Saturday, October 13, 2012

Review: Being Jamie Baker by Kelly Oram

by Kelly Oram
Published: June 14th 2010 
Publisher: Bluefields
Paperback, 353 pages

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? --Goodreads

4 Stars
Jamie Baker is a really cool gal! I want her to be my friend, who cares if she's fictional! Jamie did not  have any friends at her new school, but she wants it that way. Jamie has superpowers and for the most part she can't control them, so isolating herself from people will keep her secret safe and it will keep people safe. So when Ryan tries to be her friends, things get complicated.

This was totally a girly book, but I like girl books, so that's ok. For most of the book, it was all about Ryan trying to be friends/date Jamie and Jamie shutting him out and then Ryan's friends' drama, but towards the end of the book it got action-y, but of course since Jamie has superpowers, so naturally she will use them. Fun fact: Jamie Baker has green hair and yellow eyes! When I read this I thought I thought she was being sarcastic, but I guess not.

Like a lot of other YA novels out there, the main male character is a nice guy who is cocky, charming, and smart, who is also popular and has not-so-nice friends. There's nothing that really stands out about Ryan Miller that is different from other novels, but he was a good character. Here is Ryan's POV, if you guys want to check that out!

Overall this book was awesome! With the only complaint being that Jamie got a tad bit annoying from time to time, but I seem to have that complaint with a bunch of other books...

Purchase this book at: Amazon / B&N (There only seems to be a NOOK book of it.) / TBD (unavailable?)

Sorry guys... I guess you can only get this book through Amazon and as a Nook Book.


  1. Thanks for introducing me to a new book! I hadn't heard of this one before, it sounds really unique That's freaky about the yellow eyes!

    1. The yellow eyes were freaky! :)

      -Jenny@ YAN

  2. I've never heard of this book before but it sounds awesome! And that cover is so pretty!

    Jesse @ Pretty in Fiction

    1. You should def try it! I never heard of it until I found it on GoodReads :)

      -Jenny @YAN


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