Seventeen year old Cameron Martin is your typical popular high school guy; the great looking star athlete dating the hottest girl in school, Charisma, with the richest dad in Reno. And like most guys his own age, he really wants to have sex with his girlfriend. The thing is, Charisma won’t have sex with him until he becomes a man and by her definition, can grow a full beard. Also much like other teenagers, Cameron likes to see how much he can get away with and does so by going to restaurants and telling them it’s his birthday so that he can get free dessert. He would love it if his birthday really was every day. Magically enough a week later Cameron wakes up to a full beard on his once baby smooth face but that’s not all he woke up to. His beard was topped off with a inner tube of fat formed around his waist. Something is seriously wrong, he is aging more rapidly that he should be and at this rate he might not make it to graduation. Happy Birthday to Me is a interesting take on life’s hard lessons and morals and how we should all be careful what we wish for and how we treat other people. If not karma might bite you in the ass.
Something I really like about the way this book is written is that the chapters go by Cameron’s age which works really well considering the content. I also like that the story was pretty unique in itself and has a really good message behind it. Even though Happy Birthday to Me is quite long at over 600 pages, the book really flies by and I had it read in only a few days. I thought that the story was going to be more humorous but and although some parts were I found it to be a little on the sad side and felt really bad for the main character.