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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Review: Freshmen Year & Other Unnatural Disasters

Title:  Freshmen Year & Other Unnatural Disasters
Series: No
Genre: Young Adult- Contemporary
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Release Date: March 1, 2012
Book: E-ARC sent by publisher

"Kelsey Finkelstein is fourteen and FRUSTRATED. Every time she tries to live up to her awesome potential, her plans are foiled – by her impossible parents, her annoying little sister, and life in general. But with her first day of high school coming up, Kelsey is positive that things are going to change. Enlisting the help of her three best friends — sweet and quiet Em, theatrical Cass, and wild JoJo — Kelsey gets ready to rebrand herself and make the kind of mark she knows is her destiny.

Things start out great - her arch-nemesis has moved across the country, giving Kelsey the perfect opportunity to stand out on the soccer team and finally catch the eye of her long-time crush. But soon enough, an evil junior’s thirst for revenge, a mysterious photographer, and a series of other catastrophes make it clear that just because KELSEY has a plan for greatness… it doesn’t mean the rest of the world is in on it.

Kelsey’s hilarious commentary throughout her disastrous freshman year will have you laughing out loud—while being thankful that you’re not in her shoes, of course…"

My freshmen year in high school....I can totally relate to every aspect of this book. A new girl, starting at a new school, friends and of course boy drama. I really like the feel of this book. It took to my heart right away and I could not put it down.

What I enjoyed most about this book is the great characters. Kelsey is a freshmen. Bent on setting a name for herself, Kelsey is determine to do things a certain way. I loved Kelsey. She reminded me of me when I was young. Over dramatic, heart-broken , embarrassing moments, anyone can relate to this girl. I loved that Kelsey feels real. She's not perfect. She just a girl in this world trying desperately to find her place.

I really loved the plot line. It was simple yet a wonderful journey to walk in.  To see Kelsey grow with every mistake made her such a better person. Yes, she got all teenageary and cried, got attitude, but who wouldn't? I like that her character feels real. She captured the voice a teenage girl beautifully.

Freshmen Year & Other Unnatural Disasters is a cute coming of age book. Ms. Zeitlin has a way of writing everyday situations that everyone can relate to and enjoy.

I give it 4 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. Sounds very cute. I definitely relate to the angst of my younger years even now.

  2. I really liked this one, too! I definitely felt like it realisticly portrayed the first year of high school and being a 14 year old girl. It was a lot of fun and I wouldn't mind reading more about Kelsey as she gets older :0)

  3. OoOo this sounds like a good contemporary. Only to be 14 again...*dreams* it'd be nice LOL. Lovely review as always


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