...more
Things We Did is about. April is 16 and over Christmas break her dad and stepmother spring the news that they're moving states... in like a week. April convinces her dad that she can stay with best friend Vi (conveniently forgetting that Vi's mom is out of town more often than not...more
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