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I'm So Sure (The Charmed Life #2)

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"Think you're having a rough week? Bella's stepdad, a semi-pro wrestler, just signed the entire family up for a reality TV show. Bella's first thought: Kill. Me. Now."
Living in Truman, Oklahoma wasn't 100% miserable for Bella. Sure, she misses Manhattan, couture clothes, and her dad. But she was making new friends at Truman High and almost enjoying her work at the school n
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Paperback, 312 pages
Published November 3rd 2009 by Thomas Nelson Publishers
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Emily Olson
Aug 02, 2011 Emily Olson rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
"Is it bad to fall in love with a book character?" I ask my mom after so many nights dreaming about... him. "Not at all" replys my mom, "Except the bad thing is they are not real." Then it hit me. Luke Sullivan, my buff, dark haired, soccer playing boyfriend does not exist! I actually cried when I was telling my friend about him and the amazing book! It may be natural to fall in love with a book character but I don't think it's natural to CRY over one! But that is why I love Jenny B. Jones so mu ...more
Hannah Rodes
Jan 10, 2016 Hannah Rodes rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
I’m so Sure by Jenny B. Jones

So, for some reason I picked up this book, even though I disliked the first book greatly, but I’m glad I picked it up. Comparing “So not Happening” to “I’m so Sure”, is like comparing…..uh….asparagus to a latte. (“I’m so Sure” being the latte.)

The Characters.

Bella was still Bella, but without as much arrogant, bratty, stereotype rich girl attitude. She was actually likable. All the characters in “I’m so Sure” were fifty times more likable for that matter. I loved
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Siriana
Sep 03, 2010 Siriana rated it it was amazing
Shelves: best-reads
Jenny B. Jones is an awesome author, with all (and more) wit and hilarity than Meg Cabot...but, cleaner (BIG bonus) and Christian (DOUBLE bonus ;) And this series is no exception! After So Not Happening when I thought it couldn’t get better, lo and behold! I’m So Sure topped its predecessors ABSOLUTELY AWESOME with ABSOLUTELY AWESOMELY FANTASTIC! I enjoyed I'm So Sure so much I'm probably going to read it again. It had me on the edge of my seat, laughing 'til I was red in the face. XD
An even bet
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Olivia
Jan 24, 2016 Olivia rated it it was amazing
So good! highly recommend! it was even better then the last one.
cleanliness: some mentions of making out and cr*** is used I think.
Jade West
May 27, 2015 Jade West rated it it was amazing
AMAZING THE BEST I HAVE READ, MADE ME TEAR UP AND SQUEAL AND FREAK OUT AND YELL AND FORGET GRAMMER AND USE AND INSTED OF COMMAS!!!!
Bella just can't get a break. right after being downgraded from NYC's most promised lady to a newbie in Oklahoma, she almost dies and her step-dad is part of a reality TV show. Money is going haywire and she needs a job, well falling in poop, getting peed on, starting a food fight, and being attacked by Maxi pads she learns that working is hard. And the drama of her
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Nora St Laurent
Jul 08, 2015 Nora St Laurent rated it it was amazing
I was thrilled to receive a review copy of the sequel to So Not Happening, which I loved. This is youth fiction at its finest. Reading one of Jenny B. Jones’s books puts a smile on my face and makes me feel good all over.

Bella is in high school and had her life turned upside down in book one, when her mom marries a semi-pro wrestler and they move to Truman, Oklahoma...a far cry from New York. Bella’s mom met this Christian man on-line and has moved to live in a small town in the big woods. What
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Rachael
Oct 31, 2009 Rachael rated it really liked it
Truman, Oklahoma hasn’t turned out as horribly as Bella Kirkwood thought it would. Sure, her desitned label allowance has been drastically cut, but with new friends and a comfy position on the school newspaper staff, she’s feeling pretty good. It also helps that nearly everyone thinks she’s some sort of Nancy Drew ever since she figured out what was really going on with the football team. Unfortunately, now that Bella’s stepdad, a semi-pro wrestler, has signed their family up for a reality TV sh ...more
Kelli
Jul 05, 2011 Kelli rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
I love Jenny B. Jones. She is so fun to read. I actually read the 3rd book in this series first, and am now reading this one. I actually think this one has a much better pacing than in So over my head. Its wittier, and the main character seems more in focus. Especially the B characters. In the third book, they definitely take more of a backseat, but in this one--they are hilarious.
The only thing I wish could have been left out is Bella's dad in New York and the evil girlfriend he has. So annoyin
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Lauren
Sep 16, 2012 Lauren rated it it was amazing
I have really grown to enjoy these books. Laugh out loud fun and just absolute fun, with a memorable main character. The antics Bella Kirkwood gets into makes her one of the better Bellas in books. She is sassy, determined, nosy, and flawed to the point of endearment. The way she solves problems just makes you want to root for her. No real complaints with this book.

And in conclusion, I have to honestly ask you all: what other book incorporates Christian themes, a grand conspiracy at a prom, and
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BethLee
Sep 16, 2015 BethLee rated it really liked it
I'm So Sure by Jenny B. Jones is the second book in the Charmed Life series. It is about a teenage girl named Bella. In this book, Bella is getting a big surprise. Her wrestler step dad is getting on a reality show. It is a reality wrestling show where someone gets voted off every week. Will Bella's dad win or not. Meanwhile, Bella is having her own problems with prom. Prom candidates keep getting sabotaged. Will the prom end up okay, or will it end with a bang?

I really liked this book. As I'v
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Rachel
Aug 19, 2014 Rachel rated it really liked it
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Lola
Sep 27, 2014 Lola rated it really liked it
Okay, so Jenny B. Jones stepped The Charmed Life series up a notch with I'm So Sure. You have a plot that actually mostly makes sense (and keeps you guessing) with our Christian Nancy Drew off to investigate. You have awesome chemistry and tension between Bella and Luke. You have her growing into her family and learning how to be an older sister. You have a ton of drama (Bella's dad has a new girlfriend she doesn't like, her ex-boyfriend is back in the picture, etc.), and you have a resolution ...more
Emily
Feb 15, 2015 Emily rated it liked it
I really enjoyed my book. I think if the author didn't do such a great job at writing it, it would have been really cheesy and dumb. The story line is very unique and fun. Though I am a Christian myself I like how Bella's faith isn't like "In your face get saved right now" it's the type of book that maybe even a non-Christian would read.
I liked the way the author played Bella's relationships with Hunter and Luke. They played a major part in the story but still the story didn't surround that. I h
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Kristen
Sep 27, 2013 Kristen rated it liked it
Cute series, fun, and some lol moments. I LOVE Luke! :o)

Moral Note: Clean language, clean romance, some mild violence, and references to her dad's job as a plastic surgeon.
Ally
Jul 24, 2014 Ally rated it really liked it
I'm So Sure is an amusing story containing the many wild adventures of Bella Kirkwood. She is the classic Lois Lane. The difference? She also is Jimmy Olsen, but that is not the point here. She can take pictures instead of having another red-haired boy be a photographer. That is indeed one step up from being Lois Lane. However, she may or may not be breaking laws or as Lois Lane puts it, "Committing a felony." And yes, I am a fan of Superman: The Animated Series. I watched that when I was a kid. ...more
Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
This was a cute book. And, like the first, clean. Which is so nice, especially since this is a YA fiction book. I would actually let my kids read this book. Full of witty sarcasm. I have to say I actually liked this one better than the first book in this series. Here is my favorite part from this book. I actually laughed out loud.

"By eight o'clock it's dark, I reek like a sewer plant, and my left nostril is clogged with gunk from a horse's butt.

Easing into the car, I twist the ignition key. The
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Brianna
Dec 01, 2011 Brianna rated it really liked it
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Laura
Jan 24, 2011 Laura rated it really liked it
Summary: In the second book of the A Charmed Life series, Bella has found herself tolerating (okay, sometimes enjoying) life in small-town Truman, Oklahoma. When life settles Bella into a routine, her stepfather Jake is cast on a reality television show for wrestlers. As if seeing your stepfather in tight shorts throwing other men around isn’t embarrassing enough, Bella’s love life (or lack thereof) is now a part of the show. Her growing attraction to Luke, the school editor, and her feelings fo ...more
Laura
Jan 09, 2010 Laura rated it it was amazing
Title: I’M SO SURE
Author: Jenny B. Jones
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
November 2009
ISBN: 978-1-58554-542-8
Genre: Inspirational/youth

When Bella Kirkwood’s step-dad signs the family up for a reality TV show, Bella’s first thought is: Kill. Me. Now. Her life in Truman, Oklahoma, is getting down to a semi-normal existence, Bella is making friends, and while she still misses Manhattan and her dad’s credit card, she is adjusting. But then a camera crew starts following Bella around.

As if having a ‘tail’
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Shelby  Lauren
Oct 15, 2012 Shelby Lauren rated it really liked it
Bella’s at it again. That is, when she’s not lusting over the newest spring fashion line for Burberry. I’m talking about her awesome crime-busting skills. With her amazing(ly hot) editor-in-chief, Luke, by her side, Bella’s ready for anything Oklahoma could possibly throw her way.

That was before her step-dad turned wrestler signed up to have their lives broadcasted via reality TV.

Just as she was finally getting adjusted to life in Truman, a camera crew swipes the rug out from under her. Now, as
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Jill Williamson
Dec 29, 2009 Jill Williamson rated it it was amazing
Review by Jill Williamson

What would you do if your stepdad made the cut for a reality TV show called Pile Driver of Dreams that will air weekly on World Wrestling Television? This is Bella Kirkwood’s latest nightmare. Not only is her stepdad wearing a pirate costume that involves spandex, the cameras are following the whole family to see how each wrestler lives. Now, Bella’s personal life—or random, not-so-true versions of it—is being splashed across weekly tabloids. Not so helpful when Bella i
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Jennifer AlLee
Jan 21, 2010 Jennifer AlLee rated it it was amazing
There are no two ways about it... Jenny B. Jones is just plain funny. If given the task of writing a calculus text book, she could probably make it a rip-roarer. Thankfully for us, she's sticking to fiction.

"I'm So Sure" is the continuing saga of Bella Kirkwood, former Manhattan fashionista turned small town high school reporter. Bella's life hasn't been normal since her mother remarried and moved them to Truman, Oklahoma. But now that her pro-wrestler step-father is the star of a reality show,
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Pamela Hubbard
Bella's adventures in Truman, Oklahoma continue. As she starts to adjust to her new life more and more (although not without some complaining and major trials), she is thrown in the fire when even more change comes her way. Her stepdad has been accepted onto a wrestling reality show that has grabbed the attention of the nation. As a result, her personal life is on camera and in the tabloids. Her dad, in New York, gets engaged to someone Bella can't stand and she once again realizes that she can' ...more
Arya
Sep 02, 2010 Arya rated it it was amazing
Once again Ms. Jones brought me to tears and made me laugh so hard my stomach hurt!

Bella Kirkwood just solved The Mystery of the Evil Football Players, but is she happy with just one success - no way! She is on the case again and this time Luke might not be there to save the day.

When Bella's stepfather Jake signs the family up for a reality show called Pile Drivers of Dreams Bella resigns herself to the inevitable (rather graciously - well sort of) and embraces stardom with open arms - not. The
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Princess Bookie
Mar 02, 2010 Princess Bookie rated it it was amazing
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My Thoughts: Whoa, what a book. I really enjoyed this one. A little less than the first one but that was probably because of the wresting angle. But it was still great. We are introduced to Bella again and her friends and family. Her life has became a national tv show. A reality show! This book is full of laugh out loud moments just like its ancestor. We are reunited with newspaper editor Luke Sullivan and her crappy ex-boyfriend Hunter. I enjoyed Luke's presence in this book very much. Of cours ...more
Kathryn Cooper
Aug 03, 2013 Kathryn Cooper rated it it was amazing
Reviewed on Clean Teen Fiction

I don't think I've ever laughed so much while reading a book. The voice of Bella, the MC, was spunky, cute, and fun. Bella was a rich girl now transplanted into country life. Her little step-brother even had a pet cow. Her step-dad was a wrestler trying to make it pro so her family ended up on a reality tv show.

While camera men followed her around and splashed her 'love life' on the tabloids she became like Nancy Drew. Bella felt she was the best one to do the det
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Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Jaglvr for TeensReadToo.com

"I'm so sure." The title pretty much sums up Bella Kirkwood's life in, of all places, Truman, Oklahoma. The first book in the series, SO NOT HAPPENING, introduces the reader to Bella and the circumstances that find her transplanted from Manhattan to Truman. Now, in I'M SO SURE, Bella has settled into a routine and is finding life, actually, surprisingly, not so bad.

That is until she is accosted by stalking photographers in the park when she has an almost mo
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♥Caro♥
Jul 13, 2012 ♥Caro♥ rated it it was amazing
i have been waiting for this type of book FOREVER! i mustve gone through so many badly written cliche or plainly boring chick lit books and then finally i find this! love love love. Jenny B Jones is so funny! i would lol in the middle of the book and my dad would look at me all funny but it was just so hilarious!! the plot is great, latches right onto the first book which i actually havent reviewed. Bella is such a great character with such a sense of humor! she always has a witty comment to thr ...more
Michelle
Nov 08, 2009 Michelle rated it it was amazing
Lighthearted and fun, yet also clinging to a serious side, I'm So Sure is the perfect sequel to an awesome first book in the Charmed Life series. I read this book within days of it arriving in my mailbox. There were so many laugh-out-loud moments I lost count. In fact, I read several scenes to my husband and he laughed, too. Jones has a truly wack-o sense of humor, but it's also inspiring. I don't think I could ever come up with so many great one-liners. Jones has such a funny, snarky voice.

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Abby Kilman
Jun 13, 2015 Abby Kilman rated it it was amazing
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Four-time Carol Award winner Jenny B. Jones writes contemporary romance with wit, sass, and Southern charm. Since writing for both women and teens leaves her with very little free time, she believes in spending her spare hours in meaningful, intellectual pursuits, such as watching E!, going to the movies and inhaling large buckets of popcorn, and writing her name in the dust on her furniture. www. ...more
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Other Books in the Series

The Charmed Life (4 books)
  • So Not Happening (The Charmed Life, #1)
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