Book Review: The Life and Opinions of Amy Finawitz by Laura Toffler-Corrie

The Life and Opinions of Amy Finawitz by Laura Toffler-Corrie:
‘Told in wry emails and brilliant little one act plays, this laugh-out-loud debut novel offers quirky characters, a whimsical tour around New York City, and an appealing story about what it means to be a good friend.’

If you are looking for a fun read, peppered with the sarcasm and wit of an 8th grader, give The Life and Opinions of Amy Finawitz a try.

Amy starts the book being quite self-centered. Everything is all about her. The story is told in the form of emails Amy sends to her friend who has moved away, abandoning Amy in NYC with no friends or social life. I enjoyed Amy’s snarky comments and humor as she communicates the woes of her life to her friend. Through the course of the 4 months this book covers we watch Amy transform, grow and change for the better.

Aimed at girls ages 11-14 this book had me laughing out loud many times while reading it. The all email format worked for this story. Teaming up a geeky girl, an old lady and a religious zealot to create a “dream team” for a research project made for a fun adventure. 

There is some mild language in it but nothing extreme.

Content: some mild language

Rating: 4 stars

Source: From Author For Review