Cabot, Meg. Teen idol.

Author:Rohrlick, Paula
Position:Brief Article - Young Adult Review - Book Review

CABOT, Meg. Teen idol. HarperTrophy. 291p. c2004. 0-06-009618-7. JS*

To quote the review of the hardcover in KLIATT, July 2004: Jen is a high school junior in a little town in Indiana, a kind, nice, "girl-next-door" type in whom everyone confides. In fact, she's secretly the school newspaper's advice columnist--with a crush on Scott, the paper's editor. Jen is great at keeping secrets, which is why the school authorities ask her to be the student guide for movie star/teen heartthrob Luke Striker, who is coming to town incognito to research a role as a Midwestern high school student. And if you can buy that premise, the rest of this delightful confection will slip down as easily as an ice cream sundae. Cool, gorgeous Luke doesn't remain anonymous for long, and all the girls go crazy for him--except for Jen, who cares only for Scott, and wins him in the end, of course. But Luke does have an effect...

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