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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Review: My Life Undecided by Jessica Brody

Released: June 7, 2011
Publisher: FSG
Rated: YA
Buy: Amazon
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 threw when my parents were out of town that accidentally burned down a model home. Yeah, not my finest moment, for sure.
But see, that’s why I started a blog. To enlist readers to make my decisions for me. That’s right. I gave up. Threw in the towel. I let someone else be the one to decide which book I read for English. Or whether or not I accepted an invitation to join the debate team from that cute-in-a-dorky-sort-of-way guy who gave me the Heimlich Maneuver in the cafeteria. (Note to self: Chew the melon before swallowing it.) I even let them decide who I dated!
Well, it turns out there are some things in life you simply can’t choose or have chosen for you—like who you fall in love with. And now everything’s more screwed up than ever.
But don’t take my word for it, read the book and decide for yourself. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll scream in frustration. Or maybe that’s just me. After all, it’s my life.

What I thought

I was pleasantly surprised by this book! I went it expecting a novel I would like well enough, but didn't hold too much expectations for it. But from the first pages I found myself laughing out loud, snickering and even feeling the pain of Brooklyn's decisions.

The blog was a genius thing. Not only did she write a blog, but the author included the pages of the blog as if we were really looking at what would be posted online. Well, all but the actual voting boxes. We got to see the results like she did and everything. I wasn't expecting this, but honestly, it really added to the story versus just a paragraph of what she had written.

This is definitely a keeper. I just loved the whole book and definitely plan on reading it again. Very amusing. I'm excited to see more from Jessica Brody and I highly recommend this book.

My Rating

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Giselle said...

Oh I love the blog idea! I have this one on my wishlist it sounds really interesting!

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Candace said...

I decided not to review this one {trying to not accept as many so I'm not so overwhelmed} but now I'm thinking I might be regretting that! It sounds like a cute read and now I'm wishing I had just fit it in. So glad you really enjoyed it!

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