This is Jenn Cooksey’s first published book and I have to say that I thought Shark Bait was very well written and I LOVE J. Cooksey’s style of writing, it’s quick witted, sarky, REAL and bang up to date!! “Tristan’s Wall of Infamy conversations” had me in stitches!!
Camie and her family move back home after her Mum gets diagnosed with breast cancer. After being home-schooled by her Mum she now has to enter and survive the gauntlets of proper high-school.
It took me a good few chapters to warm up to Camie. Yes I liked her quick wit but it wasn’t until she showed the REAL Camie that I got her. I actually think this applies to most of the characters, however, I defy anyone not to swoon over Tristan from the get go though ;0)The second half of the book was great!!
Shark Bait is definitely aimed at the younger YA readers due to the issues and concerns, and for that I think it’s spot on!!
For me I lean more towards the older end of this genre when I read YA, that said, I did think overall it was a FAB first effort by Jenn Cooksey!