Published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Bloomsbury Spark on 2014-07-24
Genres: Dating & Sex, Love & Romance, Social Issues, Young Adult
Source: ecopy from Publisher
Reading Challenges: COYER, Summer Surge Read A Thon
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.
My Soon-To-Be Sex life was flippin’ hilarious! I was totally digging Judith’s writing style. It is not always easy to make writing funny look so natural. And that is how this book felt- naturally fun and funny. I would recommend this book to all lovers of young adult. I know I recently reviewed a book called Virgin and it too was focused on losing virginity, but this book was completely different. This one is appropriate for older teens, and the character is very age appropriate. There are also many, many other things going on in the story line than just her soon-to-be sex life.
Charlie wants to be a screenwriter, so peppered throughout the book are outtakes from her past experiences with guys. It was beyond funny and adorable. I loved how Judith Tewes incorporated those into the story. But there is also so much heart in Charlie. And depth in this story. Through the story line with Charlie’s mom and especially with her grandfather. A few times the scenes with her grandpa made me tear up, which I was not expecting at all!
The romance is just as sweet and great as I expected it to be. I enjoyed Eric a lot, but Charlie completely stole the show for me. Charlie’s friend was also funny, but I saw her as much more secondary to Charlie Eric and grandpa Monty. My Soon-To-Be Sex life takes you on a journey that you will not be able to predict from the first page of the story. I was pleasantly surprised by each of the twists and turns. A couple of times I was worried by a downturn that the twists would take but rest assured that this a feel good read. Judith Tewes has earned a reader in me. I love her writing style and I am very impressed by her ability to write humor. I laughed out loud more times than I can count while reading, and my smile was creepily big at more than one time. My Soon-To-Be Sex life is not to be missed. Fun times guaranteed.
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