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Sones, Sonya.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2004.
ISBN 0689858205
(3 booktalks)
Booktalk #1

Her mother has died and now she is leaving everything and everyone she knows to live with a father she doesn't know.  He divorced her mother before she was even born.  Sure, she knows who he is.  Her aunt had taken her to the movies and told her that the famous movie star Whip Logan is her father.  But she is never to tell her mother that she knows.  Her mother doesn't want her to know anything about him.  And now, here she is on her way to live with him.  Life as the child of a movie star is not anything Ruby could ever have imagined.  And how it all turns out is too.

Booktalk #2

It’s bad enough that Ruby’s mother died recently. That she had to watch her waste away to nothing and then die while holding Ruby’s hand. But now Ruby has to go live with her father. In L.A.­three thousand miles away from Boston, from anyone and everyone she cares about. Her Aunt. Her best friend, Lizzie. And her first real boyfriend, Ray.
                        Well, at least she’ll have the comfort of being with her father, right? Wrong. They’ve never met which means she’ll have the comfort of a complete stranger. Not that she doesn’t know who he is. Everyone knows who Whip Logan is. After all, he’s starred in movies with Julia Roberts and Gwyneth Paltrow. He has an Oscar! Everybody loves Whip Logan.
                        But then again not everyone was abandoned by him before they were even born. Only Ruby has that claim to fame.
                        Ruby may have no choice but to live in Whip’s mansion next door to Cameron Diaz, ride in his limo or one of his many vintage sports cars , go to school with all the other kids of famous people, and have her famous father buy her everything in sight. But that doesn’t mean she has to like it. Or him.  (Ona Gritz,, Hoboken Public Library, NJ)

Booktalk #3

This is the tale of Ruby who has lost her mother to cancer and must relocate to LA to live with her famous movie star father. Ruby must adjust to a different life style, new friends and a hated father. Told in free verse through Ruby’s eyes, life proves to take some hilarious twists while friendship is not always where you look for it. (Jean B. Bellavance for Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2005-2006)

SUBJECTS:     Fathers and daughters -- Fiction.
                        Moving, Household -- Fiction.
                        Actors and actresses -- Fiction.
                        Grief -- Fiction.
                        Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
                        Homosexuality -- Fiction.
                        Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Fiction.


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