How to Ruin My Teenage Life

How to Ruin My Teenage Life

by Simone Elkeles
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How to Ruin My Teenage Life by Simone Elkeles

In this sequel to How to Ruin a Summer Vacation, EVERYTHING in sixteen-year-old Amy Nelson Barak’s life is going wrong! Her mom got married and moved to the suburbs, and now they are going to have a baby. Amy moves in with her dad in Chicago and signs him up for an online dating service. His first four dates are that night . . . What else? Her dog Mutt impregnated her grumpy neighbor’s prized poodle, so Amy will actually have to get a part-time job to pay for half the veterinary bill. And there’s this totally annoying boy, Nathan Rubin, who just moved into her apartment building. Luckily, Amy has a cute boyfriend named Avi. Only he’s more like a non-boyfriend considering Avi is in the Israeli army for the next three years. What’s a girl to do when everyone is conspiring to ruin her life?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738731124
Publisher: North Star Editions
Publication date: 03/08/2011
Series: How to Ruin a Summer Vacation Novel , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 769,137
File size: 255 KB
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Simone Elkeles is the author of Leaving Paradise and four other Flux novels, including How to Ruin Your Summer Vacation and How to Ruin Your Boyfriend’s Repuation. She is also the author of the New York Times bestselling Rules of Attraction (Walker). A popular speaker at libraries around the country, when the author is not writing she TiVos reality television and watches teen movies. She lives near Chicago with her family and two dogs.


Simone Elkeles is the author of Leaving Paradise and four other Flux novels, including How to Ruin Your Summer Vacation and How to Ruin Your Boyfriend’s Repuation. She is also the author of the New York Times bestselling Rules of Attraction (Walker). A popular speaker at libraries around the country, when the author is not writing she TiVos reality television and watches teen movies. She lives near Chicago with her family and two dogs.

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TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think it's great, though I'm used to animal stories. :D Please ntinue!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
amazing book. i wish there was more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
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One true kingdom res two is rules res three is bios res Four is chat res five is bar. res one is questions. Res 12 is off limits.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Simone Elkeles really bring Avi and Amy alive with her talented writing. I was very taken with the story and the romance.