9.06.2007

September Fiction Titles


Girl of the Moment
By Lizabeth Zindel

When Lily's internship at the Museum of Modern Art falls through, she thinks her summer is ruined. Then her dad hooks her up with a once-in-a-lifetime chance to intern for Sabrina Snow—sixteen-year-old Hollywood starlet and the girl of the moment. From the pages of Party Weekly magazine, Sabrina's life looks like a nonstop merry-go-round of glamorous parties, red-carpet events, and designer clothes. But Lily soon learns that being Sabrina isn't easy—and neither is being Sabrina's intern. This first novel from the daughter of noted young adult author and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paul Zindel is a smart and sassy look at the meaning of stardom, determination, and loyalty.

Take a Quiz!
IF YOU WERE A STARLET, WHO WOULD YOU BE?


Scarlett Johansson, Lindsay Lohan, Natalie Portman, or Keira Knightley?


1.Your agent calls with great news! You get to star in the remake of one of the following classic films. Which actress’ role would you like to play most?A. Natalie Wood’s role as a singing, star-crossed lover, in West Side Story B. Audrey Hepburn, as a daring and darling socialite, in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Marilyn Monroe, a sexy and charming band member, in Some Like it Hot D. Michelle Pfeiffer, as a beautiful, aristocratic, French girl from the १.8th Century, in Dangerous Liaisons

2. What would you wear to the premiere of your next movie?A. a wine-colored, one-shoulder gown by Vera Wang B. a gorgeous poison-green, satin Alberta Ferretti gown C. a sexy animal-print dress designed by Miu Miu D. a vintage, black, lace Chanel dress


3. You have a hot date with your adorable co-star, what would you like to have him plan for the rendezvous?A. Pick you up with a dozen pink tulips before heading to dinner at a romantic, candlelit hideaway in New York’s Greenwich Village B. Zip you away in a helicopter to Hawaii where you go skinny dipping in your bungalow’s private pool while looking up at the stars. C. Fly you on a private jet to Las Vegas where you dine at a five star restaurant overlooking the city before returning to your hotel suite to share a bowl of chocolate covered strawberries. D. Whisk you away to London for a night of dining at “La Fromagerie,” a delicious cheese fondue restaurant, followed by a rock concert at an intimate venue


4. What would be your dream way to throw your 21st Birthday Party? A. Dress up as an elegant flapper and throw a roaring twenties themed party B. Rent out Rockefeller Center’s ice rink and invite all your friends to skating C. Celebrate with friends and family at a New York City strip club D. Rip up the dance floor and get wild with your friends at a hot LA nightclub


SCORING:1. A. 1 points B. 3 points C. 2 points D. 4 points2. A. 4 points B. 2 points C. 3 points D. 1 point3. A. 1 points B. 3 points C. 2 points D. 4 points4. A. 4 points B. 1 point C. 2 points D. 3 points


IF YOU SCORED:


4 to 6 points: You are a Natalie Portman, a Golden Globe winning and Academy Award nominated actress. Born with star quality, you often pick roles that reflect your grounded maturity and precociousness. You have international acclaim for your exotic beauty and grace, as well as, your ability to exhibit both inner strength and soulfulness.

8 to 10 points: You are a Scarlett Johansson,voted by Esquire Magazine as one of the Sexiest Women Alive. With a reputation for being one of Hollywood’s hardest working actors, you have a have a keen sense of style and glamour as you move down the red carpet with a confident strut and mysterious, cool eyes.

11 to 13 points: You are a Lindsay Lohan, a versatile and charismatic actress who began her career as a child model before launching into cinematic stardom. A fun-loving girl, you know how to have a good time, but you shun your reputation as a party girl. “Is it such a crime to go out dancing with your friends?” you ask. Your loyal, quick-witted and charming personality has scored you countless fans and admirers.

14 to 16 points: You are a Keira Knightley, An elegant and radiant starlet, it is rumored that your co-star, Orlando Bloom, from Pirates of the Caribbean, said you are a great kisser. You have classic style and often land on magazines’ Best Dressed Lists. You have carved out your success by being tenderhearted, spontaneous and assertive.




Miracle Wimp
Erik Kraft
Miracle Wimp takes readers on an episodic journey that is sure to keep them laughing. The story follows Tom Mayo as he navigates his way through wood shop, dating, driving, and the meat-headed Donkeys, bullies who are determined to make his life miserable. Filled with humorous details and sardonic wit, Erik Kraft deftly portrays high school through the eyes of a wise-cracking misfit.






Reckless
By Cecily Von Ziegesar

Popular Gossip Girl character Jenny Humphrey is making a splash at Waverly Academy, an elite boarding school in New York horse country where glamorous rich kids don't let the rules get in the way of an excellent time. It's less than a semester into school, but Jenny's already become notorious, just like Tinsley Carmichael - who won't give up her Waverly "it girl" crown without a fight.



Angels on Sunset Bloulevard
By Melissa De La Cruz
Johnny Silver is the world's soon-to-be biggest rock star, but on the eve of his debut concert in L.A., he mysteriously disappears, causing global pandemonium. His Friend Taj tries to discover the truth about his disappearance , which leads her to TAP.com and it's shadowy founder, Sutton Merner, who throws the wildest parties in Bel-Air.

TAP started innocently enough , as a website that dishes the dirt on the kids of Sunset Blvd and beyond. But it has become something more. Membership is a privilege with responsibilities and consequences.

At Sutton's parties, anything goes, especially in t he backroom rituals nicknamed The Angels Practice. Rumors abound of a special drink handed out at the parties that tap into otherworldly sensations.

One night Taj meets Nick, a Westside preppie who doesn't buy into the TAP mayhem, especially since his kid sister never came home from attending one of the blow-out bashes. Slowly the two of them are drawn into TAP and to each other. But Taj just might know more than she's letting on...


Are you ready for the darker side of Tinsel Town's brightest lights?




Dramarama
By E. Lockhart

Two theater-mad, self-invented, fabulositon Ohio teenagers. One boy, one girl. One gay, one straight. One black, one white. And SUMMER DRAMA CAMP. It's a season of hormones,gold lamé,hissy fits,jazz hands,song and dance,true love,and unitardsthat will determine their future--and test their friendship.
DRAMARAMA perfectly captures the rush of working hard and playing hard, screwing up and making up, all for the chance to become the biggest and best you can be."--
Lauren Myracle, author of TTYL, TTFN, and L8R G8R



Now You See Her
By Jacquelyn Mitchard

Now You See Her tells the story of Hope Shay—who, at just fifteen, seems to have the very stars at her fingertips. An accomplished actor and a student at the elite Starwood Academy for the Performing Arts, she's seems to be thriving in every way when suddenly and horribly, she vanishes. Deep in the Michigan woods, Starwood prides itself on its security and individual attention to each student. An abduction seems almost impossible. But police and volunteers begin the largest manhunt the area has ever known. As they do, troubling questions about Hope's seemingly perfect life and outwardly supportive family begin to emerge. Her "stage parents" may have disturbing secrets of their own. Every aspect of her life—as a young girl in love with an older boy and as an actor—comes under scrutiny. And when hints that Hope may have faked her own kidnapping emerge, no one knows what lies ahead for this beautiful girl.
Destined for fame, will she now face prosecution? Is Hope an ordinary teen disappointed by love or do her problems go much deeper? Hope's is not a story of mental illness, but of broken hearts and dreams, a family who loved perhaps too much, and, ironically, a story of real hope for a vulnerable girl not so very different from many girls we already know.-jacquelynmitchard.com

Read an excerpt here.


Bad Tickets
By Kathleen O'Dell
It's 1967, the Summer of Love, and Mary Margaret Hallinan is shedding her good girl ways... mostly. Will taking chances and making changes take her where she wants to go? Could the right guy be just "the ticket" to get there?
Buy a ticket. Climb aboard. Take an offbeat, heartfelt ride with Mary Margaret on the magical mystery tour that all of us must travel to discover our own true selves.
"A previous author of middle-grade novels, O'Dell makes a fab entrée into the world of YA literature. Although she sets her story in the '60s counterculture, today's readers will find no generation gap when it comes to Mary Margaret's questioning of friends, family and religion and her pressures and experimentation with sex, drugs and rock-'n'-roll."



Love, Stargirl
By Jerry Spinelli
LOVE, STARGIRL picks up a year after Stargirl ends and reveals the new life of the beloved character who moved away so suddenly at the end of Stargirl. The novel takes the form of "the world's longest letter," in diary form, going from date to date through a little more than a year's time. In her writing, Stargirl mixes memories of her bittersweet time in Mica, Arizona, with involvements with new people in her life.In Love, Stargirl, we hear the voice of Stargirl herself as she reflects on time, life, Leo, and - of course - love.

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