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I'm A Book Shark

Freelance copyeditor to all amazing self-published and independent authors. Check out my editing page for more information. <3 Mickey is the blogger behind I’m A Book Shark. She really wishes there was a better explanation for why she’s a book shark. A new twitter name was needed, and it had to be about her favorite hobby: reading! For whatever reason, sharks also came to mind, and a book shark was born. Besides reading, Mickey is a natural reddish-headed, late-twenties, tattooed, entertainment-of-all-kinds lover, wife of husband, mother of reptiles (and a cat and two puppies, all spoiled), student, employee, boss, and (mostly) raw vegan. Oh yeah, and she likes to blog. www.imabookshark.com

Currently reading

The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World
Dalai Lama XIV, Howard C. Cutler
Dear Teen Me: Authors Write Letters to Their Teen Selves
Joseph Bruchac, Kersten Hamilton, Sara Zarr, Mitali Perkins, Mari Mancusi, Stasia Ward Kehoe, Ellen Hopkins, Dave Roman, Don Tate, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Caridad Ferrer, Jessica Lee Anderson, Melissa Walker, Carrie Jones, Charles Benoit, Jo Whittemore, Mariko Tamaki, Jenn
Missed Periods and Other Grammar Scares: How to Avoid Unplanned and Unwanted Grammar Errors
Jenny Baranick
Budget Savvy Diva's Guide to Slashing Your Grocery Bill by 50% or More
Sara Lundberg
The Edge of Never
J.A. Redmerski
Camouflaged
Selena Laurence
We'll Always Have Summer - Jenny Han See full review here!

I'm glad I stuck this series out. I was going to quit because I didn't like the narrator at all and didn't really care about the characters or their stories very much. But this final book in the series was one I could relate to personally.

Having been 19 and in similar shoes, I knew how Belly felt with all the questions and such. They're rude and uncomfortable, but it comes with the territory. However, I was not in a weird triangle, and my choice was wrong for different reasons. Belly is kind of selfish and immature, but it was strong and brave of her to stick with her decisions I suppose. One way or the other, Belly sticks up for herself in this novel.

She's more worried about her friends than her parents though. And she's more concerned with telling her mom first before her dad when it comes to a certain decision. While her priorities are usually messed up, she's only always thinking of herself again. But by the end I knew exactly what I wanted from the novel, and I was really getting into it. I actually gasped a couple times at the end there. Goosebumps and all. Just glad it's over. I hope she grows up and matures, though. Aye.