Ok yeah its the classic vampire preteen novel, the cover doesn't do anythign for me but Amber wanted it so we picked it up and took it home. She has a dozen books she's reading at any given time so I snagged it and read it, in ONE DAY! It's a quick read, for 293 pages. But its great for a preteen. Then Still Sucks To Be Me came out and I continued to laugh my butt off in the next book. and again read it in one day... I really couldn't put it down.
The plot is great, it carries you along, make you laugh out loud and there's nothing in there that I wouldn't want my preteen (teen) to read. The character is a teen and her language through out definitely portrays that. You can see her rolling her eyes or stamping her feet.
I have to say the second book came at the best time - We were moving and so was Mina in the second book. Amber was able to relate to it and I actually think it helped her adjust :)
Sucks to Be MeMina Hamilton's parents want her dead. (Or undead to be precise.) They're vampires, and like it or not, Mina must decide whether to become a vampire herself. But Mina's more interested in hanging out with best friend Serena and trying to catch the eye of the too-hot-for-high-school Nathan Able than in the vampire training classes she's being forced to take. How's a girl supposed to find the perfect prom date and pass third-year French when her mom and dad are breathing down her neck—literally?
Still Sucks to Be Me
With vampire boyfriend George and best friend Serena by her side, Mina thought she had her whole life—or rather afterlife—ahead of her. But then Mina’s parents drop a bomb. They’re moving. To Louisiana. And not somewhere cool like New Orleans, but some teeny, tiny town where cheerleaders and jocks rule the school. Mina has to fake her death, change her name, and leave everything behind, including George and Serena. Not even the Vampire Council’s shape-shifting classes can cheer her up. Then Serena shows up on Mina’s doorstep with some news that sends Mina reeling. Mina may look a lot better with fangs, but her afterlife isn’t any less complicated!
In this eagerly awaited sequel to the popular Sucks to Be Me, Kimberly Pauley addresses many of her fans’ most pressing questions (Will Serena become a vampire? What happened to Raven? What’s next for Mina and George?) with signature humor and breezy bloodsucking style.