My Life Undecided
By Jessica Brody
June 7, 2011
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 320 pages
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 decide which book I read for English. And 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.
— Amazon.com description
Score! Another book I’d describe as an “Anna Book.” What do I mean by that? Must contain all of the following:
1. A misguided main character
2. A sweet boy to fall for
3. Tons of humor
5. Main character makes a lot of mistakes but learns some VERY IMPORTANT LESSONS in the end
7. Completely unrealistic situations that still ring true
I just love a main character who makes a total fool of herself, as long as she makes me laugh along the way. And Brooklyn definitely fit this description. Oh, sweet child, I feel bad for you but it was enjoyable to follow you on your journey of self-discovery. Y’all will enjoy this quick, fun read.