Monday, May 4, 2009

Ordinary Me by June Sproat

****Ordinary Me by June Sproat****

Originality- 16/20
Characters- 17/20
Remembrance- 7/10
Quote-ability- 8/10
Entertainment- 17/20
Ending- 7/10
Recommend to read- 7/10
TOTAL- 79/100
Grade- C

While behind the wheel during driver’s ed, high school sophomore Kate Sterns inadvertently foils an escaped convict’s getaway. When her heroic actions land her face on the front page of the Wainscott Gazette, she thinks her life is over, and it is, at least her life as an ordinary anyway. Overnight she is plucked from the ordinaries and plopped into the "in crowd." At first Kate is in denial of her status change, but then she likes it, that is until she’s labeled a snob, her locker gets trashed and one other minor thing-- she’s being stalked.

Ordinary Me is a fun read. You can sit down with it and finish it that day. I was able to read it and have FUN. Yeah, I love me some super serious books, but everyone needs something fun to read to level you out. Ordinary Me made me laugh and feel all fuzzy inside. Kate was a hilarious character. She tended to overreact at the smallest things. You'd think that this would annoy people, but Kate did it in such a way that it was funny and endearing and you ended up sympathizing with her the whole way along. Sometimes though I felt that Kate and Steve's relationship moved too fast. I couldn't feel the emotions that caused them to be together. All of a sudden Kate was getting what she wanted (Steve) and not appreciating it at all. Also Steve seemed a little quick to get angry at Kate. I did like the little side story of the stalking thing. It would come and hit you when you didn't expect it. I had my guesses at what would happen, but none of them were completely right. I loved this because the conclusion made sense and I felt like I was part of it. Like I figured it out too. Overall I think that Ordinary Me was a fun read that kept me captivated.


TruBlu93 said...

I haven't heard of this one before but I like the cover and it sounds cute. Great review.

Lianne said...

looks like a fun read!

June said...

Thanks for the review, Amanda. I'm glad you enjoyed it!


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Anonymous said...

This sounds so cute.

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