Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Truth About Forever

Macy's summer stretches before her, carefully planned and outlined- she will spend her days sitting at the library information desk, she will spend her evenings studying for the SATs, and her spare time will be used to help her obsessive mother prepare for the big opening of the townhouse section of her luxury development. But Macy's plans don't anticipate a surprising and chaotic job with Wish Catering, a motley crew of new friends, or ... Wes. Tattooed, artistic, anything-but-expected Wes. He doesn't fit Macy's life at all--so why does she feel so comfortable with him? So ... happy? What is it about him that makes her let down her guard and finally talk about how much she misses her father, who died before her eyes the year before? Sarah Dessen delivers a page-turning novel that carries readers on a roller coaster of denial, grief, comfort, and love as we watch a broken but resilient girl pick up the pieces of her life and fit them back together.
While Sarah Dessen was born on June 6, 1970 in Evanston, Illinois, she was raised in North Carolina. Both of her parents were professors at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. which Dessen later attended from 1988 to 1993 She graduated with highest honors with a degree in English with an emphasis in creative writing. Dessen sold her first book, That Summer, three years after she graduated. Two of her novels, That Summer and Someone Like You, were the basis for How to Deal, a 2003 movie starring Mandy Moore. Her novel Just Listen, was released in April 2006 and subsequently reached number two on the New York Times Book Review.

Just Listen

Annabel Greene is the girl who has everything, loads of friends, she is a top student, popular cheerleader, and the prom queen- at least that's who she plays in the commercial for Kopf's Department store. In real life, Annabel is the girl who has nothing. She does not have a best friend or anyone to talk to about her problems. Then, she meets Owen Armstrong- intense, obsessed with music, and is always determined to tell the truth. Can a girl who hates direct confrontation find a way to connect with a guy who thrives on it? Find out.

Friday, March 5, 2010

The Princess Diaries Series

Mia is a teenage girl who finds out she is next for the Genovian throne. In no way is she ready to take her spot as queen. Now that she realizes she is going to be queen; she spends all of her time doing one of three things: preparing for her nerve-racking entree into Genovian society, slogging through the congestion unique to Manhattan in December, and avoiding further smooches from her hapless boyfriend. Kenny. Find out how Mia makes it to the top.

About the Author: Meg Cabot

Meggin Cabot was born on February 1, 1967 in Bloomington, Indiana. She is an American chick-lit author of romantic comedies for teens and adults. She has written and published over fifty books, and is best known for The Princess Diaries, later made by Walt Disney Pictures into two feature films.

Other links:

Meg Cabot Official Site

Books by Meg Cabot

Books Into Movies