Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple

Flinn, Alex.
New York : HarperTempest, 2006
ISBN 0060568453
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Subject: Fresh Start

Listening to: Medea (the opera named for the mythological woman who killed her kids just to bug her ex-husband ... Reminds me of my mother.)

Feeling: Anticipation

Weight: 112 lbs.

For most people, the word "diva" means brilliant, talented, over-the-top, and glamorous. I, however, seemed to be trapped in the not-very-glamorous life of a cheerleader wannabe with serious ex-boyfriend issues and a permanent yo-yo diet. At least until the day I auditioned for Miami High School of the Arts -- and got in! All I had to do was convince my mother, the cosmetics salesperson with epically bad taste in clothes and men, that going downtown to hang with the music geeks was a good idea. I had to blackmail her to be able to do it, but I'm here -- a diva-in-training -- and I'm not so sure I can cut it.

Now what?"   (Rhode Island Teen Book Award nominee 2007-2008)

SUBJECTS:     Singers -- Fiction.
                        Self-confidence -- Fiction.
                        Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
                        Mothers and daughters -- Fiction.
                        High schools -- Fiction.
                        Schools -- Fiction.

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