I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.My Soon-To-Be Sex Life by Judith Tewes
Published by Bloomsbury Spark on July 2014
Genres: Coming of Age, Contemporary, Young Adult
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Charlie is down to her absolute. Total. Last. Resort.
Despite a thoroughly comprehensive list of potential cherry poppers, er…suitors, and careful plotting, Charlie is three weeks into her devirginzation campaign, still untouched, and getting desperate. In the movie of her life, this aspiring screenwriter is giving herself a PG, for please, get some.
Her project goes into freeze frame when her mom checks herself into rehab and packs Charlie off to live with her estranged, or just plain strange, grandfather, Monty. How is she supposed to get a date when she has to go pick up his Depends?
Enter Eric, a hot rehab grad on the road to redemption, and the only one who can make Charlie rethink her strategy. The more she gets to know him, the more convinced she becomes that is the one, and not just another to add to the list of people who will abandon her.
In this hilarious and heartbreaking story of one girl’s detoured road to womanhood, Charlie’s list develops a life of its own – right when she realizes there’s so much more to lose.
This book is filled with fun characters, witty sarcasm, and problems many people can connect to.
I really liked Charlie. She’s a total smart-butt, and sometimes doesn’t know when to keep her mouth shut. She has a jaded view on relationships because of what her family has gone through. I love that she’s not afraid to speak her mind. Charlie has a tense relationship with her mom. She tries to empathize, but she just wants her mom back the way she was.
There are parts in the book that are written like a screenplay. It’s how Charlie visualizes things that have happened to her. I don’t like the idea of devirginization list, but it’s what fuels some of the events in this book. There are so many elements that are touched on: addiction, sex, friendship, family relationships, and not judging people before you get a chance to know them.
All of the things that transpire in My Soon to Be Sex Life help Charlie grow as a person, and I think it makes her stronger, and realize that sex is something to take seriously.