Thursday, January 24, 2013

REVIEW: Me, Suzy P by Karen Saunders

I'm Suzy Puttock (yes, Puttock with a P), fourteen years old and a total disaster magnet. My life's full of ups and downs. My loved-up big sister Amber's getting married and wants lime green bridesmaids' dresses. I'm not happy about that. But there's this hot new guy, Zach, just started at my school. I am happy about that. Only... I've had a boyfriend since forever, Danny. So now I'm all kinds of confused!

Me, Suzy P is a funny, feel-good teen book by a brilliant new debut author. Suzy Puttock is a fab character, she is very accident-prone and the situations she gets into are hilarious! She is a typical teenage girl, in the  process of finding herself and discovering who her real friends are. I loved her and her life is a lot of fun to read about!

Suzy had two love interests, Danny and Zach. At the beginning, I really didn't like Danny. I wasn't mad about Zach either. As the novel went on, neither impressed me. In fact, I started to dislike them even more. Danny seemed quite selfish and uncaring to me, and Zach was just so frustrating! He was mean and rude, and I felt like screaming at Suzy when she didn't see through him! Eventually though, I did begin to warm to Danny. He improved a lot, and finally I actually quite liked him!

I was laughing out loud numerous times, some of the stuff  in the book was just hilarious. The scene where Suzy trips at the football pitch is probably one of the funniest things I've read in a book... There was never a boring moment in Me, Suzy P - there was a couple of minor supporting plots, so there was always something going on!

I loved the supporting cast - Millie, Suzy's best friend was so funny, and really likable. Suzy's sisters were really unique and well-developed characters, I really liked them both too. They were really funny and lovely -well, Harry wasn't exactly 'lovely', but Amber was! Jade, the school's mean girl, was awful though, I didn't like her at all!

Overall, I loved Me. Suzy P. It's immensely likable and absolutely hilarious! I look forward to reading more by this fab author.

Rating: 4/5

Source: For Review - a massive thanks to the publisher for sending me this in exchange for an honest review.
Format: Proof copy
Pages: 352
Age group: 11+
Official Publication Date: January 1st 2013
Publisher: Templar Publishing

To read an extract from Me Suzy P, click here.

8 comments:

  1. I've seen this so much recently, and it has really caught my eye! I love books that are light and funny, so this will have to go onto my Wishlist.

    Jade sounds horrible, but I guess there's always got to be a "mean girl" in the school.

    I'm so glad you enjoyed Me, Suzy P! Thanks so much for sharing your review, Cliona!

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  2. Brilliant review, Cliona! I have this for review and you have made me want to read it! :) The characters sound great - apart from Jade of course - especially Millie. And I LOVE funny books :D Thanks for sharing x

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  3. I LOVED this book too! And I found the football scene hilarious too! I was laughing so hard! I was also like you at the start. I didn't really like either Zach or Danny but Danny finally came out on top and really proved himself at the end! I loved Millie too - and Jamie! Great review! :D

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