November 21, 2009

So Not Happening by Jenny B. Jones

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 at her prestigious private school, Broadway in her backyard, and Daddy's MasterCard in her wallet. Then her father, a plastic surgeon to the stars, decided to trade her mother in for a newer model.
When Bella's mom falls in love with a man she met on the Internet--a factory worker with two bratty sons--Bella has to pack up and move in with her new family in Truman, Oklahoma. On a farm no less!
Forced to trade her uber-trendy NYC lifestyle for down-home charm, Bella feels like a pair of Rock & Republic jeans in a sea of Wranglers.
At least some of the people in her new high school are pretty cool. Especially the hunky football player who invites her to lunch. And maybe even the annoying--but kinda hot--editor of the school newspaper.
But before long, Bella smells something rotten in the town of Truman, and it's not just the cow pasture. With her savvy reporter's instincts, she is determined to find the story behind all the secrets.
How can a girl go on when her charmed life is gone and God appears to be giving her the total smackdown?
I honestly didn't expect much this. I thought it would just be another one the stories where a spoiled girl goes somewhere where she does not belong since it has been done many times before. But I was surprised when the book actually wasn't that bad.
The plot was interesting and was different. You would never think in the small town that they are in that there is a evil football brotherhood that is very dangerous. I loved the ending it was really good and puts an ending to the story and makes you want to read the next book in the series.
The characters: I thought they are a lot of characters. I was getting confused on who's who and why are they in the story. Bella was definetly a spoiled little girl and you tell. She was also a little whiny about everything like moving and school. I thought the characters were okay and not very relatable. Meaning someone I would want to hang around. Lindy I thought was trying to hard to be liked by Matt, And Matt was weird liking her since she was trying to impress him.
Overall it was okay with the character and the plot was good.
3.25 out 5 stars

1 comment:

Brianne said...

It's the cover that first caught my attention. But it does sound really good. Great review. :)