Synopses & Reviews
That was then: Angela has been a child model all her life, the baby on the cake mix box, the cutie pie in the toy commercial. She was mom's pride and joy, the celebri-toast of her tiny town. Back then choices, priorities, and rules were made for her. No one thought to ask 'Gellie' what she wanted to do, nor had she asked herself. She was a sweet and obedient cipher, a plastic angel.
"The writing moves along well, touching issues of family dissent and emerging individuality with which young teens constantly grapple. It should appeal to many young readers, especially those who love popular music." Kirkus Reviews
Music speaks powerfully to young teens. Folk-rock singer and songwriter Nerissa Nields has written a lyrical novel of a young girl's struggle to break free of everyone else's expectations and find her own voice.
About the Author
Nerissa Nields-Duffy has been a member of the band The Nields since 1991. She has toured North America, been on major labels, minor labels and shared stages with the Indigo Girls, James Taylor, Suzanne Vega, 10,000 Maniacs, Dar Williams, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Shawn Colvin, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones and a panoply of musicians. Between the Nields and her duo with sister Katryna Nields, she has twelve CDs out. Her work has appeared in many compilations, magazines and movies. Her first novel, Plastic Angel, was published by Scholastic Press in 2005. She is currently working on her second novel, The Big Idea. She is an honored graduate of Yale University and holds a BA in English. She is a dynamic and seasoned performer and is passionately in love with what she gets to do for a living. She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts with her husband, Tom Nields-Duffy.