Monday, July 28, 2008

Susanna Sees Stars

EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT! When ordinary, overweight, celebrity-obsessed, fifteen-year-old Susanna Barringer uses her wit and writing skills to snag herself a coveted internship at the stylish Scene magazine, she thinks she's the luckiest girl in the world. After all, her dreams of becoming a celebrity reporter might come true after one fateful summer. Soon, she'll be chatting it up with Reese, Drew, Jen, Brad, and Angelina, going to glittering parties, and walking the red carpet. Right? Not so fast. Instead of hitting the carpet, Susanna's stuck in a stuffy office building with a moody and insecure editor who treats her like trash, going on coffee runs, being criticized, being trapped with a snotty coworker in the Fashion closet, and getting framed as a celebrity stalker. Whatever happened to champagne and fancy shoes and celebrity get-togethers? Just when Susanna's thinking her summer has completely gone down the toilet, she gets a brilliant idea that could help her make it to the top.....or break it. Can Susanna think of the perfect way to save her summer and make her coworkers think of her as not just an intern?
  Mary Hogan's fun teen novel is a great summer read. Susanna is such a lovable and sweet character, and I could just picture the New York City skyline and all of Susanna's crazy escapades as I turned page after page after page. You won't be able to put this fab book down!
Recommended for ages 12-15.
  PS. Which cover do you prefer? British (top) or American (right?) I think the British one is super-eye catching and stylish, but I sorta have a thing for the paper doll-style cutouts on the US cover. Opinions, please!


Anonymous said...

aww....I love books like this!

ruby said...

I don't think the british cover is that bad....