The Upside of Ordinary by Susan Lubner

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Eleven-year-old Jermaine wants to be famous: limo-riding, camera-flashing, crowd-waving famous. Since her family isn't likely to move from Maine to Hollywood so she can become a movie star, she decides she'll make a reality TV show about her family and friends. Jermaine quickly realizes that her everyday life is boring, so to kick up her show a notch, she starts staging events to elicit more humor, more drama, more excitement. This laugh-aloud debut novel takes a lighthearted look at unbridled ambition, the cult of celebrity, the reality behind reality TV, and the upside of being part of an ordinary family.

About Susan Lubner

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Susan Lubner is the coauthor of "Noises at Night", which was featured on "The Today Show", and the author of "Ruthie Bon Bair: Do Not Go to Bed with Wringing Wet Hair". This is her third picture book. She lives in Southboro, Massachusetts.
Published September 7, 2012 by Holiday House. 128 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Eleven-year-old Jermaine regrets these manufactured mishaps, but not enough to keep her from staging another in the quest for the television fame that surely awaits her.

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Jermaine is determined to be famous, but her Maine town is so far from Hollywood that movie stardom isn't likely, nor is becoming a supermodel ("Let's face it, how many supermodels can you think of that have frizzy brown hair and a palate extender?").

Oct 22 2012 | Read Full Review of The Upside of Ordinary

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