Review: Teen Idol

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Teen Idol by: Meg Cabot

My Rating: 1 Star

High school junior Jenny Greenley is so good at keeping secrets that she’s the school newspaper’s anonymous advice columnist. She’s so good at it that, when hotter-than-hot Hollywood star Luke Striker comes to her small town to research a role, Jenny is the one in charge of keeping his identity under wraps. But Luke doesn’t make it easy, and soon everyone—the town, the paparazzi, and the tabloids alike—know his secret…and Jenny is caught right in the middle of all the chaos.

Beware spoilers ahead!

DNF

I had read this book back in September 2015. I was going through a Meg Cabot funk and I was really excited to read this. Unfortunately I did not enjoy this.

The book begins with a piece from Dear Annie.  A girl was having a dilemma with her grandmother. Her grandmother thought that everything said girl had an interest in is going to send her to Hell. The girl has no idea what to do. Annie responds saying that her grandmother is crazy and that she’s already in Hell, it’s called high school.

We are then taken to the first chapter in which Jenny is in class. A couple of the boys want to play a prank on their teacher so they steal her favourite doll and go to hide it somewhere. This upsets Jenny because she knows how important that doll is to her teacher. Jenny tries to express her concerns to her best friend (I’ve forgotten her name). But said best friend brushes it off claiming that the teacher will be fine.

That’s about as much as I read. I found it surprising that Jenny was nice whenever you interacted with her for example she really did care about that doll, but when she was Dear Annie she was absolutely rude. I know that in media they portray high school as such, and while it isn’t rainbows and sunshine, it’s not like Hell. I just found that stupid. And yes that girl’s grandmother was weird to consider everything her granddaughter liked Hell worthy, that still doesn’t mean you have the right to call someone’s grandmother nuts. Even if it’s true she doesn’t right to say that.

Overall this was not a good book. I cannot bring myself to recommend this.

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