Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Being Jamie Baker by Kelly Oram

Book Summery:
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?

Book Trailer:

Book Review:
Nothing I say about this book can do it justice! It's a fun read with a superhero punch. Jamie is a wonderfully, flawed character with super powers. How could you NOT like her?! I enjoyed her relationship with her parents immensely. Her interactions with Ryan were hilarious, and at times, very touching. One of this things I mostly enjoyed about this books is that despite the superhero aspect, the story portrays an honest picture of modern-day teenas in high school. It was downright refreshing. If you're looking for a fun book to read with a touch of romance, action, and a little superpower thrown in for flair, then this is the book for you!

Favorite Quote:
"I was pretty useless the rest of the day since the only thing I could think about was that kiss. Of course, I liked it, and I'm pretty sure he did too, but it was weird. It wasn't a normal kiss, a human kiss. It was some kind of superkiss. Kind of freakish, like me. (p.8)

Cover Art Commentary:
Very cute, but very pink.

Overall Rating:


  1. This book was just FULL of adorable-ness. It was a fun, light read that had a surprising amount of substance as well. Glad you enjoyed it too!

  2. I love the book trailer and it looks like a fun and feel good read.

  3. This sounds and looks so cute. So pink! Superpowers, how fun is that. I want to know more about these characters. Great review.