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Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen

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Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen

Did
you see the movie? If you have (or even if you haven't), you must
check out this fun book!


Mary Cep wants to be called Lola, so she'll have something
imaginative in her life as she dies a cultural death in the New
Jersey suburbs after her family moves from New York. "In the
suburbs, people get excited when they have their kitchens
redone."


Her new high school in Dellwood --- Deadwood, as she calls it ---
promises no excitement except possibly the starring role in the new
school play. Fellow student Ella Gerard then develops into a
kindred spirit despite her quiet demeanor, and Lola begins to feel
some glimmers of hope. That is, until Miss Popularity, Carla
Santini, does everything she can to thwart Lola and now Ella.


Lola does not sit down for this treatment from Carla, and her
antics make this a hilarious book. After boasting in front of the
entire school that she and Ella would indeed be at an important
band's party in New York, they have to resort to nothing short of a
trip to the police station to make it a reality. Lola certainly
makes her life in New Jersey more exciting than she bargained for,
and readers will enjoy the wild ride.


Characters have many interesting levels in this book, including
Carla. Lots of surprises will also encourage readers to keep
following the drama at Dellwood into the sequel.


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Reviewed by Amy Alessio on October 18, 2011

Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
by Dyan Sheldon

  • Publication Date: August 26, 2002
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Candlewick
  • ISBN-10: 0763618489
  • ISBN-13: 9780763618483