Dyan Sheldon The Truth About My Success

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The Truth About My Success

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The Prince and the Pauper meets Trading Places, but with modern teenagers and Dyan Sheldon's unique deadpan humour!Paloma Rose is 16 years old and the star of one of the most popular TV shows ever. She has millions of fans and is the face of a hugely successful merchandising empire. But having had too much too young, Paloma is growing into a notorious brat and beginning to behave really badly: inappropriate boyfriends, drunken incidents, suggestive photos on the internet. The resulting bad publicity could mean the end of the show and with that the end of the lavish lifestyles her family - and her agent - have grown accustomed to. Then her agent bumps into 16 year old Oona Giness in a coffee shop and, struck by the resemblance, decides to switch Oona for Paloma and trick the wayward brat into going off to a boot camp in the desert which he hopes will sort her out. Oona, who lives with her depressed dad in a run-down apartment block, agrees to the deal in the hope that it'll turn her life around. She quickly discovers that Hollywood is not for her, but Hollywood much prefers the new Paloma to the old one! And when Paloma finds out she's been tricked, she breaks out of the camp and heads for home - and revenge.

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Dyan Sheldon is a popular and highly respected author of books for teens and pre-teens as well as a number of stories for younger readers. American by birth, Dyan lives in London, NW1.Visit Dyan's website at www.dyansheldon.co.uk

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Gr 9 Up—Paloma Rose, teenage star of a major TV show, lives in the lap of luxury. But her every waking moment is scheduled or carefully choreographed, and the paparazzi are constantly on the lookout for a slip-up. Paloma is rebelling and taking out her frustrations on her mother, her agent, her fellow actors, and even her adoring fans. When her agent, Jack Silk, stumbles upon a young waitress, Oona Guinness, who is a dead ringer for Paloma, he concocts a plan to send the demanding and ill-behaved Paloma away and have the look-alike take her place on the show. Jack tells Paloma she is going for a brief getaway at a posh resort, when in reality, Paloma is sent for an indefinite stay at a rustic dude ranch. Oona, somewhat reluctantly, takes Paloma's place on the show and at home. Narrator Tara Sands admirably voices the large cast of characters She is at her best as the whiny, acerbic Paloma and her tightly wound mother. VERDICT Although this work is somewhat predictable and wrapped up with a too-tidy ending, fans of chick lit will enjoy this entertaining romp. ["Despite its flaws, this novel will be an easy sell to teens who enjoyed Mean Girls and are looking for light drama": SLJ 5/1/15 review of the Candlewick book.]—Lisa E. Hubler, Charles F. Brush High School, Lyndhurst, OH

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