Tuesday, August 2, 2011

My Life Undecided

My Life Undecided by Jessica Brody was a perfect read. I loved everything about it. It wasn't one of those books where it's totally predictable that the main character is going to do this, or fall in love with them, or become friends with that person, so i really liked it. I thought that it was super well written and that the character development was amazing. Brooklyn, the main character, was pretty much a different person at the end of the book. I also loved how she would write blog entries in the book and i was able to see what her web page looked like. It was just one of those books where you keep thinking about it and continue to find different meanings to it. I will defiantly be making a trip to the book store to purchase this book!

Brooklyn has never been very good at making the right choices, in fact she can't remember the last time when she did anything right. It all started when she was two years old and followed that little green lizard down the mine shaft. It took fifty-two hours for them to get her out, and ever since then, she has been known for making bad choices. Like now. As she is being lowered in to the back of a cop car after burning down her mothers model home, Brooklyn realizes that she has to change something especially since things are going from bad to worse. Grounded. Community service at the nursing home for three months. And her once popular life is now the life of a loser. That's when she realizes that she can't make any more decisions on her own. She is putting her faith in to people she has never met before by making a blog and having them vote on what decision she should make. And just like that her life is turning around. Even though the blog readers are making her make some pretty weird choices such as trying out for the rugby team, and not letting her go to the new club downtown with the really cute senior guy (which she really can't understand) they have made some decisions that have turned out better then she thought. Like joining the debate team. Which Brooklyn thought was going to be a total disaster, but with the help of her cute but dorky partner, she is finding her way. And then there is Mrs.Moody at the nursing home who may just teach Brooklyn the biggest lesson of all.

Quote from the book:
And what have i learned since then? Thirteen years later? Well, judging by the slew of various emergency vehicles lining the street...not a whole lot.
So it isn't until right now, at this very second-with the sirens blaring, the crowd of people gathering to try and steal a gossip-worthy peek, and the overall chaos of a good idea turned very bad-that i start to think my parents might just be onto something.
Because when you're being handcuffed and lowered into the backseat of a squad car, you kind of have to start reconsidering the way you live your life.
-Page 5

I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone. Even if you don't normally read books like this, your going to like it. There is a little something for everyone in it. It's the perfect summer read.

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