40 Things I Want To Tell You

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Stephanie ( a.k.a. Bird) seems to have the perfect life: loving parents, a hot boyfriend, the best boyfrien ever. She even writes an online advice column, full of Top Tips, to help other teens take control of their lives. But after a new guy shows up at chool, Bird can ’ t seem to follow her own wisdom.

Willie is the consummate bad boy. He ’ s everything Bird is not: wild, unambitious and more than a little dangerous. Although she knows he ’ s trouble, Bird can ’ t stay away. And the more drawn she is to Pete, the more cracks are revealed in her relationships with Jackson, her doting boyfriend. Meanwhile, her grandmother ’ marriage is also fracturing, possibly for good.

Bird is way out of her comfort zone. All it takes is one mistake, one momentary loss of control, for her entire future to be blown away...
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Published February 10th 2012 by HarperTrophy Canada
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286

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And guy do n't turn out for Amy the way she thought they would.

3.A very real, and raw, story: I could n't help but relate to Ashley. I saw so much of myself in her and her feelings, her jealousy, her decisio, her questions.

Something like it happen, and her story was presented in a problemati way, one that I noticed I 've seen happen to other girls in real life.

As much as I loved it, I still could n't fully understand why Alic was making some of the option she did and I would have have liked to have spent a chapter or two with her reflectio on this because it did n't really seem to be covered.

And in all honesty too, I wanted so much more from the ending for my. I mostly understood why things turned out the way they did, but there was one relationship with a guy that I was taken back by after reading the decisions he made and what he ended up choosing; it seemed rather uncharacteristic and I was n't too sure what to make of it.

Review copy received from HarperCollins Canada for blog tour

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I wanted to read it for so long, and I finally got the book from the library app.

I love those types of tories.

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I did n't want to leave the book sho, I just wanted to sit there and continue reading.

Thankfully, a few months later, a mentor of mine offered to give me her copy and I ca n't tell you how insanely happy I was to be unwilling to get back to Bird and her life.

I immediately jumped right back into the tory and continued reading where I left off.

40 Things I Want To Tell you turned out to be quite an unpredictable read, and one that carried an important message.

Laura ( a.k.a. Bird) is just a teenage irl, and, like most typical teenage girls, she has a loyal side-kick friend, and a wonderful, loving frien.

She is also running an on-line advice column for teenagers, where she offers tips on how to take control of one 's life.

Thing are quickly getting complicated and sticky, and before she knows it, Bird finds herself in serious trouble.

Second thing you need to know before picking this book up, is that you should n't expect sweet romance, spine-tingling make-out scenes, butterflies, sparkles and happy endings.

Yes, there is some teenage love-drama involved, but while its absolutely essential to the storie, the plot is not built around it.

A story way more evocativ and moving than what you 'd assume from reading the blurb and looking at the cover.

Take your time while reading it, savour every thought and feelin, and I 'm gla this book will stay with you for a shor, long time.

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I had this otion that 40 Things I Want To Tell You was about a teenage overachiever who basically cheats on her oyfriend and she thinks her life is over.

I think that was terribly difficult for Amy. This is one contemporary read that I truly enjoy, and I 'm even more proud to say the author is Canadian.

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Sometimes things do n't work out according to the plan.

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My Summary: Amy Finch- known as Bird to her family and friends- has everything under control.

Imogen knows how to fix hings, and she loves it: she runs a website where teens can go to get tips about how to take control of tricky situations.But Amy feels herself losing control, and even though she keeps giving out advice on how to take control, she ca n't seem to follow any of it.

I loved the advice column element, and the ay that Amy opened up to her readers.One thing that I feel like I need to clarify is the genre: this novel is not a romance novel, although the description on the back may lead you to think so.

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