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Sucks to Be Me: The All-True Confessions of Mina Hamilton, Teen Vampire (maybe) Hardcover – August 26, 2008
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This novel opens with an allusion to Stephenie Meyer, queen of all vampire novels, so I knew that Sucks to Be Me would be a fantastic read, which it was. Sucks to Be Me was a truly witty and original debut novel that I completely enjoyed. It was filled with many laugh-out-loud funny moments from the beginning to end and very rarely was repetitive. In a way, Kimberly Pauley's funny writing reminded me of Shakespeare's comedies, because they both used comedy to mask important themes. I also really liked how each chapter started out with a myth and fact of vampires, especially because Mina usually inserted a sarcastic comment. Mina's character is very lovable, and it was fun to read along as Mina dealt with her confusion regarding the vampire and boy issues in her life.
Anyone who is looking for a lighthearted and witty read should definitely check out Sucks to be Me in September when it hits shelves. I was very impressed with Kimberly Pauley's debut novel, and I hope she plans to turn Sucks to Be Me into a series or at least write another fantastic and witty novel in the near future.
You are sucked into this book from page one. Mina's voice is original, funny and truly engaging. She felt real and seemed like a teenage girl you might know.The little facts and truth about some vampire myths over each chapter were pure genius and each myth had something to do with that chapter. The book made you laugh a lot and the spin added to this vampire book was great. Pauley writes like an experienced author and I had trouble believing that this was her debut novel. The plot was great and fun to read. This was a fast read that had you laughing at every page. The romance, humor,normal teenage problems, and vampires incorporated into this book makes Sucks to be Me a perfect summer read that everyone should read.
Besides being a fun read written in a quirky manner Sucks to be Me goes hand in hand with the major decisions that high school student make every year. Who they date, grades, what to major in at the college they choose, all are life changing decisions.
This would be an excellent book to use in a classroom in middle or high school. With so many possible scenarios of decision making it would get students thinking about what they do today and how it affects the future.
Ironically, Mina has to write a report on the character Mina and her fiance Hamilton in Bram Stoker's "Dracula" with her crush Nathan. Nathan is this ultra cool rich kid who Mina sees as gorgeous - again with a great butt. Nathan invites Mina to attend a party and she brings Serena along. Since Mina and Serena are usually in the "out" crowd, a few of the "in crowd" girls get upset. We then find out why Nathan is inviting the girls to his parties.Read more ›
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This book was a lot of fun. It definitely doesn't take itself too seriously, which is why I feel a little bit badly for being disappointed in the ending. Read morePublished 5 months ago by tara bowen
I loved this book!! I finished it in a day because I could not put it down. I have read it all the way through at least 16 times. Such a funny, interesting, and addictive book.Published on November 29, 2013 by jay
Recommended by the Book of the Week on Writing Excuses. Subject matter feels trite and mundane to me, about social acceptance and complaining about your life. Read morePublished on October 1, 2013 by this things is broke
Adolescence is hard enough to get through without deciding if you'd like to be a Vampire. And furthermore, it's not the hottie kind of Vampire we're talking about with the ruffled... Read morePublished on August 24, 2013 by J. Arena
This is a cleverly written with a strong female lead. I love that! Can't wait to read the sequel to see what happens to Mina!Published on August 8, 2013 by D. Owen
Loved it! different style of writing, very comical, and thou it has a fantasy setting, it's reality as well. Read morePublished on June 3, 2013 by Evar
I read the 2nd book of this series before this one and actually liked the 2nd book better. While this is a fun read, there is not much in the way of action and suspense. Read morePublished on April 28, 2013 by Alice in Vunderland
I loved this book so much. I really enjoyed the twist on vampires and makeing it so they aren't the bad guys in this book. Read morePublished on February 26, 2013 by bookwormEGM