Being Jamie Baker
By Kelly Oram
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 Blonde’s Review:
We meet Jamie, a new girl who is doing her best to push everyone away. We learn one reason she pushes them away pretty quickly. Then we slowly learn more about her, such as the other more personal reason why should would want to push Ryan away. She expects to hate Ryan, but he manages to get under her guard by being honest with her. I liked Ryan and hoped that Jamie would give him a chance and stop pushing him away. And I was in luck, since she can’t seem to stay away from him either. Soon he knows more than she wants him to know, and she has to decide what she’ll do next. Then she finds herself being harassed by someone from her past, someone who does Not have her best interests at heart. She has to figure out how to deal with everything and What she will or won’t tell her parents in the meantime!
I Really enjoyed Being Jamie Baker. I love that Jamie is prickly and unhappy with her ‘good luck’ instead of immediately thinking it’s the coolest thing ever as you may expect. I loved Ryan and the way he pursued Jamie and stood up to his friends for her. I really hope that there is a sequel to this book since I’d love to read more about Jamie and Ryan. I am so glad I read this book. I love the cover too, even though the New Jamie Baker is definitely Not a pink girl, it still fits. I love the white on pink. It stands out and is still simple.
If you think the idea of a teenager with superpowers she Doesn’t want sounds like a good start to a book you should check this one out. You’ll probably find yourself wishing for a sequel along with me.