Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen

Version: Abridged
Author: Dyan Sheldon
Narrator: Fiona Gallagher
Genres: Juvenile & Children's, Fiction & Literature, Juvenile
Publisher: Imagination Studio
Published In: March 2004
# of Units: 2 CDs
Length: 2 hours, 26 minutes
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Overview

When native New Yorker Mary Elizabeth Cep and her "astoundingly unimaginative" family move to New Jersey, Mary Elizabeth, who plans to be an actress some day, changes her name to Lola and zealously begins a campaign to enrich the "humdrum" lives of suburbanites. Unfortunately, Lola's new classmates are not quite ready to receive her guidance. They are too busy worshipping their reigning "drama queen," snooty Carla Santini, who is not about to share the spotlight on- or offstage with anyone, especially a loudmouthed city slicker named Lola. Thus begins the war between Carla and Lola to be No. 1. Carla is armed with sophistication, beauty, confidence and an entourage of admirers. Lola, on the other hand, has only a handful of weapons: an overactive imagination, the lead role in the school play and one loyal friend, Ella, "a free spirit waiting, no, begging to be released." Energetic, almost breathless first-person narrative relates Lola's bitter defeats and hard-earned triumphs in her rise to stardom at school. Pitting a deliciously despicable villainess against an irresistible heroine glittering with wit and charm, Sheldon (The Boy of My Dreams) pulls off a hilarious comedy of errors. Ages 12-up.
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Reviews (1)

Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen

Written by Mary Gaynor on March 23rd, 2006

  • Book Rating: 2/5

This was a fun book. We have all met Carla Santini's in our life. I would have enjoyed it even more if it had ended with Mary's father bringing his new buddy "Steve" to the production. I would have found that very satisfying.

Author Details

Author Details

Sheldon, Dyan

Dyan Sheldon is the author of many novels for young readers, including the #1 New York Times bestseller Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, which was made into a major motion picture. American by birth, she lives in north London.