Review: Teen Idol by Meg Cabot

Meg Cabot’s Website
Age Group: Teen
Source: Borrowed from public library
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Summary from GoodReads:

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.

My Thoughts:

Meg Cabot is awesome!  Her novels are really hitting the right spot with me lately!  So I listened to the audiobook of this book and the narrator was Elizabeth Moss from Mad Men fame.  She was such a great narrator.  If you like audiobooks, try this.  But onto the review of the actual book.

Cabot created another fabulous protagonist in Jenny Greenley.  She is described as mayo, because she is the one that holds things together like mayo holds a sandwich together.  She can help smooth over hurt feelings very well.  When Luke Striker arrives at school, though, he pushes Jenny to do more at school; to bring about social change.  Then Jenny starts to change things at her school.

I loved the supporting characters, too.  They all had their own personalities, and were not just stock characters.  I particularly liked Jenny’s best friend, Trina.  She wasn’t perfect, but she learned from her mistakes.  Luke, Scott and Geri were great characters, too.

The Ask Annie columns that are throughout this book are hilarious!  They really helped show Jenny’s personality, and views on things.  They were a great addition to the story.

I loved the writing of this book.  Meg Cabot can really portray teenagers.  She just gets them!  I really loved this book.  I highly recommend this one.

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About Quinn

I'm a twenty-something children's librarian at a public library in Central New York. I've long left my teen years behind me, but I love to read YA and children's books. I have two adorable dogs. Ginger is a mix between a poodle and havanese, and Daphne is Bichon Frise. Other things I love: Favorite Movie: Singing in the Rain Favorite Book: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Favorite TV Show: Monk
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