Sunday, April 1, 2012

Freshman year and other Natural Disasters

Kelsey Finkelstein is fourteen and FRUSTRATED. Every time she tries to live up to her awesome potential, her plans are foiled – by her impossible parents, her annoying little sister, and life in general. But with her first day of high school coming up, Kelsey is positive that things are going to change. Enlisting the help of her three best friends — sweet and quiet Em, theatrical Cass, and wild JoJo — Kelsey gets ready to rebrand herself and make the kind of mark she knows is her destiny.

Things start out great - her arch-nemesis has moved across the country, giving Kelsey the perfect opportunity to stand out on the soccer team and finally catch the eye of her long-time crush. But soon enough, an evil junior’s thirst for revenge, a mysterious photographer, and a series of other catastrophes make it clear that just because KELSEY has a plan for greatness… it doesn’t mean the rest of the world is in on it.

Kelsey’s hilarious commentary throughout her disastrous freshman year will have you laughing out loud—while being thankful that you’re not in her shoes, of course

 So after reading this book I'm definitely glad i managed to be relatively unscathed my freshman year.The title pretty much sums up Kesley's first year in high school. Kesley's first year in high school should be great.Her enemy moved,she has three best friends,she is finally going to get a chance to shine in soccer and snag the guy of her dreams.Then reality kicks in and things start to go awry.The captain of the soccer teams has it out for her and maybe the school's news paper photographer.Friendships are tested and the claws come out and maybe that perfect guys not so perfect after all. Kesley wanted to make a mark her freshman year and I feel like she did but not in the way she intended for.

This book is filled with nonstop laughs especially the play scene(Ba-caw).The characters seem real and I liked how even the secondary characters had a story.Like her little sister who was  that typical pest of a younger sibling.Kesley was a riot filled with plenty of charm and had a sarcastic comment at the ready.I love her “Typical Adolescent Behavior”and how even when things kept getting worse she kept going and didn't let it get her down for long.

The cover fits this book perfectly.I think it's simple but quirky and the burst of color plus title will lure you in especialy if your one of those people who picks up a book based on it cover. This book a great read and it talks about stuff that you can relate too. Reading this book i couldn't help but thing about my first year in high school and all the ridicules stuff that happened to me. 
I would recommend this book for younger reader or anyone who likes something light to read.4/5


  1. This looks so cute! Thanks for reviewing. I totally want to read it!

  2. Great review, I really want to read this book!


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