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.
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…
Publisher: GP Putnam's Sons
Number of Pages: 288
Reviewed by Becky, age 16Have you ever felt swamped by decisions and emotions? As if drama and pesky little sisters ruled your world? Kelsey sure has. Meredith Zeitlin portrays the life of a typical teenager through the eyes of Kelsey Finklestein, a freshman just starting high school, in her new book Freshman Year & Other Unnatural Disasters. Battling through friendship problems, unfair soccer assignments, school plays, crush stealers and high school parties, Kelsey experiences her first taste of the chaotic life lived by high schoolers around the world. If you're searching for a book filled with drama and humor, Freshman Year & Other Unnatural Disasters could be just what you're looking for. While the reading level is lower, I would not recommend this book to anyone younger than 14 due to some graphic content. Despite that, Meredith Zeitlin's book is a humorous and enticing read. This book is great for a rainy day because of its lighthearted mood and silly jokes, so be prepared to be whisked away to Brooklyn when you pick up Freshman Year & Other Unnatural Disasters!
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Becky, age 16
Becky, age 16