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Aimee

I grew up reading books like The Babysitter Club and The Boxcar Kids. Now I read Romance, Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Dystopian and any mixture of these all depending on what my mood is. I love Stephen King, Michael Connolly, JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis, Jane Austen, JK Rowling, Ilona Andrews, Patricia Briggs and many others.

Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn't Have)

Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn't Have) - Sarah Mlynowski Oh man, the stuff that these kids did! This book was a lot of fun to read. While it didn't go exactly the way I thought and they didn't get into nearly as much trouble as I expected, I had enjoyed reading it.

Noah was a jerk. I didn't like him at the start. We didn't get to see him when the relationship with him and April were at its best, but still, I thought April could have done better. He seemed a bit flaky. And I was highly surprised as some of the real life issues that were played out in this novel. Shocked a little, but since kids go through sex ed (at least I did, don't know if it has been managed to be kicked out of every school), they aren't strangers to the risks and I think this puts the mentality of 'that will never happen to me' to the forefront. Very well done, I thought.

I was wondering how the author would pull this off. The premise is very intriguing but when I read the blurb I thought there was no way to pull this off realistically. But I was proven wrong, to a point. I'm not sure that April's dad should have fallen for the emailing scheme but he did.

In the end, we had a very incredibly fun, whacky story of what two unsupervised kids can get into when anything is possible! Great writing, great story, pages of laughs, tears and teen drama. Sarah Mlynowski is definitely on my list to watch for!