My Soon To Be Sex Life
By Judith Tewes
Published June 24th 2014 by Bloomsbury Spark
Copy received by Publisher in exchange for an honest review
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 devirginization 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.
I honestly Don't know how to rate this book. I went into this book with some expectations, and I was highly and when I say Highly I mean HIGHLY disappointed in what I read.
I figured this would be quirky, fun, quick read. But what I got was a very frustrating read. There were times I had no idea what was going on.
Characters, I didn't like any of them. Not a single one. Well maybe Monty. I was pretty fond of the grandfather and I enjoyed any scene with him in it. But the main character was annoying, overly sarcastic, and confusing. I never understood if what was happening to her was actually happening or part of her screen writing. This book reminds me A LOT of Just Like The Movies. Another one I wasn't too fond of.
This book follows Charlie a 17 year old who is gun ho on loosing her V-plates. She has a friend Roach who is a bible thumping Christian (her words not mine), and a mom who has an addiction to Valium. Her moms addiction is what leads to Charlie having to move in with her grandfather, a guy she barely knows. Like I stated I really liked her grandpa and I enjoyed watching their relationship bloom. It was super sweet in a very twisted humor sort of way!
I'm not fond of books that deal with the main female character desperately trying to lose her Virginity. I have no respect for a female character who will lower her standards to lose her virginity. Its degrading and disrespectful. Especially when you do it because its the "cool" thing to do.
I honestly don't have much else to say about this. I did rate it 3 stars, only because I liked the idea of the book, the execution just wasn't to my liking.