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The Truth about My Success
by Dyan Sheldon


Overview - What happens when a bratty teenage star and a hardworking waitress get a taste of each other s worlds? Featuring the best-selling Dyan Sheldon at her snarky, entertaining best.
Paloma Rose is sixteen and already a major TV star. She has money, franchises, adoring fans and an agent and parents who are dependent on her success to sustain their very comfortable lives.
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Overview
What happens when a bratty teenage star and a hardworking waitress get a taste of each other s worlds? Featuring the best-selling Dyan Sheldon at her snarky, entertaining best.
Paloma Rose is sixteen and already a major TV star. She has money, franchises, adoring fans and an agent and parents who are dependent on her success to sustain their very comfortable lives. But all that could come to an end when Paloma becomes more famous for her bad behavior than for her acting and her show s sponsors threaten to cancel the upcoming season if things don t improve. Meanwhile, Paloma s worried agent happens upon Oona Ginness working in a coffee shop. Maybe she s not as tall or as blond as Paloma, but details aside, they really might be twins. So a plan is born: What if they send Paloma to a brat camp to become a better person and put the malleable and much nicer Oona in her place? Oona thinks it s a stupid idea, but the money is hard to resist, given her family s dire circumstances. What does she have to lose? Of course, plans don t always work out the way they re supposed to. . . ."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763672720
  • ISBN-10: 0763672726
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
  • Publish Date: June 2015
  • Page Count: 352
  • Reading Level: Ages 12-17


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Values & Virtues
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-04-13
  • Reviewer: Staff

Sheldon (One or Two Things I Learned About Love) offers a fun, contemporary twist on the “Prince and the Pauper” theme. It all starts when 16-year-old TV star Paloma Rose gets caught up in a scandal. Unbeknownst to Paloma, her narcissistic mother and agent hatch a plan to send her to a rehab center on a remote ranch to prevent more media attention, but they need to find a replacement for Paloma to fool the public. Lookalike Oona Ginness, who waits tables at a coffee shop, seems to fit the bill. Desperately in need of money, Oona agrees to pose as Paloma for a generous salary while Paloma is whisked away to rehab, thinking she’s going on a luxury vacation. Compassionate Oona and self-absorbed Paloma are striking (and entertaining) foils, neither exactly thrilled with her new lifestyle. Luckily, both are smart enough to play a few tricks of their own to get their way. The book’s slightly larger-than-life characters and plot offer some hilarious scenarios as both teens learn a bit about power, greed, compassion, and what they want in life. Ages 12–up. (June)

 
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