Charly's Epic Fiascos by Kelli London

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Life sucks. Big time. But guess what? I've got a dream no one can kill, and I've been planning how to make it come true.

Charly's holdin' it down--she's got the attention of Mason, the new cutie around the way, she's setting the style for her crew, and if you get in her way, she'll mush you. Despite her frontin', her game is shaky--she's got no phone, no ride, and she's living on the outskirts of Chicago. Even worse: she's got a dream-killing mother and has to work part-time to help pay the bills. But Charly's got a plan to rise above it all--using the acting skills she's honed over the years to save face around the haters. All she's got to do now is get to New York without dropping the ball on making her and Mason official.

But between the most messed up travel plans ever and a bunch of broken promises, Charly's got a long journey ahead of her. That's okay, 'cause nothing will stop her, not even the biggest challenge of all that's waiting at her destination. . ..

"Kelli reinvents the urban heroine--she's cuter, smarter, fearless. Excellent read." --Travis Hunter, author of On the Come Up

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"Kelli's stories are edgy and addictive. You won't want the story to end." --RM Johnson, author of Stacie & Cole

"An amazing tale that is sure to delight, teach, and intrigue teens everywhere!" --Ni-Ni Simone on Boyfriend Season


About Kelli London

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KELLI LONDON is the author of the Charly's Epic Fiascos series, Cali Boys, Boyfriend Season, Uptown Dreams, and a novella in The Break-Up Diaries, Vol. 1. A graduate of the University of Connecticut, she lives outside of Atlanta with her family and has daily one-sided conversations with her dog Marlow, who made her fiction debut as a character in Charly's Epic Fiascos. You can find Kelli online at, on Facebook @ KelliLondon, and on Twitter @ Kelli_London.
Published August 28, 2012 by Kensington Books. 273 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Charly lives in the small town of Belvidere, Ill., with her younger sister and a mother who regularly insults her, yells at her and steals the money Charly is saving to pay the household bills.

Aug 01 2012 | Read Full Review of Charly's Epic Fiascos

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After Charly's mother steals her savings, Charly hears about auditions for a reality show at a network where her aunt works, and she sets out for New York City to kickstart her career, as well as save herself and Stormy.

Aug 20 2012 | Read Full Review of Charly's Epic Fiascos

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