What i thought: Okay, i totally picked this up on a whim. You see, I have this problem where i cannot go to school without a book. And i did not have a book at school today. So i sort of had this mental breakdown after i took a test in History. I was sort of just sitting there. . . Anyway, i started laughing really hard out of no where and almost started crying. . . well, basically i flipped. I was sitting next to my friend Sami and she asked me if i had a book. I, of course, did not. Sami told my teacher this, and my first hour teacher. . . lets call her Ms. Sally. Well, Ms. Sally sent me to the library. Yuh-huh. The library. So i went, and i picked this up. I have read just about all of Meg Cabot's teen novels and thought, Why Not?
Yeah, well, back to the review, i am happy i picked this book. It is a short and fun read, but DEFINATELY worth it. I personlly feel this book ranks up with the Princess Diaries series, and How to be Popular some of Meg Cabot's other great novels.
I think Jen had a lot of potential, and honestly was a truly GOOD person. She was really nice to everyone in school, and comforted them when they needed it, but just stood by when the "beatings" actually occured. Jen never tried to put a stop to things, even when she could have.
And when she DID try, it really made a big difference.
Also, i think Cabot did an AMAZING job incorperating the horrors of highschool, and how a famous person like Luke really WOULDNT understand it, and would probably be disgusted. Luke reacted the way i feel someone SHOULD when they walk into Clayton High for the first time, seeing how all of the students treated eachother. I myself was appalled. The students treated one and other so horribly.
Jen learned a lot through the story, and even falls in love (with whom i will not say).
this book is a great combination of humor, fame, teenage problems, romance, and friendship, all told in Meg's convincing teenager voice, one which reveals feelings and sucks you into the story.
Fan's of Megs other novels, particularly the Princess Diaries series, All-American Girl and Ready or Not, and How to be Popular, will enjoy Teen Idol.