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Review: My Life Undecided by Jessica Brody.

Posted November 2, 2011 by Rowena in Reviews | 4 Comments

Main Character: Brooklyn Pierce
Love Interest: Brian Harris
Series: None, that I know of.
Author: Website|Facebook|Twitter|Goodreads


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.

What a fun book this one turned out to be. I’ve never read anything by Jessica Brody but I’ve been reading a lot of good stuff about her other book, The Karma Club that I was itching to get my hands on a copy of this book. This book is about a young girl named Brooklyn Pierce who made national headlines when she was just two years for falling down a mine shaft and being saved while the world looked on. She’s been Baby Brooklyn ever since. Brooklyn isn’t known for making good decisions and when her latest bad decisions lands her in the slammer, she thinks it’s time to take a real long look at her life.

And get some help making some better decisions.

She takes to her blog and has her blog readers make her decisions for her. What better way to get out of making bad decisions then having someone else make your decisions for you? This way, if you get into trouble for something, it wasn’t your fault because you didn’t decide to do it.

Oh man, I will definitely be reading more by Jessica Brody because this book had me laughing my guts off. The story moved at such a great pace and Brooklyn’s voice was so engaging that it took me no time at all to jump right into this book. Right from the jump, things pop off and you’re wondering, what the hell is going on here? But you press on because you can’t help yourself. You have to know what Brooklyn is going to do next and you’re itching to see what her readers are going to decide for her next.

Brody did a fantabulous job of writing this book. She gave us an imperfect main character who we couldn’t help but love anyway because she was just fun. Brooklyn’s thought processes reminded me of me at her age and of my nieces that are her age right now. They’re fast and they’re all over the place but I was never floundering trying to keep up. This was such a delightful read that I can already tell that I’ll be re-reading this book soon. I was a huge fan of Heimlich and was only mildly wowed by Red Rhett Butler. I was glad when the best friend was finally out of the picture for good and I thought Brooklyn rocked her debate thing.

Overall, this story was an enjoyable contemporary YA story that I have no troubles pimping out. It was fun, it was light and perfect for a lazy weekend read. You’ll laugh and you’ll gasp and you’ll definitely enjoy it so run out and read it and then come back here and thank me because you’re welcome. =)

..and that’s your scoop!

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