Freshman Year and Other Unnatural Disasters
By: Meredith Zeithin
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Release Date: March 1, 2012
Source: ebook given from publisher for review
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… -Goodreads-
I remember freshman year like it was yesterday. I thought that it was the beginning of something big. I had some of the greatest friends in the world and we were about embark on a pretty awesome time....well that is what we thought. What did we know we were freshman. My freshman year was not as bad as Kelsey's. She had it pretty bad. I can relate to her on somethings but not much. And I am okay with that.
Kelsey is starting what she thinks is going to be one of the best years of her life. She is entering her freshman year with her best friends. This is going to be epic! But it turns out to be far from it. Everything that you can imagine that could be bad happened to her. From being mad fun of in the school newspaper, to having a the popular girl in school make fun of her. This could really make or break someone in high school. But also during this time she finds out who her true friends are and also she finds out that she is not the only one having a rough year.
During my high school years you really find out who your true friends are. I thought that these friends are just going to be around until the friends you are going to be friends with for the rest of your life come around. Boy was I wrong. I am still best friends with the same girls that I have been friends with since freshman year. They understand me and they get everything that I am about. That is a true friendship and this is how Kelsey and her friends are.
This book was so good that I could not put it down. Now I am not going to lie it took me awhile to read it just because my life has been crazy lately. But this book helped me laugh during the rough times I have been having lately in my laugh. And that is what makes a book great!
I am giving this book 4 out 5 stars! If you want a book that is going to make you cry because you are laughing so hard, then this book is defiantly for you!!! :)