{Book Review} Happy Birthday To Me by Brian Rowe

January 27, 2012 Reviews 6

Happy Birthday to Me by Brian Rowe
Kindle Edition175 pages
Published April 7th 2011
Source: Author
Series: Birthday #1
Age Group: YA
Buy this Book:Amazon

Seventeen-year-old Cameron Martin has a huge problem: he’s aging a whole year of his life with each passing day! 
High school is hard enough; imagine rapidly aging from seventeen to seventy in a matter of weeks, with no logical explanation, and with prom, graduation, and the state championship basketball game all on the horizon. That’s what happens to Cameron, a popular pretty boy who’s never had to face a day looking anything but perfect. 
All Cameron wants to do is go back to normal, but no one, not even the best doctors, can diagnose his condition. When he finds love with a mysterious young woman, however, he realizes his only hope for survival might be with the one person who started his condition in the first place…

Wow this book is such a fun journey! It is such a unique concept. It is crazy,sad, sweet, and funny all wrapped up in one. It is the first book in the Birthday trilogy and I am not quite sure what the other two books are going to be like because it seemed to come to a good conclusion, but I am really excited to find out!

The changes that Cameron went through while aging were so funny! I can’t even imagine what that must have been like to witness. If I went to school with him, I would be so freaked out! Heck, if I were him I would have been so much more freaked out. I thought he took it pretty well. I mean, how are you supposed to take the news that you are aging an entire year EACH DAY?! Talk about scary.

At first I was excited that Cameron was going to get his just revenge for being such a jerk, but then as the story goes on and I got to know him a little better, I felt so bad for him. He really did change a lot and become a lot more mature. He never really was a jerk before- just immature like most high school guys.

What I loved most about this book was that even while dealing with something as serious as dying, Happy Birthday to Me managed to be really, really funny. I can’t even count the times something outrageous happened that had me laughing out loud. This book put me in a good mood. I can’t wait to see what the second one is going to be like. 

4/5 Gavels

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6 Responses to “{Book Review} Happy Birthday To Me by Brian Rowe”

  1. Amber

    I felt the same way! Cameron’s journey actually really affected me (in a good way) and I thought that as a character, his growth was amazing. Thanks for the great review!

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