Just got back from ALA and I am giddy with meeting authors! I met Tamora Pierce (and am currently reading Trickster’s Queen to review for SLJ), Jane Yolen, Janet Tashjihan, and Kate DiCamillo. I also saw Angela Johnston, Jennifer Donnelly, Carolyn Mackler, Helen Frost, K.L. Going, and Andrew Clements. I am starstruck.
I also got a galley of the new Meg Cabot novel called Teen Idol. It was cute, but maybe not quite up to the quality of All American Girl, or the Princess Diaries books.
Teen Idol is about Jen Greenley, who on top of being the mystery advice columnist for her school paper, is asked by the administration to be a part of another secret: famous movie star Luke Striker is coming to her high school as an undercover student to research a role. Jen has been asked to show him around, and as per usual with Meg Cabot, chaos and hilarity ensues. It will be big, yes, and it was cute, yes, but perhaps not her best. Look out for it!