Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen Review
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Our "lovable" protagonist is Mary Elizabeth "Lola" Cep. Lola loves having the attention of as many people as possible focused on her. Lola is an actress, you see. Lola believes she is Audrey Hepburn, or Vivian Leigh or whomever else she is imitating that week. Lola thinks the world has come to an end now that her favorite band has broken up. But wait! Aren't they giving one final plot contrivance, I mean, farewell concert? Of course they are. Lola will do everything in her power to see that she gets to go to that concert. Lola even goes on a hunger strike. Poor, poor Lola.

Lola sees everything as a contest between her and her worst enemy, Carla Santini. Carla is supposed to be the villain of this story, but I wound up rooting for her in the hopes that she would shut Lola up. Lola is also a compulsive liar. She even goes so far as to tell her best friend that both her father and her stepfather died in tragic accidents. Throughout the course of the book she also lies to a large number of her classmates, her drama teacher, and her mother.

The best part of this book was the last page. The most distressing part of this book is the inconclusive ending that guarantees a sequel. More Lola? I don't think I can take that.

I checked this book out of the library in the hopes of reading some quality YA lit. What I got was a predictable book with an infuriating, immensely unlikable protagonist. I've also developed a deep hatred of the name Lola.

Excuse me while I go read a Sarah Dessen book to get the bad taste out of my mouth.

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