Friday, June 3, 2011

Teen Idol

Title: Teen Idol
Author: Meg Cabot
Rating: 4/5
Summary: 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.
My Thoughts:Teen Idol is most definitely an entertaining, satisfying novel, one that refused to go down the very predictable road as far as determining love interests go. It had well-developed, amusing characters, a not-so-original plot written in an appealing and clever way, and incorporates an ending that bestows The Reader with a warm, contented feeling. The heroine is "nice little Jenny Greenley, everybody's best friend" (286), so the story leans toward the comical when Jenny stops being the nice, sweet girl everyone expects her to be and instead morphs into the girl lingering inside waiting for the chance to emerge. 

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