One last chance. One wild weekend. Flat out the funniest book of the year."Paul Rudnick makes me lie hysterical on the floor, screeching with laughter and sobbing with fury that I can't write the way he does." -- E. Lockhart, author of We Were Liars and The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-BanksMy name is Caitlin and up until forty-eight hours ago I had never:Tasted alcohol, kissed a boy, sang in public at the top of my lungs, kidnapped anyone or -- WHAT? STOLEN A CONVERTIBLE?Now I'm in jail and I have no idea what I'm going to tell:The police, my parents, the mayor, all of those camera crews and everyone on Twitter.I have just noticed that:My nose is pierced and I have-WAIT? IS THAT A TATTOO?I blame one person for this entire insane weekend:My famous cousin.Who is also my former best friend.Who I have HATED for the past four years.Who I miss like crazy. NO I DON'T!!!!IT'S ALL YOUR FAULT, HELLER HARRIGAN!!!!
Heller Harrigan, a troubled teen star made famous in a Hannah Montana-like TV show, is about to make her big-screen debut in a film based on a YA novel, one that sounds like an angel-themed mashup of Twilight and The Hunger Games. Her homeschooled cousin Catey, a 17-year-old na f in kneesocks, is reluctantly drafted to play chaperone to ensure that just-out-of-rehab Heller gets to the red carpet premiere drug- and scandal-free. Catey, whose family performs as "The Singing Singleberries," is devoutly Christian and anxiety-ridden, making it a very long 72 hours for both girls, especially since they haven't spoken since a mysterious falling out years earlier. Improbable hilarity abounds the girls get in legal trouble, but buy off the judge with tickets to the Angel Wars premiere for his granddaughters Katniss, Hermione, and Bella as Rudnick skewers celebrity, Brooklyn hipsterdom, YA literature, and much more. Much as in Gorgeous (2013), it's a whirlwind, laugh-a-minute escapade about a girl swept far outside her comfort zone, with real heart beneath the acid humor. Ages 14 up.
Gaaaah! Awesome book!
I was so into it, I took it to and read it in church.
Enjoyable but crazy
This story of Heller & Caitlin is enjoyable but it felt as though I was on a roller coaster. It was fast paced but bit scatterbrained for me,I felt like I was talking to a hyperactive teen.