Friday, January 18, 2019

We Regret to Inform You by Ariel Kaplan - ADVISABLE

We Regret to Inform You by Ariel Kaplan, 344 pages. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2018.  $18.

Language: PG (10 swears); Mature Content: PG-13; Violence: G



Mischa has spent the last four years of her life devoted to getting into a top college, skipping parties, following the rules, and being the person her mom wants her to be. When the time for acceptance letters come, the unthinkable happens: she gets rejected from every school she applied to, even her safety. Mischa turns her life on its head, skipping French club meetings and talking back to teachers, all while trying to figure out who could possibly have sabotaged her applications.

A solid contemporary novel that deals with the whirlwind of emotions that comes with senior year, as well as the uncomfortable conclusion that most teenagers deal with, the fact that we don't always want the same things as our parents do. There are a lot of strong women in this book that are powerful without being catty, I appreciated that, as well as the mystery that kept me engaged till the last page.

Catherine Bates, Library Teacher

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