By Rebecca Eckler
(Doubleday Canada, Paperback, 9780385663199, 240pp.)
Publication Date: September 1, 2009
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Apple is the opposite of her outspoken mother and gossipy, chatty best friends; she’s always been the cool, calm, and collected one. But her life is about to spiral out of control. Apple’s super-sized, secret crush on her friend Zen leads her into major trouble. And she’s realizing it might not have been such a good idea to pose as her mother–the famous talk show host and self-help guru, Dr. Bee Berg–and send out fake advice emails to keep her (devastatingly beautiful) friend Happy away from Zen. Before she knows it, her best friend hates her, the whole school knows about her crush, and she is humiliated on national TV. How much more will it take for Apple to learn that taking advice is just as important as giving it?
Rebecca Eckler is one of Canada’s most popular journalists and writers. She has been a columnist for The Globe and Mail and the National Post. Her work has also appeared in such publications as Elle, Fashion, Chatelaine, House and Home, Mademoiselle, the Los Angeles Times, and The New York Times.
Her Doubleday Canada book, Knocked Up, has been published in the US, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal, Hungary, and Turkey.
“Eckler’s breezy teen drama may appeal to kids who live for Gossip Girl, Laguna Beach, and The Hills.”
— Quill & Quire
Praise for Rebecca Eckler:
“[Eckler’s] frankness, quirky style and light tough are a winning combination.”
— Kirkus Reviews
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