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Teen Idol Paperback – July 26, 2005
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Meg's first ever adult book in the Princess Diaries series, "Royal Wedding", will be available in Summer 2015, along with an installment of the series for younger readers, "From the Notebook of a Middle School Princess". "Remembrance", a new book in the Mediator series will be available in February of 2016.
Top Customer Reviews
Meg Cabot, being Meg Cabot, is able to create a mountain out of a molehill, and that's what she's accomplished with TEEN IDOL. Jen is a fun character, who so many girls will be able to relate to, as she is the All-American, girl-next-door who wants to help everyone, and cares more about everyone else in the world, and all of their problems, more than she cares about herself and her own problems. Luke Striker is a character who all female readers will fall in love with, as he is so not like what you'd expect from a teen celebrity. He's caring, intelligent, kind, not to mention very easy on the eyes. Cabot has created another book that will capture the hearts of readers the world over. Don't miss TEEN IDOL!!
Book Review Columnist for The Community Bugle Newspaper
It all started when reliable, thoughtful Jen, advice columnist for the school paper and "everybody's best friend," was asked by the school administration to guide a new student, Lucas Smith, through his first days at Clayton. Jen and the administration are the only ones who know that Lucas Smith is really Luke Striker, the hottest movie star in Hollywood. All the girls at Clayton think the new boy is cute, but when he accidentally reveals his true identity, Jen finds herself thrown headfirst into her fifteen minutes of fame, and a lot of turmoil with her friends and classmates.
Meg Cabot's trademark charming wit and ability to capture Jen's multitude of emotions make this book a delightful read for everyone. Jen's transformation from laid-back listener to instigator of social change, with inspiration from Luke Striker, will have you cheering for everyone touched by Jen's bravery. TEEN IDOL is a story with messages concerning self-image, confidence and friendships, but Cabot always keeps it lighthearted and funny. A perfect read for summer --- or fall, or winter, or spring.
--- Reviewed by Carlie Webber
Jenny has always been the 'mayonaisse' of the social sandwich- she keeps everything together and everybody, yes EVERYBODY, in her school loves her. Little do they know that she is the secret author in the Advice Columnist of the school newspaper, Ask Annie.
When a teen hearthrob actor comes to their small Indiana school to "study" for a part he will soon be playing, Jenny is the one trusted with his real identity. As more people figure out who he is, he causes Jenny to question her role in the school. Will Jenny be able to help save a few of the school or will she falter under the pressure of being the girl everybody loves?
I personally thought that this story was incredibly well-written. Cabot grasped the way schools usually work and twisted it into a manner that can't help but be loved! AKA: IT ROCKED!!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
So, in general, I LOVE Meg Cabot's work. She doesn't apologize for pop culture references or allowing her girl characters to act like girls, or like boys, or however they want. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Dione Basseri
Okay, I'm sorry for the bad review. But I thought it ended badly. I mean sure, Scott is great. Fine. But I really thought Jenny and Luke would get together. Read morePublished 2 months ago by anna
Meg Cabot has done amazing work in this young adult novel. She makes you fall in love with the main character, Jenny Greenly. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Kendra
It was a really great and easy read. I read it ten times in my Freshmen year!Published 15 months ago by Selena#1
The first meg Cabot book I read and as an adult reader it was like visiting my youth again. This book is a delightful read, great book for the teenager and adult readers alikePublished 20 months ago by T Baker