Jamie Baker, the only girl in the world with superpowers, has now accepted who she is and learned to control her power. Not to mention she has the best boyfriend on the planet. Life is finally looking good. But the day she witnesses an accident and decides not to save the guy out of fear of being exposed, she realizes that simply being Jamie Baker isn’t enough.
After seeing Jamie so wrecked with guilt, the ever-helpful Ryan Miller decides it’s time to make all of his fantasies about turning his girlfriend into an honest-to-goodness superhero become a reality.
Of course, coming up with a decent Super Name and fending off all of Ryan’s attempts to get her into spandex aren’t the only problems Jamie faces. The more her alter ego starts to make headlines, the harder it becomes for Jamie to hide her extracurricular activities from her best friend, the government, radical scientists, and the mysterious new guy who is determined to steal her from her boyfriend.
OH MY GOODNESS. SO MUCH HAPPENED IN THIS BOOK. By the end of Being Jamie Baker, I couldn’t have imagined how far Jamie’s life would have changed within a year. Things were so familiar that they made me smile. I was dying from cuteness. And then it all (LITERALLY) blew up in my face.
This one is a lot more action, but it also has a lot of romance. It’s cute, and some loose ends were tied from the first book (like Mike, the Grand Canyon, Mr Edwards…). I kind of wish Becky was handled differently, but oh well.
I don’t know how I feel about the ending, other than that I NEED to know what happens next. This could either end up being so incredibly heartbreaking and tragic, or Jamie could end up “happy” without knowing any better, or things could actually turn out properly. I have no idea what’s going to happen next. It was left so open-ended, but in a strangely satisfying way.
Is Jamie Baker indestructible? The next book has so much promise.
Overall, this book is a lot like many sequels — good, not as good as the first, but a solid lead-up to the third book with a bomb dropped at the end. Think:
- Insurgent – Veronica Roth
- Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins
- Fire with Fire – Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian
- Also, <i>Being Jamie Baker</i> — read this first