Hello my beautiful bloggers, I'm kind of back? So in the time I've been gone I've moved and started back at public school. Due to this I haven't had much time for blogging but as you all know I'm head over heels in love with Jenn Cooksey and her writing. The Grab Your Pole series is probably the most enjoyable YA series I have ever read. I've already read the three that are currently out and patiently (not) waiting for the fourth book so in the mean time I figured I could help you guys get to know one of the characters a little more, our beloved Camie! I hope you all enjoy this top ten post.
Hi there, my name is Camie and I’m one of the main characters in the Grab Your Pole series written by Jenn Cooksey. She and I would like to thank you all for playing along today, and also, I wanted to let you know that I’ve never done anything like this before, so I’m excited but kinda anxious at the same time... You know how it is; putting yourself out there even though you’re petrified that you’ll screw up and people will think you’re an idiot or something.
Anyhow, a while back before the first book in the GYP series was published, Jenn asked me to write a list of my top 10 favorite things about going to school, and I don’t know about most people—you know, because I’m not most people—but the idea of starting school scared the crap out of me. See, I was homeschooled my whole life until my sister, Jillian, and I found out that life and our education as we know it would soon be over because she and I were going into public school—different public schools from each other mind you—and while that’s huge on its own, we had also just moved back to San Diego so we had like NO friends. Anyway, the following is what I came up with!
Ummm.. (That’s me trying to think of just ONE thing I might like about “going” to school...) Yeah, so top 10 favorites is out. But, I was told I have to do a top 10 list, so what I decided to do was give you my top 10 reasons for NOT wanting to go to school. I mean come on, you guys feel me here, right?
Camie Ramsey’s top 10 reasons for NOT wanting to go to school (er...public school)
1) Not knowing anyone. I mean don’t know a single living soul out of the thousands that go to my new school. And it’s not that I care about being popular or anything, however, I’ve never really had to “make” friends before and I don’t really know how. But, if I don’t make some friends, I think eating lunch alone for the next three years might have long-term effects on my sanity. Plus, I’m afraid people might look at me weird when I start having conversations with myself out loud.
2) Waking up before God. Enough said.
3) Not being able to do school in my pajamas. I really don’t think this one needs any explanation either.
4) Homework. Umm... Forgive me if I’m wrong, but if you “go” to school, shouldn’t the work be done there? I mean I sort of thought that was point.
5) Standardized tests. Just ugh. I don’t test well to begin with, but in my opinion; giving kids a standardized test that does absolutely nothing to help them learn how to succeed in life is stupid.
6) Getting lost on campus. You know, I never had a problem finding my way at my old school—‘cause you know, my bedroom wasn’t all that far from the kitchen or the family room—but seriously, you should see the size of the school I’ll be going to. I think it might even cross a time zone or two...
7) Being judged. Because you just know if I show up sporting a pair of jeans or something that went out of style last year, someone’s bound to call the fashion police.
8) Forgetting my locker combination. I can just picture it, you know? I have like 7 minutes to get to and from class and even without getting lost, it’ll probably take me 11 minutes just to get into the metal box imprisoning my history book—like that stuff needs to be locked up tight in the first place. I mean I seriously doubt a stolen biology book would get you much on the black market.
9) Throwing my back out from lugging this ludicrously heavy backpack around. I mean isn’t that what the stupid lockers are for? You know, putting our books and stuff in them so we don’t have to carry them all the time? I don’t get it...
10) Boys. I know, I’m like super excited that there’ll be so many of them around me every day, but that’s kind of the problem too. I um...don’t really have any “experience” with boys, if you get my meaning. And even the thought of gaining some of that kind of wisdom makes me break out in a nervous sweat, which I imagine being all sweaty and sick looking will probably deter any decently cute guy from tutoring me in any way.
So there you have it, my reasons for not wanting to go to school! Oh and just so you know, those reasons aren’t in any particular order—mainly because I have no idea if I was supposed to put them in order of least to greatest or whatever. Thanks again for stopping by and hanging out with me for a bit today!
I hope you all enjoyed that as much as I did. Like I said I'm patiently waiting for the next book in the GYP series and I'm so extremely excited to be able to just spend a minute of my time with someone from the GYP gang! It's a perk having Camie visit my blog because I love her so much and I can honestly relate to many of these reasons for not wanting to go from homeschooling to public school because they were all legitimate fears of mine. My review for Shark Bait (GYP #1) and The Other Fish in the Sea (#2) can be found by clicking the names! Although I haven't written a review for Shark Out of Water I can tell you it made me feel the feels and cry the tears people. This series is a must read no matter your age or book preference, it's that amazing.
Jenn Cooksey is a Southern California girl born and bred, however she's no
longer a resident of heaven on earth, but instead she currently resides in
the 7th Ring of Hell with her husband, their three daughters, and a goodly
number of pets. Aside from her husband, one cat, and three out of five fish,
everyone living under the Cooksey's roof is female. She's sure her husband
will not only be awarded sainthood when he kicks the bucket, but that Jesus
will welcome him into heaven with a beer and a congratulatory high-five.
Jenn is also of the belief that Bacon should be capitalized and that just being
yourself is the best way to go. That is, unless you can be Batman. Always be