Fifteen-year-old Brooklyn Pierce makes bad decisions. She does. Everyone knows it, including herself. So when she’s reached the bottom due to those decisions, she puts her life in other people’s hands. Thus the My Life Undecided blog is born.
Brooklyn vows to do whatever they choose for her, but 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.
You may have noticed I put up two different covers for this book. The one to the left is the ARC cover and the one that is zoomed in on the home page is the “official” cover. I like the ARC one better, so it got the place of honor.
From the synopsis, I was intrigued about this book. If you allowed a group of strangers to decide what you should do, would they do a better job of running your life?
I think we as a society do allow some people influence over our decisions, like parents or close friends, but rarely do strangers weigh in on the choices in our lives, besides things like ‘how do these shoes look?’ or ‘did you like that entree?’.
So did they make better decisions for Brooklyn? Well, you’ll have to read the book to find out, but I will say I wouldn’t be surprised if some people take inspiration from this book and make their own ‘Decide For Me’ blogs.
I found Brooklyn to be a typical teen. She was more a follower than a leader in her circle of friends, which happens to the best of us sometimes. It was when she went her own path that the book started getting interesting. Because she does make horrible choices, especially for being only fifteen. There were multiple occasions that I wanted to scream at her, “What are you doing?! You’re FIFTEEN!” I ranted a bit in my notes about how she’s going to end up in a juvenile detention center at the rate she’s going, but alas, it’s a book, so she didn’t hear me.
The boys in this book were interesting. One seemed atypical of most high school boys and the other I wanted to snuggle with. (Rather, my past teenage self wanted to snuggle with him, since that would be weird now with our ten year age difference.) You’ll know what I’m talking about if you read it.
Just to warn y’all, there is mention of underage drinking, smoking and sex. I told you, Brooklyn doesn’t make good decisions.
I found this to be a cute, light read that went by rather quickly. Since it was the first of Jessica Brody’s books I’ve read, I’m making it a point to check out her future books, starting with the sci-fi trilogy series opener called Unremembered (coming out sometime in 2012).
Now for the fun part!