Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Year My Sister Got Lucky by Amiee Friedman

Hey everyone! I finally have a new review for you guys! I've been immensed in One Tree Hill lately so that's why it took me so long. It's sick, really, the way I'm obsessed with that show. But, I guess that goes along with my obsession with books, as well. Anyway, today's book is The Year My Sister Got Lucky by Amiee Friedman. The description is here:

Katie and Michaela Wilder are New York City girls...and best friends. But everything changes when they move upstate to rural Fir Lake. Katie is horrified by their new surroundings: the too-friendly neighbors, the lack of a subway, the fact they live near actual cows. She's shocked when Michaela adapts to the country life effortlessly, dating a cute football player and attending homecoming with something resembling enjoyment.
And most shocking of all? She's started keeping secrets from Katie.

This book was definitely different than I thought it was going to be. I pictured some snobby teenager from New York and her snobby sister moving to hicksville, with no town what-so-ever, and some how magically finding everything they need. Well, that wasn't what this story was about. This story was about a fourteen-year-old girl who is in love with ballet and who always has to follow in her sister's footsteps. It's about these two sisters who have to pack up and leave everything they've ever known. But one of them seems to be happy about it.
This story wasn't the most amazing one I've read, but I still thought it was really good. I definitely connected with Katie on all different levels throughout the book. Sometimes I loved her and sometimes I was annoyed by her, but I think most books have that. I mean, characters can't always be perfect, otherwise they wouldn't seem real.
I also loved how close Katie and Michaela were with eachother. You don't see sisters who get along that easily very much. I know my sister and I never got along that well when we were their age. My sister and I just started becoming friends last year and she's almost 22 and I'm 19. But enough about us. This book, I thought, was pretty good. If it sounds good to you, go see if they have it at your local library-- that's where I got it. I hope you guys enjoy! :)


  1. Haha wow, it seems like every time you post something I have more in common with you. My sister is about turn 22 and I'm 19. Also, about a year ago we finally started to get along. We fought all the time before that, but I think that just goes with most girls growing up with eachother.
    Did you just start OTH? I've been watching it since the first season and love, love, love it. Nathan and Haley<3<3<3. Have you finished the seasons? If you just started then wow, that is determination. There's like, what, 8 seasons now? That's a lot of TV watchin'. haha.
    So glad you've kept the blog. Keep it up!

  2. Wow! We do have a lot in common.
    Yes, I did just start watching OTH like, a week ago. Susane Colasanti actually recommended it to me! I am so addicted to it haha I just finished season 1 and haven't started season 2 yet. So far, I really like Lucas and Peyton together. Ughhh Lucas is just so lovely :) Even though he does make a lot of mistkaes..
    I can't wait to finish all of the seasons! I do this kind of thing all the time. I watched all 5 seasons of Ghost Whisperer online, then it was 9 seasons of Scrubs, then it was 6 seasons of Medium, and now it's 8 seasons of OTH. I might be crazy! lol

  3. I do the exact same things with shows and books! I find something and become addicted until it consumes like all my thoughts! Haha and i get so focused to finish whatever it is. Are Ghost whisperer, Medium, and Scrubs anygood? You wil love, love, love OTH as it continues!

  4. I know what you mean! I've been thinking about Lucas non stop for like, the past week. I think he's even been in some of my dreams haha. If you like paranormal stuff then I definitely recommend Ghost Whisperer and Medium. They are really good shows! Plus, Ghost Whisperer also has an amazing love story between Jim and Melinda. I love them both so much :)
    Scrubs is pretty much in a tie as my favorite show along with GW and OTH. Scrubs is the funniest show I've ever seen. You definitely have to check it out!


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