Loving him changed her... College co-ed, Amanda Avery, had everything planned out until she met Doug. Then, nothing was right. Would loving him be worth it? Find out in Is This Me? and the complete Being Me series!
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IS THIS ME?
Being Me series book one: Is This Me?
Amanda has no trouble choosing a college or picking a major. What she does have a problem with is what she would have least expected, a guy. Smart and sexy, Doug is focused on school responsibilities and post-graduation plans. Their paths intersect and Amanda must accept his help or risk losing her scholarship. Determined to maintain appearances, Amanda begins to lie to family and friends. The ease at which she repeatedly deceives those closest becomes disturbing and leaves her questioning: “Is this me?”
Can Amanda find her way out of her contrived world?
Being Me series book two: If I Could Fly After the happily ever after… Did you ever wonder what the family thinks when the girl rides away with her prince? Amanda’s parents think she’s abandoned her friends, goals, even morals to be with Doug. The assessment is ludicrous, but Amanda can’t convince them otherwise. Their disapproval undermines her self-confidence and she is determined to prove them wrong. To make things worse, Doug has a huge roadblock thrown in his path. Amanda isn’t able to talk about the situation with anyone except Zack, her ex-boyfriend. Can she endure the strain of keeping Doug’s secret? Can her already fragile psyche survive a whole summer with parents who condemn everything she does? Amanda begins to doubt she can, and there’s no castle, no fairy godmother, no magic wand to rescue her.
Amanda’s first year of college is fraught with drama and parental scrutiny. With her relationship secure and a clean break from her parents, all she wants is a normal term. But fate steps in and deals a shattering blow. Think You Know Me will keep you guessing from the first chapter.
The epic conclusion to the Being Me series! In attempt to manage her rage and shame after a violent assault, Amanda loses touch with reality. Her spiraling physical state forces her to act or die. To face her demons, she must revisit the emotions she ran from in the first place. But she is determined to pick up the pieces of her life. Can she mend broken bonds with her friends and family? Will her epic love survive? Find out in this roller coaster finale of the Being Me series.
How did you experience the book? Were you engaged immediately, or did it take you a while to "get into it"? How did you feel reading it—amused, sad, disturbed, confused, bored...?
What were the main characters’ personality traits, motivations, inner qualities? Why do characters do what they do? Are their actions justified? How has the past shaped their lives? Do you admire or disapprove of them? Do they remind you of people you know?
How realistic was the characterization? Would you want to meet any of the characters? Did you like them? Hate them?
Did the actions of the characters seem plausible? Why? Why not?
If you were in Amanda or Doug’s shoes would you have made the same choices? Why? Why not?
What are some of the book's themes? How important were they?
Do the main characters change by the end of the book? Do they grow or mature? Do they learn something about themselves and how the world works?
Were you surprised by the plot's complications? Or did you find it predictable, even formulaic?
Is the ending satisfying? If so, why? If not, why not...and how would you change it?
If you could ask the author a question, what would you ask?
Did the book end the way you expected? If not, how would you have rewritten the ending?
What passages did you like? Perhaps a bit of dialog that's funny or poignant or that encapsulates a character? Maybe there's a particular comment that states the book's thematic concerns?
Have you learned something new or gained insight that may help you in your own life?