So Not Happening

So Not Happening

A Charmed Life Novel

Paperback - 2009
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Thomas Nelson, Inc.

New York's social darling just woke up in a nightmare: Oklahoma. Problem is, it's right where God wants her.

Bella Kirkwood had it all: A-list friends at her prestigious private school, Broadway in her backyard, and Daddy's MasterCard in her wallet. Then her father, a plastic surgeon to the stars, decided to trade her mother in for a newer model.

When Bella's mom falls in love with a man she met on the Internet--a factory worker with two bratty sons--Bella has to pack up and move in with her new family in Truman, Oklahoma. On a farm no less!

Forced to trade her uber-trendy NYC lifestyle for  down-home charm, Bella feels like a pair of Rock & Republic jeans in a sea of Wranglers.

At least some of the people in her new high school are pretty cool. Especially the hunky football player who invites her to lunch. And maybe even the annoying--but kinda hot--editor of the school newspaper.

But before long, Bella smells something rotten in the town of Truman, and it's not just the cow pasture. With her savvy reporter's instincts, she is determined to find the story behind all the secrets.

How can a girl go on when her charmed life is gone and God appears to be giving her the total smackdown?

Thomas Nelson
New York's social darling just woke up in a nightmare: Oklahoma. Problem is, it's right where God wants her.

Baker & Taylor
Forced to leave her beloved Manhattan behind when her father leaves the family for a younger woman and her mother and new stepfather relocate to Oklahoma, Isabella Kirkwood struggles against subsequent unwelcome circumstances, which are shaped by her new community's conservative values and faith. Original.

& Taylor

Forced to move from Manhattan to an Oklahoma farm when her mother remarries, sixteen-year-old Bella relies on her faith while investigating a deadly, secret organization for the school newspaper, as she slowly realizes how shallow and spoiled she has been.

Publisher: Nashville, TN : Thomas Nelson, 2009
ISBN: 9781595545411
Branch Call Number: Young Adult Fiction JONES J
Characteristics: 329 pages ; 22 cm


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Aug 11, 2017

This series is amazing! Jenny B. Jones is my favorite author by far! She makes me want to keep reading her books nonstop!!

Sep 18, 2016

Bella leaves her extravagant York lifestyle after her mother marries a man who lives in Oklahoma. The plot is completely ridiculous in every way. What is wrong with the adults in this town that a teenager new to town is the only person who cares about the violent accidents that have happened to numerous football players? At first Bella is selfish and snobby, but then she earnestly wants to help the people in her new town.

Sep 29, 2015

So, heh, I accidentally deleted my previous comment here....*steaming*'ll just reiterate that this book is amazing!
Yeah, I loved it all. Something you should read again and again. Bella is a great character, and the surrounding cast (Budge, Luke, etc.) are fun and colorful. Jones is definitely one of the best sassy writers I know, and I am glad to say I enjoy her books. So, read this. And the rest of the series. You will love it.

layna14 May 05, 2014

OK kiddies, get nice and comfortable, 'cause this is going to be a long one ;) I found out about this book by reading one of Jenny B. Jones other novels, There You'll Find Me. Honestly, while I loved this series, that book is un-toppable. But we're talking about the A Charmed Life series right now ;) Bella is a unique character. Most authors don't have girly girls for their main character, but Bella is definitely a girly girl. Her life is hard, too. She has to deal with her divorced parents, her obnoxious new stepbrother, and a complete flip on her life. While she is described as bratty, I was cheering for her the entire time. As a person who's moved lots of times, I know from experience that it's hard, and my moving experiences are a cakewalk compared to hers. On a lighter note, this series is hilarious. I liked the third one best because of Ruthie McGee, the funniest, strangest, oddest, bizarrest (etc) sidekick in the history of sidekicks. Then there's Bella's relationship with Budge, her older stepbrother. Those two crack me up. And, of course, we can't forget Luke, the hottest most infuriating editor on the planet. All in all, it's a very well-written book, though God sort of has a backseat in this whole thing. I didn't like that part. Anyway, five stars, a great read, enjoy =)

mlriggins Aug 20, 2013

This book is so unique and suspenseful! You really can relate to Bella and all the tough things she is going through. It reminds me of twilight sort of lol. 5/5 stars definitely! A must read!

Jun 14, 2012

This book was so funny and it kept me wanting to read!! Jenny B. Jones really knows how to write a book that teenage girls will lovee<3 I would give this book a 5/5 stars easliy!

Jul 03, 2011

This book is soooo funny and awesome! Jenny B Jones has a lot of wit and it had me laughing the whole way through. This book also keeps you on your toes and makes you realize how first impressions aren't truthful.


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