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Author: Sue Limb

Illustrator: Justin Degarmo (cover illustration)

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Publisher: Delacore Press, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, 2004

Material: hard cover

Summary: This book describes how the main character, a fifteen-year-old girl deals with pressures that include jealousy, betrayal, and being embarrassed by family and friends. This is the first of a trilogy about life as a teenager. This is a high interest / low readability option.

Type of Reading: independent reading

Recommended Age: read together: 12 and up; read yourself: 10 and up

Interest Level: 12 and up

Reading Level: 5.1

Age of Child: Teen STAR Review Team, Be the Star You Are!™

Young Reader Reaction: This book is good for younger teenagers to read. Many people go through the changes and heartbreaks experienced by the main character in this book. It has many real-life experiences within it and keeps you wanting to read more and more.

Adult Reader Reaction: none offered

Pros: Teenagers can relate to the story and events that befall the protagonist.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow. You can't live a person's life more than once and not get bored.


Educational Themes: This is a story that teens will find engaging and humorous.

Literary Categories: Fiction - young adult series, fantasy, school, humor

Date(s) Reviewed: December 2004, June 2006

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