At the top of my list is a book that I finished last week and really enjoyed. A kick back, relax, have a few laughs and solve a couple mysteries kind of book. Jenny B. Jones has finished her series with Bella Kirkwood and while I'm sad to see her go, I love the way she has ended the series. Take a look at the titles..."So Not Happening""I'm So Sure" and now..."So Over My Head"Just the titles make me smile. I'm not sure why the 3rd cover was changed from the dog to the girl but even the covers are clever (I liked the dog better). So anyway, the story is great as we encounter Bella and her quirky, crazy family. Her step-dad, the pro wrestler in spandex, her step-brother that drives a hearse, her dad who is getting remarried, the little demon girl that comes with her dad's fiance and of course her boyfriend (ex-boyfriend) Luke and his ex-girlfriend Ashley. And at the same time, the bearded lady is killed at the circus and Bella is convinced she can find the killer - of course it means she has to get a job at the circus as a clown in order to keep tabs on everybody... in the process it looks like someone knows she's snooping - is she in danger now? Catch this one (and the whole series) this summer to find out!
Whats better than a circus with clowns, a unicycle ballet (a skill Ive been meaning to take up), and a bearded lady? Aside from a good waxing (for the bearded lady, of course), nothing! Ms. Jenny B. Jones writes yet another knee-slapping, laugh out loud, hysterical book that is a must, must, must read!Our favorite accidental detective, Bella Kirkwood, finds herself in over her head when she stumbles across the dead body of the Fritz Family Carnivals fat (and also bearded) lady. Although another carnival member is arrested, Bella doubts his culpability, and decides to find the real murderer. Even though Bella doubts this mans guilt, there are a few things she doesnt doubt. For one, shes certain Lukes ex-girlfriends is interested in nothing other than stealing Luke back. Bella also knows her dads fiance is up to no good. All she needs now is to prove it!Expect nothing short of crazy schemes, a ride on a Ferris wheel, a creeper, and an undercover operation for Bella to bring a murderer to justice, figure out what to do with Lukes ex, and stop her dads wedding. All in a days work, right? Bellas friends and family are a whole cast of characters, and I love Ruthie (a kooky, crack-up), her stepbrother Budge (who works at the Weiner Palacethat alone is hilarious), her step-dads crazy wrestler friends, and a 13-year-old trapeze artist. If youve read books one and two, book three is a requirement. And if you have yet to pick up a book by Ms. Jones, definitely check this series out!
So Over My Head by Jenny B. Jones is a teen read full of zaniness interspersed with suspense. The quirky characters face both ordinary and unbelievable situations, throwing in plenty of sarcasm and humor. This chick lit offers not only shopping and fashionable New York, but murder and mayhem in Truman, Oklahoma, in addition to romance with some sizzle and silliness.Isabella Kirkwood stars in her third book (Its not necessary to read the others to enjoy this one). This time Bella uses her crime-solving talent to solve the mystery involving the Fritz Family Carnival and Circus. She manages to write for the high school newspaper, with editor boyfriend Luke, and work as a clown by night at the circus. Her nosiness nearly gets her killed. Oh, a dog plays a key role too, so pet lovers will be happy.Add in a plastic surgeon father, who plans to marry a gold-digger, and Bella almost has more than she can handle. Her time is split between Truman, with her mom and stepfamily, and Manhattan, with her dad and his suspicious fiance. The importance of relationships comes throughwith boys, with family, and with friends. Bella is fortunate enough to have a crazy sidekick in Ruthie, who sticks with her through danger and depression.The exaggerations in the book will help readers not to take themselves too seriously. They may laugh, they may cry, they may get mad at the crazy characters, but I doubt anyone can read this novel without reacting. Even though its over the top, as the title implies, it makes you look at life a bit differently than before you plunged into the adventure with Bella.
I love this author, I have read all her books. These books are great for all ages. We have four generations in our family enjoying Jenny Jones. Bella is smart and funny and Luke sounds a bit like my husband. Try to read the books in order as you won't want to miss anything.
The third book in "A Charmed Life" series, So Over My Head packs in a bearded lady, murder, parent troubles, and romance with humor and fun. A satisfying conclusion to the series, but can it be read as a stand alone. However, just for fun read all 3 books because I guarantee you won't regret it! It's perfect for the teen in your life, or for yourself if you love a quirky blend of humor, mystery, and a dash of teen drama.