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Sucks to Be Me: 07/01/18
Sucks to Be Me by Kimberly Pauley is the start of a trilogy. Mina Hamilton is a human girl whose parents want to turn her. See, they're vampires and she's reached the age where she has to choose whether or not to become one. If she decides against it there will be consequences and potential separation from her parents. If she goes along with it, then her "normal" high school life might come to an end.
Oh yes, it's a paranormal rom-com metaphor for growing up. Be like the parents? Go into the career they've chosen for you? Be a legacy in college? Or do your own thing?
There are tons and tons and tons of books like this. Not all YA, of course, is a metaphor for growing up, but a sizable chunk is. There still, though, has to be a story and compelling characters, and maybe some sort of conflict beyond the BE LIKE 'RENTS Yes/No?
Sucks to Be Me has none of that. Even written as diary entries, the story is flat, dull, and unmemorable.