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Hilarious and Witty - Totally Worthy of Some Serious LOL-ing!!
Are you looking to add a little hilarity to your life? Then run to the bookstore and pick up Freshman Year & Other Unnatural Disasters because it will have you LOL-ing like there’s no tomorrow. I mean, I was sitting all alone, laughing uncontrollably at certain points. Kelsey Finkelstein’s sense of humor and the crazy things that happen to her will make you laugh like that.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Most of us remember what our freshman year of high school was like: overwhelming, exciting, and a time to start over and reinvent ourselves. That’s what Kelsey wants to do, but her big plan to make her mark at high school spirals out of control. Bad things ensue and Kelsey winds up hating her life on the soccer team, fighting with one of her besties, and being crazy over all the wrong boys.
The wonderful thing about Meredith Zeitlin’s writing is that it’s honest. Kelsey’s voice screams I AM A TEENAGE GIRL. *Note: big, bold letters were absolutely necessary* She’s funny and blunt and sarcastic. She gets overly frustrated with her mom, is boy-crazy, and completely oblivious to some way obvious things. But that’s the thing about teenagers – they act exactly like that. Every emotion is heightened and every experience is 1000x more emotional than it really is. Zeitlin gets that and writes that incredibly well.
The supporting characters all feel real too. Em, JoJo, Cass, Lexi, even the evil Julie Nelson all have personality. It’s quite easy to get caught up in the lives of these kids and find yourself spending a few hours flying through the book, unable to put it down. I know I did.
Freshman Year & Other Unnatural Disasters is fun, fresh, and full of delightfully witty humor. It’s the perfect read for any day and something anyone who has gone to high school can relate to. Meredith Zeitlin took me by surprise and will surely be an author to look out for in the future!
Posted March 18, 2012
I absolutely loved this! Kelsey is about to start high school as
I absolutely loved this! Kelsey is about to start high school as a freshman and she's hoping to stand out and make it her year. She has big hopes on getting a good position on the school's soccer team and maybe going for that guy she's been crushing on forever. Of course, things don't always go as planned, but especially not in Kelsey's case... a lot of the time.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Kelsey and her three best friends - Em, JoJo, and Cass - are hilarious! I loved the banter between them all and Kelsey's train of thought as the narrator had me laughing my ass off. Even the short interactions with her annoying little sister were cracking me up. I loved Kelsey's sarcasm, neurosis, and resiliency. It was super-easy to relate to her. I also loved JoJo who was quick-witted, funny, and easy-going. I kinda wished I was part of the BFF crew! I loved the awkward situations and seeing how Kelsey was going to bounce back from them. Definitely go pick up a copy of this book! You'll love it.