Sam: A Girl Undercover, by E.D. Beaty is a noteworthy book that sends a powerful message that beauty is not skin deep. It is a profound book that teenage girls ought to read. Still it is a book about coming of age and the character Samantha Rosebush weaving her way through her emotions of love and fickle emotions that could be construed as being love.
Samantha doesn't think of herself as beautiful because of a birthmark on her face. As a result, she dresses like a boy. in a shirt, jeans and baseball cap. She is mistaken as a boy and is asked to fill in for a missing boy in a baseball game. She finds herself infatuated with Jock, the young man who asks her to fill in for the missing boy. She slowly transforms from a virtual ugly duckling to a swan but not before weaving a tangled web of confusion for the young men who are attracted to her. As I read. I wondered who she would wind up with. I was rooting for Nick, her brother's friend to be the one.
I don't know if E.D. Beaty has intentionally written this book with teenage girls in mind but I would let my teenage daughter read this book because even though my daughter is an extremely beautiful and talented girl, she doesn't see herself as beautiful and lovable.
However, this book is not without flaws. It has many grammatical errors and sometimes it seems one tracked but I understand that sometimes teenagers focus a lot on the object of their affection, so I comprehend the author's premise in writing. Another thing that made me a little concerned was the adult love interests for 17 year old Samantha.
Overall, this book is a good read.
- Paperback: 393 pages
- Publisher: Eva Beaty (14 June 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0692903011
- ISBN-13: 978-0692903018
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.5 x 21.6 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 585 g
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