Review: My Life Undecided

Nov •  15 •  2011

Title: My Life Undecided
Series: No
Genre: Young Adult- Contemporary
Author: Jessica Brody
Publisher: Farrar, Straus, Giroux (BYR)
Release Date: June 7, 2011
Book: FC sent by publisher

“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 be the one to decide which book I read for English. Or 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.”

I really enjoyed this book. I loved that this characters Brooklyn acted like a teenager. Flawed and not sure what to do.
What grabbed me the most about this book is the great plot. The reader is introduce to Brooklyn who has been messing up her entire life. I like that she took control of her life and made new choices. The pacing of the book is perfect for those who enjoy different things coming at you. One minute Brooklyn does something right and the next she is in trouble again. Brooklyn really does have a knack for making some big mistakes.
I really enjoyed the characters growth. Brooklyn didn’t learn from her mistakes right away. It took a few times for her to finally see what she needed to do. I liked that after all the trouble that she been through, it gave her the strength to see what is right in front of her all along.
The love interest of this book is really adored. Simply because it is a love that it is right under your nose. I like that   Brooklyn didn’t see it at first. I like that the reader got to see Brooklyn eyes come to light little by little. I like that this love grew in front of the reader giving them time to enjoy the love the is flourishing.
My Life Undecided is a great coming of age novel about a teen who just doesn’t know what to do. The book is fresh yet unique. The reader is able to fall into the characters shoes, to see and feel all of what Brooklyn does. Written beautifully, this book takes you on a new reading adventure!
I give it 4 BITES!
Happy Reading!

9 Comments

  1. Sarah (saz101)
    Nov 15, 2011

    This sounds seriously interesting… I think mainly because I can relate to being unable to make up my own mind 😀
    I think ima keep my eye out for this one.

  2. Jenny
    Nov 15, 2011

    Oooo I like that she’s not aware of the love interest right away and then slowly but surely it dawns on her. I think I’d really enjoy this book, thanks for the recommendation Savy!

  3. Alison Can Read
    Nov 15, 2011

    Great review. I’ve heard good things about this book. Brooklyn sounds like a lovely character – real. I like how she grows slowly.

  4. Giselle
    Nov 15, 2011

    I’m really looking forward to this one and so far the reviews have been really good and the characters sound really genuine and likeable.

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

  5. Anna
    Nov 15, 2011

    I’m really excited to read this one, I won it in a giveaway, and I can’t wait to get to it! It looks awesome, love your review! I’m glad to hear it’s a good one 🙂

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

  6. This one sounded so cute! I passed on it only because of the amount of review books (you rock while I whine the review books… LOL). It sounds like a fun book and maybe i’ll pick it up at a later day!

  7. I’ve never even heard of this one before! I love that you’re always introducing me to new books, Savy 🙂

  8. Shellie
    Nov 16, 2011

    Thanks for the awesome review, I’ve seen this floating around and it looks really good to read. =)

  9. I’ve been looking forward to this book for quite some time now so I’m glad you enjoyed it. It sounds like a refreshing romance with elements of teen issues and character growth. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Jaskirat~SeeitORreadit