Thursday, July 5, 2012

The Year My Life Went Down The Loo (Emily, #1) - Katie Maxwell

The Year My Life Went Down The Loo (Emily, #1)
Katie Maxwell

When 16-year-old Emily’s family uproots her from Seattle to England right before her junior year, she has to adjust to a whole new lingo, new friends, and worst of all, no malls. Luckily hunkalicious British boys do exist!
Subject: The Grotty and the Fabu (No, it’s not a song.)
Things That Really Irk My Pickle About Living in England
The school uniform
Piddlington-on-the-weld (I will forever be known as Emily from Piddlesville.)
Marmite (It’s yeast sludge! GACK!)
The ghost in my underwear drawer (Spectral hands fondling my bras — enough said!)
No malls! What are these people thinking???
Things That Keep Me From Flying Home to Seattle for Good Coffee
Aidan (Hunkalicious!)
Devon (Droolworthy? Understatement of the year!)
Fang (He puts the num in nummy!)
Holly (Any girl who hunts movie stars with me—and Oded Fehr will be mine—is a friend for life.)

Okay I'm gonna make this quick because it is well after midnight which means its' officially my son's birthday and I need some sleep for the busy day ahead.

When I bought this book I was looking for something lite and fun to read, I wanted no heavy themes or major dramas.
Emily and her family move to England for a year for her father's (who everyone calls Brother) teaching job.
The book is set in the format of emails from Emily to her best friend Dru back home which was a bit annoying at times but I'll let it slide. Some of the dialogue just kind irked me. Do teens really say coolio? Please let me know if I'm just that out of touch.
I liked Emily she was clever, funny, and incredibly headstrong, which I admire in a person. Although she was a little (a lot) thick when it came to her relationship with Aidan. I knew he was an ass pretty early on in the book.
Emily has a lot of the expected drama with being the new kid in school and being so different from everyone else. She has a hard time adjusting to how things are done at her new school.
I loved most of the interactions between Emily and her family members especially her sister Bess(the whole women festival was hilarious)
All in all it was a pretty fun and easy read and I will most likely read the rest of the series.


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