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
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
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 ...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
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.
She didn ...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 ...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 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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
So here's the thing: I never had particularly high hopes for this book. But sometimes you just need a fluffy contemporary book to speed through, and this fit the bill nicely.
This is...yeah, it's a prime example of why teenagers need adult supervision. It's a prime example of why teenagers shouldn't be allowed to make major decisions. It's a prime example of why you s ...more
That it was not.
From what I’ve seen thus far, it seems like people are criticizing this book for being “all about sex” and then condemning the message the author purportedly conveyed via the sex plot. (un ...more
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 ...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'm currently in a phase of reading teenage books.
I guess I realized that, in a couple of years, I'll completely outgrow them and I'll have the rest of my life for reading the serious adult ones, so why would I do that now?
Sarah Mlynowski is a good writer. About 10 years ago, I was crazy about the Magic in Manhattan series, so I thought I might give a try to other books written by this author, too.
I don't regret it.
Ten Things We Did is one of the most original ...more
THREE MONTHS EARLIER
“How would you like to finish high school in Cleveland?” my dad asked me out of nowhere during Christmas break of junior year.
Fine. Maybe it wasn’t completely out of nowhere.
THREE MONTHS, ONE MINUTE, THIRTY SECONDS EARLIER
“April, can you sit down? We need to talk to you about an important issue.”
La trama no es sumamente original pero está bien desarrollada, ...more
The circumstances and the behavior of the adults and teens are just too unbelievable. I felt like I was reading about a wild sorority house in college instead of a bunch of 16-year-olds. (Yeah, I'm supposed to believe these high schoolers fool their parents into letting them live alon ...more
NUMBER TWO: I guess I am "horrified by the action of teenagers" years old. THIS IS SO BAD.
NUMBER THREE: The book tried to go too deep at times. Like, maybe I am just too dense, but I didn't get that April was feeling all abandoned or that Vi was a control freak. So those things felt a bit out of the blue.
It was pretty engaging, though. ...more
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 ...more
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Since then, Sarah has written four additional novels for adults: Fishbowl, As Seen on TV, Monkey Business, and Me vs. ...more