Sucks to Be Me: The All-True Confessions of Mina Hamilton, Teen Vampire (maybe) (Sucks to Be Me #1)

Sucks to Be Me: The All-True Confessions of Mina Hamilton, Teen Vampire (maybe) (Sucks to Be Me #1)

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Sucks to Be Me: The All-True Confessions of Mina Hamilton, Teen Vampire (maybe) (Sucks to Be Me #1)
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August 26, 2008
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Mina Hamilton's parents want her dead. (Or undead to be precise.) They're vampires, and like it or not, Mina must decide whether to become a vampire herself. But Mina's more interested in hanging out with best friend Serena and trying to catch the eye of the too-hot-for-high-school Nathan Able than in the vampire training classes she's being forced to take. How's a girl supposed to find the perfect prom date and pass third-year French when her mom and dad are breathing down her neck—literally?

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Loved It

What a fun book! Humor, romance, mystery ... this book has it all. I loved it from start to finish. Want a fun romp with character you'll enjoy? This is the book for you!

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This book definitely doesn't Suck!

Reader reviewed by Arianna J.

This was a really cute book! The story was orginal too! Unlike a lot of the vampire stuff taht is being produced lately, because of the darn Twilight craze..... The characters were good, not too over the top or dramatic, and they fit the  specific character persona fairly well too. The plot was good, although I wished she had said what color Mina's eyes turned at the end.... :) just curious. I suggest that you read it! It's pretty good, and you can pick it up anytime! Quick, and easy read.

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Hit the road twilight

Reader reviewed by Andrea

Ever have parents peer pressure you to make a choice?Well for mina it literally "sucks" since her parents want her to become a vampire. As if it wasn't enough trying to get Nathans attention would he like her with fangs?And how can she leave her bff serena?Great humor,mina's sarcasm,and a touch of romance make this book unique when it comes to anything related to vampires ;) The sequal won't let you down!I love this series.

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Best book in the world!!!

Reader reviewed by Victoria Gaudin

I love this book!!! Right now I am reading the 2nd one, it rocks too!! Kimberly pauley is an amazing writer!! It sounds like she is a teen her self!! I am not that in to reading but this book made me feel as if I was really seeing the places, charecters, and every thing else in the book. It made me feel as if I was there with them!! I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!

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Hilarious!

Reader reviewed by Katie

This was a refreshing take on the whole "teen vampire" genre. After an overload of Twilight, it was nice to find a protagonist with a sense of humor. Mina's parents are vampires, and she's known about them for years . . . but the vampire council hasn't known about her. She's suddenly faced with the choice of whether she wants to become one. Since it's written by ya books central's very own book goddess, I have to say good job. Everyone 13 and up should read this book.

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the truth about vampiers and the decision to become one

Reader reviewed by sucks to be me

this book was soooooooo good i read it in 2 days! i love this book and i hope there is a new one to go with it!!!!!!!! its like a mid life crisis for Mina. and it feels like it was written by a teenager kimberly is a really really good author and she is so convincing! I love the whole book and the whole idea of it. If i were u i would really read it.


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Doesn't suck at all

Reader reviewed by Kanksh

"My parents are trying to ruin my life.  Oh yeah, I know that every teenager says that, but I really mean it.  They want me dead.  Or, actually, undead."
Sucks to Be Me, by Kimberley Pauley, was an excellent and engaging read.  From the eleventh sentence - "He wouldn't know (or care) who Stephanie Meyers was if she came up and bit him." - you know this isn't just another Twilight spin off.
Though I found the plot somewhat less action-packed than I usually like, this book is original and funny.  I enjoyed it immensely.  The book is told in first-person limited, from the point of view of Mina - a girl whose parents are vampires.  She is being forced to decide whether or not to become a vampire.  She even has to take lessons and vampires and "turning" - the act of becoming a vampire.
There's also plenty of romance in this book as Mina tries to get a date for the prom and learns that looks aren't everything.  In addition, this book has several powerful meanings about learning and discovering who you are and who you're meant to be.
Sarcastic, funny, fast-paced, surprising, and well written, Sucks to Be Me is a wonderful book with something for everybody.




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Reader reviewed by peace-love-happiness22

This is one of the first vampire books I've read that's actually funny. Mina Hamilton is only sixteen years old and she has to make the biggest decision of her life: whether to become a vampire like her parents, or live a human life with all her friends. Either way, it's a lose-lose situation: become a vampire, lose her friends ; stay human, lose her family. Author Kimberly Pauley makes a story with a serious plot humorous--throwing prom and a crush (or two, or three...) into the mix. I loved this book and I'm praying for a sequel!

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Very good

Reader reviewed by Dede

I really enjoyed this book!  Mina's parents are vampires and she has just learned that she has a couple of weeks to decide whether she wants to become a vampire or remain human.  The Vampire Council has found out about her (her parents kept her secret from them) and are forcing her to choose.  On top of that she has to deal with regular teenage stuff - boys, best friends, boys, snobby girls and regular life.  She meets new people when she attends vampire classes to decide whether she wants to or not.  What would happen if she decided not to turn?  Would her parents support that, would the council punish her or her parents, what about her best friend if she turns?  This book was told with humor as a forefront and was just fun to read.  The ending wasn't what I expected but it fit.  Read this book, Mina will make you smile and her problems will make you reevaluate.  However, the best part is the way she deals with it all.  There are lots of little side stories, or characters, that help add to the story.  Waiting for the second book!

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A Different Kind of Vampire Book

Reader reviewed by Hannah

Mina is forced to take vampie lessons or deal with the consequenses. And if that isn't enough she has to decide if she actually wants to become a vampire.  She has to trust her weird uncle to give her all the facts and help her make the right desicion. There is a little bit of romance thrown in there as well. Sounds pretty good, huh? Well it is. It Sucks to be Me is a great easy read that I highly reccomend.

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