Teen Idol by Meg Cabot

Teen Idol by Meg Cabot

Release Date: August 1, 2005
Publisher: HarperTrophy
Rated: YA 12+
Format: Paperback
Source: Bought
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High school junior Jenny Greenley is so good at keeping secrets that she's the school newspaper's anonymous advice columnist. She's so good at it that, when hotter-than-hot Hollywood star Luke Striker comes to her small town to research a role, Jenny is the one in charge of keeping his identity under wraps. But Luke doesn't make it easy, and soon everyone—the town, the paparazzi, and the tabloids alike—know his secret...and Jenny is caught right in the middle of all the chaos.

I've read this book countless times since the 6th or 7th grade. In fact, I can even remember a majority of the lines in this book. That's how many times I've read it. As you can see, I've read it again, because...


I'm seriously in love with Meg Cabot... ever since I picked up The Princess Diaries after watching the movie. I have to read every single one of her books, and I'm still on that ongoing conquest. She definitely is the Queen of Teen!

This book is one of the cute ones, and is kind of similar to another book of hers, How to Be Popular, which I equally adore. This one sparks my interest a bit more, because it has a advice column, a school publication, a totally hot movie star, and a sci-fi book-loving boy who can cook.

Okay, confession: I want to BE Jenny Greenly. Seriously, I wish I was as helpful and liked school-wide. Plus, because she's so trusted she gets to hang out with Luke Striker. And the jealousy continues.
SCOTT!! The love of my life. My ongoing crush since middle school. *sigh* Cabot sure knows how to write 'em. I also loved Luke Striker, he's the like-able movie star, and I like that how he's not portrayed as snobby, but actually really nice and sweet. 

Trust me, if you've not read this book, you my friend, have been living under a rock. How dare you?! It's a disgrace to teen fiction! Do yourself a favor to get back your reputation and go read this book. It's funny, sweet and makes you want to re-live reading it for the first time over, and over, and over again. Meg Cabot: you never fail.

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  1. I haven't read this book yet *hides* but I adore Meg Cabot! I've loved her ever since I read the first PD book - she's just... uhmayzing.

    Have you read the Heather Wells series? I know that's not supposed to be a YA book (or at least I suppose so?) but that's my all time favourite.

    I need to read this one asap! Great review!

    Books, Biscuits & Tea

  2. I love this book too! I read this when I was in seventh grade, but I still remember the story clearly as if I read this yesterday lol. Awesome review, you make me want to reread this book! Luke is such a sweet character, *spoiler* I actually wish he would end up with Jenny. Jenny deserves guy like Luke! (not that I hate the guy Jenny finally ends with lol)*spoiler ends*
    Thanks for the review! :)

  3. Although this book wasn't what I expected, it is still just as fun and enjoyable as all of Meg Cabot's other books have been. Jenny, the main character, is likeable, entertaining, and easy to relate to, as are the many issues that she has to deal with. Even though most of us will probably never meet a celebrity, standing up for other people without being scared of being teased ourselves is something I can definitly relate to. I loved this book, and you will too if you liked any of Meg Cabot's other works!


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