Friday, June 4, 2010

So Not Happening by Jenny B. Jones

Genre: Teen Lit

Publication Date: May 2009

One Word Review: Fun

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First Line: One year ago my mom got traded in for a newer model.

GoodReads Synopsis: Isabella Kirkwood had it all: popularity at a prestigious private school in Manhattan, the latest fashions, and a life of privilege and luxury. Then her father, a plastic surgeon to the stars, decided to trade her mother in for a newer model. When her mother starts over with her new husband, Bella is forced to pack up and leave all she knows to live with her new family in Oklahoma. Before her mother can even say "I do," Bella's life becomes a major "don't." Can Bella survive her crazy new family? Will the school survive Bella? How can a girl go on when her charmed life is gone and God gives her the total smackdown?

Kathy’s Review: So, I liked this book, but I didn’t love it. I’m not sure why. Bella definitely starts out as a total snob. I understood why she was so upset about the move, the new family, the new culture and starting at a new school. I was very frustrated with her Mom, it seemed like she never took the time to see things from Bella’s perspective, and personally rushed into her marriage way too fast. Bella does grow on me throughout the story and is a likable character. The plot was entertaining, although a bit predictable. I was a little disappointed when the “big secret” was revealed, I thought there would be more to the story then what we found out. Overall, it kept me reading and I liked the chemistry between Bella and one of the boys and may be curious enough to pick up the next book. Oh, what I really liked about the book was how clean it was. The characters didn't drink, smoke and there was no sexual content.

Bookworm Rating: 3

Reading Order:
Book One: So Not Happening
Book Two: I’m So Sure
Book Three: So Over My Head

1 comment:

  1. I really like this series. It's a fun one, even if it doesn't have a whole lot of depth.


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