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In Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn’t Have), sixteen-year-old April hatches a plan that will allow her to live with her best friend, Vi, without any parental supervision. April’s father has decided to relocate from Connecticut to Ohio with his new wife. April convinces her father that she should finish up high school with all her friends, and tells him that Vi’s mother has no problem with April staying with them. In truth, Vi’s mother is going to be away the whole school year, leaving April and Vi parent-free. At first, the freedom of independent living for the two girls seems like a dream! They can throw parties, skip school, and have their boyfriends over whenever they want. However, when grown-up issues come into play (money problems, drinking, sex, etc.), April realizes that growing up fast and without any parental guidance or supervision may not be as great as it seems.
This book was a fun read! The author has a way of writing realistic teen characters that many readers will be able to identify with. Additional titles by Sarah Mlynowski can be found here.
To learn more about Sarah Mlynowski, you can visit her website.