Thursday, December 6, 2012

Review: Miss Fortune Cookie by Lauren Bjorkman

Author: Lauren Bjorkman
Title: Miss Fortune Cookie
Publication: November 13,2012
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Source: Crossroad Tours

Meet Erin. Smart student, great daughter, better friend. Secretly the mastermind behind the popular advice blog Miss Fortune Cookie. Totally unaware that her carefully constructed life is about to get crazy.It all begins when her ex-best friend sends a letter to her blog—and then acts on her advice. Erin’s efforts to undo the mess will plunge her into adventure, minor felonies, and possibly her very first romance.What’s a likely fortune for someone no longer completely in control of her fate? Hopefully nothing like: You will become a crispy noodle in the salad of life.
Thoughts: Erin has a talent for giving advice though none but a select few know about it, not even her semi-bestie, Mei, who has been distant since an incident that isolated Erin and made her sad. She really misses the closeness the two once had yet she struggles with how to broach the topic with Mei.... now she has Lizzy the tie that holds these awkward friends together. Erin is so good at meddling in other people's business that she manages to convince Mei to go against her mother's wish for her to attend Harvard, what happens next is a chaotic world wind of a mess.

I enjoyed the journey that these girls take as they make decisions about what to do with the next chapter of their lives after high school. They must decide if they should stay together and do what's comfortable? Or should they break free of the fear of experiencing life for themselves without the hindrance or desires of one another? These ladies have humor and normal teenage problems that I think anyone dealing with the choice of what do next in life can understand and empathize with their dilemmas. I liked Erin and how she solves problems for everyone else except when it comes to her life; she is conflicted. The writing and the story unfolds nicely, making for a light and fun read. This is a great story about love, family and life lessons.  

Miss Fortune Cookie
By: Lauren Bjorkmamn
Hashtag: #MissFortuneCookieTour


About the Author

Lauren Bjorkman is the author of the award- winning young adult novel My Invented Life, Henry Holt, 2009.
She grew up on a sailboat, sharing the tiny forecastle with her sister and the sail bags. The voyage started in California and ended in Argentina. During that time, she kept up with school through a program called Calvert out of Maryland. Her dad read stories to her and her sister at night by the light of a kerosene lamp.
She now lives in Taos, New Mexico with her husband and two sons.

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  1. This sounds like a fun read, thank you for sharing it today!

  2. I can totally relate to Erin. I can give advice all day. However, when I need to make decisions as simple as, "Where do we want to go out to eat?" I am so conflicted. I want to please everyone who is going with us, I want to go some where affordable, and so on. It becomes a huge mess over something that shouldn't be. I should probably read this book. Haha.

    1. You got that exactly right, Misty! I'm terribly wishy washy about even simple decisions, yet I know what others should be doing.

    2. it's really cute, I enjoyed it

  3. This sounds like such a fun read and something I would love! Great review!!


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