Van Etten, David. All that glitters.

Author:Rosser, Claire
Position:Young adult review - Brief article - Book review

VAN ETTEN, David. All that glitters. (A Likely Story Novel.) Random House, Knopf. 295p. c2008. 978-0-375-94678-3. $15.99. JS

When last we tuned into Mallory's story (in Likely Story, Book One), she had just been given the chance to produce her very own soap opera. All that Glitters picks up the plot as the cast assembles, publicity is hyped, and all hell breaks loose. The lead actor starts his own sabotage campaign. Mallory's life is chaotic: she is trying to do her schoolwork (she is only 16), organize the first scripts for the show, and placate the many egos involved, including the ego of her own mother who has a supporting role in the soap. Also, her boyfriend, a normal guy who just wants to finish high school and work at California Pizza so he can go to...

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