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Friday, August 27, 2010

Review: Being Jamie Baker by Kelly Oram

Pub. Date: June 2010
Publisher: Bluefields
Format: Paperback, 360pp
Age Range: Young Adult

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. Now the annoyingly irresistible Ryan will stop at nothing to melt the heart of the ice queen and find out what makes her so special.

Unfortunately, Ryan is not the only person on to her secret. Will Jamie learn to contain her unstable powers before being discovered by the media or turned into a government lab rat?

More importantly, can she throw Ryan Miller off her trail before falling in love with him?

This book completely pulled me into Kelly's warped world of a teen superhero. From the very first page, this book kept me turning the pages. I couldn't help but to love the characters that Oram created. From the main protagonist (Jamie - with her sass and mishaps) to the love interest (Ryan - who you can't help but fall for), I enjoyed everything about these characters!

What starts off as an innocent kiss (against Jamie's better judgment) turns into something Jamie has no control over. You know what they say: No good deed goes unpunished. I laughed my butt off at Jamie's encounters with Ryan. It was one thing after another as Jamie tried to control her powers around Ryan. This book was so entertaining and a joy to read. There are some serious topics touched on in this novel too that makes this novel more than just humorous.

If you're looking for something new that has a great mix of superheroics, romance, and humor, then this is the book for you. I believe readers won't be disappointed in what Oram has created in a great comic novel!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars

Check out the book trailer!


  1. You don't see them too often without them seeming silly but I love the few good superhero-type stories I've found.

  2. the book trailer is really cute.
    and the whole romance catches my attention

  3. the book looks really cute! i can't wait to read it(:

  4. Sounds adorable. I can't wait to get my hands on this one! Thanks for the review.

  5. Aww, this sounds cute. I must check it out :)

  6. This one looks so great and the book trailer is fantasic!

  7. Wow the book sounds like a great read! Thanks for the awesome review :)

  8. This seems like a really cute book. I can't wait to read it!

  9. Fantastic review. Sounds like a fun read.

  10. I really want to read this! Sounds like a fun read!

  11. This one seems very pink (not my colour) but it looks cute :)

  12. Great review! The book sounds great! I really want to read it!

  13. Sounds like a great book with an interesting premise. Can't wait to read it!

  14. Awesome review, combined with the video, you totally made me wanna read it :D
    This book sounds so fun, and totally different than the books that I've been reading lately, I mean I love all the ones I've read lately, but woah, this one just sounds amazing! The trailer was super fun looking too, thanks for posting the video, I loved watching it :D

  15. I love your review! I've been meaning to pick this book up, but have not really had the chance.

    The trailer is so different from your normal book trailers lol. I like it hehe :0)

  16. This book sounds really interesting! I'd love to read it!

  17. Sounds interesting! Good job on the review! The trailer is different but adorable :)
    I havent heard about this book before but now very interested in getting my hands on it! :)

  18. This book sounds really interesting. I can't wait to read it!

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