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The Compulsive Reader: Books That Suck Month: Day Seven: Sucks to Be Me by Kimberley Pauley

Monday, July 7, 2008

Books That Suck Month: Day Seven: Sucks to Be Me by Kimberley Pauley


Mina Hamilton has always known about her parents' unusual position as vampires, but it never occurs to her that she might have to become a vampire herself until the Northwest Regional Vampire Council gets wind of her existence and insists that she make a choice. But how can a girl choose between a great life in the human world with a best friends and an almost boyfriend, and her family and the allure of living forever (although, the idea of drinking blood is just gross). Well, Mina's about to find out.

Sucks to Be Me is one of those fun, light reads you like to kick back and relax with. It was chocked full of humor and vampire myths revisited. Yet, the reader can't help but wonder at Mina's obliviousness and her ability to be so anti-vampire, and then ready to embrace vampirism all because of one boy. Pauley's plot devices are weak and little cliché, and the characters underdeveloped, but she knows how to play the humor card...almost too much so. While the story had a number of positive elements, Pauley does little to develop them, and their exposition is weak. However, she shows some definite potential, and readers looking for a funny, modern take on the vampire world will look forward to this one.

2 comments:

Book Chic said...

Hey, sometimes boys can change your mind about anything, lol. :P

Good review, and very honest. I liked reading it.

simply_megan said...

Hey I read Sucks To Be You and I pretty much agree with your review. I thought it was a little corny and that Kimberly Pauley tried too hard to be funny. Overall it wasn't too bad. I actually reviewed it on my blog, too.