Monday, October 6, 2014

How to Ruin my Teenage Life by: Simone Elkeles

Publication Date:
June 2007

In this sequel to How to Ruin a Summer Vacation, EVERYTHING in sixteen-year-old Amy Nelson Barak’s life is going wrong! Her mom got married and moved to the suburbs, and now they are going to have a baby. Amy moves in with her dad in Chicago and signs him up for an online dating service. His first four dates are that night . . .
What else? Her dog Mutt impregnated her grumpy neighbor’s prized poodle, so Amy will actually have to get a part-time job to pay for half the veterinary bill. And there’s this totally annoying boy, Nathan Rubin, who just moved into her apartment building. Luckily, Amy has a cute boyfriend named Avi. Only he’s more like a non-boyfriend considering Avi is in the Israeli army for the next three years.
What’s a girl to do when everyone is conspiring to ruin her life?

My thoughts:
Things are getting harder all the time. Moving in with dad, mom getting married, and then mom's pregnant...rough and crazy time.
Mutt being her only sole comfort at times makes it fun and then Avi shows up. You'd think things would be great, but then things fall apart, because Nathan kissed her and she kissed him back. 
Dad won't get a date with the girl at the coffee shop even when she sets it up. Avi and her get back together. And poor Jess is really sad and lonely.

My rating:
5 stars
Up Next: 
How to Ruin my Boyfriend's Reputation

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