Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple
Brian, Kate.  
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2006.
ISBN 1416900322
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Self centered Teagan Phillips is planning her "Sweet 16" and is pulling no punches.  She has spent thousands of dollars and has been planning it for a year now.  But her Dad is not going along with all her plans.  He has canceled the open bar and Teagan is mad.  So she decides to go to the wine cellar and help herself to the wine.  But, she falls down the stairs and dies!  Wooooh.  Shades of Dickens' Christmas Carol pop up as Teagan is taken on a journey of her life -- past, present and future.  Will Teagan come to the same conclusion as Scrooge?  Will she be able to change her snotty ways?  And will she get the chance or is she really dead?
SUBJECTS:     Self-perception -- Fiction.
                        Conduct of life -- Fiction.
                        Birthdays -- Fiction.
                        Parties -- Fiction.
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