School days don't get easier just because you're a senior!
It's the final semester of senior year, and everyone at Harmony High can't wait to find out the results of theSenior Superlative votes! But the balloon bursts in Sadie's face when she discovers she's been voted "Most Likely to Get Married" to Andy - a boy she's never dated or ever thought of as a potential boyfriend. Completely and utter mortification sets in.
To prove high school means something more than a Senior Superlative award, Sadie and her best friend Jana decide to create their own list of awesome non-academic achievements to be completed before graduation.
Yet, the harder Sadie works to show everyone she's not the least bit attracted to Andy, the more appealing he becomes. Typical for the girl who can't seem to achieve anything important, even the completion of one lousy college application.
When senioritis kicks in and the school year dwindles down to mere weeks, Sadie decides to risk her good girl reputation to prove that an Awesome Achievement means much more than any Senior Superlative vote. By the time Sadie realizes her epic screw-up, she just might have lost her chance at the prom date of her dreams.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book was so much fun. Hilarious and emotional and swoony all in one. Plus it had a really great friendship to savor. I had a huge smile on my face as I read and laughed out loud at the lists. A perfect summer read about a senior year that I didn't want to end. Highly recommend.
I flew through this adorable book! The voice is so spot-on hilarious and I laughed out loud over and over. I loved that Sadie wanted the bad boy with the fast car but fate—disguised as high school Senior Superlatives—had other plans. Watching the whole romance unfold was funny, well-written and unique—all with the benefit of a fab, loyal best friend. I was recently at a writing conference where people were asking for “clean YA”. I wish I had read My Senior Year of Awesome before attending because this would be my first recommendation. Also? The lists that Sadie and her best friend made had a special place in my heart because they reminded me of a similar thing my bestie and I would do in high school. All in all, this book is completely addictive and straight up fun. Highly recommend.
This is such an entertaining story, with charming characters, witty dialogue and fresh plot. Sadie and Jana want to end their high school years with a bang, and realize rather late into their senior year, they haven't really done much to leave their mark on Harmony High. Two self-described list-a-holics set out to complete the ultimate list of accomplishments before graduation. Their attempts to letter in a sport, star in the school play, and break a school rule land them in amusing situations. And on top of all of it is the dreaded Senior Superlatives where Sadie, much to her horror, has been voted most likely to marry uber-geek, Andrew Kosolowski. As Sadie tries to prove the voters wrong, that she and Andy are definitely not couple material, she discovers a side of Andy she never noticed before. However, her drive to check off another item on her list could end up ruining the one accomplishment she wants the most. Plot Jennifer DiGiovanni has written solid plot that is humorous, sometimes wacky, and just plain fun. I love how Sadie's top ten lists are sprinkled throughout the book -- everything from how annoying Andy is, to how to kill time in detention. The story is peppered with laugh-out-loud moments as Sadie and Jana work their way through their list, revising, refining, and failing, but never giving up. Characters All of the characters are wildly original and somehow manage to deliver their lines with both grace and snark. Sadie is loveably antagonistic, Jana is hopeful and spirited. And Andy is adorkably sweet, but that doesn't mean he's a pushover. The rest of the characters are distinct, each with their own voice and quirks. Top Ten things I LOVED About My Senior Year of Awesome 1. A hot guy with an even hotter sports car 2. Swoon-worthy kissing scenes 3. Sadie's unique view on life and the world around her 4. The Super K's 5. A dancing man-eating plant 6. Hilarious driving lessons 7. Pig dissections ('nuf said) 8. The Kosolowski metamorphosis 9. Sadie and Jana's female bromance (girlmance?) 10. Top Ten lists Bottom Line A refreshing high school love story with charm, humor, and oh, those lists. Disclaimer I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
I read My Senior Year of Awesome by Jennifer DiGiovanni in less than six hours! I loved this book. It was a wonderful example of high school problems. I personally loved how this story unfolded, so many girls will relate to Sadie and Jana. Every one wants to make their senior year awesome and unforgettable and these girls did just that! They went from just flying under the radar to living it up, getting to know people, and putting their selves out there. I love the fact that Sadie finally got to see what the most popular boy was like after crushing on him for three years, and realize he wasn’t all she thought he was! This book was wonderfully writing and easy to picture in my head like I was living every moment with Sadie! I would like to read Andy’s side of the story from his perspective. I would love to hear his thoughts through this whole story instead of just seeing a moody guy!