My Life & Other Catastrophes

My Life & Other Catastrophes

Author Rowena Mohr
Publisher Girlfriend Fiction Allen & Unwin
RRP $17.99
GT Issue 2009 T3
Reviewer Jessie Smith

The sky is falling in for Erin Costello. A divorce. A two-faced father. A certain Marisa Mandozer. A sleazy little brother who could be involved in something illegal. An ex-best best friend who maybe hates her. Brendan Russo who is almost certainly full of himself. Her mother’s creepy new possibly-a-drug-dealer boyfriend. Not to mention the English teacher who is probably having an affair with her father. Oh, and the school play that will most likely just add to the list of disasters……

‘My Life and Other Catastrophes’, is the easy going, humorous story of a teenager. Written in the form of a journal completed as English homework, this book is the story of Erin Costello a girl who is expert at jumping to conclusions. Without hesitation Erin makes her own judgments of every situation with often embarrassing, yet hilarious outcomes. Her bad habit however soon serves to drive away those closest and dearest to her.

Erin must learn to give others a chance and realize that her problems are not the only, or the biggest, in the world before it’s to late to redeem her lost friends.

‘My Life and Other Catastrophes’ is a great read for any teenage girl looking for an light, easy read that’s based in the real world.

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