Ten Things We Did by Sarah Mlynowski

Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn't Have)Date Published: June 7, 2011

Dates Read: 8/25/15-8/28/15

Rating: 3 stars

Goodreads Synopsis2 girls + 3 guys + 1 house – parents = 10 things April and her friends did that they (definitely, maybe, probably) shouldn’t have.

If given the opportunity, what sixteen-year-old wouldn’t jump at the chance to move in with a friend and live parent-free? Although maybe “opportunity” isn’t the right word, since April had to tell her dad a tiny little untruth to make it happen (see #1: “Lied to Our Parents”). But she and her housemate Vi are totally responsible and able to take care of themselves. How they ended up “Skipping School” (#3), “Throwing a Crazy Party” (#8), “Buying a Hot Tub” (#4), and, um, “Harboring a Fugitive” (#7) at all is kind of a mystery to them.

In this hilarious and bittersweet tale, Sarah Mlynowski mines the heart and mind of a girl on her own for the first time. To get through the year, April will have to juggle a love triangle, learn to do her own laundry, and accept that her carefully constructed world just might be falling apart . . . one thing-she-shouldn’t-have-done at a time.

My Thoughts: I liked the main character of the story, April, but I found the story itself to just be okay. I didn’t really like Noah and a few of the other characters I wasn’t the biggest fan of either. I did like Hudson’s character quite a bit. I wish he had been in the picture a little more. I feel like most of the story was just them doing things that really weren’t all that crazy and April just repeatedly going over her relationship with Noah. The synopsis mentions a love triangle but I wouldn’t really consider what happened to be a love triangle at all, especially with the way things ended up happening. It was just an okay read for me.


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