Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Still haven't figured out why some blogs (my own included, sadly) cause problems for my computer...But I've found a computer to borrow to get these posts, well, posted.
Teen Idol is another of Meg Cabot's YA-But-Not-Princess-Diaries. Jenny Greenley is Miss
Perfect, always solving everyone's problems and never causing any of her own. She's so
good at problem solving, in fact, that she's the school newspaper's secret advice
columnist. But things are turned a bit sideways when one of the world's biggest movie
stars, 19-year-old Luke Stryker (famous for a sart on a very 7th Heaven-y show) comes
to town to 'research' a role--and Jenny's in charge of keeping his identity secret.
Jenny seemed a good bit like Sam from All American Girl and Ellie from what I've
listened to of Avalon High (I got the audio book from the library)... not a carbon copy
or anything but...the unassuming girl that seems to have that power/confidence/knowledge
just under the surface waiting for a few words/actions/whatever from the choice character.
Maybe not. Maybe they just read the same way.
I did like the book though-which yes, I know doesn't exactly make sense given that I
didn't like Sam in AAG and I see her and Jenny as so similar...go figure. It wasn't a
book to think about after you've read it, but it was a fun, quick, light read. Something
cute to read while you're studying and can't take serious books-that kind of book.
Again, though, there was a secondary character that I found myself more interested in than
the main character (this time it was Geri Lynn). And maybe I'm wrong but I've never
heard of/been in a Latin class that was conducted all in Latin...so that bugged me ;)
Overall, if you want a book that touches on subjects of popularity, bullying, fame,
dating, breaking up, and probably a few others all in something you can read in a day or
two, then I do recommend Teen Idol.
(I'm going to try resetting my layout later-once I can save my coding and all that-to see if I can get back to having full access to this lovely book blog o' mine without screwing up my computer so I can get all review-y again!)