Monday, February 3, 2014

A Charmed Life by Jenny B. Jones

A Charmed Life (The Charmed Life)A Charmed Life by Jenny B. Jones
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A Charmed Life Goodreads summary:
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, Broadway in her backyard, Daddy's credit card. Then her father decided to trade in her mother for a newer model. After that, her mom fell in love with a man she met on the Internet and moved the family to Truman, Oklahoma. To a farm no less!

But that's just the beginning of Bella's problems. Her semi-pro-wrestler stepdad signs up the family for a reality TV show. As if having a camera crew follow her around isn't bad enough, Bella discovers a conspiracy against the Truman High prom queen candidates.

And that's before the arrival of the Fritz Family Carnival with its creepy clown.

Bella is one skinny-mocha frappe away from a total meltdown. How can a girl go on when her charmed life is gone and God appears to be giving her the total smack down?

My Review:
Jenny B. Jones is a delightful author who has a knack for creating great books that are funny, interesting, and easy to relate to! You will definitely laugh while reading this, so beware when reading during class!

As Bella Kirkwood goes from literally having it all to living on a farm and stepping in cow paddies, she goes through the experience of her life, and her faith in God grows as she begins to accept that this seems to be the direction that his plan is taking her.

Bella is a very believable character, because she isn't perfect or snooty. Sure she complains a little and feels upset about the changes that have come up in her life, but who wouldn't? It is a huge change for her and far from what she is used to. Even though she is upset, she still tries to make the best of it, which is what I like about her.

Bella's determination to write for the school newspaper and Luke's, the editor's, reluctance and lack of trust in her were very entertaining. Will she be able to prove herself as a journalist? Will they ever get along? What about Bella's ex boyfriend that want's her back but just isn't right for her? Will her dad make another huge mistake by marrying the wrong woman? Will she be able to uncover what is going on before someone gets seriously hurt?

I love mysteries, and as far is this book goes, it did not disappoint! These mysteries will be written about in the school paper, and that means that Luke just might have to work with her. How will that go? I will just say that it was very entertaining!

As Bella meets new people, adjusts to her new life (including the new annoying brother and weird step dad with the embarrassing occupation), and solves three intriguing and dangerous mysteries, will she discover that there is more to life than Gucci, Prada, and Valentino?


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