I’m a big Miranda Kenneally fan, so I’m really excited to be part of this blog tour for Things I Can’t Forget (review). I love how she creates realistic characters who face challenges teens can relate to. Since I love the stories she writes, and since I spend five days a week with high school students, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share her list of things she’d change about her high school years.
Top Ten things Miranda Kenneally would change about her high school years if she could go back in time
1. I would do my homework the night before school rather than 10 minutes before class.
2. I would pull my pants up. Sagging was not cool then and it’s not cool now.
3. I would not consider the daughter of the owner of the local car dealership a “celebrity.”
4. I would not wear those two-inch long crocodile earrings. Really, Miranda, what were you thinking?
5. I would accept the soccer captain’s invitation to come swim at his pool instead of wussing out.
6. I would’ve waited for my first kiss. The guy I kissed first was not a good guy, and it wasn’t worth it just to say I’d kissed someone.
7. I would confront the school guidance counselor, who told me I’d “fail” if I went to an out-of-state college. And if I got in trouble for telling her off? So be it.
8. I would push harder for a role in Fiddler on the Roof instead of settling for stage manager again!
9. That time me and some of the guys took my mom’s SUV mudding? Yeah, I would not do that again. Even 5 trips through the carwash didn’t get rid of the mud. What a nightmare.
10. I would read more books instead of worrying about guys so much!
Summary (From Goodreads): Companion to Catching Jordan and Stealing Parker.
Kate has always been the good girl. Too good, according to some people at school—although they have no idea the guilty secret she carries. But this summer, everything is different…
This summer she’s a counselor at Cumberland Creek summer camp, and she wants to put the past behind her. This summer Matt is back as a counselor too. He’s the first guy she ever kissed, and he’s gone from a geeky songwriter who loved The Hardy Boys to a buff lifeguard who loves to flirt…with her.
Kate used to think the world was black and white, right and wrong. Turns out, life isn’t that easy…