May 27, 2011

Review: Happy Birthday To Me by Brian Rowe

Happy Birthday to Me (Birthday Trilogy, #1)

Title:    Happy Birthday To Me (Birthday Trilogy Book 1) By Brian Rowe
Source: Author provided a copy for review.

Goodreads Synopsis:

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..

My Thoughts:

Cameron Martin is your typical popular high school student. He’s an all-star basketball player, good grades, popular, with the prettiest girl in school as his girlfriend.  The first couple of pages he was arrogant and a jerk and I really wanted to grab him and slap some sense into him.  
But, then one day he wakes up and he’s a day older, he’s aging one year for each day that passes. Cameron doesn’t know what’s happening to him or how to explain it. This is where I fell in love with Cameron; he had so much determination and persistence to keep pushing forward when the end loomed so close. I personally don’t know if I was in the same situation if I would do some of the things he did, and I admire him for that.
As Cameron learns when you are faced with some of the toughest challenges in your life that is when you know who will stay by your side and who will bolt at the first sign of trouble. When you realize that life is shorter than you thought your priorities tend to change, and you start to analyze what kind of person you are.
By the end of the book Cameron had redeemed himself in my eyes and he was no longer the self-absorbed person that he once was.
From the beginning, I was mesmerized by the story and writing. Mr. Rowe does a great job of capturing your attention and weaving a great story. There were moments when I teared up just a little and had to reach for a tissue. Yes, there were times when I knew exactly where the story was leading to, but it didn’t matter because I still wanted to know how Cameron would deal with the obstacles in his way.
I really enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend that you give it a try. I can’t wait to read the second book to see where the author will take the story next.
I give it four stars.

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  1. I've added the book on my wishlist. Thanks for the review!

  2. oh fabulous review!! I am definitely gonna try and read this one


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