Glitz (trade paperback) (Ages 12 and up)
From the author of the popular ‘tween novel Little Divas, comes a young adult novel crackling with attitude and authenticity.
GLITZ follows two best friends as they embark on a fantasy road trip of a lifetime with their favorite hip-hop star. It is a story about the true meaning of friendship and the potential pitfalls of fame.
Ann Michelle is tired of her boring, sheltered life. She longs for something real. Then she meets Raquel Marissa Diaz. They call her "Raq"—because she's hard, well, like a rock—for short.
Sassy, streetwise, and totally fearless, Raq is everything Ann Michelle isn't. She has a voice to die for and the attitude to go with it, and she'll stop at nothing to be a star.
On the contrary, all Ann Michelle wants is to go along for the ride. Even if that means leaving home to go on the road with Piper, both girls' favorite hip-hop artist, and shedding her identity along the way.
Soon Ann believes she is Glitz, a bolder, but not necessarily better version of herself.
Crackling with authenticity, energy, and heart, Glitz is every music fan's on the road fantasy come true. Before the drama-filled week is over, however, Glitz realizes that she didn’t know her best friend—or herself—as well as she thought.
"An easy title to recommend." -School Library Journal
"There's enough wish fulfillment here to delight starry-eyed music lovers and enough cautionary realism to reassure a worried Gramma." -Kirkus
"Readers who want to know what‘s behind the glitz of the hip-hop fantasy world will identify with Ann Michelle in both her excitement and her disillusion." -Bulletin of the Center for Children‘s Books
"Girls who dream of stardom will find this sometimes glamorous, sometimes grim musical journey just to their liking." ~Voya
"A cautionary tale of an innocent teen lost in the world of hip-hop." -Booklist
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