My Lunatic Life

My Lunatic Life

by Sharon Sala, Sala


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She plays for Team Spirit.

High school senior Tara Luna's got all the usual teen problems: a new school, her attraction to a hunky guy, feuds with the Mean Girls, being regarded as an oddball outsider-PLUS she has psychic powers, a duo of protective, meddlesome ghosts AND an angry, threatening teen girl ghost who wants Tara to solve her murder-or else.

Now you know why she calls this "my lunatic life."

Sharon Sala's books repeatedly make the big lists, including The New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher's Weekly lists, and she's been nominated for a RITA seven times, which is the romance writer's equivalent of having an Oscar or an Emmy nomination. MY LUNATIC LIFE is the first book in her Lunatic Life series for teen readers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611940428
Publisher: BelleBooks
Publication date: 08/31/2011
Series: Lunatic Life Series , #1
Pages: 156
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Sharon Sala is an American author of over 100 books in five different genres ¿ Romance, Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Young Adult, and Western. She also writes under the pen name Dinah McCall. She is the author of a number of series including the Rebel Ridge series and the Forces of Nature series, among many others.

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My Lunatic Life: Special Format Review Copy 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 45 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I find anything that is written by Sharon Sala is a 'must read'. She is a fantastic story teller. Looking forward to the follow-up story, Lunatic Detective. Happy to be sharing this with my daughters and grand daughters......
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its the first one in the series,and I Loved it,and got the second one,great for young girls,and also 56 year olds too.
booksonmynook More than 1 year ago
Really great book with a great story line. I can't wait to read the next one.
RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Review by Jen: My Lunatic Life is the first in Sharon Sala's new YA paranormal mystery series. Sala is a well-known romantic suspense author with 85 novels under her belt. And now she's trying her hand with YA fiction. As I read this book, I had to keep reminding myself that I was reading an uncorrected proof, review copy because there were some small things that should be caught during the final editing. But I found the premise of this series intriguing and this first book solid. Sala keeps the mystery in this book pretty simple since she's spending a lot of time introducing characters and world building. Tara's new in town, so it's perfect for us to meet people as she is, but we also get glimpses into her past and how her unusual upbringing has shaped who she is... a teenage psychic whose two best friends are ghosts. My only real issue with this book, as YA fiction, is the dialog. Keeping in mind that I'm in my mid-thirties, I found the dialog between the teenage characters to feel rather fake or forced. In one moment, the characters seemed to be quite mature and the next it's almost as if a "valley girl" possessed them. There was also some minor "head-hopping" (a particular pet peeve of mine) that jumped out at me. And I got overly tired with Tara's repetitious proving herself as physic (although probably not at frustrated as Tara gets). But I did enjoy the book, which was a quick read, and look forward to the next book to see what happens to Tara next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this was an excellent read. I love the way that Sharon shows how things are seen through a teenager. I have read several of her books and keep coming back for more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a quick fast read and a nice start to a new series
In-love-with-reading More than 1 year ago
Much better than I expected - thoroughly enjoyed . Fairly quick read, entertaining enough that I'm considering purchasing the rest of the series.
jwitt33 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of this book free of charge from NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.Tara Luna leads a very unusual life. First, she is being raised by her Uncle Pat, who is a displaced hippie who moves her from place to place, never staying for very long. He has been raising her since she was a baby, when her parents died in a car accident. Second, her two best friends are Milllicent and Henry, ghosts who have been with her for as long as she can remember. Third, she's psychic, although she has tried very hard to hide it from everyone. When she was younger she used to try to tell her Uncle Pat about her visions and her "friends", but he told her not to talk about, that he didn't believe in that stuff at all. She learned that it's hard enough always being the new girl without everyone thinking she was crazy to boot. When the book starts, she and Uncle Pat have moved again and she is starting her senior year of high school. She starts out with her usual routine of trying to blend in and not draw attention to herself, but when the cheerleaders demand that she move from the table she is sitting at (THEIR table), she decides enough is enough! It's her last year and she's not just gonna take it any more! She stands up to them and is immediately put on their hit list. Instead of hiding her talent, she starts using it, sometimes to help people (a teacher who doesn't know her babysitter is stealing money from her, and a boy who is having a seizure in one of the boy's bathrooms), and sometimes just to get people off her back and out of her face (usually the aforementioned cheerleaders!). When the head cheerleader, Bethany, is kidnapped, Tara starts getting psychic flashes that only last moments where she sees what Bethany sees and feels what Bethany feels. The only good thing that happens to Tara when she starts the new school is Flynn O'Mara, the hottest boy in the school, and he's noticing her right back! Unfortunately, he's the ex-boyfriend of the missing cheerleader, Bethany, which complicates things a bit.Another problem in Tara's life is that her new house has a ghost living in, and what she learns about this new house-guest sets her off on another quest to use her gift to help the ghost get justice.I really liked this book because it was nonstop action from page 1. It had a good clean YA romance, a couple of mysteries to solve, and a lot of humor. It was really funny! This is how the book starts off:"The alarm that Tara Luna had set with such confidence last night yanked her rudely from Channing Tatum's arms, just when he was about to kiss her.OMG ... did the universe have a wicked sense of humor or what?"Maybe you have to have a huge crush on Channing Tatum like I do to really appreciate that one, but I laughed out loud when I read it!I could go on longer about all the things I liked about this book and other things going on, but I'm sure you're bored with me by now! The book ended on a cliff hanger, setting up the next book in the series, and I for one am going to be buying it as soon as I can :D
ljldml on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
My Lunatic Life by Sharon SalaImagine being the the new girl in school. The new girl starting your SENIOR YEAR in a new school. Now imagine having ghosts as your best friends. Not only ghosts but having psychic abilities. That's just a day in the life of Tara Luna. She takes it all in stride. She doesn't reject her gift or explain herself to others. She encounters the "A" crowd of girls, you know, the popular cheerleader types that make fun of anyone different. She very ably reacts and responds to them in a way that makes this book great fun to read. The book not only deals with Tara's day to day survival issues but involves a kidnapping and an attempted murder along with all the snideness, gossip and finger pointing that goes along with being not only the new girl in the school, but a new girl with weird abilities. I recommend this book to anyone who likes paranormal YA fiction. This book has just about everything you could want. No, there are no vampires but there are ghosts, psychic visions and a hint of romance. I give this book 5/5 stars. I'll be certain to read the second book in the series The Lunatic Detective.
skstiles612 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Tara Luna doesn¿t live life as a typical teenager. She has lived with her uncle since the day her parents died. He is constantly moving around. He two best companions are two ghosts named Millicent and Henry, and oh, did I forget to mention she can read minds?Tara has moved to a new school. It is her senior year which makes thing even more difficult. She deal with the stuck up cheerleaders, lands herself a boyfriend named Flynn. Tara has used her abilities to help people at school and to get back at Prissy. When Bethany, one of the cheerleaders disappears Tara decides she must use her abilities to find her. She keeps getting little flashes of what Bethany sees. Now if this isn¿t enough to wet your appetite then let¿s throw in the ghost that lives in the house Tara and her uncle have moved into. A demanding ghost who insists she find their murderer and get them justice. The action just kept coming. I love books with a lot of twists and turns where the action just keeps going. The entire time I was reading I was thinking of the shows I used to watch, ¿Medium¿ and ¿Ghost-Whisperer¿. If you like ghost stories and paranormal stories then I can guarantee you won¿t be disappointed with this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this book!! I have to get the other ones.
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Won't continue the series.
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Loved this book. Couldn't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really like the way the characters were described...easy to relate to and real. Wish I could be psychic as well. Definitely recommended for a vacation read or something to just take you away for a few hours. Can't wait to read the next in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this as the book of the day and was a little skeptic, 20 pages in I was hooked, cant wait to read the rest!
wiscnd More than 1 year ago
Great teen book to adult. Fun to read likable characters. Alot of action in a short book. I enjoyed the other 2 in the series also. Plan to get any more if Ms Sala expands the series.
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Great series