YA book reviews, reading and recommending since 2009

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 her 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.

Oh how I loved this book! Jenny B. Jones has written a wonderful novel perfectly captured from a city girl’s point of view. Bella is such a witty, smart and irresistible character. You will love Bella’s hilarious insights on farm life. So Not Happening had me laughing out loud the whole time! The mystery in the book got me hooked and will keep readers turning the pages! For someone who everyone assumes is a “spoiled brat”, Bella sure proved them all wrong by ultimately becoming the heroine.

The Charmed Life series is definitely one series I will be buying more of in future. I am very glad that I bought this book, now I can’t wait for the next book I’m So Sure to be out in November. The cover is so cute and there’s another mystery too. Can you say awesome? In the mean time, get your copy of So Not Happening if you haven’t!

Gold star!


Comments on: "So Not Happening by Jenny B. Jones" (7)

  1. This sounds like a great book. I added it to my TBR pile. 🙂

  2. This book just sounds fun! I can always use a good fun book! 🙂

  3. This looks cute,fun and I like the idea that the city girl gets dumped in the country. Loving the pig on the cover,

  4. I haven’t seen many reviews about this book but it seems very cute and fun!


  5. Aww, how adorable is that cover?! The plot idea is great and your review has certainly peaked my interest in this one. Plus it’s a series – I’m greedy. I love when great books have sequels and additional others… I always want more, more, more!

  6. Graet review. This is another book that I want to read.

  7. I hadn’t heard of this book before, but the piglet on the cover had me squeeing. Lol. So cute and pink.

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