Question: What do you get when you take . . .
1 overachieving girl + 1 insanely cute guy + 1 massive fine + 1 scheme involving a little dishonesty and a whole lot of cash?
I've always been the good girl—working seriously long hours at my family's restaurant and getting straight As. And Camden King was always just that hot, popular guy I'd pass in the halls, whose ego was probably much bigger than his brain. I didn't think there'd ever be a reason for us to actually, like, interact.
Then again, I never thought I'd mess up so badly that my family might lose our entire restaurant if I didn't come up with a ton of money, and fast. So that's where Camden comes in—he and his evil/genius plan to do kids' homework for cash.
I know cheating's wrong, but it's better than being dead, right? Which is what I'd be if my parents knew about what happened. I never expected things to spin so far out of control. Or that I'd be such a sucker for Camden's lopsided grin. Or that falling apart could be the best thing that ever happened to me.
Answer: The time of my life.
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Cherry Chevapravatdumrong ("Cherry Cheva") was born in Columbus, OH, and raised in Ann Arbor, MI. She majored in psychology at Yale and earned a J.D. from NYU Law School. While in school, Cherry spent her summers working at law firms and her winter breaks waiting tables at her parents' restaurant, Lotus Thai. She then moved to LA to pursue a career in writing, and is now the only female writer on Fox’s hit TV show "Family Guy." She's So Money is her first novel.From School Library Journal:
Grade 7 Up—Seventeen-year-old Maya's carefully constructed world consists of Advanced Placement classes, waitressing at her family's Thai restaurant, and tutoring at school. There's definitely no room for Camden King, the megahottie who's megatrouble. After her parents leave her in charge for five days, Maya's plans for the future are jeopardized when uncharacteristic carelessness leads to a hefty fine for the restaurant. Desperate to keep her predicament a secret, she trades her scruples for cash by agreeing to do Camden's homework for money. Thus, an unlikely alliance is forged. Things spiral out of control with Maya not only risking her admission to Stanford by turning the arrangement into a thriving business, but also falling victim to Camden's charms. It's a familiar slippery slope plot-teen lands in trouble, teen digs in deeper trying to get out of trouble, teen confesses and makes amends. But Cheva's writing, full of sarcastic wit and snappy comebacks, raises the bar, and the flirty banter between Maya and Camden makes this romantic comedy more than bearable. Maya is the perfect spokesperson for an underrepresented crowd-wisecracking overachievers who make being smart cool.—Erin Schirota, Bronxville Public Library, NY
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