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About the Author
- ASIN : B00YIABVKG
- Publisher : True Bird Publishing LLC (May 29, 2015)
- Publication date : May 29, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 2810 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 382 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,610,169 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Amanda is a college freshman and she’s got it all planned out. She doesn’t expect that her plan will be derailed on the first day. Amanda meets up with her friends and is introduced to the brothers at her friend, Mark’, fraternity. Doug and Zach are two people she ends up being pretty close to especially after an accident leaves her needing a lot of assistance from her friends, especially Doug. Even though he’s turned her down, she’s determined to be friends no matter how difficult it is. Zach makes it a little easier though, that and avoiding Doug. Can Amanda withstand all the turmoil she’s facing and make it out unscathed?
I don’t like Doug. I did at first and his develops well but I don’t like him for Amanda. From the beginning, Zach felt more like where Amanda should end up. This book is deep and you can relate to the characters and the feelings. I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait to read the rest of the series.
By: Tricia Copeland
5 out of 5 stars
The story Is This Me? (Being Me Book 1) by Tricia Copeland is a coming of age/new adult romance book. This is the story of Amanda. She has just started her freshman year at college when she finds herself injured both physically and emotionally. A crush that she has doesn’t go as planned and she also finds herself needing help with her day to day life. Amanda is someone that doesn’t like to depend on others and would rather try to take care of herself. She is playing down her physical injuries and not being truthful with her friends. Will she continue to keep her friends and family in the dark in regards to the hard time she is having? Will she continue to avoid her true feelings? I enjoyed reading Amanda’s story. It gives a very real depiction of how chaotic the beginning of college is and how emotional it can become. I also enjoyed reading about how many of the secondary characters want to be supportive and helpful to Amanda. The interactions between them often turn humorous. I really felt for Amanda when situations happen that upset her. She is a character that I wanted everything to work out for. This is the first book I have read by the author and the first book in a series. I look forward to reading more of her stories. She has written a book that is easy to read, full of emotions and one I didn’t want to put down until I had read the final page.
I liked Amanda; she's a level-headed young woman who occasionally deviated from the straight and narrow path that she was following when living with her parents. Copeland did a great job of demonstrating the struggle of maintaining a balance between study and life, and she made Amanda engaging and approachable to readers.
I despised Amanda's crush, Doug. Don't get me wrong, Copeland did a great job of developing his character. He comes across as an unempathetic d**k who has nothing better to do with his time than to string Amanda along. He reminds me of some of the men I've known, and nothing would have made me happier than to read about him taking a long walk off of a very tall building. I'm not too sure if Copeland wants her readers to think of Doug in this light, but I did.
I only mention my thoughts about Doug to demonstrate what a great job Copeland did with the plot and the characters. I was emotionally invested in the story and empathized with Amanda's situation.
I half-expected Is This Me? to be a fluffy read; however, it is pretty substantial and touches on several issues that young adults face when out on their own for the first time. It is also clean and brings up the issue of sex before marriage without coming across as preachy or goody-goody.
The book is marketed as "new adult;" however, I think a girl as young as 16 could read this pretty easily while avoiding bringing up issues that parents haven't already discussed with her. I have a sister-in-law who is still in high school and a Catholic; I could easily gift her this book for Christmas, in front of the entire family, without worrying about the content.
Amanda is the same age as my daughter and I feel she is more an exception than the rule when talking about eighteen year old girls. My daughter isn't a bad kid but she isn't nearly as well behaved as Amanda but I liked how her innocence wasn't used against her in a negative way.
My favorite character was Zach by far. He was so laid back and carefree just seemed to enjoy life instead of taking it all way too seriously like adults tend to do and his nickname for Amanda would always make me smile.
I do plan on keeping up with this series so I can find out what happens with and to Amanda next.
Top reviews from other countries
Is This Me? By Tricia Copeland is a great college romance read! I enjoyed this story through and through! This is the first book in Tricia’s Being Me series, a series that I can honestly say that I’m so looking forward to reading. This story is sweet and real with the perfect amount of drama, humour and the perfect blend of characters. I loved Amanda’s story as it was so relatable and realistic.
I loved Tricia’s attention to detail, it made it so easy to feel as if I was right there with the characters, going along to the classes, to games and to parties. All of the detail made it easy to connect with Amanda from the get go. She was experiencing everything that I once had and that most do, which made me feel so invested, I can’t wait to read book 2 so I can follow along with these characters. This is a book I would definitely recommend to others.
Is This Me is the first book in the Being Me series by Tricia Copeland. It is a New Adult/college/romance- about choices, fitting in, self-discovery, finding out ‘where’ you belong, being true to yourself, dealing with adulthood, being away from the family home/parents, the newfound stress of college life, expectation, and dealing with everything life seems to throw at you.
Amanda is beginning her freshman year at college. She is smart, knows what she wants and has a plan. But then Doug turns it all on its head. He’s older, a senior, who has a lot to consider and a lot at stake- but who captivates her attention like nothing she was ever expecting. This leads to choices- choices have consequences- and so Amanda finds herself in a situation she could never have predicted. Things soon feel like they are spiralling out of control. Will they work it out? It’s worth the read to find out…
I liked the characters, they were interesting and well developed- although it did take me a little while to warm up to Amanda, but she did grow on me and I ended up liking her a lot more than I thought I would. Doug was great, but he did frustrate me quite a lot with his push-pull and indecisiveness. But overall their portrayals were realistic and believable. The story is set to continue in, “If I Could Fly” book #2.
Thank you, Ms, Copeland!