Also knows as: Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn’t Have)
Synopsis: I was about to live a sixteen-year-old’s dream.
House on the beach.
Parties whenever we wanted.
Boys wherever we wanted.
April and her best friend, Vi, are living by themselves. Of course, April’s parents don’t know that. They think she’s living with Vi and Vi’s mum. But it’s not April’s fault that her dad decided to move away in the middle of high school. So who could blame her for a little white lie? Or the other nine things that April (probably) shouldn’t have done that year…
200 words (or less) review: I spent the better part of a month reading this book, not sure why. The story is entertaining, the characters interesting and the April’s narration is easy to follow but whenever I put the book down I wasn’t fussed about getting back to it the way I am with other stories. That said Vi is great fun and some of the Ten Things are highly entertaining – particularly the Hula.
It’s not until you’re almost at the end that you realise there is some important life lessons in the story, you know about from the lying to the parents part, and it’s then April’s friends come into their own.
Overall it’s an entertaining book that is good enough for me to look up other titles by Sarah Mlynowski.