By Lara Chapman
(Bloomsbury USA Childrens, Hardcover, 9781599906317, 272pp.)
Publication Date: May 10, 2011
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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Sarah Burke is just about perfect. She's got killer blue eyes, gorgeous blond hair, and impeccable grades. There's just one tiny-all right, enormous-flaw: her nose. But even that's not so bad. Sarah's got the best best friend and big goals for print journalism fame.
On the first day of senior year, Rock Conway walks into her journalism class and, well, rocks her world. Problem is, her best friend, Kristen, falls for him too. And when Rock and Kristen stand together, it's like Barbie and Ken come to life. So when Kristen begs Sarah to help her nab Rock, Sarah does the only thing a best friend can do-she agrees. For someone so smart, what was she thinking?
This hip retelling of Cyrano de Bergerac is filled with hilariously misguided matchmaking, sweet romance, and a gentle reminder that we should all embrace our flaws.
LARA CHAPMAN teaches fifth-grade language arts and has served as editor of numerous professional journals and organization newsletters. She reads and writes daily and is rarely-if ever-found without her laptop and iPhone. This is her first novel.