September 24, 2010

review: Being Jamie Baker

Being Jamie Baker
author:  Kelly Oram
Plot from Goodreads:    An accident that should end in tragedy instead gives seventeen-year-old Jamie Baker a slew of uncontrollable superhuman abilities.
To keep her secret safe Jamie socially exiles herself, earning the title of Rocklin High’s resident ice queen. But during a supercharged encounter with star quarterback Ryan Miller she literally kisses anonymity goodbye. 
This was an interesting read.  I wanted to know what Jamie's accident was and what her superpowers were.  You know how when you eat too much sugar, your teeth hurt?  Towards the middle of the book, I grew tired of Ryan's perfection and persistence, so I began skimming the pages.  This book, like most YAs, has a clique of catty teenage girls.  Jamie, herself, was in the IN-group at her former school -- that added a different perspective.  It also seemed Jamie cried or had tears every two or three pages.  I suppose I would too if I were in her position -- grief does that to a person.

Book Blogger Hop
Book Blogger Hop asks the question:
When you write reviews, do you write them as you are reading or wait until you have read the entire book?
I usually wait until I've finished the book,  let it mull around in my head for a day or two, then write the review.

11 comments:

Heather said...

LOL, I think I should spend more time mulling!!!

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Paperback Writer said...

Hello. Hopping on through. I always read the book first, then blog/review it. Feel free to hop over to my blog!
Happy Reading

Danielle @ Romance Book Junkies said...

Hello, Happy Friday!

I'm stopping by to say hello on Follow Friday and the Blog Hop. TGIF!!

Have a awesome weekend!

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Melissa said...

Nice review!

I'm an old follower, but thought I'd stop by and say have a great weekend!

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Black Disaster Fairy said...

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TheBookishSnob said...

Happy HOP! I write my review after I finish. Hope you enjoy your weekend :)

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pussreboots said...

Happy weekend. Come see how I write reviews

Stray said...

hi, Im a new follower through the hop, I wait a few days after I read the book to write the review too!

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