I have to admit that I was not a big fan of Kelsey. She was very self-centered at times, and she treated her parents horribly, not realizing that they are just trying their best and they just want to help. I would have liked to see that relationship improve by the end of the story, but unfortunately I was disappointed.
The writing in this book was great, especially for Kelsey's voice. Freshman Year & Other Unnatural Disasters is basically an inside look into the mind of Kelsey. Readers get to hear her every thought about everything that's going on.
I really felt as though Kelsey was sitting right next to me, reliving these experiences as she told me about her life. That connection between the main character and the reader is very rare, but extremely appreciated and rewarding.
This book lacks a little on originality. I feel like I have read too many "chick lit" novels that involve a girl trying to get through high school and make the year special, and frankly some have been better than this one. However some of the scenarios in this book I have never read about before, so it wasn't completely disappointing.
Overall, Freshman Year & Other Unnatural Disasters is a great book for a light read. Readers will not get a "wow" effect from the book, and it isn't an unforgettable young adult novel, but it is cute, light-hearted, and entertaining the whole way through.