New York, NY: Harper Collins, 2002. Print.
Annotation: Sophomore Samantha Madison unexpectedly stops a presidential assassination attempt while skipping art class. She becomes a national hero and is appointed teen ambassador to the United Nations. The best perk of being the hero is catching the eye of the very cute First Son.
Booktalk: Sam has been living in the shadow of the most popular girl in school, her sister Lucy. To make matters more complicated Sam is in love with Lucy’s boyfriend Jack. Wait, it does get worse when she is punished by her parents for selling celebrity portraits at school and now must attend art classes. Listen to this podcast to find out why Sam can’t believe that she could ever be and All American Girl.
Honors & Awards:
- A #1 New York Times Best Seller on its Children's Chapter Book List
- A Publishers Weekly Best Seller
- A Publishers Weekly and a BookSense Best Seller (paperback)
- Selected for the Texas Lone Star Reading List for the 2003-2004
- New York Public Library as a 2003 "Book for the Teen Age"
- ALA 2006 Popular Paperback for Young Adults: Books That Don't Make You Blush: No Dirty Laundry Here
- Won Washington State's 2005 Evergreen Young Adult Book Award
- Nominated for the 2007 Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award
- Nominated for the 2007 Abraham Lincoln Illinois High School Book Award
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YA voices: Casey, age 16
I like Chick Lit because I feel, as a teenage girl, that I relate and understand them on a level better than most other readers. Plus, most of the Chick Lit books include humor and jokes that I fine especially funny. Although the thing I love most about Chick Lit is how similar their conflicts are to the ones that my friends or I may face, such as relationship problems, friend problems, school problems, peer pressure.