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My Life Undecided

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  2,487 ratings  ·  369 reviews

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
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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Jun 28, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
3.5 stars

“But aren’t you mad?” I ask. “I mean, that the only reason I said yes to you, that I even spent any time with you, was because a bunch of strangers told me I should.”
He seems to find humor in this question as he adjusts his jacket tighter around my chest. “How could I be mad at something that brought you to me?”

This was so cute and entertaining!
Unfortunately I wish I read it when I first added it to my TBR (4 years ago! WHAT AM I DOING WITH MY LIFE) because now I'm too old to enj
Joey Reyes
Mar 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Decisionally-challenged people, haha
Recommended to Joey by: Myself

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
Sara Grochowski
Apr 19, 2010 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
Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
A better book review can be found on my book blog here:

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
Theresa ♫
Aug 18, 2011 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.
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
May 24, 2011 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
Jan 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars, rounded up because I laughed my head off (as usual) while reading it.

I have yet to read a Jessica Brody book that I didn’t like. Her characters have such growth, her writing is hilarious, and her love interests are great.

I loved the blog aspect of this one. I did think Brooklyn was a bit spoiled in the beginning, but when she started the blog, I liked her much better. I also loved the nursing home plotline. And the romance! It was super cute! I just loved him.

Overall - hilarious and
nick (the infinite limits of love)
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
Jan 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Real rating: 3.5

Jessica Brody's writing is fun. I always laugh out loud in her books and I think she has a knack for getting the teenage voice right. Brooks was a 15 year old girl through and through and it showed. I just had so much fun being in her head, reading her antics, and sometimes suffering through second hand embarrassments.

I had thought making the world make her decisions for her was the worst idea she ever came up with but apparently the world is a better place than I give credit fo
Jun 25, 2011 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
Dec 02, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The story is just so and so. However, I like the idea of making a blog to ask people to make the decision in your life because you just can't believe in yourself to make your own decision. Pfft!

3.6 stars
Angela Kocheshkova
first book's down

this is a two-star book for me - meaning it was ok BUT it made me tear up twice so i'm giving it an extra star for that.
brooklyn annoyed me a lot until maybe the very last bit. she was shallow and stupid and everything she did irritated me. which is not me bashing the book. people like that annoy me in real life as well.
hunter the third seemed to change personality in the end. i don't know, from their first interactions i thought him to be more of a loner. like
I know you not supposed to judge a book by theri cover but, when I saw this book I assumed it was going to be bad and I want to stick with that statement. Brooklyn(the main character) is indecisive and believes she makes poor choices(which she does)so, she decides to let a bunch of strangers to decide her life for her. Life is about living and making good and bad choices and living with the consequences of your choices. You can't live your life to the fullest if you allow other people to make ch ...more
Cass -  Words on Paper

So much fun! I knew going into this that I would enjoy it thoroughly. :) More thoughts to come in future
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
Nasty Lady MJ
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
Mime D
Sep 21, 2013 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
Magic Shop
Apr 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: People who like cute, fluffy romances that is very funny!!
Recommended to Magic Shop 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
Jan 18, 2012 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
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
Julie Graves
Sep 29, 2011 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
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
Sarah Heisler
Oct 04, 2014 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
If you are looking for a fun, lighthearted, quick stand alone novel,
Jessica Brody's book won't disappoint.

I pretty much read this in one sitting, and even though it was predictable and the main character was a little young, I really enjoyed this novel. It made me laught out loud several times, and it actually made me cry at some point.
Oct 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
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!
Well the concept for this book is cute... Read the rest of my review here:
Feb 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2012
Fun premise & smart dialogue. I'm itching for more from this talented author.

*Full review to come*
Jul 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
"Famous for something I'll never be able to remember. Immortalized for one very unfortunate lapse in judgement." (Brooklyn Pierce)

In My Life Undecided, Brooklyn Pierce is known for her bad decision-making skills. It started when she fell down an abandoned mine shaft when she was 2 and rescue workers rescued her on national television earning her the name, "Baby Brooklyn". Since then, it's been a downward spiral of bad decisions until Brooklyn sets a model home on fire. After a slap on the wr
Dec 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
This was a cute, fun read, and even though it's obviously aimed for girls a few years younger than me (JUST 5 YEARS OK I'M NOT THAT OLD) I enjoyed it a lot.

So, meet Brooklyn. She's a walking disaster, and no she's not being dramatic. In her short 15 years of life her life has been a huge mess and she's decided to straighten up everything. How, you will ask? Well, since she obviously can't be trusted taking any decisions, she will just leave all her life decisions to a bunch of strangers because
Jho Krisann
Feb 13, 2021 rated it liked it
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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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