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Howdy YAL!

I used to be the blogger called YAL Book Briefs, but I grew bored of the handle and changed my name to Howdy YAL. I also respond to MJ. I like to read, write, eat truffles, and watch bad Lifetime movies. 

Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn't Have)

Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn't Have) - Sarah Mlynowski I had mixed feelings about this book. I loved Mlynowski's style. It's easy to read and her writing always makes me smile. But I just had mixed feelings about the content of the book. And it's not that I'm a prude. I'm alright with the sexual content in the book, I'm actually glad Mlynowski addressed such issues-though it seemed a tad bit PSA and I wish that one of the girls would've waited or at least contemplated about giving up their virginity a little more. The partying was on the other end of the spectrum. Yeah, I get they're teens and that most likely they're going to drink and do stupid stuff, unless they're like me and played Boggle on Friday nights with my friends on Friday nights instead. I just wish the constant partying would've been addressed a little better. Have some lasting consequences, like April's grades could've slipped from having one too many hangovers or something like that. Nothing dramatic really was needed, just something that said getting drunk every night isn't all fun and games. However, the biggest problem I had with the neglectful adults in the book. I'm surprised April's dad didn't get just a little suspicious. And for that matter, I'm surprised Vi hadn't been picked up by CPS already due to Sueanne's neglect. These issues aside, the book was enjoyable enough. To see whole review click here: http://yalbookbriefs.blogspot.com/2012/01/ten-things-we-did-and-probably-shouldnt.html