Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
Mary Elizabeth Cep (or Lola, as she prefers to be called) longs to be in the spotlight. But when she moves to New Jersey with her family and becomes a student at Dellwood "Deadwood" High, Lola finds the role of resident drama queen already filled, by the Born-to-Win, Born-to-Run-Everything Carla... show more
Mary Elizabeth Cep (or Lola, as she prefers to be called) longs to be in the spotlight. But when she moves to New Jersey with her family and becomes a student at Dellwood "Deadwood" High, Lola finds the role of resident drama queen already filled, by the Born-to-Win, Born-to-Run-Everything Carla Santini. Carla has always gotten everything she wants — until Lola comes along and snags the lead in the school play. Can Lola survive Carla's attempts at retaliation? Once the curtain goes up on the school play, which drama queen will take center stage?
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: February 9th 2004
Pages no: 308
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
Series: Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (#1)
This is a pretty standard 'surviving high school' kind of book. Despite the length, I found it to be a quick read, because it is so simple yet engaging. Good character development, although highly stereotyped. Captivating story. I enjoyed the book much more than I did the movie adaptation.
I found the overly dramatic narrator a bit annoying, since she never really lets up. I guess I felt like her mother who is constantly nagged... It was a fun narrator though, and she's very conniving and convincing to get what she wants. The ending didn't feel very resolved for me - I wanted there to...
A fun read. Lola is beyond the edge!! I loved it more than the movie!!
I read this book a couple of years ago as Disney made a movie out of it, and if a book has been made into a movie, I like to try and read the book first. I have mixed feelings about this book. The movie is cute, and there are some basic ideas in place which are fun, but I thought the execution was...