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  • Paperback
  • 293 pages
  • How Not to Spend Your Senior Year
  • Cameron Dokey
  • English
  • 06 December 2019
  • 9780689867033

10 thoughts on “How Not to Spend Your Senior Year

  1. Kathy Kathy says:

    I have mixed feelings about this one. I really liked that the story was so unique and original. I like the idea that Jo and her Dad are in the witness protection program and are constantly “on the run”. It added a nice element to the story and it was fun seeing Jo’s take on transitioning through different schools. On the flip side, it was almost too unbelievable. I can’t say much without giving away details, but I will say that I found it hard to believe that people wouldn’t recognize Jo as Jo (That probably sounds cryptic, but you’ll understand once you read the book). There is a kind of love triangle (or square) going on, and I didn’t really believe in any of it. Jo’s first crush seems to happen a bit too quickly; they never really spend any time together and yet are totally in love. When that doesn’t work out she gets over it a bit too quickly, especially for someone who had been so in love. So, when she falls for someone else it makes me wonder if it’s just a passing thing. Okay, I probably gave away some spoilers there, but really the story is pretty predictable so I probably haven’t ruined anything. Overall, it was an entertaining read, I only wish there had been a little more believability with the plot. I did like the story though, it was upbeat, unique, clean and overall was pretty enjoyable.


  2. Valerie Valerie says:

    Its been a few weeks since I read this book but I can still remember it. In a whole the book was very entertaining, just didn't have the punch I'd hoped for.

    Jo is a funny witty character. Her social insight of high school was funny and very true. I like how she didn't have self-pity about moving around and she wasn't mad at her dad over it either. Jo didn't think she was all knowledgeable and cultural because of all the places she had to been either. Now you might suspect her to be all insecure and a pushover but she isn't that either. She’s got a backbone but is nice too (yes you can be both).

    The whole setting was interesting. The plot had a steady pace and I laughed all along the way. There were some parts that were just not that upbeat but it ends after a while. The complaint that I have is that the book could've been so much more. It was a short read so I guess that I should have suspected as much. The whole criminal case didn't come up as often as I thought it would but that is not what kept the story from being all it could've been.

    I thought it was nice, entertaining, and funny. It a perfectly nice book; it just didn't have as much going on as I was hoping for.


  3. Leela Leela says:

    The introduction from the back of the book does a horrible job describing the book. While it gives the general plot line, it mostly fudges the truth. So let me just say, no, she does not ACTUALLY die. Its kinda of hard to tell from reading the back.
    All in all this book was funny and interesting. I really enjoyed reading it.


  4. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    not good, predictable...wishing the main character was true dead and was a real ghost, that would have made this book better. so far dokey keeps striking out...only book of hers worth readingg is repunzel retelling. that book was so wonderful I keep reading more books by dokey hoping that she has written another unique retelling but I keep striking out.


  5. Caroline Caroline says:

    I didn't really enjoy the romance plot here. I don't think the main character and the person she ends up with were a very good match.


  6. Heather Heather says:

    My whole review didn't fit; I'm getting so tired of that happening! I had examples from the book of Jo's rude, uncalled for attitude, plot inconsistencies, and generally annoying and stupid things.
    I scanned through this after i picked it up at the library. It started out ridiculous and didn't draw me in. I wasn't really feeling it in the first few pages.
    I didn't like or feel connected in the beginning. It was unrelatable from the get-go, what with the moving around multiple times a year. There's no way anyone can relate to this character.
    It started to get good in the scene she met Alex, and I thought this book would be good. & then it started going downhill. And then it was just terrible.
    Why are these published? Just stop. Who writes this, who approves it? It's ridiculous, outrageous, completely unrelatable.
    The writing is so simple, so juvenile. There's not enough character description; everyone feels so one dimensional. everything is described in this juvenile way; hair color, eye color. then it isn't repeated, so you forget what people look like. They aren't described well at all, so you don't have a good image of them in your head. You actually don't even really get to know anyone. Alex's home life; did he have siblings? Then Mark comes in, and we only know he wants to be a reporter. does he have siblings? what's he interested in? I don't understand the point of writing without giving us more background.
    I didn't like the main character. She was the opposite of charming, she was rude, snippy, usually for no reason. Elaine was annoying, also no personality. Alex was good in the scene they met, then I really didn't like him. Mark wasn't built up enough. Kinda flat. They were barely together. Everybody liked people they barely knew. lots of fickle, fast, feelings-at-first-meeting going on, besides Elaine, who's known Alex since kindergarten. everything else was fickle. Idk what the author was thinking when she gave us Jo and Alex's cute first meeting, and then just ruined it.
    Terrible book. Some funny moments, that one promising scene with Alex, that one good line from Max after he kisses her and says That's all I have to say to you. Glad this was a library book, and I didn't buy it. I swear, these books get worse as I go along. Are there no good little 'romantic comedies' anymore? Why are all these books so outrageous, so unrealistic?
    So glad to be done with this. (Deep sigh of relief).


  7. Melissa Melissa says:

    Jo O'Connor has never lived in any city for long. She has averaged two to three moves each year since her mother was killed when she was eight. Jo figures that her father just can't handle the grief, so he moves them from place to place when the memories get too strong. But now it's Jo's senior year, and she desperately wants to remain in the same school until she graduates so she can settle down and make friends. Jo and her father move to Seattle. For once they are living in a house rather than an apartment, so she feels hopeful.

    On her first day of school, it's love at first sight when Jo meets Alex. He walks her to her classes and introduces her to Elaine, one of his best friends. The girls hit it off and are soon inseparable. Alex kisses Jo, then asks her to the prom. She's walking on air, but when she arrives home, she learns something is terribly wrong. Her father finally comes clean and tells her deep secrets about their many moves. He informs her that they have to disappear forever - as in, pretend they have been killed. This sets off a hilarious chain of events that could only happen to a love-struck teenager. Will Jo ever talk to Elaine and Alex again?

    This is a fresh, funny romantic comedy for teens. Since Jo has moved so many times, she has developed a demeanor that lets her blend in with the scenery. After her death, she is forced into the light, so to speak, which allows her to see herself in a different way. The secondary characters round out the story and give it depth. It's easy to relate to Jo, because everyone knows how important it is to have friends and feel a part of things. Readers will sympathize with her story and chuckle along with her mishaps.

    This tale is unique. It moves quickly and readers will be entranced by the ending. It's full of adventure, mistaken identities, a ghost story, friendships, and of course, romance. Teens, especially girls, will enjoy spending time reading How NOT to Spend Your Senior Year.


  8. Samrawit Samrawit says:

    Have you ever thought about what life would be like if you had to fake your death and then spend every day with the people you knew before you “died”? Well, Jo O’Connor or Claire Calloway had to do just that in How Not to Spend Your Senior Year by Cameron Dokey. Jo O’Connor was a young girl who lived with her single dad and had to move around for as long as she can remember. Although she never knew exactly and wondered about why she moved so frequently, she always assumed that she and her dad moved because of her dad’s job. But when she founds out why they truly moved, it might just shatter her world. Before Jo “dies,” she decides to pay one last visit to the people she has come to love. That can not do any damage, can it? After Jo supposedly dies and starts going to a new high school, she starts writing for the school paper. Unfortunately, a fellow writer for her school paper, Mark London, starts digging where he should not. Could he possibly find her deepest, darkest secret and expose her?
    Honestly, this book is one of the best books I have ever read. This book is filled with mystery, a whole lot of suspense, a little bit of tragedy, and a little bit of romance. It was very suspenseful and such a page-turner that I read the book in one day and could not put it down. Unlike most young adult books, this book had a not-so-predictable ending, which for me is definitely a good thing. Another reason I like this book is that it is pretty realistic and that it could actually happen in real life. Although this book is mostly for young adults, I think people of different ages can relate to it and love it as much as I did. I would definitely recommend people to read this book. Have you ever wished you could start over…as yourself? Then you absolutely have to read this book.


  9. Cara Cara says:

    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see what people do after you die? Well Jo O'Connor doesn't have to wonder.

    As long as Jo can remember she lived her life out of a suitcase and numerous furnished apartments. She never questioned it. It just how things were. Until one day the truth comes out. Her father was a witness to a murder and they basically are on the run. Their deaths are faked, and Jo O'Connor is now Claire Calloway. Jo/Claire just can't leave things the way she left them though. She has to go see her would be boyfriend one last time. Unfortunately he mistakes her for a ghost and chaos ensues.

    This was so funny. I love books that make me laugh. Dokey has a certain style and it really worked for this character. The plot itself is pretty farfetched, but then again I knew that going in. Jo is very observant which makes sense with how many times she has moved. I was glad to see she didn't have a chip on her shoulder because of this. In lots of YA books we see teengagers with lots of angst which is fine and has it's place. I was just glad to the change in this character. This has little to do with the story but I loved the names. Claire Calloway, Mark London, Alex Crawford, Jo O'Connor just to name a few. They were simple but had a nice ring to them.

    I had really wanted to give this a shot since reading some ofCameron Dokey other work (some of the fairy tale retellings). It wasn't bad in anyway it just wasn't new. If I had read it a couple years back I probably would have loved it. It's still worth a read for all the laughs you'll get:D


  10. Sara ♥ Sara ♥ says:

    August 13-14, 2012

    Have I not reviewed this book before? Weird! I've read this book several times now, and I love it. It's super cheesy in parts, but who cares! ;)

    Basically, this girl and her dad are in witness protection because he witnessed a murder and the bad guy (mobster??) who did it is after them. So they have to move every so often to keep off the radar. Her goal has always been to blend: don't get noticed, don't stand out. But she goes to this new school, and immediately gets noticed by Mr. Popularity, and suddenly, she's cool and has a brand-new boyfriend.... and then they get a call from the feds (or whoever) because the bad guys are onto them and have to move again... and they need to fake their own deaths. (I know! It's great!) Anyway, it all goes downhill from there..... It's implausible and terribly cheesy, but I love it enough to reread it about once every couple years or so! ;)


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How Not to Spend Your Senior Year✹ [BOOKS] ✭ How Not to Spend Your Senior Year By Cameron Dokey ❃ – Buyprobolan50.co.uk Rule : If at all possible, don't pretend to be something you're not Specifically, don't play dead Trust me on this one I did it, so I should know

Jo O'Connor has spent her whole life moving a to Spend MOBI ï Rule : If at all possible, don't pretend to be something you're not Specifically, don't play dead Trust me on this one I did it, so I should knowJo O'Connor has spent her whole life moving around When it comes to new schools, there's not a trick in the book about starting over that Jo doesn't know But life is about to teach her a new trick: how to disappear entirelyRule : Always expect the Spanish Inquisition, no matter what anyone else doesThey have to move again Now This very night How Not MOBI :º Jo knows better than to argue Her dad is the key witness in a major case against a bigtime bad guy But Jo just can't resist one last visit to the school where she's been so happy All she wants is to say goodbye That can't cause any problems, can it?Rule : Never assume you can predict the futureNow Jo's one last visit has landed her smack in the middle of a ghost story Specifically, her own By the time it's over, she'll have a whole new set of rules about what's Not to Spend PDF ✓ real, what's makebelieve, and — most of all — what's important.


About the Author: Cameron Dokey

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