A wonderfully funny new 'take' on the cult of celebrity.
Everyone loves Jen Greenley. But being the world's best listener doesn't always get you too far. Until Jen's asked to look after 'Lucas Smith' -- better known as Luke Striker, Hollywood's most famous teenage movie star, who's coming to Clayton to research a new role. Can Jen keep Luke's identity a secret? And can she manage not to lose her heart to the most gorgeous guy on the planet? Let's face it -- Jen's starring in her very own Mission Impossible! Or is she?
When hunky television and movie actor Luke Striker goes undercover to Clayton, Indiana, to research the life of a typical high-school student for a movie he's about to star in, Jen Greenley, everyone's best friend and the school's emotional fix-it girl, is considered to be level-headed enough to be let in on the secret. Assigned to be his student guide, Jen teaches the handsome heartthrob all about the mysteries of life in the slow lane, at least until his secret is uncovered, which also has the unintended consequence of making Jen a temporary celebrity. Author Cabot loves telling stories about ordinary girls who are unexpectedly thrust into a spotlight that gives them not only the chance to shine, but also illuminates hidden parts of their personalities. In this instantly engaging, humorous first-person tale, Luke acts as the catalyst to allow Jen, who has always gotten along with everyone at the personal cost of subjugating her feelings about kindness and fair play, to use her personal and social power to make high school a nicer place-and even find love in the process. Great fun. (Fiction. 12+) (Kirkus Reviews)
Meg Cabot's novels for teenagers have sold millions of copies around the world. She is the author of the fantastically successful THE PRINCESS DIARIES series, ALL AMERICAN GIRL, ALL AMERICAN GIRL: READY OR NOT, VICTORIA AND THE ROGUE, NICOLA AND THE VISCOUNT and THE MEDIATOR series. Meg lives in Florida with her husband and one-eyed cat, Henrietta.
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