Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Mini-Review: My Life Undecided by Jessica Brody

My Life Undecided by Jessica Brody
Release Date: June 7, 2011
Publisher: Farrar, Straus, Giroux 
Source: Publisher for Review
PLEASE READ THIS! MY LIFE DEPENDS ON IT!

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.
Review: 
My Life Undecided was a quick and fun read by author Jessica Brody. As I’ve only read The Karma Club (a book I adored), I knew I was going to enjoy this one. For one, the premise sounds amazing and two, Brooklyn and I have so much in common. While I don’t make stupid mistakes, I am the worlds biggest klutz and I often don’t make the right decisions when to it comes to things I think I’m capable of doing.

The plot itself wasn’t too bad yet I could predict a lot of the things. It was Brooklyn’s humor and her ability to laugh at herself that made the story entertaining rather than boring. Brooklyn is a great protagonist and I loved being in her head. Her development from decision making challenged Brooklyn to I have a little more control Brooklyn was great. While I would have liked some more development, changes were apparent.

Overall, My Life Undecided is a great read that you will zip right through! It’ll make you laugh and get angry and you might even feel a little bad for Brooklyn. Brooklyn is a hilarious yet realistic girl and her personality will definitely grow on you.
Rating:
3/5
Cover Comments: 
Meh. There's nothing practically amazing about this cover. It's obviously photoshoped and cute but...nothing else really. 
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