Sunday, December 4, 2011

Review of My Life Undecided

My review of My Life Undecided by Jessica Brody is based on a hardcover copy of the book that I won in a giveaway. The following is my honest opinion of the book.


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.

Life has been nothing but major drama for me lately so I needed something fun, a light read that would get me giggling and take my mind off of the insanity known as my life. As soon as I saw the premise for this book I knew I had to score a copy. Since becoming a book blogger, any and all books with anything to do with blogging catch my interest and Brooks use for her blog just sounded like an over the top good time.

In theory blogging about all of the conundrums you face in life and having others vote on them, essentially allowing others to make your decisions for you sounds like kind of a good idea. I mean, when I read the premise and gave it some thought I could easily slip into Brooks shoes. I can totally relate to feeling as if every decision I've made is the wrong one and that someone else could do a much better job of controlling my life, heck, I'm in that place now. I think we've all been there, in that place where it feels as if we are so very lost and incapable of doing anything right. It's human. So is Brooks. I really liked her as a heroine and I could see my high school self palling around with her.

Supposedly there is a love triangle in this book, in theory anyway. I say in theory because I never really saw "Rhett Butler" or Hunter as he is really known as a contender. He was almost too cookie cutter bad boy, so despite his bad-ness and the fact that Brooks nicknamed him after one of the most swoon-worthy fictional southern men in existence he just never did it for me. I was Team Brian from the beginning. He was adorable! So smart, cute and just plain REAL. Loved him!

This was exactly what the doctor ordered. A fun, young adult romp that tells it just like it is...if your young adult reality is run by an anonymous blog. I'm giving My Life Undecided by Jessica Brody a four out of five stars review. I’m so glad that I gave Jessica Brody a chance and will definitely be looking into her other young adult books.

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