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"High school has always been this stressful, but rarely this hilarious." —BOOKLIST (starred review)More famous than ever after hitting the silver screen, the ever-dramatic Lola Cep is still in the spotlight — vying with Born-to-Win, Born-to-Run-Everything Carla Santini to snag the lead in the high school play. Can Lola survive Carla's attempts at retaliation? Once the curt"High school has always been this stressful, but rarely this hilarious." —BOOKLIST (starred review)More famous than ever after hitting the silver screen, the ever-dramatic Lola Cep is still in the spotlight — vying with Born-to-Win, Born-to-Run-Everything Carla Santini to snag the lead in the high school play. Can Lola survive Carla's attempts at retaliation? Once the curtain goes up, which drama queen will take center stage?...

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Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen Reviews

  • Margaret
    2019-05-18 19:27

    3.30 average rating?? Oh come on, people! This book was outrageously funny! So what if this book will never be required reading in high schools or that it will never be remembered as a vital work of literature? That was never the author's intent. This is just a fun story about a shallow girl who can't stop lying and/or looking for drama. Besides, did I mention it's funny?? Sheesh, this book gets an easy 5 stars purely for A- NOT putting on its "literary airs" and B- Simply being a fun read.

  • Utami
    2019-05-13 01:31

    My friends say that I'm such a drama queen. And that's why I was interested to read this book. Oh WOW, Lola is a REAL drama queen. Me is nothing compares to her.So the girl in this book is actually named Mary Elizabeth, but she preferred to be called (and asked everyone to call her) as Lola. She loves drama. And thinking that ordinary life is not for her, she creates drama of her own life. For example, instead of telling the truth to Ella (her best, and seems to be her only) friend about her parents being separated, Lola told Ella that her father died in a romantic cause. While Lola being dramatic, Carla Santini (the antagonist in the story) is the popular kind of girl. She got the so-called-perfect-life. There was a competition between Lola and Carla to have play the main part in a school play. Out of people's prediction, it was Lola who got the part. That made Lola officially the enemy of Carla, which mean Lola was the public enemy in the school. But the real drama was when a famous band decided to have a final concert and a farewell party after the concert. Carla with no effort got the ticket to the concert, and the invitation to the party. Being a drama queen, Lola can't stop herself to tell people (in front of Carla, of course) that she was also got the ticket, and would attend the party as well. Things which are of course, not true. But it's Lola! So she and Ella made the journey to NYC, to find a way to go the concert, and meet Stu, ad having fun at the party they're not invited to.So Hollywood kind of story. Somehow, I can't stand Lola telling lies just to make her life more dramatic. I like Ella better. Oh, and of course, my favourite character is Carla Santini. I kind of think that she's playing her part as a queen bee perfectly. Nothing really new, just a light reading that comes a guilty pleasure for me. There's nothing I can actually learn from the book, there's nothing that I really really like about the story, but still, I read it and finish it.

  • Jessica
    2019-05-10 20:13

    Meh. I picked this up for .10 at a yard sale, otherwise I probably never would have read it. I remember the movie from when I was younger, so I thought it could be a quick mindless read. It was pretty annoying though. For one thing, I disliked how the protagonist lied over the stupidest things just for the heck of it. Also, the author had a very juvenile writing style and the editing was horrendous. Definitely not reading the sequels.

  • Em
    2019-05-04 23:19

    I had to rush straight to my computer to write this!! I just purchased a copy of Dyan Sheldon's: Confessions of a Teenage Drama queen for 20p from a local charity shop!!! whooooop!! I'll be completely honest with you, I fell in love with the movie, purchased the dvd and can quote every line (YES... IT'S THAT ADDICTIVE!) but I never knew that it was based on a book! I never knew the novel was out there *smacks hand* I stood in awe looking at it before I grabbed it. The film was amazing, and Lindsay Lohan was a fantastic actress but I have always been a fan of reading rather than watching the movie versions. I understand that writing a book allows more freedom and less restrictions than say that of a full length movie production and I will be curled up in front of the fire tonight reading this wonderful wonderful story.I do believe I will fall more in love with the novel than the film (if at all possible!)And would like to thank Dyan personally! For such an amazing amazing amazing story!!*REVIEW TO FOLLOW*Regards,Emma xxx

  • PurplyCookie
    2019-05-21 03:42

    Mary Elizabeth, a.k.a. Lola, is accustomed to playing the starring role in the fascinating production that is her life. Her pottery-making single mom and bratty twin sisters are merely bit players in Lola's dramatic existence. But all this changes when she is forced to move from her beloved Manhattan to the boring suburbs of New Jersey. According to Lola, "living in the suburbs is like being dead, only with cable TV and pizza delivery." The worst part is that someone has already snagged the coveted Drama Queen of Suburbia title--and that someone is Carla Santini. Carla, who is "sophisticated, beautiful, and radiates confidence the way a towering inferno radiates heat," isn't about to let anyone take away her hard-earned crown. Undaunted, Lola tries out for and wins the lead in the school play, a role much desired by Carla. In retaliation, Carla makes the entire student body give Lola the silent treatment (and in addition scores tickets to a sold-out concert of Lola's favorite rock band). Can Lola crash the concert, crush Carla, and still have enough energy to wow everyone in the school production of Pygmalion? It's all in a day's work for Lola, Teenage Drama Queen.The beginning started out interesting enough and had potential but then the entire plot of the story was engulfed in the pointless, stupid obsession with Sidhartha. Aparently all the band members were complete jerks and in the end the girls still idolized them. I wish this story had had a little more depth than going after the members of Sidhartha. The two girls will do anything to go to this concert/party--including sneak out against their parents wishes, steal, lie, and walk around New York in the middle of the night with a drunk rock star.The entire quest to meet them dragged on throughout the whole book. There were other, smaller parts of the story such as Mary/Lola's battle against Carla Santini, that was interesting and also the whole Pygmalion play was amusing enough but mainly it was just a bunch of 16-year old girls falling all over some weird goth rock band. Needless to say, this is a book worthy of the trash bin.More of Purplycookie’s Reviews @: Book Details: Title Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen Author Dyan Sheldon Reviewed By Purplycookie

  • Liz
    2019-05-01 03:30

    I read this book a couple of years ago as Disney made a movie out of it, and if a book has been made into a movie, I like to try and read the book first. I have mixed feelings about this book. The movie is cute, and there are some basic ideas in place which are fun, but I thought the execution was poor.Lola was a huge challenge for me as a character in both the book and the movie. In each she came across as melodramatic and self-centered. I don't remember the ending of the book, but by the end of the film she became more selfless. However, in reading the book it just drove me utterly crazy. Although it may be a flaw as a reader, I sometimes struggle with books where the characters make the same mistake many times, yet the characters don't seem to change at all. I also remember reading this and not really enjoying Sheldon's prose, which likely added to this. I liked that Ella's character and back story are a lot more developed in this book. I felt that the author gave her some very realistic struggles, yet I don't remember feeling overly sympathetic for her. Relating to the characters in this novel was a challenge for me.Given what I've said here, I realize it probably seems unfair of me to give this book one star. The fair thing to do would probably be to re-read and reconsider this novel. I honestly have no memories of enjoying reading this book. However, you don't necessarily have to listen to me. For me this book is a reminder that sometimes, as hard as one may try to be objective in formulating an opinion about a novel, sometimes a book and a reader just don't fit. See if this fits you better than it did me.

  • Louise Moore
    2019-05-12 00:36

    I must admit, this was a lovely quick read. A real pick me up too. I wanted to read this as an easy, light hearted read after I finished a serious book previously. It did not disappoint. I finished this in 3 sittings. Outrageous and unbelievable, Lola keeps the humorous story line flowing with her tales of woe and triumph.I was also interested in how it differed from the film staring Lindsay Lohan (I am a big fan of the film, a little bit of a guilty pleasure). The film has kept very true to the book minus the ending.It has made me want to read the sequel one day when I need another quick and happy read. I am not going to say it is the best book I have every read, but it is well worth it if you want something fast paced and funny.

  • Ludovica
    2019-05-18 23:28

    “Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen” is one of my co-blogger’s favorite books, and even though I’ve already seen the movie with Lindsay Lohan, I decided to take a look at the source material, especially because Ella said the ending would be different from the film. I definitely wasn’t disappointed: “Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen” promises a light romp through the social jungle of high school life through the eyes of one eccentric teenager, and it definitely does deliver.THE DRAMA QUEEN AND HER KNIGHTLola Cep is not exactly a heroine everybody is going to empathize with. She is, as the title already alludes, a drama queen who loves theater and thinks she will be the next big star, she is pretentious and quite honestly a pathological liar, she believes she feels deeper than everybody else and that she has a soulmate-connection to the singer of her favorite band. She also believes that everybody in Dellwood/Deadwood is dull and not able to understand art in the same way she does, and in general, her life is totally ruined because she had to move to New Jersey instead of staying in New York, where real people with real feelings live.Normally, these kinds of characteristics would be pretty putting off in YA. How many heroines have we read who think that all other people around them, girls especially, are dull and interchangeable? How many ‘Nobody understands me’ teenage tear-machines have we lived through in the YA genre? Generally, this kind of behavior is something that you’d turn your tail on and flee as far as possible, at least if you’ve got similar tastes to me.The thing is, Lola is so extra and so over-the-top that these characteristics never really seem to be taken seriously. Even though we are in Lola’s head, it is very clear that she is not always right – most of the time, she really doesn’t know what she’s talking about, or she rambles herself into a corner as far removed from any rational notion of reality as Deadwood is from New York. The writing style of Lola’s inner dialogues mimics her histrionics, and at no point is her perspective presented as objective or rational. And that’s not what Lola is about. Objectivity and rationality have no space in the frame of this flawed, lying teenager who neither realizes her own flaws nor really feels bad for lying (only for getting caught). Lola might think everybody else is shallow and unimaginative, but we as readers realize that when a person who honestly wears a cape to school says something like this, we might not have to take it quite so seriously.Lola might not be a character you like, but you definitely root for her. Even though she portrays her own wishes as life-or-death-issues, the passion with which she works on achieving her dreams is inspiring, and it does make you want her to succeed. You might not like her, but you care about her, and that makes the whole book so enjoyable, and also so frustrating when things don’t go her way.Then of course, there is Ella, Lola’s side-kick and best friend. She is a ‘good girl’, she does her homework when she is supposed to, she doesn’t disobey her parents, she doesn’t lie. But even though Lola describes her as quite a pushover at the beginning, Ella might have the most character development of anybody in this book. Beneath the veneer of a mousy goody-two-shoes, a strong young woman emerges who stands up for her friends even in the most dire situations, who can handle crises so well that even Lola is impressed, and who, finally, forces Lola to see the errors of her lying ways by calling her out on her bullshit. Or well, at least she forces her to admit that she was lying and to stop doing it. I don’t think Lola will ever understand why lying is bad, but her love for her friend is strong enough to at least try. And Ella is really worth this love. Ella is the total opposite of Lola, and through her, the reader is made even more aware of just how wrong a lot of Lola’s behavior is.THE QUEEN OF HIGH SCHOOLAn over-the-top protagonist like Lola needs an over-the-top villain if there is to be any acceptable conflict, and Carla Santini definitely qualifies. I would even go so far as to say that Carla Santini might be one of the best villains I’ve read in YA. She is an awful person, an aggressive queen bee, the type of person who makes fun of people because they’re different and because they don’t defer to her like a knight to his liege. She knows how to find other people’s greatest weaknesses, and she knows how to exploit them. She always gets what she wants, and if she doesn’t get it, then of course she didn’t want it in the first place.And she lies. The biggest low point at the end of the book results from Carla telling a blatant lie and tearing down Lola’s defenses in one fell swoop in the process. Because you see, Lola might lie about herself, and about her family, but while people might die in her lies, most of them lift the people she is lying about up. She lies to make herself look better. Carla lies to make other people look worse. And while lying in general is not something that will ever make a sympathetic character, as a reader it is painful to see the consequences of Carla’s lies basically ruin the lives of the people she is lying about.All in all, Carla is the type of villain who you just hate. You want her to have her comeuppance throughout the book, which is one reason why the ending of the book (as opposed to the film version) will leave any reader confused and frustrated, though not in a bad way. There is an open feeling to the ending, a feeling as if those characters you just read about for 200+ pages are still in motion, as if there is more to come. There is a sequel to the book, of course, but even without the sequel, this ending feels good in its complexity.AND THE MORAL OF THIS STORY…Even though I really dislike focusing too much on moral messages in YA literature, it has to be said that there are a lot of good messages in this book. One message, for example, which is also a wisdom I live by, is: Lying makes everything more complicated. So many of Lola’s problems would just not have existed if she didn’t choose to lie. But of course, if she hadn’t lied, her big adventures would also not have happened. That was part of another message which I found very interesting, which was that if you want something badly, you can definitely try and get it, but it might not be as great as you thought it would be. It’s not too much of a spoiler to tell you that Lola gets what she wants at the end – but that she also doesn’t. This was an interesting twist on a genre that mostly deals in happy endings, and I did enjoy that very much.“Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen” is a character-driven, extremely enjoyable book with characters that you either love (Ella), hate (Carla), or just don’t quite know how to feel about (Lola). Lola is definitely one of the most compelling protagonists in YA, and the writing style reflects her strangeness and drama so well that you will be laughing out loud more than once for sure. I really liked this book, and I once again have to say that my dear co-blogger Ella has really, really good taste in books.Want to read more of my reviews? 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  • Alina K
    2019-05-20 01:16

    Dyan Sheldon 's "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen" was enjoyable to read although it was cliche in my opinion. I could almost predict what would happen in the next pages and it didn't make me excited to continue to read. It was interesting to read through and slowly get to know the characters' personalities. The main character named Lola has an 'enemy' that is definitely a drama queen and I can relate to how the other students would feel around her. She's quite the character. Also it was a joyride reading the story play out with Lola's heavy lies. I recommend this book to middle school students.

  • Khadija
    2019-05-19 00:37

    Lola Cep is the new girl at Dellwood High school, or as she likes to call it (Deadwood). Originally from New York, Lola thinks, dresses, and is very different from most of the other studentes in New Jersey. When her favorite band, Sidhartha breaks up, Lola and new friend Ella do everything in their power to make it to their last concert while also proving Dellwoods' resident drama queen; Carla Santini. Witty, sarcastic, and told from the viewpoint of an adolescent. I'm giving it two stars because I wasn't satisfied with the ending.

  • Vicki Lee
    2019-04-28 19:38

    On page 26, I found out I don't like drama queens, but to give it one last chance, I finished the chapter.I have discovered so much of myself by reading this book. Sadly yet happily, I will not discover any more of this book since I have developed a strong moral conviction against this protagonist, no matter how quirky or eccentric or endearing she is.

  • Kailyn
    2019-05-17 03:19

    I watched the movie numerous times years ago and never realized it was a book until recently. I figured that I'd try the book, just to see how similar the movie was to it. The two adaptions were surprisingly similar, but Ella's character was more complex in the book (thankfully). Overall, I enjoyed reading the story and it was entertaining.

  • Kayla
    2019-05-21 02:42

    This is a funny little read.Lola can be a bit of a drama queen which makes her somewhat annoying.But most teenage girls can be annoying.It wasn't as good as I thought it would be but it's an okay book. The writing could have been better.

  • Jodie
    2019-05-13 02:17

    I fully related to the main character as a teenager.

  • Rosemary
    2019-04-24 00:34

    Drama in the sense of a lot of fuss about nothing that's important to anyone but the protagonist ... so not much of a story, really, but I thought it was well-written for what it was.

  • Leah 💙
    2019-05-16 22:30

    DEFINITELY Drama filled...

  • Suzannah
    2019-05-05 00:41

    Read in middle school. Interminable

  • Jim
    2019-05-10 20:17

    The movie is so much better

  • Paula
    2019-05-19 02:29

    If I’d never seen the movie this book would have got 3 stars. But because I’m a total Disney nerd, it got an extra star for nostalgia value.

  • Kim
    2019-04-24 02:30

    the drama.

  • Emmatran
    2019-05-19 02:21

    Good ^^

  • Carol Tran
    2019-05-21 20:14

    SuMmArYMary Elizabeth Cep, or Lola Cep, as she prefers to be called, is a major drama queen who loves to act and be her creative artistic self. However, when she and her family move to Dellwood, New Jersey, it's an entirely different story. In New York, which is her hometown and where she belongs, Lola has had the spotlight nearly all her life. She longs to be a famous actress one day. Dellwood, or Deadwood, as Lola had dubbed it, is boring and not filled with excitement like Lola is used to. But soon, Lola befriends perfectionist Ella Gerard, and together, they take the world by storm. At Deadwood High, there's already a drama queen who rules the world. Born-to-win, born-to-do-everything Carla Santini. Carla and Lola become enemies nearly right away, and soon, it becomes a quest of who will come out on top at Deadwood High. When Lola's and Ella's favorite band Sidhartha, breaks up, they are thrown into extreme depression. Suddenly, Carla announces that they are hodling a farewell concert and an after party, and that hse is invited because her dad is a lawyer to the band and has connections. Lola, interpreting this as revenge for snagging the lead role in the school's local play, hatches a plan to go to the concert and party as well. Lola works out all of the nitty gritty details and when the day of the farewell to Sidhartha coems, she's totally prepared. She and Ella journey to Manhattan to buy tickets to the show. The problem? They left all of their money on the train on the way to Manhattan. Left with no choice but to crash the show, it's exactly what they try. However, Lola and Ella get themselves dragged away. So Lola decides to head to the place where the after party is being held. When they try to crash the party with no invites, they see Stu Wolff, the band's lead singer, leaving the party completely wasted. So they both decide to follow him. After sobering Stu up with some coffee in a diner, Ella, Lola, and Stu himself get escorted by the police to the station. However, everything turns out jsut fine and they all end up having a good tiem att he party. Carla Santini however, makes up a lie that she never saw Ella and Lola at the party, which makes them outcasts at the school, and nobody talks to them. Lola, fed up with Carla's attitude, decides to give up on their war. She pretends to be sick on the day before the play, but Ella brigns her back into the game. So lola goes to the play, acts her heart out, and everything ends well. Sort of. Maybe. I don't really know.EVALUATIONOk, I just thought the book was ok, it was nothing special, and nothing that I would remember or even like that much. Maybe it's because I rush read-it, but I don't think so. Hopefulyl the next book that I pick will be more exciting.

  • Janie
    2019-05-08 23:22

    Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queenby Dyan Sheldon "High school has always been this stressful, but rarely this hilarious." --BOOKLIST (starred review) More famous than ever after hitting the silver screen, the ever-dramatic Lola Cep is still in the spotlight -- vying with Born-to-Win, Born-to-Run-Everything Carla Santini to snag the lead in the high school play. Can Lola survive Carla's attempts at retaliation? Once the curtain goes up, which drama queen will take center stage?Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen is a modern telling of the famous play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw. In Pygmalion, Professor Higgins, bets an associate that with his knowledge of phonetics, he can convince high London society that the cockney speaking Eliza Doolittle, is a woman as poised and well-spoken as a duchess. Everything about Eliza defies conventions from her clothes to her manners to her accent. What really is transformed is Eliza herself after the party where she speaks her mind and shows her independence and earns Higgins’s esteem. The book is not a blow-by-blow of the original, but the theme is strong due to the choice of the school play performed in the book, Pygmalion. Lola and her arch-rival Carla are both up for the part of Eliza and Lola wins the plum role. But the real story happens between Lola and her best friend Ella Gerard who is actually the Eliza equivalent in this story.Ella dresses likes a mom, wears her hair back in ponytails and is always kind, quiet and causes no problems for her parents. In fact, she and her mom are super close. Enters wacky Lola who is new and town and takes Ella under her wing. Conniving to go to a party by their favorite singing group in New York City, the two sneak off and have a wild adventure (but it’s not at all what they thought it would be.) For the adventure Ella looks wonderful, wearing stylish clothes, hair down and is brave and acts like a “real” girl her age would. For Ella, the real girl also comes out after the party. Yes, her looks have changed, but she is not afraid to confront others, even Lola who she feels has been wrong. Good read, and though written in 1999 doesn’t seem too dated. As I said the association to the play by Shaw is very vague and I don’t think most YAs would even notice without being told about it.

  • Tatiana
    2019-05-04 00:37

    Confessions of a Teenage Drama QueenBy Dyan Sheldon308 pg, 2004CandlewickISBN 13: 9780763624163 This book is about a girl named Mary but she likes to be called Lola. She moves from New York City to Dellwood New Jersey. She lives with her single mom and her twin sisters. Lola doesnt like the move at all she wishes she can just live in New York City by herself, so she calls Dellwood, Deadwood. When she gets to New Jersey she meets a friend who has something in common, they both are in love with the band Sidarthur. Lola is trying to pursue her acting career but something, or someone i should say is getting in her way. Carla Santini is the richest girl in New Jersey. She is the queen of the school, everything she wants, she gets. Until Lola came to town. There is a play at their school called Eliza Rocks and the leading part is Eliza's of course. Lola and Carla both want to get that part, but after auditions Lola got the part. Anyways the band Sidarthur is breaking up, but they are having one last concert and one last after party. Lola really wants to go, so she tries anything to make her mom let her. It just so happens that Carla and her gang have tickets to go. Lola and Ella say they have tickets to get in but they dont, its only because Carla comes to school and shows off her ticket. They both go through hard times to go to the concert but they end up going anyway. The end up missing the concert, but they miraculously get into the after party and see Carla there. I will leave the rest up to you to read!

  • Jade
    2019-05-19 02:31

    When I started to read this book I wasn't sure how much I would enjoy it as I had already seen the film and thought maybe I would remember the film and know what happened before I got to the end. Luckily this wasn't the case as it had been so long since I saw the film. The book is from the perspective of Lola who's life is full of drama, or so she makes it seem that way. With the school play coming she are rival Carla are both desperate to get the lead and they will do anything to get what they want. Both Carla and Lola like to impress the pupils at school and that includes being at the concert of a band which is splitting up and the after party but getting parents to understand the importance is harder than Lola expected so her and her friend Ella decide to go it alone.I think this book is written brilliantly and Lola is a very funny character making everything a drama. The writing style reminded me very much do the Diary of a Snob books.I liked the part of the book where Lola and Ella go to the concert and how things don't always go to plan. This made good reading, especially with her coming up with new plans whenever the old ones failed. I thought the rivalry between Lola and Carla seemed very realistic and I could understand why Lola wanted to do better than her. The end of the book was good but I wanted a bit more of a resolution with Lola and Carla. Overall I think this was a fantastic book although I was doubtful at the start, definitely worth a read.

  • Bailey Peyton
    2019-05-06 22:18

    I'll admit I saw the movie way before I read the book. But the book proved to be obviously superior. Lola (Mary Elizabeth) moves to New Jersey from NYC (which looking at it now is hardly the end of the world, take a train, girl!!) and to her this is where dreams go to die. She makes friends with Ella St. Gerard, the girl from the cookie cutter side of the tracks, and makes enemies the IT girl of Dellwood High, Carla Santini. The usual high school shenanigans of trying to get the lead in the school play and take down the self important popular girl are all here. I read this during my most angst ridden teen years (and yes, I lived in "Deadwood"-esque place) and it spoke to me like "the sister of my soul". I had a friend just like Ella whose parents were perfect, their house was immaculate and she was content that way. I, however, could relate to Lola's home life of a messy house, a single parent, and becoming disillusioned with where you are and looking beyond to see what awaits you just around the corner. Lola is not without her flaws: she exaggerates and flat out lies about her home life to seem more interesting to Ella (she claims it is her duty to bring excitement). I also enjoyed the fact that the boy she liked, Sam, was not the focal point of her desires; he was a blooming tree among the dying in the road into Deadwood.

  • Mercedez alexisstone-johnson
    2019-05-20 03:23

    Its about this girl named lola she moved to a new town and this popular girl starts to be mean to her because she is hanging out with the geek of the school. Then they both waanted the same part in a school play and lola got it. then there was this party it was this poet's party they both thought he was cute so the mean girl was going to be there and she thought lola wasnt then they found the poet getting kicked out of his own party and followed him into the dumpster.Then the took him to the coffee shop and he threw a doughnut at a police officer head. Then the police officer took them to jail and lola best friend found out lola was lying when lola told her that her father was dead when her faher showed up at the police station. Then they made up and went to the party and saw the mean girl and then the mean girl was surprised.The next day they were at school and was telling everyone they were at the party but no one belived them because the mean girl told all of lola's lies so no one belived her then they found out lola got the part they wanted and the went to the mean girl's party and the poet showed up and gave lola her necklace she forgot at his house and the mean girl was mad. At the end the mean girl and lola became friends.

  • Mackenzie
    2019-04-29 21:16

    Kay, so I picked this book up under the impression that it'd be good. I got it a few years ago and about halfway through I realized that I'd already read this book when I first got it. So whatever, I finished it anyways.It's about Lola Cep and her quest to bring uniqueness and hope to the poor souls in Dellwood, New Jersey. She sets herself on the mission of taking down the most popular girl in the entire school, Carla Santini. Everyone knows you don't mess with Carla and come out scarless. Lola doesn't seem to care, and takes on the process of getting the lead spot in the drama play held annually in the school AND upstaging Carla like no one else has had the guts to do.It's not terribly written, I suppose. It's just doesn't have the strongest plot in the entire world. Frankly, Lola's a bit annoying to me. She comes up with the strangest ideas and makes some of the worst decisions, but it all works out in the end. Near the end, when her father finally comes into view.. I was really wondering about his fatherly responsibilities. I don't want to give away what happens, but OHMYGOD, what father would EVER let their daughter get away with what she'd done and then basically congratulate her?!Anyways, all in all, not too bad for a YA novel, I guess.

  • Kristen Wampner
    2019-05-17 22:32

    Book Cover: I like the original book cover however not the biggest fan of the movie tie in cover. NO STARAuthor: Dyan Sheldon did a wonderful job in creating this story of this teenage drama queen and all she goes through and feels towards others etc. *STAR*Story: This is a chick flick read about a daring girl who is willing to go at any length to get what she wants. There is both a feeling of determination, self empowerment, and bratyness to it. 1/2 starCharacters: This story is a modern day story that I think most all girl can relate to because they have characters like the ones in this book in their lives. *STAR*Cleanliness: There were a few bad words used in this book and God's name was used in vain several times NO STAR Overall review: I loved this movie when I was younger but going back through it being older now I realized what a brat Lola was and how she went to extremes when not getting her way. I don't think that is something that girls need help learning how to do. The ending was good because it brings everything full circle but I still think Lola needed lots of improvement in character and would be interested in seeing how this series carries out.

  • ellemaddy
    2019-05-13 20:28

    Everytime my Mom caught me reading this book (which is a lot), she always makes some comment about me being obsessed with this... well, whoever this teenage drama queen is.I bought this book in the 6th grade or something and it became one of my favourite books ever!! When I was little I was exactly like Lola, or perhaps I only felt like it. I felt like I was the weird artsy girl who's better than everyone else. Incidentally Lola only has one friend who's super smart and nice just like my best friend and Lola had a mortal enemy, Carla, the popular rich girl who always gets what she wants (just like my own enemy in the sixth grade!) It was ridiculous how much I could relate to Lola and it's so satisfying to read about her following her dreams and being brave and having adventure. Lola even inspired me to make rude and sarcastic comments to people I don't like (really, all fictional characters ever inspired me to do is to become more horrible to people!), to voice out my opinion, and to become more brave. I was delighted when I found out it had a companion book, my perfect life, which is about her friend, Ella.