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Boomerang: A Boomerang Novel
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Shark Bait (Grab Your Pole #1) - Jenn Cooksey See more reviews like this at Reading Books Like a BossMy Rating: I heard about this book late last year, but I just read it last week. I'm so pissed at myself. I want to go back in time and slap myself in the boob. Why in the world did I not read this until now? Ugh!!! Thank you, Autumn, for helping me see the light and showing me the good stuff.Yes little guppies, it's that good. I didn't read the blurb for this one. I went in blind, having no idea what this book was about. And from page one, I was drowning in pure unadulterated awesomesauce. It was very hard to put this book down. Jenn Cooksey is now one of my favorite authors. Shark Bait is so hilarious and absolutely flipping brilliant. This is her debut and I am so impressed!! I bow down to your greatness, Jenn.After being homeschooled practically her whole life, Camie is tossed in with the lions, aka public school. She has to find her way around the political system of high school. Within minutes of stepping foot into that treacherous place, she runs into her future husband, Tristan Daniels. Tristan is a mystery who needs his own decoder ring."I turned to face him and realized with a sizzling jolt of over-active and under-used hormones, it wasn't Paul who was deserving my intended, full-body expression of thanks. WHOA. Insert choice expletive here _______, because I got nothin'. In fact, I consciously told myself to close my mouth and thenI surreptitiously checked my chin for slobber."Thankfully, Kate, one of Tristan's friends, befriends Camie and helps her navigate through the stormy seas of high school (are you all tired of the water-themed puns?). Tristan doesn't date. He doesn't pay attention to girls at school, and he most certainly doesn't kiss and tell. But Kate notices something different the moment he laid eyes on Camie."Yeah, like I'm gonna choose walking home over getting a ride with Kate, who I'm rapidly starting to not only like a lot, but who I'm also realizing might just be the key to unlocking the treasure chest that is Tristan."I adored this book. I was laughing out loud for a good portion of it. Being inside Camie's head was hilarious. She said and did a lot of things that surprised the hell out of me. And let me just say that her social life in high school was way more exciting than mine. Kate and Camie's mission to get Tristan to take notice was one of my favorite parts of the book. They know (or should I say Katie knows) exactly what to do to make him squirm.Camie and Tristan were fantastic together. Their mutual obsession with Buffy, random 80's movies, and music was downright adorable. I was pulling for them, even through all the BS that went on. The supporting characters were equally wonderful. Tristan's best friends, Kate and "Dear Jeff" added a lot to the story, and I loved their relationship. This review wouldn't be complete without me mentioning Camie's sister, Jill. All I'm going to say is that this twelve-year old girl packs a punch and is a little firecracker. Team Jill (because you don't want to get on her bad side).Errrrybody, needs to read this book. It will make you laugh, awwh, and laugh some more. Then you MUST read Book 2, The Other Fish in the Sea. It will be released VERY SOON!*I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review