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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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Publisher Comments:

Ask Annie your most complex interpersonal relationship questions. Go on, we dare you!

All letters to Annie are subject to publication in the Clayton High School Register. Names and e-mail addresses of correspondents guaranteed confidential.

High school junior Jenny Greenley is good at solving problems ... so good she's the school newspaper's anonymous advice columnist. Even if solving other people's problems doesn't make her own — like not having a boyfriend — go away, it's still fun. But when nineteen-year-old screen sensation Luke Striker comes to Jen's small town to research a role, he creates havoc that even levelheaded Jenny isn't sure she can repair ... especially since she's right in the middle of it.

Can Jen, who always manages to be there for everybody else, learn to take her own advice, and find true love at last?

Review:

"Cabot (Princess Diaries) revisits her Hoosier roots, taking something of a break from the glitzy world of Genovia's royalty. But not too much of a break, since this brisk and bubbly tale explores what happens when teen heartthrob Luke Striker attempts to spend a week posing as an ordinary high school student in a small Indiana town, in order to research his next movie role. Luke's host (and the novel's peppy narrator) is Jenny, a well-liked junior at Clayton High who has her own secrets: she anonymously pens 'Ask Annie,' the school paper's advice column, excerpts of which appear before each of the novel's chapters. And she nurses a half-acknowledged crush on the paper's editor, Scott, who is dating someone else. Shocked by the cruelty of real-life high school, Luke convinces Jenny to become a force for good — to no longer simply be everybody's pal but to champion the downtrodden (such as the school's least popular girl, Cara 'Cow') and fight for what's right (the return of a favorite teacher's kidnapped Cabbage Patch doll). As a reward, of sorts, Luke promises to come back to town to take Jenny to the high school's Spring Fling. The down-to-earth high school setting, peopled with recognizable, fully realized characters and ably described by Jenny, provides a sturdy springboard for the over-the-top Hollywood plotline, which Cabot delivers with a wink. A snappy and fun read that is — no doubt — soon to be ready for its own close-up. Ages 12-up." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

High school junior Jenny Greenley is so good at keeping secrets that she's the school newspaper's anonymous advice columnist. She's so good at it that, when hotter-than-hot Hollywood star Luke Striker comes to her small town to research a role, Jenny is the one in charge of keeping his identity under wraps. But Luke doesn't make it easy, and soon everyone — the town, the paparazzi, and the tabloids alike — know his secret ... and Jenny is caught right in the middle of all the chaos.

About the Author

Meg Cabot is the author of the best-selling, critically acclaimed, immensely popular Princess Diariesnovels, as well as All-American Girl, Haunted,and two Regency novels,Nicola and the Viscountand Victoria and the Rogue.Meg was born in Bloomington, Indiana, and her childhood was spent in pursuit of air conditioning, of which there was little at the time in southern Indiana. A primary source proved to be the Monroe County Public Library, where Meg whiled away many hours, reading the complete works of Jane Austen, Judy Blume, and Barbara Cartland.

Armed with a fine arts degree from Indiana University, Meg moved to New York City, intent upon pursuing a career in freelance illustration. Illustrating, however, soon got in the way of Meg's true love, writing, and so she abandoned it and got a job as the assistant manager of an undergraduate dormitory at New York University, writing on the weekends, and whenever her boss wasn't looking.

Meg lives in New York City with her husband, Benjamin, a poet, financial market writer and fellow Hoosier, and their one-eyed cat, Henrietta.

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Jessii94, April 9, 2007 (view all comments by Jessii94)
hey 2 Evewii1

i just wanna say that i Loved this book soooo much, i coudnt put it down and by far 1 of da best meg cabot books!! when you read the book you fell almost like your init!!>>ITS A MUST HAVE!!!<<

READ IT

this book should be read 4rom 12+ not 13+ like girl above wrote! because my freninds liked it!!

xx bibi xx
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Londongirl_5656, April 6, 2007 (view all comments by Londongirl_5656)
It was a terrfic Book, It felt like you were not just reading it felt as if you were all the characters. You can't put the book down you will be reading right to the end
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**Lucy**, May 16, 2006 (view all comments by **Lucy**)
Hey Every1!!i think that Teen Idol rocks!!It is deinatley my fav book written by Meg Cabot and i luv it so much!!i recommened teen idol 2 any1 ova the age of 13. Its like my fav book eva!!
Teen Idol rocks!!=)
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060096182
Author:
Cabot, Meg
Publisher:
HarperTrophy
Author:
by Meg Cabot
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Social Situations - Adolescence
Subject:
High schools
Subject:
Conduct of life
Subject:
Social Issues - Adolescence
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Children s humor
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20050731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.22x6.28x.78 in. .52 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Cabot (Princess Diaries) revisits her Hoosier roots, taking something of a break from the glitzy world of Genovia's royalty. But not too much of a break, since this brisk and bubbly tale explores what happens when teen heartthrob Luke Striker attempts to spend a week posing as an ordinary high school student in a small Indiana town, in order to research his next movie role. Luke's host (and the novel's peppy narrator) is Jenny, a well-liked junior at Clayton High who has her own secrets: she anonymously pens 'Ask Annie,' the school paper's advice column, excerpts of which appear before each of the novel's chapters. And she nurses a half-acknowledged crush on the paper's editor, Scott, who is dating someone else. Shocked by the cruelty of real-life high school, Luke convinces Jenny to become a force for good — to no longer simply be everybody's pal but to champion the downtrodden (such as the school's least popular girl, Cara 'Cow') and fight for what's right (the return of a favorite teacher's kidnapped Cabbage Patch doll). As a reward, of sorts, Luke promises to come back to town to take Jenny to the high school's Spring Fling. The down-to-earth high school setting, peopled with recognizable, fully realized characters and ably described by Jenny, provides a sturdy springboard for the over-the-top Hollywood plotline, which Cabot delivers with a wink. A snappy and fun read that is — no doubt — soon to be ready for its own close-up. Ages 12-up." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , High school junior Jenny Greenley is so good at keeping secrets that she's the school newspaper's anonymous advice columnist. She's so good at it that, when hotter-than-hot Hollywood star Luke Striker comes to her small town to research a role, Jenny is the one in charge of keeping his identity under wraps. But Luke doesn't make it easy, and soon everyone — the town, the paparazzi, and the tabloids alike — know his secret ... and Jenny is caught right in the middle of all the chaos.
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