Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Over My Head

Marie Lamba
Young Adult

"Is there such a thing as post-menstrual?  That would leave like, what?  One day a month for a girl to be emotionally balanced?"

This summer is going to be perfect for Sang.  She'll finally hook up with Gary, go with him to Anna's fabulous birthday party, and finally admit she loves him too.  Of course, life doesn't work out that way.  Gary isn't interested.  With no date in sight, should she go for Dalton who's always liked her?  Or perhaps go after the new lifeguard, the college student named Cameron?  But life continues to intrude as her cousin comes to live with them, there is a financial crisis that no one will talk about, and Sang is fighting with her Dad more than ever.  Can Sang find a way to make this summer not be a total disaster?

My Opinion:  Rarely have I encountered an author skilled enough to really get inside and sixteen-year-old mind and pull the reader along with them.  All the crazy emotions, lack of focus, lack of maturity while trying to be an adult, and insecurities of wanting to fall in love....all in one.  Altogether this was a good read, full of fun characters and twists.  The author combines the serious event with the less important ones in a way that you never get too depressed, nor do you get frustrated with the flightiness of the teenage mind.  The romance is light but fun.  Altogether I'd say its more about a teenager figuring out what love can mean in its many forms rather than finding your true love.  A good read and fun.

I received a free copy of this book to review.  No other compensation was given.  The summary and review are 100% my own.


  1. A great YA read, folks. See my review on Amazon!

  2. Good review. Very few people can figure out those teenage years.



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