Confessions of a Hollywood Star
By Dyan Sheldon
(Candlewick, Hardcover, 9780763630751, 208pp.)
Publication Date: June 13, 2006
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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Dyan Sheldon's comically melodramatic heroine casts her best friend, Ella, in a supporting role as they conspire to land a part in a real-live movie that's filming tantalizingly close to home.
After enduring years of angst, Lola is graduating from high school and
finally getting out of Dellwood "Deadwood," New Jersey. She can't wait
to move on to bigger and better things — even if it means she'll be studying theater at Brooklyn College and not her dream school, London's prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. But destiny intervenes when Lola learns that a major Hollywood movie is being filmed right there in Dellwood that very summer! Lola wastes no time in telling everyone (including her nemesis, Carla Santini) that she, of course, is going to be in the movie. Now it's just a minor matter of convincing the director to give her a part. Is the Drama Queen ready — and wily enough — to make the leap from the stage to the silver screen?
DYAN SHELDON was born in Brooklyn, New York, and now lives in London. She is the author of many novels for teens, including
CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE DRAMA QUEEN, MY PERFECT LIFE, SOPHIE PITT-TURNBULL DISCOVERS AMERICA, PLANET JANET, and PLANET JANET IN ORBIT. She says, "My writing for young adults comes from personal experience. I just make the characters younger. I thought I would outgrow these experiences — but they keep happening."