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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 newspaper. Then the whole ...

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Overview

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 newspaper. Then the whole stepdad-wrestler-reality-show issue hit and her life is now being splashed across weekly tabloids and broadcast news.

As if having a camera crew following her around isn't bad enough, Bella soon discovers a conspiracy against the Truman High prom queen candidates. And the closer she gets to the answer, the more danger she's in.

As her relationship with Luke teeters between friendship and romance, Bella's ex-boyfriend Hunter reappears and vies for Bella's attention. Denying allegations of a love triangle, working to solve the prom queen mystery, and trying to keep her cool on national television finally motivate Bella to start talking--and listening--to God more.

But what comes next has Bella once again screaming: I'M. SO. SURE.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781595545428
  • Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/3/2009
  • Series: Charmed Life Series , #2
  • Pages: 312
  • Sales rank: 735,465
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Jenny B. Jones is a four-time Carol-Award winningauthor who writes YA and Christian Romances with equal parts wit, sass, and untamed hilarity. Whenshe's not writing, she'sliving it up as ahigh school speech teacher in Arkansas. Visit JennyBJones.com and SouthernBelleView.com. Twitter @JenBJones

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  • Posted December 16, 2010

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    Highly Recommened - you must check it out!!

    I'm so sure by Jenny B. Jones, was a very good suspending book that kept me on the edge of my seat. This book involves Bella Kirkwood, a teenager in trouble with society. She's handling a job an ex who can't seem to grab his emotions, and a wrestling step dad on a reality. From this book, I learned not to be "scared" about things or how people to my ideas. The greatest and most interesting theories were turned down at first. Until the people that rejected it found out how amazing of an idea it was. I don't think Jenny B. Jones was telling us to be a journalist or to have a step dad that is on a wrestling reality show. She telling us to come at of our shell, and I think a lot of us would understand that if we read in-between the lines. This book was an amazing experience and I very much hope to read the rest of this series in the future and better understand this author.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 1, 2011

    AMAZING!!!!!! A must read!!!!

    I loved this book! I can relate to a lot of the things that happen in this book. It had me laughing non-stop! I would highly recommend it for the price! Unlike other books, I couldn't put it down at all. I read it in 2 days! I usually read a 200 page book in 1-2 weeks. In the book Bella struggles with life and relationships, step-brothers, mysteries, and her dad's new girlfriend. Will life turn out good for Bella? Find out in this hilarious, amazing story. I would also reccommend it for ages 10+.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 22, 2011

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    Great book!!!!!!

    I loved this book as much if not better than the first one. Can't wait to start reading So Over My Head. I hope Jenny keeps writing more about this chartcer. I love the adventure and tring to solve the bad of whats going on in the town of truman.
    LOVE THIS BOOK. ITS A MUST READ.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 28, 2011

    more Bella books please

    love these and i'm 39 yrs old

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 26, 2010

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    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 moment with Luke Sullivan, her editor at the school paper. When she arrives home she's horrified to find out that the camera crew was from World Wrestling Television. Apparently, her stepfather is going to be one of the ten hopeful wrestlers on a new reality TV show. The winner of "Pile Driver of Dreams" gains a place in their professional wrestling ranks.

    To add insult to injury, her cheating ex-boyfriend, Hunter, calls out of the blue and wants to see her. He's in Tulsa with his father. He apologizes to her, and is fascinated by her faith and forgiveness. He hints at an obscure illness but doesn't give more details, and Bella doesn't want to pry. Luke warns Bella to be cautious around Hunter, but Bella likes the new Hunter before her.

    And if all that wasn't enough, Bella has to get a job. Her school paper advisor thinks she's the perfect writer for a column on teens working. The problem is the only sure place hiring is the feminine hygiene plant. There is NO WAY she's taking a job there.

    With all of these situations in Bella's life, the reader can be prepared for a hilarious journey that finds her smack dab in the middle of another mystery and cameras catching her at the most embarrassing moments. I'M SO SURE was even more entertaining that the first book in the series.

    Don't be put off if you think this is just "Christian Fiction." It's a story for everyone. Ms. Jones doesn't preach at all. Bella does look to God for guidance and reassurance in her daily life, but she is far from perfect, and there is something in Bella that everyone can relate to.

    I'm already anticipating the third book in the series, SO OVER MY HEAD. But I have to wait until May 2010 to see what else Bella can get into! And please, Ms. Jones, make sure Ruthie is in the story! She was the spunkiest character in the book!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 29, 2009

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    As usual, Jenny B. Jones had me laughing out loud.

    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 is investigating a possible sabotage against the Truman High prom. Or when her ex-boyfriend, Hunter, and her boss, Luke, start giving her mixed signals.

    As usual, Jenny B. Jones had me laughing out loud. My husband shot me the raised eyebrow again and again as I read this book, mostly during Bella's stint as an employee at the Pancho's Mexican Villa. This might just be my favorite Jones' book yet. This is the second Charmed Life novel. I love the combination of humor and mystery in this series. I also really like the animals on the cover. And of course, the ache in my side when I'm done reading. I highly recommend this book for any girl, including those of us who've already graduated from high school and them some. Trust me, you will not be bored.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 8, 2009

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    Terrific follow up to the first book. Can't wait for the third!

    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.

    Another thing I love about this series... Jenny B. Jones knows how to take her characters to the very edge of disaster, then elbows them until they topple off that precarious ledge. Bella has so much trouble stirring in her life that it's downright funny because the girl never gets a break. Just when you think her life can't get any more humiliating, it gets worse for her. Donald Maas would be proud. In fact, he could study Jones's books and probably learn something from them. Seriously.

    Despite all of the humorous situations, Bella also knows true heartache. Her character grows both spiritually and emotionally in this sequel. A number of times I truly felt her rejection. However, Bella tends to deal with everything tongue in cheek. So when Bella is ruffled enough to nearly cry, it brings about the waterworks in this reader. Well done! Now I can't wait for the third book in the series to release in May!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2012

    I loved this book! And of course the first one that I had in pap

    I loved this book! And of course the first one that I had in paperback. I couldn't wait to go book shopping so I got the second one on my NOOK. Anyone can read these books even if you aren't the religious

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2012

    Worth the purchase

    This is by far one of my favorite books, It's funny, exciting, and charming! I highly recommend it:)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2012

    Great Book for Teens and Parents of Teens or School- age Kids

    Bella is settling into her life in Truman, OK; but things are not all settled! Bella's life is on National TV... Her stepdad is on a reality show and her dad is engaged! She can't rely on dad's credit card anymore and she has to get a job! What else is going to turn Bella's life upside down? She figures, well at least school is the same... or is it? Read this fast paced book to find out what Bella is learning and discovering about herself and others!

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  • Posted May 18, 2010

    Another fabulous read from Jenny B. Jones

    This second installment in The Charmed Life series is sassy, quirky, and a real page-turner. Hanging out with Bella is a blast. While her headstrong ways can be frustrating as a reader, Bella's stubbornness often stems from her desire to help and protect those around her. A wonderful quality in a heroine, and one I especially enjoyed seeing in a book for teenagers. I can't wait to get my hands on book three!

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  • Posted March 6, 2010

    AWESOME!

    I bought this book four days ago and I've already reread it! Just like the first book in the Charmed Life series (SO NOT HAPPENING) this book was just fabulous. I loved the new characters that were developed, the mystery of the prom, and the growing romance between Luke and Bella. Bella's relationship with the Lord also grows more in this sequel. Great if you want to settle down and laugh your head off. Jenny B. Jones totally rocks! <3

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  • Posted January 23, 2010

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    A Must-Read, Must-Laugh, Must-Read-Again

    I grabbed I'm So Sure on my way into the, ahem, reading room. Three chapters and a serious case of ring-around-the-butt later, I had fallen in love. As with any Jenny B. Jones title, you can expect equal doses of overcoming what life dishes and forming lasting bonds. A must-read, must laugh, must-read-again book.

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  • Posted January 14, 2010

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    I'm So Sure ... this is a keeper

    If you haven't turned your kids on to Jenny Jone's books ... shame on you. My students LOVE, LOVE, LOVE her work. I book chat books regularly and Ms. Jone's books are the most requested chats. They simply can not wait for the newest one to come out.

    In this book, sparks continue to fly between Bella and "not-so-geeky" Luke. The romance ... great. The lol factor ... enormous. There's no way anyone could read this book during class without laugh-snorting. Why Hollywood has not jumped on board with this woman, I can't understand.

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  • Posted November 28, 2009

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    A Book With Take Home Value

    I really enjoyed this story. A bit of romance, a lot of danger, and a heroine who is up to the job. I highly recommend this well written book.

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  • Posted November 23, 2009

    Favorite!

    I'm So Sure is another great laugh-out-loud book by Jenny B. Jones. However, this book is more than just a comedy. It has elements of suspense that really keep the pages turning. I thoroughly enjoyed the plot and the twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat. Bella is getting into more trouble than ever, while coming into her own in the "sleuthing" business. Luke is one of my favorite heroes, even though he is really ornery. The fact that he is totally hot has nothing to do with it. ;) I'm looking forward to the next book in the Charmed Life series, and seeing what new trouble these characters get themselves into.

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  • Posted November 21, 2009

    Super duper hilarious!!

    Take a prom queen mystery, a wrestler reality show, a super hot newspaper editor, and an ex-boyfriend who keeps popping up. What do you get? Jenny B. Jones' newest book, I'm So Sure. Book two in the Charmed Life series is just as laugh-out-loud, sassy, and hands down fantastic as book one. It's one of those drop-everything-you're-doing-and-read-this kind of books. (For me, never mind that I had a huge test the next day, I sat down and read I'm So Sure in one sitting.) The characters in this novel are so fun and crazy and make this book impossible to put down. With Bella, nothing is simple. Expect surprises, craziness, and humor galore as she navigates life, boys, and God. My only complaint? Book three isn't out yet.

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