Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen

Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen High school has always been this stressful but rarely this hilarious BOOKLIST starred review More famous than ever after hitting the silver screen the ever dramatic Lola Cep is still in the spotligh

  • Title: Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
  • Author: Dyan Sheldon
  • ISBN: 9780763618483
  • Page: 224
  • Format: Paperback
  • High school has always been this stressful, but rarely this hilarious BOOKLIST starred review More famous than ever after hitting the silver screen, the ever dramatic Lola Cep is still in the spotlight vying with Born to Win, Born to Run Everything Carla Santini to snag the lead in the high school play Can Lola survive Carla s attempts at retaliation Once the curt High school has always been this stressful, but rarely this hilarious BOOKLIST starred review More famous than ever after hitting the silver screen, the ever dramatic Lola Cep is still in the spotlight vying with Born to Win, Born to Run Everything Carla Santini to snag the lead in the high school play Can Lola survive Carla s attempts at retaliation Once the curtain goes up, which drama queen will take center stage

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    1. 3.30 average rating?? Oh come on, people! This book was outrageously funny! So what if this book will never be required reading in high schools or that it will never be remembered as a vital work of literature? That was never the author's intent. This is just a fun story about a shallow girl who can't stop lying and/or looking for drama. Besides, did I mention it's funny?? Sheesh, this book gets an easy 5 stars purely for A- NOT putting on its "literary airs" and B- Simply being a fun read.

    2. My friends say that I'm such a drama queen. And that's why I was interested to read this book. Oh WOW, Lola is a REAL drama queen. Me is nothing compares to her.So the girl in this book is actually named Mary Elizabeth, but she preferred to be called (and asked everyone to call her) as Lola. She loves drama. And thinking that ordinary life is not for her, she creates drama of her own life. For example, instead of telling the truth to Ella (her best, and seems to be her only) friend about her par [...]

    3. Meh. I picked this up for .10 at a yard sale, otherwise I probably never would have read it. I remember the movie from when I was younger, so I thought it could be a quick mindless read. It was pretty annoying though. For one thing, I disliked how the protagonist lied over the stupidest things just for the heck of it. Also, the author had a very juvenile writing style and the editing was horrendous. Definitely not reading the sequels.

    4. I had to rush straight to my computer to write this!! I just purchased a copy of Dyan Sheldon's: Confessions of a Teenage Drama queen for 20p from a local charity shop!!! whooooop!! I'll be completely honest with you, I fell in love with the movie, purchased the dvd and can quote every line (YES IT'S THAT ADDICTIVE!) but I never knew that it was based on a book! I never knew the novel was out there *smacks hand* I stood in awe looking at it before I grabbed it. The film was amazing, and Lindsay [...]

    5. Mary Elizabeth, a.k.a. Lola, is accustomed to playing the starring role in the fascinating production that is her life. Her pottery-making single mom and bratty twin sisters are merely bit players in Lola's dramatic existence. But all this changes when she is forced to move from her beloved Manhattan to the boring suburbs of New Jersey. According to Lola, "living in the suburbs is like being dead, only with cable TV and pizza delivery." The worst part is that someone has already snagged the cove [...]

    6. I read this book a couple of years ago as Disney made a movie out of it, and if a book has been made into a movie, I like to try and read the book first. I have mixed feelings about this book. The movie is cute, and there are some basic ideas in place which are fun, but I thought the execution was poor.Lola was a huge challenge for me as a character in both the book and the movie. In each she came across as melodramatic and self-centered. I don't remember the ending of the book, but by the end o [...]

    7. I must admit, this was a lovely quick read. A real pick me up too. I wanted to read this as an easy, light hearted read after I finished a serious book previously. It did not disappoint. I finished this in 3 sittings. Outrageous and unbelievable, Lola keeps the humorous story line flowing with her tales of woe and triumph.I was also interested in how it differed from the film staring Lindsay Lohan (I am a big fan of the film, a little bit of a guilty pleasure). The film has kept very true to the [...]

    8. “Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen” is one of my co-blogger’s favorite books, and even though I’ve already seen the movie with Lindsay Lohan, I decided to take a look at the source material, especially because Ella said the ending would be different from the film. I definitely wasn’t disappointed: “Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen” promises a light romp through the social jungle of high school life through the eyes of one eccentric teenager, and it definitely does deliverE D [...]

    9. Dyan Sheldon 's "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen" was enjoyable to read although it was cliche in my opinion. I could almost predict what would happen in the next pages and it didn't make me excited to continue to read. It was interesting to read through and slowly get to know the characters' personalities. The main character named Lola has an 'enemy' that is definitely a drama queen and I can relate to how the other students would feel around her. She's quite the character. Also it was a j [...]

    10. Lola Cep is the new girl at Dellwood High school, or as she likes to call it (Deadwood). Originally from New York, Lola thinks, dresses, and is very different from most of the other studentes in New Jersey. When her favorite band, Sidhartha breaks up, Lola and new friend Ella do everything in their power to make it to their last concert while also proving Dellwoods' resident drama queen; Carla Santini. Witty, sarcastic, and told from the viewpoint of an adolescent. I'm giving it two stars becaus [...]

    11. On page 26, I found out I don't like drama queens, but to give it one last chance, I finished the chapter.I have discovered so much of myself by reading this book. Sadly yet happily, I will not discover any more of this book since I have developed a strong moral conviction against this protagonist, no matter how quirky or eccentric or endearing she is.

    12. I watched the movie numerous times years ago and never realized it was a book until recently. I figured that I'd try the book, just to see how similar the movie was to it. The two adaptions were surprisingly similar, but Ella's character was more complex in the book (thankfully). Overall, I enjoyed reading the story and it was entertaining.

    13. This is a funny little read.Lola can be a bit of a drama queen which makes her somewhat annoying.But most teenage girls can be annoying.It wasn't as good as I thought it would be but it's an okay book. The writing could have been better.

    14. Drama in the sense of a lot of fuss about nothing that's important to anyone but the protagonist so not much of a story, really, but I thought it was well-written for what it was.

    15. If I’d never seen the movie this book would have got 3 stars. But because I’m a total Disney nerd, it got an extra star for nostalgia value.

    16. SuMmArYMary Elizabeth Cep, or Lola Cep, as she prefers to be called, is a major drama queen who loves to act and be her creative artistic self. However, when she and her family move to Dellwood, New Jersey, it's an entirely different story. In New York, which is her hometown and where she belongs, Lola has had the spotlight nearly all her life. She longs to be a famous actress one day. Dellwood, or Deadwood, as Lola had dubbed it, is boring and not filled with excitement like Lola is used to. Bu [...]

    17. Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queenby Dyan Sheldon "High school has always been this stressful, but rarely this hilarious." --BOOKLIST (starred review) More famous than ever after hitting the silver screen, the ever-dramatic Lola Cep is still in the spotlight -- vying with Born-to-Win, Born-to-Run-Everything Carla Santini to snag the lead in the high school play. Can Lola survive Carla's attempts at retaliation? Once the curtain goes up, which drama queen will take center stage?Confessions of a [...]

    18. Confessions of a Teenage Drama QueenBy Dyan Sheldon308 pg, 2004CandlewickISBN 13: 9780763624163 This book is about a girl named Mary but she likes to be called Lola. She moves from New York City to Dellwood New Jersey. She lives with her single mom and her twin sisters. Lola doesnt like the move at all she wishes she can just live in New York City by herself, so she calls Dellwood, Deadwood. When she gets to New Jersey she meets a friend who has something in common, they both are in love with th [...]

    19. When I started to read this book I wasn't sure how much I would enjoy it as I had already seen the film and thought maybe I would remember the film and know what happened before I got to the end. Luckily this wasn't the case as it had been so long since I saw the film. The book is from the perspective of Lola who's life is full of drama, or so she makes it seem that way. With the school play coming she are rival Carla are both desperate to get the lead and they will do anything to get what they [...]

    20. I'll admit I saw the movie way before I read the book. But the book proved to be obviously superior. Lola (Mary Elizabeth) moves to New Jersey from NYC (which looking at it now is hardly the end of the world, take a train, girl!!) and to her this is where dreams go to die. She makes friends with Ella St. Gerard, the girl from the cookie cutter side of the tracks, and makes enemies the IT girl of Dellwood High, Carla Santini. The usual high school shenanigans of trying to get the lead in the scho [...]

    21. Its about this girl named lola she moved to a new town and this popular girl starts to be mean to her because she is hanging out with the geek of the school. Then they both waanted the same part in a school play and lola got it. then there was this party it was this poet's party they both thought he was cute so the mean girl was going to be there and she thought lola wasnt then they found the poet getting kicked out of his own party and followed him into the dumpster.Then the took him to the cof [...]

    22. Kay, so I picked this book up under the impression that it'd be good. I got it a few years ago and about halfway through I realized that I'd already read this book when I first got it. So whatever, I finished it anyways.It's about Lola Cep and her quest to bring uniqueness and hope to the poor souls in Dellwood, New Jersey. She sets herself on the mission of taking down the most popular girl in the entire school, Carla Santini. Everyone knows you don't mess with Carla and come out scarless. Lola [...]

    23. Book Cover: I like the original book cover however not the biggest fan of the movie tie in cover. NO STARAuthor: Dyan Sheldon did a wonderful job in creating this story of this teenage drama queen and all she goes through and feels towards others etc. *STAR*Story: This is a chick flick read about a daring girl who is willing to go at any length to get what she wants. There is both a feeling of determination, self empowerment, and bratyness to it. 1/2 starCharacters: This story is a modern day st [...]

    24. Everytime my Mom caught me reading this book (which is a lot), she always makes some comment about me being obsessed with this well, whoever this teenage drama queen is.I bought this book in the 6th grade or something and it became one of my favourite books ever!! When I was little I was exactly like Lola, or perhaps I only felt like it. I felt like I was the weird artsy girl who's better than everyone else. Incidentally Lola only has one friend who's super smart and nice just like my best frien [...]

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