Its summer time for Lightning Girl Jessica Mastriani after a memorable sophomore at Ernst Pyle High School, which includes, some explosions by her and fellow detention associates.
We read the first book, as I do hope you did, and we were all well acquainted of how 16-year old Jess was so on the front line when trouble showered upon us mortals, and caught most of it, or at least became its mainstream target.
The second installment of Meg Cabot’s series, 1-800-Where-R-U unfolds in Camp Wawassee, a summer destination for musical prodigies where Jess and Ruth, her best and ‘almost only' friend, would work as camp counselors for a month and a half. Are you thinking of spoiled, tantrum-throwing brats? Yeah, nearly there, but what are Jessica’s choices? It’s that or her father’s steam table. She would rather deal with the former; I couldn’t say I share the same sentiment though. Plus, with Jess' claiming she’s no longer ‘Lighting Girl’ and her powers ran-out, the Feds are determined to take every chance to call her bluff. So she needs to go to a perfectly normal place, away from civilization and hopefully from trouble. Likely to happen? Not.
As she tries to help a father who lost his daughter, while making sure this little girl really wants to be with his father, she will call on her ever-so-present back-up, fellow detention buddy and prince-charming in-the-making, hottie Rob Wilkins. But will it turn out fine? Will Jess be able do what’s right, or is there a possibility that one thing done in good-faith actually results to something entirely bad? Find out in Code Name: Cassandra.
In this part of the series, we will discover more about Jess, her complexes and "other" still-hidden issues. We'll also see a side of her that's entirely new to us, her approach to children.
This book didn’t hit me like the first one in terms of letting the book down, but to this sequel I could relate better. Hey! Just so you everybody can have the idea, it’s totally rude to call a girl lesbian just because she wears her hair short and she always wear pants instead of floral skirts, okay? But this isn’t about me, it’s about Jess and this book showed a different side of her. She’s usually the one to be handled because of her issues, now it’s her turn to handle responsibility, and she finds it out the hard way.
If you read the book after this and find that I am talking bull because you found out that the story was sort of droning at the beginning, no Rob and all kids, please bear with it because in the following chapters it gets pretty interesting.
Jess’ story makes us realize that our decisions could affect others life and sacrifice is an inevitable price by doing what’s right, or what we believe is right. Also, we will discover that under pressure, we could transform that so we could do better instead, and lastly, that love shouldn’t depend on the result of our Cosmo quiz ‘How-to-Tell-if-He-Likes-You-or-Not’. Good Vibes!