Brian, Kate. The princess & the pauper.

Author:MacGregor, Amanda
Position:Young adult review - Brief article - Book review

BRIAN, Kate. The princess & the pauper. Simon & Schuster. 266p. c2003.1-4169-5369-8. $8.99. J S

Outside of looking nearly identical, unrelated 16-year-aids Carina and Julia have nothing in common. Julia attends Rosewood, a private high school, where she is a scholarship student. Her single mother works herself ragged as a waitress; their apartment is in disrepair, and Julia worries they will be evicted. Carina, on the other hand, is the princess of Vineland, and lives a pampered life. When Carina's goodwill tour takes her to Rosewood, her life intersects with Julie's. Carina, desperate for a break from her boring and overprotected life, offers Julia S 10,000 to swap identities for one day. Plus, she hopes to meet up with Ribbit, an American rock star she's been corresponding with. Julia can't pass up that kind of money, so the girls swap lives. Unsurprisingly, Julia learns there's a lot more to being a princess than just being spoiled and looking pretty. Carina...

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