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How to Ruin My Teenage Life

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

Reviewed by Randstostipher "tallnlankyrn" Nguyen for TeensReadToo.com

Amy Nelson-Barak is back and better, and maybe a little crazier, than ever!

When we last left Amy, she had traveled all the way to Israel for her summer vacation with her dad, arriving with very low expectations, only to come back with a whole new appreciation...
Amy Nelson-Barak is back and better, and maybe a little crazier, than ever!

When we last left Amy, she had traveled all the way to Israel for her summer vacation with her dad, arriving with very low expectations, only to come back with a whole new appreciation for her religion and culture. Now, Amy is back in Chicago, living with her mother in the suburbs and her mother's new husband.

After her trip to Israel, Amy feels like a totally new person. She's beginning to embrace her religion and her father, she has her very own dog, Mutt, and a non-boyfriend, Avi, who is unfortunately in military training back in Israel. Unfortunately, this new Amy still has her drama and fair share of problems.

Like how her mother just dropped the bomb that she and her husband, who by the way isn't too fond of dogs, are going to have a baby. Then there's that new guy in her building, Nathan, who for some unknown reason totally hates Amy and only sees her as this superficial Barbie. If only Amy didn't have this weird attraction toward him. Her friend, Jess, is having major problems with her new boyfriend, who is also Amy's ex-boyfriend, and her dad is becoming too wrapped up in his work, making it seem like he will be lonely forever.

But can Amy deal with all of these problems without causing even more trouble? Or will her attempts at resolving these issues spiral out of control, making it worse for her relationship with a certain non-boyfriend who just might show up to surprise her?

Sequels do not usually live up to the first book, but HOW TO RUIN MY TEENAGE LIFE certainly did. You just can't help but fall in love with Amy and laugh at her crazy attempts to solve her problems. Her relationship with her father is absolutely adorable, one that anyone would want to have, and the way she embraces her religion just makes us think how we should be proud of ours, as well. Exercising your mouth muscles is a must before reading this novel, since there will be a smile on your face throughout the entire book. Fans of the first book (HOW TO RUIN A SUMMER VACATION) will not be disappointed with this wonderful follow-up.

posted by TeensReadToo on November 1, 2008

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Eh

Sorta an average teenage life story. No excitment, just thing that some people have to go through in school. I guess the quality was okay though.

posted by 10520949 on August 8, 2012

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  • Posted November 1, 2008

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    Reviewed by Randstostipher "tallnlankyrn" Nguyen for TeensReadToo.com

    Amy Nelson-Barak is back and better, and maybe a little crazier, than ever! <BR/><BR/>When we last left Amy, she had traveled all the way to Israel for her summer vacation with her dad, arriving with very low expectations, only to come back with a whole new appreciation for her religion and culture. Now, Amy is back in Chicago, living with her mother in the suburbs and her mother's new husband. <BR/><BR/>After her trip to Israel, Amy feels like a totally new person. She's beginning to embrace her religion and her father, she has her very own dog, Mutt, and a non-boyfriend, Avi, who is unfortunately in military training back in Israel. Unfortunately, this new Amy still has her drama and fair share of problems. <BR/><BR/>Like how her mother just dropped the bomb that she and her husband, who by the way isn't too fond of dogs, are going to have a baby. Then there's that new guy in her building, Nathan, who for some unknown reason totally hates Amy and only sees her as this superficial Barbie. If only Amy didn't have this weird attraction toward him. Her friend, Jess, is having major problems with her new boyfriend, who is also Amy's ex-boyfriend, and her dad is becoming too wrapped up in his work, making it seem like he will be lonely forever. <BR/><BR/>But can Amy deal with all of these problems without causing even more trouble? Or will her attempts at resolving these issues spiral out of control, making it worse for her relationship with a certain non-boyfriend who just might show up to surprise her? <BR/><BR/>Sequels do not usually live up to the first book, but HOW TO RUIN MY TEENAGE LIFE certainly did. You just can't help but fall in love with Amy and laugh at her crazy attempts to solve her problems. Her relationship with her father is absolutely adorable, one that anyone would want to have, and the way she embraces her religion just makes us think how we should be proud of ours, as well. Exercising your mouth muscles is a must before reading this novel, since there will be a smile on your face throughout the entire book. Fans of the first book (HOW TO RUIN A SUMMER VACATION) will not be disappointed with this wonderful follow-up.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2007

    A reviewer

    I loved it. IT might even be better than the first one... All i know is Avi/Amy are so cute together. This books is amazing, even though it does have quite a few grammar/spelling mistakes. Five stars!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2013

    Love it!

    I wish that after the next book she would have more! I am absoulutly in love! My favorite book series! I find my self just thinking about Amy and Avi and how i want a relatiinship like that. I want more that just that last book! It is amazing and i have all of simone elkes books. She is a great author and i NEED more of these books with Ami and Avi! PLease!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2012

    Eh

    Sorta an average teenage life story. No excitment, just thing that some people have to go through in school. I guess the quality was okay though.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2012

    Pretty good

    I think it's great, though I'm used to animal stories. :D Please ntinue!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2012

    perfect.

    amazing book. i wish there was more.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2007

    Courtesy of Teens Read Too

    Amy Nelson-Barak is back and better, and maybe a little crazier, than ever! When we last left Amy, she had traveled all the way to Israel for her summer vacation with her dad, arriving with very low expectations, only to come back with a whole new appreciation for her religion and culture. Now, Amy is back in Chicago, living with her mother in the suburbs and her mother's new husband. After her trip to Israel, Amy feels like a totally new person. She¿s beginning to embrace her religion and her father, she has her very own dog, Mutt, and a non-boyfriend, Avi, who is unfortunately in military training back in Israel. Unfortunately, this new Amy still has her drama and fair share of problems. Like how her mother just dropped the bomb that she and her husband, who by the way isn¿t too fond of dogs, are going to have a baby. Then there¿s that new guy in her building, Nathan, who for some unknown reason totally hates Amy and only sees her as this superficial Barbie. If only Amy didn¿t have this weird attraction toward him. Her friend, Jess, is having major problems with her new boyfriend, who is also Amy¿s ex-boyfriend, and her dad is becoming too wrapped up in his work, making it seem like he will be lonely forever. But can Amy deal with all of these problems without causing even more trouble? Or will her attempts at resolving these issues spiral out of control, making it worse for her relationship with a certain non-boyfriend who just might show up to surprise her? Sequels do not usually live up to the first book, but HOW TO RUIN MY TEENAGE LIFE certainly did. You just can¿t help but fall in love with Amy and laugh at her crazy attempts to solve her problems. Her relationship with her father is absolutely adorable, one that anyone would want to have, and the way she embraces her religion just makes us think how we should be proud of ours, as well. Exercising your mouth muscles is a must before reading this novel, since there will be a smile on your face throughout the entire book. Fans of the first book (HOW TO RUIN A SUMMER VACATION) will not be disappointed with this wonderful follow-up. **Reviewed by: Randstostipher 'tallnlankyrn' Nguyen

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted April 20, 2014

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    Can someone go to demon made me do it res one and tell keaton that im locked out plzzzzzzzzz and ill be at res 12

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