A lesson that I have learned again and again in my life is that, when it comes to groups or teams, you are stronger together. This goes for friendships, romantic relationship, or even politics! In Turn It Up, I saw this theme reappear with a story about two girls whose friendship becomes fractured and one […]
Author: Jen Calonita
A former entertainment editor at a teen magazine, Jen started out her career chronicling backstage life at concerts with Justin Timberlake and interviewing Zac Efron on film sets. It was her work in the entertainment world that inspired her first series, Secrets of My Hollywood Life. The six-book series about a teen starlet named Kaitlin Burke who grew weary of the fame game, but loved being an actress was published in nine countries. Jen’s other young adult novels include Sleepaway Girls and Summer State of Mind (since she was a camp counselor as a teen), Reality Check and Belles, which is about two polar opposite girls who share one life-altering secret. Her latest young adult book, Turn It Up, is about a girls’ high school acapella group.
Average Rating: 3.5
Summer State of Mind was an excellent addition to my summer reading pile. Harper was raised mostly as a middle class kid, but due to a series of fortunate events, they are now living a life of luxury. Harper has everything she could ever hope for, including all the best clothes and the most […]