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3.35  ·  Rating details ·  383 ratings  ·  65 reviews
Suburgatory meets Indiana Jones...on a farm

Fifteen-year-old Tabitha has had the kind of life that would impress even the greatest adventurers. She's escaped a croc attack in the Amazon, walked the length of the Great Wall of China, and earned a black belt in taekwondo in Korea. She owes her worldly experience to her mother's career in archaeology, but when her mother takes
Kindle Edition, 160 pages
Published April 14th 2013 by 80 Pages, Inc.
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Oct 09, 2013 rated it did not like it
I feel kind of bad giving this book one star, but I really just did not like it at all even though I wanted to.

For starters, it seemed like the author watched Mean Girls and thought, "Huh, I think I'll write a book about an awkward girl who has never gone to real school, and who compares everything to things she has seen in the wild/in primitive cultures." Theoretically, this could have been a good concept, but the execution was not there at all.

Tabitha was one of the most one-dimensional charac
Taylor Knight
Feb 09, 2014 rated it did not like it
I'd gotten Shucked as a freebie on Amazon a few months ago and I had never gotten around to actually reading it ( like 99% of all freebies I get) but I was on a three hour drive back from a book event and it was dark and I didn't feel like using my phone as a light to read the hardcover I was reading.
I browsed though my Kindle app on my phone, looking for an ebook under 300 pages to read in the dark. I seen Shucked was only 160 pages and I was like, Jackpot!

I really have no words for Shucked.
Apr 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Well, that was fun. I’m not being sarcastic either. The best way to describe this book is simply fun. It was short, light, funny mixed with just enough drama to keep the pages turning. YA Contemporary isn’t my first love by any stretch of the imagination. I am, however, a fan of Megg Jensen so when I discovered she was straying away from her comfortable fantasy genre I decided the least I could do was see what she was up to.

Even though I trusted this author, I was just a little leery. Given the
May 01, 2013 rated it liked it
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author Megg Jensen.)
15-year-old Tabitha has spent her summers on her grandparent’s farm since she was 8 and her mother put her on a plane alone to send her there. Every year after summer was over, her mother sent for her though, and they took off on another archaeological adventure.

This year Tabitha’s mom isn’t sending for her though, and Tabitha is going to be stuck at her grandparents for the rest of
May 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
I have never expected to love ''Shucked'' so much. I just wanted an easy read, with a cute and funny story, but this book surpassed my expectations. I hope the author will write a sequel, because I'll read it for sure.

After her mother gives her the news that she must stay at her grandparents for the school year, Tabitha is furios and shattered. She travelled her whole life with her archaeologist mother in places that no one has ever been. And now she must face the beasts: the teens from the publ
Jac (For Love and Books)
I found Shucked while reading reviews on a few different blogs that I follow, and it sounded perfect for me! An adventuresome girl, dumped in a small midwest farming community. What an amazing story, right?? I had to have it, and immediately downloaded it for my Kindle.

Meg Jensen’s writing is great, her story flows well and her characters are pretty great too. But about the halfway point in this story, it took a turn that was just too far out there for me. I love contemporary YA, but when I read
LovesAllThingsBooks Book Reviews
I have never been disappointed with any of Megg Jensen's books. Her stories are always fresh and her characters come to life beautifully. Her writing leaves me hungry for more. Shucked is a fun-filled, quick, YA book with some action and a little romance. That is what I love about Megg's writing, there is always a lot of action and some romance.

Tabitha has been raised pretty much all over the world. She has seen things that most teenagers never have the opprotunity to experience. She's lived in
Veronica of V's Reads
May 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Synopsis (unspoiled) Tabitha Smith is a sophomore mystery. She's a taekwondo blackbelt who has never been to school, and yet she's the hot topic of the small Illinois farming town she has visited the past eight summers to spend time with her grandparents. Unfortunately, this fall, instead of globe trotting with her archeologist mother, Tabitha is going to high school. And, she's not happy about it!

What then follows is a friendship with a band geek who harbors her own fantastic secrets, and an i
Oct 19, 2013 rated it liked it
Nice, quick-reading YA novel. When Tabitha's mom gets an archeological assignment that is too dangerous for Tabitha to accompany her on, Tabitha finds herself tossed into a normal teenage life. She is left with her grandparents, with whom she's spent the last several summers, and made to go to school with other teens. After having lived in exotic places around the world, Tabitha finds the American teenager to be the epitome of uncivilized behavior.

I liked this book because it was so very true in
Apr 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fun, light hearted young adult read. I would recommend to any young adult more so in high school as the theme had a strong high school feel... I enjoyed what made Tabitha, Tabitha. I loves that there was a bit of mystery and originality to this character. (thank you for mo love triangle!) The side kick character was perfectly written and complimented the main character and story.

This book was a fast, light read for me. Even though it was light it definitely kept me reading, in fact like any go
Amy Jones
May 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing

This book was a breath of fresh air. I loved the originality of the story. It was a quick, fun read and I look forward to more by this author!
Kelly Akemann
Apr 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What a great read! Loved all the local aspects of the book. A very sweet love story with mystery and intrigue mixed in. Another reason I read all her books.
Shauna Houser
Oct 19, 2013 rated it it was ok
I'm just going to copy my review on Amazon to here because I'm too lazy to start all over, and I have a lot to say.

I thought the premise of this book sounded interesting. Ooo, female Indiana Jones living on a farm? Okay, that's different. There was a one-day-free sale, so I downloaded it and began to read. This was a month ago. I'm still not done with the book. I'm a little over halfway through it. And the reason for that is ... I just can't get into it. I put it down, and have little interest i
old account (rl)
May 26, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2014-read
DNF 65%

I cannot deal with any more of this. The protagonist is ridiculously egotisitical. The plot is boring and filled with clichés. I cannot read anymore.
Jun 17, 2013 rated it liked it
Tabitha has spent her entire life traveling around the world with her mother, to whichever archeological dig she happened to be working at the time. The only time that changed was for the three months of summer in the northern hemisphere, when Tabitha would spend her summers at her maternal grandparents house in Illinois. Every summer was spent with grandma Mimi and the rest of the year in foreign locales with ancient cultures to explore and learn, new friends to be made and new languages to be ...more
I did have a few problems with this book, but overall it's pretty enjoyable. I really liked Tabitha overall even though she was annoying and arrogant at certain points in time. This story was also cute at times. Things I didn't like though--instalove, all the emotions, the mystery and the try-to-show attitude this book seemed to have. Let me explain what I mean.

Right when Tabitha meets Alex, the love interest, she dislikes him and the way he looks--at least from the back. And yet she still likes
Apr 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
My review: Much like everything, Megg Jensen writes, I loved Shucked. This is the first young adult contemporary fiction novel from the author of the amazing fantasy saga series, Song of Eloh. Very different from her previous work, Shucked is just as wonderful. Tabitha is a fantastic main character, typical and extraordinary all at once. She has all of the teenage hormones, insecurities, and angst that is true to the age. But she has lived all over the world, has ever been to school, and has liv ...more
Kristen Walker
Jan 26, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: teen
The book was cute to start, and I enjoyed the premise of the world-weary travel trying to fit in to a "normal" public high school. Tabitha's voice is hilarious and she carries the story. I also liked her friend Becky and her grandmother Mimi, and her relationships with these two characters provided a lot of entertainment.

However, the book suffered some identity issues. In between the main plot of Tabitha trying to fit into the town, avoid dating the bad boy, and figure out her mom's past history
Jun 10, 2014 rated it it was ok
This was a quick, easy, kind of fun read. The problem was the total unbelievability of the plot and one-dimensionalness of the characters. Tabitha's mom is an archaeologist and they have traveled around the world together while Tabitha is sort of homeschooled. For the past several years, Tabitha has stayed with her grandparents in the summers on their farm in Illinois. Until this year when her mom sends her a postcard telling her that she will have to stay for the school year too. The book has m ...more
Julie Thimmig
Jan 28, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya-1-12
Tabitha is a 15 year old girl who has had a lot of adventure in her life. Her mom, though seemingly irresponsible, is an archeologist who travels the world over and Tabitha has come along for the adventures...until now. During the summers, Tabitha is dropped off in an Illinois farming town with her grandparents, anxiously awaiting word from her mother to where they will go next. This summer, Tabitha gets a postcard and a mysterious package saying it's too dangerous to tag along and she'll begin ...more
Feb 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: good-reads, owned
This is a good book! There was something missing though, a lot of books have this thing missing like Unwind. I can't figure out what it is, but it makes a books seem less professional. This book is great, it has a great plot, amazing characters and all that, but it is missing that special thing that made all those great books great. I should probably figure it out before I go and write a book of my own. Anyway, I loved this book, I can really relate to Tabitha, she understands me. Another favori ...more
Lehua Parker
Jan 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shucked by Megg Jensen is a fun, light-hearted, YA rom-com-adventure read, perfect for escaping dishes and laundry for an afternoon. It’s the story of 15 year old Tabitha who was raised by an archeologist mom who took her all over the globe in pursuit of adventure. Tabitha’s comfortable in a Korean dojo or trekking solo through Egypt, but attending school in an average American mid-western high school is enough to send her spiraling.

Good thing she has her grandmother to lean on.

Along with all th
Jan 18, 2014 rated it liked it
I downloaded this book for free on my Kindle.

This was a quick and fun book. It wasn't particularly deep, but I really didn't expect it to be, so I wasn't disappointed with it.

I was expecting this to be a straight-up contemporary YA fiction, but when it turned out to have an espionage twist, I was a little bit surprised. The setup that led to that twist were a quite contrived, though, so once the events were in motion, the plot was pretty predictable.

I also had issues with the "instant love" in
Apr 23, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I received a copy of this novel, courtesy of NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

This book is a cute and easy 3.5/5 star read. The novel focuses on 15 year old Tabatha, who has led a life full of adventure, and is now forced to go to an American high school in the Midwest. It was a mixture of slice of life and chick lit, both of which I enjoy. There were times when the novel tried to have high stakes action, but I found it fell a little flat for me. I found that the idea of a Tabatha’s
Apr 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
You're entering your sophomore year in high school but you've never been to school before!

Instead, you've traveled the world with your archeologist mom, earning a black belt in taekwondo in Korea, surviving a crocodile attack in the Amazon, hiking the Great Wall of China - but now you face your greatest terror - trying to fit in with a bunch of small town teenagers!

Will you survive? Especially when you meet the boy who has dated every girl in school, your math teacher who is more than your mat
Lacy Osman
Feb 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014-reads
This book is about Tabitha Smith a 16 year old girl who spends the school year traveling the world with her mother an archeologist, and her summers on a farm in Illinois with her Mimi and Gramps. Except this year Tabitha gets an unexpected and unpleasant surprise. Her mom sends her a postcard informing her that her latest assignment is to dangerous and Tabitha will have to remain on the farm. Now Tabitha must face her most terrifying experience to date, going to an American High School with Amer ...more
Jasmine Cafe
May 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: won-in-giveaways
I got an ebook copy of this book from the author cauz I won a giveaway at

So... I <3 this book.:) It's one of those breathers I think not sure what you call it. The kind of books with not much drama and heartbreaks just light stuff and all.

Anyway Tabitha is a badass main character. Who wouldn't like a black belt cheerleader who kicks ass??:)) Almost everyone who pissed her off was put to their knees literally. And I LOVE Becky a nerd with a very unexpected se
Oct 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It wasn't that different from any other YA book, but the main character was a lot of fun. The side characters were interesting as well and I enjoyed the mystery/spy element that played into it. Overall, a fun little YA book that almost (but not quite) avoids many of the tropes and plotlines that plague YA books. I really enjoyed that the writer did not make the parents entirely dumb. The teenage protagonist didn't know everything but she was bright enough that you wer ...more
Dec 25, 2013 rated it liked it
Plot: 2 stars
Characters: 3 stars
Style: 2 stars
Pace: 3 stars

Cute bordering on twee, the strongest thing this book has going for it is that it's short. The plot line was predictable and not terribly suspenseful, and I liked the best friend more than the main character and love interest combined. The editing could have been worse, but there were several typos and missing/duplicated words that a sharp eye should have caught. All in all, I'm glad I got this really cheap, but I won't bother snaggi
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Megg Jensen is a two-time USA Today bestselling author of epic fantasy.

No stranger to top ten lists on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and the iBookstore, Megg's novels have garnered millions of downloads, attracting fans from all over the world.

She lives in Chicago with her husband, kids, and two insane miniature schnauzers.
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