Saturday, June 22, 2013
Review: So Not Happening by Jenny B. Jones
New York's social darling just woke up in a nightmare: Oklahoma. Problem is, it's right where God wants her.
Bella Kirkwood had it all: A-list friends at her prestigious private school, Broadway in her backyard, and Daddy's MasterCard in her wallet. Then her father, a plastic surgeon to the stars, decided to trade her mother in for a newer model.
When Bella's mom falls in love with a man she met on the Internet--a factory worker with two bratty sons--Bella has to pack up and move in with her new family in Truman, Oklahoma. On a farm no less!
Forced to trade her uber-trendy NYC lifestyle for down-home charm, Bella feels like a pair of Rock & Republic jeans in a sea of Wranglers.
At least some of the people in her new high school are pretty cool. Especially the hunky football player who invites her to lunch. And maybe even the annoying--but kinda hot--editor of the school newspaper.
But before long, Bella smells something rotten in the town of Truman, and it's not just the cow pasture. With her savvy reporter's instincts, she is determined to find the story behind all the secrets.
"How can a girl go on when her charmed life is gone and God appears to be giving her the total smackdown?
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This was a cute book and quite a juvenile YA read. It wasn't really my thing since I like books with more mature topics and heart wrenching/heartwarming emotions, but if I were younger, I think I would have really liked this. There's nothing really serious about this book. Just kind of dramatic and humorous. I think pre-teen and early teen girls, or just girls who like light and humorous reading material will enjoy this book.
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