Being Jamie Baker – Kelly Oram


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?


**Be warned: I’m kind of a Kelly Oram chicklit kick right now.**

Oh, this book. It was ADORABLE. What can I say about it? Ryan Miller’s charm was undeniable. And Jamie Baker’s life has been so, so hard, yet she’s still been able to make a pretty awesome time for herself considering everything.

I liked how this was more about love than hate. Jamie pushed herself away from Ryan enough times, much like Val to Kyle in V is for Virgin, except 1) her reasoning for doing so was much more valid, and 2) she gave in to Ryan Miller way more often! But hey, I would too.

I was kinda skeptical that Ryan would be willing to deal with Jamie’s crazy moodswings and powers, but I guess love does that to people. He was WAY too good for her for most of the book, but at least she realized it herself and was there to help him when he needed it.

There was so much going on with Becky and Mike, almost like a side-story, that I wish that whole aspect had been discussed in greater depth. There were still some hanging threads about that.

Also, I really do wonder if there was some validity to Mr Edwards’s claims. What he said made sense, so I worry for Jamie if Carter does anything with that supposed story. The car battery thing seemed rather out-of-character, since right before then, Mr Edwards was the “best teacher ever.”

You have to suspend disbelief pretty far in this book, but the story is so sweet that it’s worth it.

Related Reading

  • The Avery Shaw Experiment – Kelly Oram
  • Burn for Burn – Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian (chicklit paranormal that reads like a contemporary)
  • Superhero comics

Rating: 5/5


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